Over 500 exhibiting companies attending and a 3 % increase in accreditations for the Mifa: a record since it was created in 1985!


Mifa Pitches for short films

Prize giving session

Abbaye de Fontevraud Award
3 Min.33 Before the End, Chenghua Yang, China

Arte France Award
Pépé the Walrus, Lucrèce Andreae, France

Ciclic Award
Alphonse Gets Lost, Catherine Buffat, Jean-Luc Gréco, Alexis Pecharman, Laurent Pouvaret, France

Cube Creative Productions Award
Sans dessus dessous, Florent Cellai, Jonathan Soucasse, Yankel Murciano, France

Rhône-Alpes Cinéma/Bourse des festivals Award
Ogre, Laurène Braibant, France

SACD Award
Los días de los muertos, Pauline Pinson, France


A selection of films to watch online!

Check out the films

Stop by the Boutique du Festival @ bdfugue at centre Bonlieu, 1 rue Jean Jaurès, Annecy

Online Boutique


Find the entire programme, ticketing, news and handy Festival info on the MyAnnecy14 app!


Check out the captions and photo credits from the slideshwo on Flickr.

Boulet's daily drawing



Teaser "The Fake"


Teaser The Art of Happiness


Teaser "ParaNorman"


Teaser "Saint Seiya Legend of Sanctuary"


Gobelins video: "Le coup du lapin"


Shorts & Breakfast



Rencontres du film court de Madagascar

Call for Projects for short Malagasy animated films


Annecy and the Short Film Festival of Madagascar have teamed up once again to launch a Call for Projects of short Malagasy films.

8 short film projects were chosen to participate in the Mifa Madagascar Workshop, which was held during the Short Film Festival of Madagascar in Antananarivo in May.

During this workshop, Malagasy animators were guided in the development of the graphics and writing of their project.

The selected this year was Ridha Andriantomanga's project, Ho an’i Dada / Pour Papa, which you will be able to discover at today's Mifa Pitches, 3:00 pm, Impérial Palace.

Check out the list of projects presented at the Short Film Festival

More info about the Short Film Festival of Madagascar

Bar du Festival / Festival Bar - Photo : F. Blin/CITIA

Take a break at the Festival Bar


Stop off at the Festival Bar for a drink or a quick snack.

Situated in the ground of the haras, the Festival Bar team will be at hand every day from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm to 1:00 in the morning (Saturday 14/06, closing early at 8:00 pm), to offer you a moment to relax with a drink or a snack.

For volunteers and badgeholders, the Bar is the Festival hub and the place to meet up, chat and take a break between screenings.

Please note that the Bar becomes private each evening between 6:30 and 8:30 for the Partners' Club (invitation required).

Opération Orange sur Le Pâquier / Operation Orange on Le Pâquier - Photo : D. Bouchet/CITIA

2 characters created on the spot!


Following the directions of your tweets last night for "operation Orange", here are the characters that the two graphic designers came up with during the screening of "Frozen".

Vote for your favourite character by using the Annecy Festival Facebook account.

Voting is open until Friday 13th June at 4:00 pm and the winner will be announced the next day on the online Daily Newsletter.


"Saint Seiya Legend of Sanctuary" © 2014 Masami Kurumada / Saint Seiya Legend of Sanctuary Production Committee.

Saint Seiya Legend of Sanctuary

11 June (08:30 pm - 11:59 pm)


Fans of this famous series of the eighties will be waiting with impatience!

The Annecy Festival is presenting the sneak preview of the Saint Seiya Legend of Sanctuary CG feature based on the iconic saga of the Golden knights.

An unmissable appointment!

Le haras



uniFrance Films, the CNC and TV France International unite

11 June (03:00 pm - 04:00 pm)


At 3 pm, these three key players in animation will sit around a table to discuss "French Animation, in France and Abroad".

As a part of the Mifa Special Events, the CNC, uniFrance Films and TV France International will talk about the characteristics of the distribution process for French films, at home and around the world.

The statistics from the latest research study carried out by the CNC on the French animation market in 2013 will be presented on this occasion with the following speakers: Benoit Danard (CNC), Isabelle Giordano and Jean-Paul Salomé (uniFrance Films) and Mathieu Béjot (TV France International).

L'Impérial Palace


Recrutement Mifa / Mifa Recruitment, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Major animation studios are recruiting!


Each day during the Mifa, major animation studios are coming to the recruitment sessions!

On today's programme:

  • 9:30 – 12:30: Rovio
  • 9:30 – 12:30: Sony Pictures Animation
  • 9:30 – 12:30: Pôle emploi spectacles
  • 9:30 – 12:30: Method Animation
  • 1:00 – 4:00: Illumination Mac Guff
  • 1:00 – 4:00: LAIKA
  • 1:00 – 4:00: Cartoon Network
  • 1:00 – 4:00: ARTE GEIE 2:00 – 4:00: TF1

An exceptional opportunity to show off your work and get scouted!

Please note: registration required

Pitchs Mifa / Mifa Pitches, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Mifa Pitches for short films


Today, we are offering 7 projects for short films, presented during the Mifa Pitches sessions starting at 3 pm.

After the presentations, you will find out which projects have won prizes.

  • Ho an'i Dada / Pour Papa, Ridha Andriantomanga, Madagascar
  • 3 Min.33 Before the End, Chenghua Yang, China
  • Pépé the Walrus, Lucrèce Andreae, France
  • Alphonse Gets Lost, Catherine Buffat, Jean-Luc Gréco, Alexis Pecharman, Laurent Pouvaret, France
  • Sans dessus dessous, Florent Cellai, Jonathan Soucasse, Yankel Murciano, France
  • Ogre, Laurène Braibant, France
  • Los días de los muertos, Pauline Pinson, France

Find out all about these projects online

Territory Focus, Impérial Palace - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Come and participate in the Share With and Territory Focus sessions


At the Share With sessions, participate in exclusive meeting spaces, to know all about the needs of key investors concerning acquisitions or content co-productions.

On today's programme:

  • 9:30 am: Nickelodeon
  • 10:15am: CBBC
  • 11:00 am: RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co. KG (SUPER RTL)
  • 11:45 am: Disney Channel EMEA
  • 12:30 pm: DreamWorks Animation
  • 2:30 pm: ARTE
  • 3:15 pm: GKIDS
  • 4:00 pm: CANAL+ Spain
  • 5:30 pm: TF1

Thanks to the Territory Focus sessions, you can explore new territories while discovering their talents, companies and productions.

Check it out today:


Mifa Opening Party with Nickelodeon


The International Animation Film Market is officially open!

For the first time, Nickelodeon will be the official sponsor of the Mifa Opening Party, which will take place at 11 pm in an idyllic setting of la Plage at the Impérial Palace. For the occasion, the place has been decked out in our partner's colours. Get ready to take it all in!

Find the photos on Flickr tomorrow!

By invitation only

Conférence de presse / Press Conference - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Press conferences with key players in animation


The biggest French broadcasters that offer youth programming have chosen to hold their press conferences at the Mifa and will present their recent changes.

Come to the press conference today:

You can also take part in the press conference with SPFA, Syndicat des producteurs de films d’animation, starting at 5 pm.


Conférence Business - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Keys to Success for a Brilliant Distribution

11 June (04:30 pm - 06:00 pm)


Today's Business Conference will confront the million-dollar question: How can you connect with the public from the production phase? What are the keys to success for a brilliant distribution?

Animated features demand an enormous amount of time and money to produce, and it's too late to fix many common problems once the film is completed. How can creative teams position themselves for success by taking the audience's expectations into account from the very beginning of the production? At what point should they start thinking about the distribution? What is the right way to identify and serve the target audience early on?

Four speakers will be leading this conference and attempting to answer these questions: Lionel Curt, CEO of MNSTR, Annemie Degryse, Vice President of Lumière Publishing NV, Arthur de Pins, Director at Maybe Movies and Anne Sanchez, Managing Director at Mercredi.

L'Impérial Palace


Les Rencontres - Annecy 2014

''Evolution Man'' – Production Content, Procedure and Strategy

11 June (02:30 pm - 04:00 pm)


After two false starts, Evolution Man is now well on its way and is set for theatrical release next spring.

This project will be the main topic of the Production Organisation Conference, led by Marc Miance, Producer at Let'So Ya. He will be reflecting on the apparent paradox of letting director Jamel Debbouze, known for his spontaneous creativity, use a process that is technically innovating, but very complex and necessarily strict.

Chambre de métiers


Sasuruberi / Miss Hokusai © Hinako Sugiura MS.HS / Sarusuberi Film Partners

"Miss Hokusai" Work in Progress

11 June (09:30 am - 10:45 am)


Come to the exciting Work in Progress session, which will present a world premiere of Keiichi Hara's latest project, Miss Hokusai, coming soon to theatres.

Keiichi Hara, whose previous feature film, Colorful, received the Special Distinction and the Audience Award in Annecy 2011, has taken on the portrayal of an amazing female character overshadowed by her larger-than-life father, and the painstaking reconstruction of 1814 Japan's landscape and customs.

Check out the synopsis now

Salle Pierre Lamy



"L’Étrange Pouvoir de Norman / Paranorman" - 2012 Laika Inc. / Focus Features

Open-Air Screening of "ParaNorman"

11 June (10:15 pm - 11:40 pm)


Going to see Sam Fell and Chris Butler's film is a question of life or death!

Norman seems just like any other young kid... except he can see and talk to the dead!

By taking us into this macabre world, yet by no means devoid of humour, the film out of LAIKA studios talks about our fears and is aimed at both young and old alike. This little stop-motion gem will be presented by members of LAIKA studio, who have a little surprise in store for you!

Le Pâquier


L'essentiel du jour / Daily appointments

Daily Appointments


9:00 am

  • Shorts & Breakfast, Festival Bar, haras

9:30 am

  • Mifa Opens
  • Sony Pictures Recruitment Session, Impérial Palace, Brasserie

10:30 am

  • Screening of the feature film in competition The Fake, salle du haras

2:30 pm

  • Production Organisation Conference: "Evolution Man" – Production Content, Procedure and Strategy, Chambre de métiers

3:00 pm

  • Mifa Special Events, Round Table: French Animation, in France and Abroad. The CNC, uniFrance films, TVFI. Impérial Palace, Berlioz A&B

4:00 pm

  • Screening of the feature film in competition The Art of Happiness, salle du haras

4:30 pm

  • Territory Focus, South Africa: Content Creators, Networking Lounge

6:30 pm

  • Screening of the feature film out of competition Beyond, Beyond, Décavision 3
  • Press conference with France Télévisions, Impérial Palace, Chill Out

8:30 pm

  • Screening Event Saint Seiya Legend of Sanctuary, salle du haras

10:15 pm

  • Open-air screening: ParaNorman, the Pâquier
Conférence de presse longs métrages en compétition / Press Conference Feature Films in competition - Photo : G. Piel/CITIA

Two Press Conferences Feature films in competition


Every day, the screenings of features in competition will be followed by a press conference with the film crew.

These conferences offer friendly moments of discovery and will be hosted by a journalist in the industry. (Priority access to Press accreditation)

On today's programme: