Over 500 exhibiting companies attending and a 3 % increase in accreditations for the Mifa: a record since it was created in 1985!
Abbaye de Fontevraud Award
3 Min.33 Before the End, Chenghua Yang, China
Arte France Award
Pépé the Walrus, Lucrèce Andreae, France
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
Los días de los muertos, Pauline Pinson, France
Check out the captions and photo credits from the slideshwo on Flickr.
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
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).
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.
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!
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).
Each day during the Mifa, major animation studios are coming to the recruitment sessions!
On today's programme:
An exceptional opportunity to show off your work and get scouted!
Please note: registration required
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.
Find out all about these projects online
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.
Thanks to the Territory Focus sessions, you can explore new territories while discovering their talents, companies and productions.
Check it out today:
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Salle Pierre Lamy
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!
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: