29th Mar 2018
Keynotes, Work in Progress and Studio Focus…discover the big names in the animation industry at the 2018 Annecy Festival.
Hear from animation VIPs who have made names for themselves through their careers, hits and visions.
This year, the Festival will welcome Christina Miller.
Christina Miller is president of Turner’s Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang and is responsible for leading all aspects of the business in North America as well as global oversight of content development, production, consumer products and franchise management. Her leadership also extends to overseeing the premium video subscription service, Boomerang.
Prior to her current role, Miller served as general manager of NBA Digital and senior vice president of Turner Sports Strategy/Marketing/Programming as well as senior vice president of Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE). Before joining Turner, she was senior vice president of brand management and licensing for HIT Entertainment.
She currently serves on the Boards of Refinery 29, Woodruff Arts Center (Atlanta), Scratch, Shed and Funny or Die.
Work in Progress
This type of meeting provides the opportunity for exclusively discovering series or feature films in production.
The Swallows of Kabul (WIP Feature)
In the summer of 1998, Kabul is in ruins and occupied by the Taliban. Atiq and Mussarat have been married for years and now barely talk to each other. He can no longer stand his life as a guard in a women’s prison and she is in agony suffering from an incurable illness. Mohsen and Zunaira are young and love each other. Mohsen commits a foolish act which transforms destiny into tragedy.
Directed by Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec and Zabou Breitman and produced by Les Armateurs, this French feature film will be released in cinemas in 2019.
Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse (WIP Feature)
Phil Lord and Christopher Miller bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man™: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales, and the limitless possibilities of the Spider-Verse, where more than one can wear the mask...
It is an opportunity to discover the unique animation style partially inspired by the comic book printing techniques of the 1960s when Spider-Man was first created.
This film from Sony Pictures Animation, directed by Bob Persischetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman, will be released in December 2018.
Radiant (WIP TV)
An apprentice sorcerer Seth embarks on a magical mission in search of the "Radiant" where the feared Nemesis are said to arise. Seth believes he can become the great sorcerer who exterminates the Nemesis. With his new friends, he battles powerful enemies and overcomes hardships – all the while under pursuit from the mysterious Inquisition.
Inspired by a comic book published by Ankama, the series was directed by Seiji Kishi and Daiki Fukuoka, and produced by NHK.
A unique opportunity to discover the creative and technological processes of the biggest animation studios and production studios, and to exchange with the talent and line-up of their latest creations.
To date, the following companies have confirmed their attendance: Pixar, Cartoon Network, Google Spotlight Stories, Pearl Studio, Warner and Nickelodeon.