Les jurys 2019 / 2019 Jury members – Annecy Festival

21st Mar 2019

  The First Jury Members Announced 

The first 15 jury members’ names, who will have the mission of determining the Annecy Festival 2019 winners, have been revealed!

During every edition of the Annecy International Animation Film festival the juries have the weighty task of determining the various Official Award winners. Discover the first 15 names, originating from 3 continents and no less than 9 countries, including eminent figures from the world of animation. Moreover, equality almost reigns over the jury, though women are the majority!

Feature Films

  • Julie Gayet Producer – Rouge International – France
  • Yoshiaki Nishimura Founder, CEO & Producer – Studio Ponoc – Japan
  • Nora Twomey Partner & Creative Director – Cartoon Saloon – Ireland

Short Films

  • Camélia Jordana Singer & Actress – France
  • Izabela Plucińska Director & Producer – ClayTraces – Poland
  • Koji Yamamura Director – Yamamura Animation, Inc. – Japan

Graduation Films and Off-Limits Short Films

  • Antonio Canobbio Senior Vice-president & Chief Creative Officer – Titmouse, Inc. – USA
  • Dean DeBlois Writer & Director – DreamWorks Animation – USA
  • Virginia Mori Director & Illustrator – Italy

TV and Commissioned Films

  • Vrej Kassouny Director – ReAnimania Int. Animation Film & Comics Art Festival of Yerevan – Armenia
  • Judith Nora Producer – Silex Films – France
  • Sébastien Onomo Producer – Les Films d’Ici/Special Touch – France


  • Jinko Gotoh Producer – USA
  • Anja Kofmel Director & Illustrator – Switzerland
  • Gerben Schermer Curator Contemporary Art and Animation – Pays-Bas

Explore the jury members’ biographies here, and see you on 15th June: the date they will be unveiling the complete Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019 Award Winners.

Stay connected as more names will soon be revealed! In the meantime don’t forget to get your accreditations before the rates go up on 1st April 2019.