18th Jul 2019
This past June the Annecy festival celebrated Japanese animation with great honours...This morning we have learned of the terrible fire which has torn through the Kyoto Animation Studios, with unfortunate loss of life for some.
The Kyoto Animation studio has a team of 160 employees.
In particular this studio produced the A Silent Voice anime (in competition at Annecy 2017) which was received with great critical and public acclaim worldwide, as well as Liz and the Blue Bird (Annecy 2018 out of competition).
Here at Annecy the festival team sends its warmest support and sincerest backing to the studio's team members and to the families of those impacted by this tragedy.