Les Hirondelles de Kaboul / The Swallows of Kabul – Photo : L. Gouttenoire/CITIA

20th May 2020

  A Festival of Meetings! 

Annecy, also means meetings! As it’s very popular in June, we decided to keep these special moments with over 30 different contents that will all be included in the Festival online offer.

The Work in Progress sessions will bring to life the creative stages of feature films, XR works, animated TV series and specials currently in production.

Preview, is a new format that will take you to meet directors who were already present at the 2019 Work in Progress or Studio Focus that still have projects in production. They will reveal exclusive images of their films.

Of course, the usual Making of; as for the Masterclasses, very soon we will reveal the names of the personalities from the animation world who will be joining us, the programme is rich and exciting! So watch this space!

Discover the Eagerly Awaited Work in Progress Sessions, 15th to 30th June!

Sommet des dieux

For 15 days you can explore 6 WIP entirely or partially produced in France, others in Japan, China, Columbia, Latvia, USA or in Canada.

An array of works, all of them different, unique, using diverse techniques such as cut-out elements for The Island, puppets, live-action shots and photos for No Dogs or Italians Allowed, 2D for The Summit of the Gods and The Cuphead Show! and drawings on paper for Mum Is Pouring Rain.

WIP Features

No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto
Production: Alexandre CORNU, Enrica CAPRA, Nicolas BURLET, Ilan URROZ, Jean-François LE CORRE, Manuel POUTTE
Distibution: GEBEKA FILMS
France, Italy, Belgium

The Summit of the Gods by Patrick Imbert
Production: Jean-Charles OSTORERO, Damien BRUNNER, Stéphan ROELANTS
Distribution: DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION
France, Luxembourg

My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane
Production: Roberts VINOVSKIS, Sturgis WARNER
Latvia, USA

Inu-Oh by Masaaki Yuasa
Production: Fumie TAKEUCHI, Eunyoung CHOI, Yuhai CHENG
Distribution: ASMIK-ACE, INC.
Japan, China

The Island by Anca Damian
Production: Anca DAMIAN, Gregory ZALCMAN, Augusto ZANOVELLO, Mathieu ROLIN, Gina THORSTENSEN
Romania, France, Belgium

Len and the Song of the Whales by Joan Manuel Millán and Manuel Alejandro Victoria
Production: Julián Danilo LONDOÑO NAVARRO, Marcial QUINONES
Distribution: LATIDO FILMS
Colombia, Argentina

Lamya’s Poem by Alexander Kronemer
Production: UNITY PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION
USA, Canada

New Gods: Nezha Reborn by Ji Zhao
Production: Xi LU
Distribution: ALIBABA PICTURES GROUP LIMITED
China

Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds by Benoît Chieu
Production: Ron DYENS
Distribution: HAUT ET COURT
France

WIP Series

The Cuphead Show! by Dave Wasson and Cosmo Sergurson
Production and Distribution: NETFLIX
USA, Canada, Ireland

WIP TV Specials

Mum Is Pouring Rain by Hugo de Faucompret
Production: Antoine LIETOUT, Ivan ZUBER, Emmanuèle PETRY SIRVIN, Jean-Baptiste WERY
Distribution: DANDELOOO
France

WIP XR

The Hangman at Home by Michelle and Uri Kranot
Production: Lana TANKOSA NIKOLIC, Katayoun DIBAMEHR, Avi AMAR, Emmanuel-Alain RAYNAL, Marc BERTRAND
Distribution: ONF, MIYU DISTRIBUTION
Denmark, France, Canada

As well as the new immersive projects by Baobab Studios

Recordings from previous WIP editions to watch again, or discover for the first time:

WIP 2018: The Swallows of Kabul by Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec
Production: LES ARMATEURS
Distribution: MEMENTO FILMS INTERNATIONAL
France, Luxembourg

WIP 2019: Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal by Genndy Tartakovsky
Production: ADULT SWIM, LA CACHETTE
Distribution: ADULT SWIM
USA, France 

PREVIEW Sessions, we will be following the evolution of: 

Even Mice Belong in Heaven by Denisa Grimmová and Jan Bubeniček
Production: Vladimír LHOTAK, Alexandre CHARLET, Grzegorz WACLAWEK, Marek JENICEK
Distribution: CHARADES, GEBEKA FILMS, CINEMART, M2 FILMS POLAND
Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France

Dislocation by Veljko and Milivoj Popovic
Production: Veljko POPOVIC, Milivoj POPOVIC, Veronique SIEGEL
Distribution: BONOBOSTUDIO
Croatia, France

Vanille by Guillaume Lorin
Production: FOLIMAGE, Reginald DE GUILLEBON, NADASDY FILM, Nicolas BURLET
Distribution: FOLIMAGE
France

Souris

MAKING OF

Directors Tony Brancroft and Scott Christian Sava will tell us all about the Animal Crackers adventure, its production, premiere at Annecy in 2017, and the obstacles that followed meeting its audience.
Distribution: NETFLIX
USA

Lastly, GUTSY ANIMATIONS will draw us into Tove Jansson’s Moomin world, created for the first time in the 1940s and given a contemporary flavour in a new creative series: Moominvalley by Steve Box.
Distribution: PGS ENTERTAINMENT
Finland, United Kingdom

Crackers

Bonus!
There will be live Q&A sessions all along the two weeks. All videos will either be in English, or original version with English and/or French subtitles.
> Check out the programme

Festival Offer

Animation enthusiasts, amateurs, professionals or the general public, from 15th to 30th June, enjoy the best of creation with Annecy 2020 Online, at a price of 15 euros VAT incl.

All the content (Official Selection, Work in Progress, Masterclasses, Making of & Preview, animated surprises, and more) will be accessible on a special platform that will enable you to watch wherever you are!

Festival accreditations are available soon, stay connected!

> More info


Mifa Offer

And for business, for more information about the Film Market, so you can meet, exchange, network, negotiate and make acquisitions, come this way.

Remember, the Mifa accreditation (110 euros VAT incl.) will give you access to the entire Festival content: Official Selection, exclusives, WIP, Making of, Masterclasses, and all this, for 15 days!

> Accréditez-vous !

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