There’s no special age for innovating! That’s what the Annecy Festival is proving to us with its 2021 edition – its sixtieth anniversary but also its very first "hybrid" one. Due to the current health context, the International Animation Film Festival and Market are reinventing themselves with great panache.
On the Festival front: online content will combine with in-theater screenings, perpetuating the congenial atmosphere marking the Festival’s true identity.
It is also through cinemas that the Département, a steadfast Festival partner, wants to bring animated films to Haute-Savoie this year. From June 14, films from the official selection will be screened in five movie houses of the Art et Essai network, offering local Haut-Savoyards a close-to-home opportunity to partake of this marvelous animated cinema celebration. And from June 14 to July 21, on the gates of the Annecy Hôtel du Département, we’ll offer you a retrospective exhibition on the films and series we’ve backed and funded since 2006.
Thanks to the Festival and the CITIA team organizing it, animated filmmaking has never been so wonderfully present, not only in Annecy and Haute-Savoie, but also throughout the world!