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Annecy 2021

Annecy 2021

 
 

 

CHAIRMAN, CITIA

CEO, CITIA, MICKAËL MARIN
 

To meet again

With this single goal in mind, for nearly a year the CITIA team has been rallying to welcome the animation film community, betwixt lake and mountains. Since the 2019 edition and its impressive turnout, the path forward has been long and bumpy, and in spite of everything is still strewn with uncertainty.

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Festival

CITIA

MARCEL JEAN
Artistic Director, CITIA

It’s the law of desire… 2020 was an exceptional year, strange, through which we wandered without any bearings. Courageously, our teams produced a Festival in the Internet sphere, and we kept close contact with you while missing seeing you in Annecy.

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Minister of Culture

ROSELYNE BACHELOT-NARQUIN
Minister of Culture

Annecy is the first film festival to spring to life again after this very trying period we’ve come through. I’m happy that the ball of a gradual return to normalcy has been inaugurated by the magic and absolute freedom so inherent to animation! Animation is a hotbed for immense talents, especially in France, where they are trained in the finest schools and cultivated by renowned studios.

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CNC

DOMINIQUE BOUTONNAT
Chairman of the CNC

After a very long wait and the many health restrictions, it is with immense joy and anticipation that we see the Annecy Festival being held.

The reopening of cultural venues, cinemas, festivals and concert halls since May is a breath of fresh air for the entire country. We have all noticed, and talked about it, we have all missed these cultural moments throughout the last year and a half that we have endured this health crisis.

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Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

LAURENT WAUQUIEZ
Chairman of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Region

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is France’s grand cinema region. We must not forget that the Seventh Art originated here, thanks to the genius of the Lumière brothers. Since that time our area has constantly expanded on this legacy, making us the leading French region in overall numbers of movie theaters, art houses and towns equipped with big screens.

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Haute-Savoie Department

 

President of the Haute-Savoie Department

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.

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Annecy Town Hall

FRANÇOIS ASTORG
Mayor of Annecy

For 60 years, every year, Annecy has assembled image enthusiasts to celebrate animated film at the world’s largest gathering for the profession. This sixtieth anniversary of the International Animation Film Festival deserved a worthy illustration of the event. Although cancelled in 2020 for obvious reasons, the festivities as well as the tribute to animation from the African continent have been rescheduled this year – with an offer adapted to prevailing health regulations.

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France Télévisions

DELPHINE ERNOTTE CUNCI
CEO of France Télévisions 

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has taken on very special meaning in 2021 for France Télévisions and for the entire animation industry.

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Mifa

CITIA

VÉRONIQUE ENCRENAZ
Head of Mifa, CITIA

This year the tribute to African animation plus the Festival’s 60th anniversary mean so much for Mifa, besides this return to a semblance of normal life and meetings at the lakeshore.

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CNC

DOMINIQUE BOUTONNAT
Chairman of the CNC

After a very long wait and the many health restrictions, it is with immense joy and anticipation that we see the Annecy Festival being held.

The reopening of cultural venues, cinemas, festivals and concert halls since May is a breath of fresh air for the entire country. We have all noticed, and talked about it, we have all missed these cultural moments throughout the last year and a half that we have endured this health crisis.

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European Commission

LUCÍA RECALDE

Head of Unit – Audiovisual Industry and Media Support Programmes, European Commission – Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content & Technology (DG CONNECT)

After a particularly difficult year for the European audiovisual industry due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have kicked off 2021 with a rather optimistic approach focusing on the potential opportunities that the new landscape is offering to the animation sector.

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France Télévisions

PIERRE SIRACUSA
Director of the Young Audiences/Educational Unit and Director of Animation

What a lovely idea, gliding back into normal life by way of Annecy lake...

But what will the world of "after" look like? The ongoing upheavals impacting our usages and the big audiovisual players are deep and destabilizing in a sector that has no other choice but to think in very far-sighted terms.

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