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Annecy 2022

France Télévisions

PIERRE SIRACUSA
Director of Animation at France Télévisions

First and foremost, what a pleasure to have renewed our partnership for the next 3 years with the world’s most beautiful festival.

A hotbed of animated creation since its origin, Annecy is the principal gauge of animation’s current successes and effervescence.

Actually, the field is in rather good shape right now, both in terms of creative realm and industry. And future perspectives look equally encouraging (new audiences, new uses, new players, new tools, and more).
In this context France Télévisions’ mission is to repower its support for creativity, and more particularly for creative diversity: diversity of talents, techniques, formats, production structures, diversity of representational models, diversity of viewers/users…

In the realm of diversity of representational models and talents, there is female representation. Project after project, we target gender equality for our animated characters (Brazen, Anna & Froga, Akissi, Jade Armor, Ana Filoute, My Life in Versailles and others) but also for their creators: for nine seasons, En sortant de l’école has focused on making the work of over 100 young female directors more visible. France Télévisions is pursuing a new commitment with the LFA-Les Femmes S’Animent association and the "Parcours de Femmes" sponsorship, helping 6 French-speaking artists develop their short film projects, culminating at Annecy.

In the audience realm, France Télévisions will strengthen its support for animation targeting older audiences via its francetvslash offer, designed for young adults.

The fantastic vitality of contemporary animation cannot develop without this diversity of works and authors but, more notably, without purposeful durability in its investors’ strategy.

France Télévisions is and shall remain the preferred partner of French-European animated creation.

Moreover, the time is ripe for taking our eco-responsibility seriously. We are committed to working with all women and men in the sector to implement guidance tools by the end of this year.

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