Mayor of Annecy
What a joy for Annecy to be back again with its "own" Festival, in the flesh and in images, for a 2022 edition which is bound to be grandiose since it’s ringing in a moment of reunion, rematch and renaissance!
After the entirely digital 2020 vintage, then a 2021 hybrid version – both of which managed, in spite of difficulties and drawbacks, to win the hearts of viewers and celebrate the profession as it should – the time has come for the International Animation Film Festival and its Market to recapture their rightful space in Annecy, the Cité du cinéma d'animation, where the image and creative industries sector has never been so booming!
This year, ultra-inventive Swiss animation and its pool of talents, authors and artists with multi-faceted worlds will transport us into their labyrinthian imaginations, from screenings of their latest productions to retrospectives dedicated to the great Helvetian directors.
And because this impatiently-awaited edition can be nothing if not collective, this year more than ever, animation will rock the days and nights of the festival-goers, of professionals from around the world, and of Annecy residents and visitors. Since Annecy loves its Festival, it will be all over the city, and cinema will be everywhere right at home, in Annecy!