Chairman of the CNC
We are so very pleased, after a 2021 hybrid vintage, to be back at a fully resplendent Annecy Festival.
Given its competitions and its Market, Annecy is a must-attend event for the world animation film industry. In 2022, after two pandemic-wrought years, professionals from the world over will once again be able to meet in person, structuring partnerships and further exploring the sector’s diverse writing and technical avenues.
In France we have succeeded in building an outstanding ecosystem fostering animation with: exceptional schools and training programs – five of the world’s top fifteen –, artistic and technical excellence and public support for innovation, of absolute strategic importance to this field.
These are the key assets which will allow us to maintain our head start in an era of booming demand for programs and works, under the double impact of the growth of the audiovisual market in the broad sense and of our own regulatory and financial support initiatives.
On the eve of this new Festival, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Mickaël Marin, its director, Marcel Jean, its artistic director, as well as to the entire team working to make this event stand out as an uncontested benchmark, both for the Festival and the Market.
Have a great time exploring the world of imagination!