President of Grand Annecy
Grand Annecy is proud to support the International Animation Film Festival, which has been one with our territory for over 60 years. Convening enthusiasts, professionals and amateurs in the heart of our cityscape, the Festival shines Grand Annecy’s light abroad and reconfirms our role as a creative space, at the crossroads of culture and engineering. We are so pleased to be coming back to a full-fledged festival for this edition, after the 2021 hybrid version.
This year the roster of more than 3 000 animated films sourced from 83 countries participating in this festival highlights the importance of this event in the field of animation. The program abounds with: a special tribute to the animation of our Swiss neighbors, exceptional movie previews, 200 competing films… this edition promises to be outstanding!
Our ties to the animation sector date far back. Indeed, as a founding member of the CITIA public cultural cooperation entity, we support this essential player of Annecy animation and linchpin of this festival, as well as supporting training courses and companies in the image and creative industries sphere located in our area. I’d like to take this opportunity here to thank them for their commitment and their loyalty to our region.
I wish you all a very good festival.