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  1. Poster designed by...
  2. China is Annecy’s Guest Country


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Poster designed by Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach

Two young artists created this year’s official poster for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market: Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach. Former GOBELINS, l’école de l’image students, they often work together as a duo.

Both illustrators, animators and filmmakers, their creative collaborations are easily recognizable thanks to their contemporary experimental style inspired by comic books from the 40s and 50s.

Bienvenu and Manach told us about their source of inspiration when designing this sweet and sticky poster: "When we heard about this year’s highlighted themes (China as guest country and erotica), we immediately thought of Jade, Ugo’s wife who has Chinese roots.
We stared at her through the bay window: she was eating a ham sandwich out back in the garden.
We replaced the sandwich with an ice-cream cone, the garden with Lake Annecy, and voila!

The poster’s typography was done by Christian Debbane.

To see more of their work, check out their agency’s website

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China is Annecy’s Guest Country

This year, the Festival and Market have decided to pay tribute to Chinese animation through different events:

  • A major exhibition at the Château d’Annecy, musée lacs et montagnes, presenting work and installations by artists and filmmakers like Sun Xun, Haiyang Wang, Wu Chao and Weilun Xia, who are working at the frontiers of contemporary art and animation.
  • A retrospective programme of a dozen films screened at the Festival including Princess Iron Fan, as well as programmes of historical and contemporary short films, a retrospective on Sun Xun, Xu An and Xi Chen, and some of the best shorts from Chinese schools.
  • Chao Wu, jury member, currently teaching in Canton, she is also working in digital animation and video art.
  • A Chinese delegation set to attend the Mifa, led by the SARFT, with a pavilion space of over 150 m².

Festival Artistic Director, Marcel Jean adds that "China is a great country, almost a continent and its animation is rich and varied."

Find out more about Chinese animation in June.

Read the press release

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