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Annecy 2019
  1. Japanese Animation is in the Spotlight
  2. New edition, new poster!


This year’s themes, poster, news, partners’ trailer, GOBELINS credits, and the Honorary Cristal Award…

All of the information relating to the 2019 edition of the Festival, Meetings and Mifa can be found here! Stay connected!

Japanese Animation is in the Spotlight

Japanese animation was already honoured in 1999 at the Annecy Festival, and since then its exuberance has not waned, therefore it was important to showcase the country’s new cinematographic figures.

There will be eminent figures present (Yôichi Kotabe: guest of honour, Yoshiaki Nishimura and Koji Yamamura: jury members), a French premiere will be scheduled (Modest Heroes from Studio Ponoc), a legendary film will be screened (Venus War by Yoshikazu Yasuhiko); an exhibition, short films, a delegation and a Mifa stand, etc. will all be dedicated to this tribute.

"In 1999 the Annecy Festival honored Japanese animation, making this cinematography the first to receive such a distinction. At that time the great authors of Japanese animation were just emerging to the European audience and the craze for Anime was gaining popularity with young moviegoers.
20-years later Annecy is placing Japanese animation in the spotlight once again. This is because there is still so much to say about this cinematography where vitality has never waned, and despite the enormous audience it sustains there are still many hidden treasures: there are several works that have rarely been shown, entirely or in part, in the West, and we long to share these discoveries to a much wider audience.

With our gathered expertise and close affiliations with several prominent players in the Japanese animation industry, Annecy 2019 will provide an unprecedented view of this complex cinematography. One that has marked international contemporary cinema in more ways than one. So, we invite you to this remarkable rendezvous to discover a whole new side to Japanese animation!"

Marcel Jean, Artistic Director

"Japan will be participating in Annecy 2019, the world’s largest international animation film festival, and we are honored to see Japanese animation will be in tribute. Japanese animation has a long history with many masterpieces created by world-famous Japanese artists. For Annecy 2019, we would like to bring you some of our talented young creators building the next generation of animation, and hope that Japan can also contribute to furthering its global development. We will prepare special projects leading to the future of animation both in Japan and the world."

The Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan
Tokyo Metropolitan Government

Read the press release

New edition, new poster!

The French illustrator, Charlotte Gastaut, from Marseille is the creator of the visual identity for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market 2019.

Her creative inspiration in a few words: "The idea was to harmonise the themes of this year’s Festival (Japan, cuisine), Annecy and animation, all within one image.
I worked on my design by adopting the Japanese printing codes: colour graduation, mist and space. I conjured up the sense of animation with the movement of the floating leaves, the time passing with day and night. Cuisine is brought to life through the acidulous colours and the rice grain print on her clothes. Annecy, with the lake, and the mountains reflected in the water. Just like that, the poster was born!

After graduating from the ESAG graphic design school, Charlotte Gastaut worked for various newspapers, advertising agencies and trend agencies before illustrating books from 2001 (Les Trois Arbres de la vie, Le Grand Voyage de mademoiselle Prudence, Poucette and Peau d’Âne).
Currently, there is a range of diverse clients that benefit from her creative prowess including, Fendi, Diptyque, L’Occitane, Van Cleef & Arpels, Godiva and Hermès. She also launched her own brand of illustrated silk scarves, Charlotte Gastaut Collections. The beginning of a new chapter.

For more information about Charlotte Gastaut

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