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Annecy International Animated Film Festival

Specialised in animated films, shorts, medium and feature length. Annecy is the place for discovering, sharing, organizing meetings, finding partners, the place where animation is made, develops, innovates and holds people`s attention.
The Mifa will greet you on 15th to 30th June with an entire online programme. The key words of this very unique edition will be exchanges, discoveries, meetings, networking and of course, negotiations and acquisitions!



Annecy 2020 Juries

Feature Films Corinne DESTOMBES Head of Development Folimage France Benoit PAVAN Journalist Agence France-Presse France Dominique SEUTIN Director Anima Festival Belgium Short Films Matt KASZANEK Director Animation Is Film Festiv...

The Official Annecy Selection’s Feature Films revealed

76 films were submitted to our selection committees and to the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean. 20 films are competing in our two competitive sections. Among them, and apart from the usual producer countries (France Japan, South Korea, Russia, etc.), you will notice there is a film from Chile, Mauritius and Egypt. The two French films are by Joann Sfar (Cristal for a Feature Film in 2011 for The Rabbi’s Cat) and Rémi Chayé (Audience Award in...

Highlights from The Mifa 2020 Online edition

The Mifa has prepared a 2020 edition rich in content and meetings. Let’s keep our good habits and meet up on 15th June 2020! From 6th May you can get your accreditations and start filling your diary with numerous screenings and meetings set up for you: Virtual Stands Build your profile and meet professionals from other countries, either individually or reunited delegations such as Japan, China, Malaysia, Belgium, Chile, Russia, Argentina, Mexico,...

Annecy 2018: virtual reality on all fronts!

VR@ANNECY : Virtual Reality is a part of the official selection in out of competition with a dedicated category: VR@ANNECY. Come along to discover animated short films in virtual reality! New projects will be offered every day in Bonlieu, salle de création, where it will be possible to use HTC Vive, Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear headsets. Official partners of these sessions:     Discover the programme     New f...

Strong signs of growth for MIFA +23% in attendance vs 2017...

  Mifa 2018: Growth     The Mifa, which is the biggest international market dedicated to animated films, has just closed with a new record year. With nearly 3,800 participants (+23% compared to 2017) from 75 countries, this event, which brings together professionals and emerging talents working in the audiovisual and animated films sectors from around the world every year, continues its ...

19 Official Prizes from the 2018 Awards Ceremony in Annecy

The 42nd Annecy International Animation Film Festival has just finished with a historic number of visitors including 11,700 badgeholders, which was 17% more than in 2017. The juries awarded 19 prizes on Saturday 16th June at the closing ceremony. It was an awards ceremony that reflected the wide range of emotions felt by audiences during the competition. Dominique Puthod, Chairman, Mickaël Marin, Managing Director, Marcel Jean, Artistic Director, and all of the CITIA team would like to pa...

13 prizewinners of the 2018 Special Prizes

The International Animation Film Festival is delighted to announce the 13 prizewinners of the 2018 Special Prizes, the presentation of which will take place on Friday 15th June at 8:30 pm in the Salle Pierre Lamy.     Festivals Connexion Award – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes / In partnership with Lumières Numériques & Mèche Courte   Bloeistraat 11 Nienke Deutz LUNANIME BVBA, NEED PRODUCTIONS, WINDMILL FILM, BEAST ANIMATION Be...

Annecy, a signatory of the 5050x2020 Charter

On Tuesday 12th June, Patrick Eveno, the CEO of CITIA, signed the 5050x2020 Charter for parity and diversity in film, audiovisual and animated images festivals. CITIA is thus continuing its commitment to a fair place for women within the Annecy International Animation Festival and, more generally, in the animated films sector, as well as reinforcing its wish to achieve parity within its own organisation.​     The commitments of the Festival    Patrick Eveno, C...

Annecy continues its international roll-out

  Exportable skill-sets and expertise serving animation: Annecy, a global "brand"! The Annecy brand exported to the four corners of the earth Following Annecy Goes to Cannes and Animation Is Film, and with a future event planned for South Korea in 2019, Annecy continues to reach worldwide and export its expertise.   "All these steps are essential in our strategy for global expansion and enable us to promote films and artists from around the world to ever-increa...

Annecy 2017: Award Winners from the 41st Festival

The Jury on the beach! 17 Awards for an Eclectic Selection     The different juries from the 41st International Animation Film Festival have revealed the winners from Annecy 2017! Amongst the 216 films nominated in the official competition (all categories combined), 17 awards were attributed during the Closing Ceremony on Saturday 17th June.         HONORARY CRISTAL Marcel Jean handed over the Honorary Cristal to Georges Schwizgebel to commemorate his p...

Mifa 2017 wrapped with a 9% increase in accreditation

    A meaningful achievement for the Mifa 2017, where everything this year was bigger and greater, responding to the needs of even more participants. 3,000 professionals from 74 countries showed up and lauded the Annecy International Animation Film Market in its new dimension. This record attendance was echoed on the Festival side as well, as Annecy 2017 surpassed the symbolic milestone of 10,000 accreditations.     "We feel like we’ve really broken down a...

Annecy Festival Distributes its Special Prizes

      Special Prizes     Under embargo till Friday 16 June, 7:30 pm (Paris time)   Discover the list of films that won Special Prizes, congratulations to all the winners!     Festivals Connexion Award – Régio...

Launch of ANIMATON IS FILM, an annual animation film festival in Los Angeles

GKIDS, ANNECY INT’L ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL and VARIETY LAUNCH ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL in LOS ANGELES     ANIMATION IS FILM / FIRST EDITION OCTOBER 20-22, 2017 MANN’S CHINESE THEATER       GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audienc...

Creation of the Annecy Asia International Animated Film Festival in Seoul

"Annecy" Deploys its Trademark Abroad Harry (Sang Chul) YOON (SK BROADBAND), Hyungchul JOO (SBA - SEOUL ANIMATION CENTER), Patrick EVENO (CITIA) Photo : G. Piel/CITIA     On Tuesday 13th June 2017 during the Annecy International Animation Film Market, CITIA, Image et industries créatives (France), the SBA Animation Center (South Korea) and SK Broadband (South Korea) sig...

Highlights of upcoming Annecy Festival opening with Zombiellenium

  The Annecy Festival, a household name in the animation world since 1960, will be opening next Monday, on 12th June. Over the course of six days, you can choose from the 230 films selected in the Official Selection, from over 500 screenings and some highly-anticipated sneak previews. Here’s a selection of some highlights that you won’t want to miss!         Opening Ceremony: Zombillenium with directors Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord After reveali...

Jury Members for Annecy Competitions Announced

Feature films Mohamed Beyoud Artistic Director for the FICAM (Meknès International Animation Film Festival) Institut Français Meknès Morocco Céline Sciamma Director & Screenwriter France Alberto Vázquez Animation director, art director & comic artist ...

European Animation Awards announced, notwithstanding Brexit

The news of the British decision to leave the European Community has come to me personally as a great shock. It's a momentous decision, made In fear, in haste and for all the wrong reasons. But as President of the EAA, I'd just like to record that all of us on the Board remain entirely committed to the inclusive, open and cooperative ideals that brought about this project in the first place. We know that of all art-forms, animation had the greatest power to share ideas, philos...

Alexandre Espigares’ upcoming “White Fang” has won the Anney Festival’s Gan Foundation Prize

Screened in Annexe’s Work in Progress section for feature films, “White Fang” is a co-production between France’s Superprod and Luxembourg Bidibul Productions and “Little Miss Sunshine” producer Big Beach. Directed by Alexandre Espigares, who won an Academy Award Oscar for short film “Mr. Hublot,” “White Fang” is written by Dominique Monfrey, Philippe Lioret and Serge Frydman, based on Jack London’s classic novel. UTA Independe...

Relive the Annecy 2016 Atmosphere with video and photos

If you weren’t able to make it to the Festival or if you were there but miss it already, we’ve got the next best thing to take you (back) into this event with good vibes and lots of fun! Check our photos: portraits and ambiance pictures on flickr and facebook. Festival, Mifa, Meetings… Screenings, exhibitions, parties… An overview of Annecy 2016 can be found in this one video!  So let this little film take you back into the magic world of animation on...

NFB productions win the two most prestigious awards at Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Two films produced or coproduced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) have been honoured with awards at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival this year. The awards ceremony was held Saturday evening in Annecy, France. The Head Vanishes (Une tête disparait) by Franck Dion has won the prestigious Annecy Cristal for best short film. The film is produced by Papy 3D (Franck Dion, Richard Van Den Boom), NFB (Julie Roy) and ARTE France (Hélène Vayssi&egrav...

Rain od Shine Trailer from Google Spotlight Serie

Check the new trailer from Google Spotlight Stories and Nexus Animation Studios' collaboration, RAIN OR SHINE, directed by Felix Massie!     Google Spotlight Stories presents the trailer for their newest story   RAIN OR SHINE Directed by Felix Massie   The sun is shining, the birds are singing, there’s a spring in everybody’s step. Everyone in London is enjoying a perfect summer's day… Until Ella steps outside. Everywhere she goes it r...

Ma vie de Courgette wins Cristal and Audience Award at Annecy

  Feature films    Cristal for a Feature Film Ma vie de Courgette Jury Distinction La Jeune Fille sans mains Audience Award Ma vie de Courgette   Short films    Cristal for a Short Film Une tête disparaît Jury Award Vaysha, l'aveugle "Jean-Luc Xiberras" Award for a First Film ...

NFB short Blind Vaysha by Theodore Ushev receives Junior Jury Award in Annecy

NFB short Blind Vaysha by Theodore Ushev receives Junior Jury Award (short films) at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival         ...


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