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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!

 


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NFB signs new agreement to collaborate with renowned filmmaker Andreas Hykade

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  The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is pleased to announce a new international co-production agreement with a production house in Germany, for an exciting new animation project entitled Altötting, by renowned filmmaker Andreas Hykade. This is the NFB’s first agreement with production company Studio Film Bilder and its second animation co-production agreement with Germany.   In addition, a new co-production agreement with France will spotlight the talent of celebrate...

Disney Art Chalenge Winner

DISNEY ART CHALLENGE WINNERS   1st: Jules Bourgès - GOBELINS, l'école de l'image     ...

Annecy 2016: The ten Special Prizes have been awarded

Festivals Connexion Jury Distinction – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma: Moms on Fire, Joanna Rytel. Festivals Connexion Award – Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, in partnership with Lumières Numériques & Pilon Cinéma: Decorado, Alberto Vázquez. Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film:  The Alan Dimension, Jac Clinch. Junior Jury Award for a...

Annecy MIFA Dailies Newsletter 3

Wishing you much success in Annecy! Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                                                                                         &...

Exhibitors at MIFA happy to welcome President Hollande

Second surprise visit at the Market after Jeffrey Katzenberg. President Hollande came to Annecy for a short visit. Excellent news for the festival with such a strong recognition of the success (and hard work) behind the status of Annecy Festival and Mifa in the industry worldwide. ...

Masterclass with John Kricfalusi, aka John K

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Creator-Producer John Kricfalusi, aka John K., presented his latest short, Cans without Labels, at the start of the week, and is back today for a Masterclass at the Annecy Meetings. This budding creative introduced the Golden Age cartoon era in the 90s with the Mighty Mouse series and then he rocked our worlds with Ren and Stimpy. Come and meet this Canadian cartoonist who revolutionized animation styles and techniques.   ...

Japanese reception at Mifa

  Wines and Saké! Merci to IRIE Yoshiro from the Agency of Cultural Affairs ...

Politics and Animation meet in Annecy with Hollande's visit to MIFA

François Hollande's "surprise" visit to the Market put the city in high security mode. To my festival goer's knowledge it is a first in festivals history in France where the president attends one of our festivals in France. A nice achievement for CITIA the team running Annecy Festival and Market ...

Video Interview of Shuzo John Shiota - MIFA

 Interview of Shuzo John Shiota - President of Polygon Pictures Inc - MIFA 2016 MIFA: What are the biggest challenges facing the animation industry today? Shiota:  The challenge is also a big benefit that we have been seeing in the past two years.  Because of the advent of the streaming video like the Netflixes, the Amazons, and the Hulus, there is suddenly a huge window of opportunity to show our work whereas before our genre, which is anime. &nb...

Video Interview of Rachid El Guerrab - Project Lead - Google Spotlight Stories - MIFA 2016

Interview of Rachid El Guerrab - Project Lead - Google Spotlight Stories - MIFA 2016 ...

Video Interview of Philippe Alessandri - Chairman of French Animation Producer's association SPFA - MIFA 2016

Interview of Philippe Alessandri - Chairman of French Animation Producer's association SPFA - MIFA 2016 ...

MIFA Interview of Margie Cohn DreamWorks Television

Interview of Margie Cohn - Head of Animation DreamWorks Television ...

Eamonn Butler explained how Cinesite has greatly evolved since opening under Kodak in 1991.

Originally a test site for Cineon, Cinesite is now a leader in VFX. The company went independent in 2012 and has now fulfilled a long-held creative ambition to move into feature animation. Eamonn Butler originally trained under veteran Disney animator David Brain before joining Disney Feature Animation in California, where he worked on several animated classics. After a successful career transition into visual effects in London, he co-founded Cinesite's new f...

Jeffrey Katzenberg attends Guillermo del Toro Masterclass in Annecy

Jeffrey Katzenberg, one of the founders of DreamWorks SKG, which brought forth DreamWorks Animation, wanted to come to the Festival to attend Guillermo del Toro’s Masterclass.  The producer behind international hits like The Prince of Egypt, Chicken Run and Madagascar, he also worked at Disney on the famous features Aladdin, The Lion King and others.  The Annecy Festival wanted to commemorate his achievements by giving him a Golden Tick...

The 2016 Mifa & Variety’s Animation Personality of the Year Award is going to Aardman founders Peter Lord and David Sproxton.

Created in 2015, this award pays tribute to figures who have contributed to the evolution of the animation industry. It’s only natural that the Annecy Festival decided to give it to the two who started up Aardman Animations, the Bristol-based studio that’s produced funny and original international sensations like Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.  A fitting reward for these two animation icons who are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their studio ...

Annecy MIFA Dailies Newsletter 2

Wishing you much success in Annecy! Read this online                  FOLLOW US ON THE SOCIAL NETWORKS:                                                                                         &...

In This Corner of the World Powerful Manga-Inspired Feature to Screen in Festival’s ‘Works in Progress’ Program

London-Based Anime Company’s Powerful Manga-Inspired Feature to Screen in Festival’s ‘Works in Progress’ Program        ...

Very warm German Animation Receptionin Annecy

... despite weather a very successfull reception at L’Oasis (Auberge du Bessard in Sevrier). ...

Louise en hiver preview in Annecy

  The 1st cartoon feature film 100% made in Brittany, by Jean-François Laguionie, supported by the Breizh Film Fund   Jean-François Laguionie, the well know French author of cartoon films, presents in world preview on 15 June 2016 at Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Louise en hiver (Louise in winter), his fifth feature film which will be released in cinemas on 23 November 2016. Louise en hiver is produced by JPL Films...

Studio Focus at MIFA

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  An Approach to Animated Characters in Commercials Julien Vallet, Head of Creative and Motion Design studio will introduce Mikros' history and a production aspect of some key "commercials". Monday 13 June 16:00 → 17:15 - Salle Pierre Lamy     Animation at Warner Bros. Discover Warner Animation Group (WAG). Tuesday 14 June 1...

Les Espoirs de l'animation 2016 Award Winners announced June 16

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The 2016 winners of the contest for students in French animation schools to produce commissioned shorts will be announced at the Mifa. 47 short films were made by students from six animation schools in France (La Poudrière, l'EMCA, l'ESAAT, Émile Cohl, Rubika and Estienne) for "les Espoirs de l'animation". "All for One Planet and One Planet for All" was the theme of the 15th edition of this contest organised by the 3 youth channels Gulli,...

Mifa opens today

After celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015, the Mifa is set to be an amazing year once again with an even bigger exhibition space to continue hosting companies with stands and the ever-increasing number of delegates. With delegations visiting for the first time from Turkey, Peru, Ecuador, Paraguay and New Zealand, and the Animation du Monde pitch sessions for projects from emerging markets becoming a regular event, the Mifa has an even greater international feel about it. Share W...

The Best of All Worlds: Configuring International Animation Co-Production for Success in Annecy

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Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids are pleased to invite you to attend a panel at MIFA during Annecy.   The Best of All Worlds: Configuring International Animation Co-Production for Success  This case study will give you the keys to a successful international animation co-production.   Wednesday, June 15th 9:30AM to 11:00AM L'Impérial Palace Berlioz A&B        The production and commissi...

Sessions and Demos at Annecy showcasing the best of Google Spotlight Stories

    Please join our talented team of creative filmmakers for sessions and demos at Annecy showcasing the best of Google Spotlight Stories from   RAIN OR SHINE Directed by Felix Massie   PEARL Directed by Patrick Osborne   SPECIAL DELIVERY Directed by Tim Ruffle Here’s where you can see and hear about Google Spotlight Stories at Annecy:   Monday, June 13th 6:00 – 7:15pm – “Once Upon a Time in 360°” Focus Studio Sess...

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