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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 13th to 18th 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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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

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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         ...

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...

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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.


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