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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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New poster for Annecy 2016, we love it!

The acclaimed French-Canadian illustrator Michèle Lemieux has received many international prizes for her children’s books, including the Bologna Ragazzi Award for Gewitternacht, whose adaption to the screen as Stormy Night marked her animation film debut in 2003. After discovering the Alexeieff-Parker pinscreen technique during a workshop given by Jacques Drouin at the NFB, she began work on her second short, Here and the Great Elsewhere, which ...

Annecy Goes to Cannes with a new program to help filmmakers in Animation

As announced in February, Annecy has found yet another way to promote animated features by establishing a partnership with the Cannes Film Market and participating in the "Goes to Cannes" showcase.  With Annecy Goes to Cannes, the Annecy Festival and Market are giving a handful of project leaders the chance to present the progress of their films and give their pitch in a new setting. The projects were selected from previous Mifa Pitch sessions. On the ...

Belle de Mai Media Division announces motion capture studio in Marseille

The Media Division of the Belle de Mai announced the launch of a motion capture studio in Marseille in October 2015 which will completing its offer to host digital content projects. This major new team is the result of a public and private investment between the City of Marseille and Studios Post & Prod.   Olivier Bechat, Manager at Studios Post & Prod. ©Anne Lise Le Pellec On the site of the old tobacco company Seita, 120 000 m2 of the...

Fateline wins India's first ever Cristal in competition for Commissioned film

Suresh Eriyat and his wife Nilima                                                                                                                    &nbs...

Animation Pride Awards announced in Annecy

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Initiated by the producer Didier Brunner and inspired by the Annie Awards, the great American event which celebrates the animation sector and all of its components, the project of creating the European Animation Pride Awards was announced during the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. While the creation of the association is underway, its leadership committee has already been working on the development of the project and aims to organize the first ceremony at the end of the year 2017....

Interview with Philippe Taboureau 3D designer of Raoul Servais' famous "Tank"

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 Raoul Servais is an award winning Belgium animation film director recipient of prizes including the Golden Palm at Cannes film festival 1979 for short film Harpya and the Grand Prix of Annecy in 1997 for his short film Moths.  Next October he will be presenting his latest short film Tank in preview during the Ghent International Film Festival. He presented this at the 55th edition of the Annecy Animation FIlm Festival.    Philippe Taboureau was a stude...

Interview with Kris Merc co-director The Peach Kings Mojo Thunder in official competition Annecy Animation Film Festival 2015

        Kris Merc                                                                                                                                ...

Russian Animation director Ivan Maksimov reflects on Benches N ° 0458 presented at Annecy 2015

Russian animation producer director Ivan Maksimov presented " Benches N ° 0458 " in the official selection Annecy International Animation Film Festival  2015  short films out of competition category. How to sit on a park bench if... A series of situations "gags" is the backdrop, the action taking place on a park bench. A continuation of characters arrive and sit down to meet the children. Why ? According to Maksimov people with big noses hav...

Full program at Annecy Off with films selection by Bill Plympton and Animaze Daze in Annecy

Le Cygne (the boat offered a fantastic location with an amazing view on the city, its lake and the surrounding mountains) was full for the second day of Off d'Annecy with Annecy + a selection of shorts curated by Animation Master Bill Plympton. 19 Juin - 21h 30 à minuit   21h30 Set 1 1. A Single Life - Job, Joris & Marieke - The Netherlands - 2'15'' 2. Piglette Babysitter - Natalia Berezovaia - Russia - 6'14'' 3. ...

French feature April and the Extraordinary World won best film at Annecy 2015

Official Prizes Cristal for a Feature Film: April and the Extraordinary World FRANCK EKINCI, CHRISTIAN DESMARES, France, Canada, Belgium Cristal for a Short Film Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa > We Can’t Live Without Cosmos KONSTANTIN BRONZIT, Russia Cristal for a Commissioned Film Rotary "Fateline" SURESH ERIYAT, India Cristal for a Graduation Film My Dad MARCUS ARMITAGE, United Kingdom Cristal for a TV Production Hello World! "Long-Eared Owl" &Eacu...

The Special Prize Ceremony

The Special Prize Ceremony took place june19th the Annecy Town Hall this evening at 7:00 pm. Here is list of winners. Congratulations to them all! In Deep Waters by Sarah Van den Boom for the Festivals Connexion Award – Région Rhône-Alpeswith Lumières Numériques awarded by Vanessa Lhoste (De l’écrit à l’écran Festival– Montélimar), Alexis Vachon (Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux Film Festi...

Keynote from Chris Meledandri who brought the Minions to life and to Annecy and discuss the future of animation

The mic will be in the hands of the man who has turned his production company into one of the most prolific in the industry   ...

"Sabogal" is the feature in competition today

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  A judicial thriller that takes us into a fascinating visual universe where Sabogal, lawyer and human rights defender, investigates several crimes against humanity in modern Colombia. With the country in crisis, the protagonist is in constant danger and fights relentlessly, almost obsessively, for justice. Directed by: Juan José LOZANO, SERGIO MEJÍA FORERO Country: Colombia Year of production: 2014 Running ...

Annecy: Au Pays du Dessin Animé

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Réalisation Jean de Loriol Production Label Anim / Canal J Version Courte (13 minutes) ...

Signing sessions with Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, Directors of "Minions"

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See you at the Bonlieu lobby for a signing sessions with Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, Directors of "Minions"   ...

Bill Plympton returns to Annecy (off) with Annecy + for the 9th time

Bill Plympton brings us a unique selection of short works (see below), nowhere else to be seen in Annecy, do not miss the screening at 9.30 on Le Cygne, preceded at 9:00 by the Award Ceremony of le Miaff  (Montreal International Animation Film Festival). The Festival Director (Laurie Gordon to hand the prize for Best Short to Mauro Carraro for Aubade who won but could not attend the ceremony in Montreal april 19th) and a screening of the Animaze Daze in Annecy....

First results of Mapping of the Animation Industry in Europe presented in Annecy

  14.7% of European admissions went to animation films in  2014 One fifth of admissions to animation films in Europe goes to European productions 50 animation films were produced in Europe on average a year between 2010 and 2014 300 children’s channels established in the EU and specific on-demand services for kids on the rise The European Audiovisual Observatory presented the first results of the Mapping of the Animation Industry in Europe study, f...

Watch online at MyHomeFestival

An entire programme of films to watch online! MyHomeFestival is a selection of films, accessible online and free of charge, for anyone and everyone, with or without accreditation and present at the Festival or not! Annecy hopes this will promote animation with a wider audience, letting as many people as possible take a look at the films broadcasted. Check out the MyHomeFestival 2015 programme: All the commissioned films in competition at Annecy 2015; A selection...

Salma Hayek Producer of The Prophet Cancels Appearance at Annecy

Due to unforeseen circumtances Salma Hakek cannot attend her widely anticipated appearance at    Annecy Animation Festival in Annecy France this year to promote The Prophet. Salma Hayek is sorry that she can’t join the team of Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, for which she is the producer. The screening of the feature film Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet will still be held with Director Roger Allers (The Lion King, etc.) and Filmmakers Mohammed Harib (one of the most po...

Masterclass by Guillermo García Carsí and Keynotes announced

Masterclas by Acclaimed creator, Guillermo García Carsi  Guillermo García Carsi will talk about creation and character design according to his particular style where the key is not only the visual part, but also specially building the personalities of the characters. His creative process will be explained in detail, from his influences to practical examples. Creator and director of the internationally popular series "Pocoyo" - Cristal...

Feature Films out of competition at Annecy 2015

Desterrada Colombia - Diego GUERRA   Feature Films out of competition Dragon Nest: Warriors' Dawn China - Soong YUEFENG     Feature Films out of competition Eden's Edge Austria, USA - Gerhard TREML, Leo CALICE   Feature Films out of competition Extraordinary Tales Belgium, Spain, USA, Luxembourg - Raúl GARCÍA   Feature...

Features Films competing at Annecy

  Feature films in competition Adama France - Simon ROUBY   Feature films in competition Avril et le Monde truqué France, Canada, Belgium - Franck EKINCI, Christian DESMARES   Feature films in competition Mune France - Alexandre HEBOYAN, Benoît PHILIPPON ...

Happy Birthday to you MIFA ! Animation stars are celebrating Mifa's 30th!

Watch these cute videos celebrating 30 years of hared work towards ANIMATION Angelo celebrates the Mifa! Kaeloo and his friends celebrate the Mifa! Mung, from Yomzeo and Caitory, wishes the Mifa a happy birthday! All the stars from Zagtoon celebrate the Mifa! All the stars from Method Animation celebrate the Mifa! The Cherry Coco family from Variety Sum are also celebrating Mifa! Spookiz, from Keyring Studio, wishes the Mifa a happy birthday! Grizzly, Panda...

Annecy 2015 Juries

The juries Features films Marge Dean Director, Production, USA Valérie Schermann Producer, France Guillemette Odicino Journalist, Film Critic, France Short films Isabel Herguera Director, Journalist, Spain Bonnie Arnold Producer, USA Niki Lindroth Von Bahr Director, Sweden ...

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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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