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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!



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

 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

  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

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

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

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 ...

Focus on India - Circle of Fire feature in development at Annecy 2014

Let's hear how the top animation producers in India plan to finance and produce their latest animation film Circle of Fire based on an ancient Indian story. Director Arnab Chaudhuri, producers Anish Mulani of PRANA Studios and Nishith Takia -  of Krayon and Bioscopewala share their plans, experience and insight into their set release date of September 2015.  Circle of Fire is the follow up to Arjun the Warrior Prince, an animated adventure based on The Mahabharata. It ...

Bill Plympton & Laurie Gordon interviewed at TV 8 MontBlanc with Alain Zirah - Annecy 2014

On le Cynge boat docked on beautiful blue green glacial lake Annecy at the OFF Annecy during the Annecy International Film Festival. Watch as this talk show takes place in the most casual fun filled manner in the Savoie region of France.   Impromptu moments and unrehearsed interviews made for a super delightful gathering of animators, musicians and film lovers. Why is Annecy so much fun? Just because!  ...

"Space Hero" - A New Chinese Animated TV Series

    Chengja He presents us the studio "Snow Leopard October Digital Animation" (''10SLO Digital Animation''), creates in 2004, and based in Wuxi, in the province of Jiangsu in China. Their last production, "Space Hero", is an animated serie produced for television including 26 episodes. A fulllength movie is also in development.   Chengja He directed "Space Hero" and&nbs...

"Feast" - The New Animated Short Movie From Disney

One month ago, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced the synopsis and title of their new animated short movie "Feast". This 6'mn short movie produced by Kristina Reed premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival on June 10, 2014. Such event was eagerly awaited by the public. This new gift from Disney features Winston, the dog of a young photographer. The story is told through the eyes of Winston who uncovers his master's lov...

Brazil Reveals Its New Talents at Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Brazilian TV Producers (BTVP) is an international program created by the Brazilian Independant TV Producers Association (ABPITV) in partnership with APEX Brazil (Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency) and the ministry of culture. BTVP represents and promotes 200 movie companies producing different kinds of cinema.   The BTVP's main goal is to help their members in finding partners, to develop co productions between Brazil and ...


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