If it's your first time at Annecy - fear not
. There are only two things you should know: the first is how to make paper airplanes, so you could fly them across the theater at the beginning of every screening with the rest of the crowd. This tradition was documented in animation at the end of the trailer of last yea's Annecy here
The second is the word “Lapin”, meaning rabbit in French, which is traditionally shouted out load by the audience every time they see a rabbit at the Annecy preview clips. And rest assured there will be rabbits.
Watch the trailer
of Annecy 2009, and find the Lapin:
One of the ways to make the most out of the festival is not only to watch films, but also to wander along the sites, meet fellow artists, smile to your favorite directors at parties over a glass of French Chardonnay, or eat lunch on a paddle boat in the middle of the lake, while admiring the breathtaking French Alps.
animation festival will take place between 6-11 June 2011.
For last year's preview you can take a look at an article I wrote
for "Film and Festivals" magazine (Issue 22 page 20).