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AWN Goes To Annecy In Force

Annecy is getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary (June 5-10)

with Mr. Roy E. Disney as Honorary President of this 24th edition and

prestigious guests such as John Lasseter, Jimmy Murakami and more...

Annecy is getting ready to celebrate its 40th anniversary (June 5-10)

with Mr. Roy E. Disney as Honorary President of this 24th edition and

prestigious guests such as John Lasseter, Jimmy Murakami and more. In

addition to the 279 films in official selection, Annecy 2000 will

present a 10-program retrospective of one century of frame by frame

cinema, under the aegis of prestigious animation historian

Giannalberto Bendazzi, and a program of the Annecy Grand Prix winners

since 1960. AWN is proud to co-host the cocktail party given by the

festival in honor of the directors in official selection on Tuesday,

June 6. Other events scheduled at the festival include the

participation of triple Oscar-winning animator Richard Williams, with

a three-day Animation Masterclass on the principles of animation. The

MIFA expo will be open June 7-10, 2000, and feature a sizable new

technologies area. Conferences include "The Future Of Animation On

The Web," "Motion-Capture: Animation or Not Animation," "Short

Fiction Films, Goodbye to the 20th Century" and "Franco-Spanish

Co-Productions." For more information and registration forms, visit

http://www.annecy.org, call ++( 33.4).50.10.09.00, or fax ++

(33.4).50.10.09.70. AWN's President Ron Diamond, C.O.O Dan Sarto,

General Manager Annick Teninge and Editor-In-Chief Heather Kenyon

will attend the festival. If you'd like to arrange a meeting with us,

please leave a message in our mailboxes at the festival.

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