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Peter Lord And Nick Park Honorary Guests Of The 2001 Annecy Festival

This year, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival (June 4-9, 2001) will pay tribute to Great Britain, with a profile of Aardman Animations, along with screenings of classic British shorts, THE YELLOW SUBMARINE, the Bolex Brothers' THE SECRET ADVENTURES OF TOM THUMB, and more. For its 2001 edition Annecy received 1,070 films (1,092 in 2000). 242 of them, representing 26 countries, have been selected for official competition with 193 in competition and 49 in panorama. Confirmed jury members are: AWN's Ron Diamond (producer and publisher, USA), John R. Dilworth (filmmaker and producer, USA), Florence Miailhe (filmmaker, France) and Francoise Reymond (buyer, France) for short and feature films; Estelle Hugues (buyer, UK), Maria Veronica Ramirez (filmmaker and producer, Argentina) and Borge Ring (filmmaker, Denmark) for TV and commissioned films; Shelley Page (producer, UK) and Michel Ocelot (filmmaker, France) for student and graduation films. Other programs include "Advertising And Animation," "Films In Relief," "Rabbitmation," plus a tribute to Alexandre Alexeieff and Alison de Vere. The MIFA expo will be open June 6-9, 2001, with conferences on topics such as technology development and the interaction between video games and TV series. 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.

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