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Special Event: Annecy

Film Headline News

Elastic's Andy Hall takes Annecy with Red Cross Campaign

Elastic director Andy Hall takes top honors in the Advertising/Promotional Film category at the Annecy International Film Festival for his work on the Red Cross holiday gift donation campaign.

Festival Headline News

Serge Bromberg Steps Down as Annecy Festival Director

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 9, 2012 at 6:35pm

Tonight’s closing ceremonies brought more than the jury selections of prize winning films as Serge Bromberg announced that after 14 years at the helm, he was stepping down as Annecy festival director.

Award Headline News

'Tram' and 'Crulic' Take Home Top Prizes at Annecy

The Annecy International Animation Festival just concluded its 36th edition this evening, June 9, 2012. “Tram” by Michaela Pavlátová took home the Annecy Cristal as the top short film, while “Crulic – The Path to Beyond,” by Anca Damian, took the top prize for feature film.

Film Headline News

'Wolf Dog Tales' Brings Animal Wisdom to Annecy

“Wolf Dog Tales,” an animated short film from director Bernadine Santistevan, will have its world premiere on June 4, 2012, at this year¹s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Film Headline News

The NFB Heads to Annecy

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is taking the official competition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival by storm with four films: “Le grand ailleurs et le petit ici” (“Here and the Great Elsewhere”) by Michèle Lemieux, “Bydlo” by Patrick Bouchard, “Edmond était un âne” (“Edmond Was a Donkey”) by Franck Dion and “Kali le petit vampire” (“Kali the Little Vampire”) by Regina Pessoa.

Films Headline News

Annecy Festival Announces 2012 Selections & Highlights

The Annecy Festival announced the official selections for the 2012 edition of the festival, comprised of 49 short films, 55 graduation films, and 60 TV and commissioned films, including 21 TV series, two TV specials and 37 commissioned films. 40 short films were also selected outside of competition.

Creative Headline News

Creative Focus Annecy Call for Entries

Animation artists have until February 15 to submit projects for The Creative Focus conference at the 2012 Annecy International Animated Film Festival, to be held in Annecy, France June 5-8, 2012.

Award Headline News

PIXELS and THE RABBI'S CAT take home top prizes at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 11, 2011 at 5:50pm

The Annecy International Animation Festival just concluded its 51st edition this evening, June 11, 2011. Patrick Jean’s PIXELS Took home the Annecy Cristal as the top short film, while THE RABBI'S CAT, by Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux, took the top prize for feature film.

Animation Headline News

Mifa Marks 25th Year with 16% Visitor Increase

With a 20% larger exhibition space, 16% more visitors (2,300 accredited delegates and 450 registered companies compared to 350 in 2009) and over 200 buyers, the 2010 edition of the International Animation Film Market is showing some very positive figures, which confirm those of the sector in general despite the still difficult economic situation.

Film Headline News

Watchmen, Coraline, 300 & Pushing Daisies on DVD/Blu-ray

WATCHMEN and CORALINE make their DVD/Blu-ray bows, along with the "complete experience" Blu-ray of 300 and the DVD/Blu-ray debut of season two ABC's whimsical series PUSHING DAISIES.

300: The Complete Experience on Blu-ray

Experience 300 in a whole new way when the cutting-edge, heart-pounding visual masterpiece from filmmaker Zack Snyder (WATCHMEN) marches onto home screens as 300: The Complete Experience in Blu-ray July 21, to coincide with Snyder's WATCHMEN and WATCHMEN Director's Cut DVD and Blu-ray debut. All are from Warner Home Video.

Film Headline News

Oscar Winner Landreth's New Animated Short The Spine Created with Maya

Press Release from Autodesk

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., July 6 -- Filmmaker Chris Landreth's latest animated short film, "The Spine", was shaped with Autodesk, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:ADSK) Autodesk Maya 3D modeling, animation and rendering software. Having used Maya to shape his 2004 Oscar-winning short "Ryan", Landreth once again chose Maya to express his creative vision.

Headline News

U.S. Premiere of The Secret of Kells

U.S. Premiere of The Secret of KellsNew York, New York, USAJuly 18-19, 2009

NYICFF is honored to present the US Premiere of THE SECRET OF KELLS, the highly anticipated new animated masterpiece from the producers of KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS and TRIPLETS OF BELLEVILLE. Hailed by international critics as one of the most beautiful films of the year and winner of the audience award at the prestigious Annecy Animation Festival. The film blends fantasy and mythology, folding traditionally Celtic influences into a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes.

Series Headline News

Pat & Stan Partners with Bandai Europe

Press Release from TV-Loonland

Munich/London, 18 June 2009 -- The brand new PAT&STAN series (39 x 7-minute) was awarded the Jury's Special Prize for Best TV Series at the Annecy Animation Festival 2009 last week. This hilarious show is produced by highly-acclaimed French production house, MacGuff and is now fully delivered and lined-up for launch on TV-screens in more than 170 territories worldwide this coming Autumn.

Time Headline News

Aardman's First Venture Into Pre-School Programming Proves a Hit

Press Release from Aardman Rights

Bristol, 17 June 2009. Leading independent distributor Aardman Rights is delighted to announce the hugely successful debut of its preschool property TIMMY TIME on CBeebies.

Award Headline News

Coraline, Mary & Max Win Annecy Cristal Award

CORALINE and MARY AND MAX were the dual winners of the Annecy Cristal award for best feature, announced at the conclusion of the festival on Saturday.

French co-production BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS came away with the audience prize.

The rest of the awards are as follows:

Short Films

The Annecy CristalSLAVAR


Junior Jury Award for a Short FilmL'HOMME A LA GORDINI


Animation Headline News

Top U.K. Animators in Export Push during World Trade Week U.K.

Press Release from UKTI

A delegation of top UK animation companies looking to expand internationally will showcase their work at the world's biggest animation industry event this week, as part of a government initiative to encourage exports.

The delegation includes Bournemouth University, whose students have already worked on feature films like SHREK and LORD OF THE RINGS, alongside the likes of the Bafta award winning Pesky Productions.