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Annecy 2024 Reveals Additional Program Highlights

Open-air screenings, ARTE Summer Tour and Moving Image Discovery Workshops among the many festival offerings at this year festival running June 9-15.

Following last month’s announcement of 2024 Annecy Festival official feature film selections in competition, the festival has released its program for the general public featuring a rich and diverse lineup of animation aimed to entertain and delight at all audiences.

Festivities kick off June 9 with Annecy s’anime screenings, previews, open-air screenings and other events and entertainment. Screenings will include Panda Bear in Africa, Blue Lock the Movie: Episode Nagi, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Garfield Movie, Indie Out 2, and others. 

Open-Air Screenings:

Rediscover classic animation films as well as some of the festival’s award-winning feature films from previous years. The event promises at least 14 screenings on Le Pâquier. The open-air screenings are free, accessible to everyone with no need to reserve.

For young viewers the following films will be shown on a daylight screen:

  • Sunday, June 9 at 7:30 pm: Athleticus (exclusive episodes from Season 4)

8 PM screening:

  • Monday, June 10: Dounia: The Great White North
  • Tuesday, June 11: Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie
  • Wednesday, June12: Le Grand Voyage de Gouti
  • Thursday, June 13: SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run
  • Friday, June 14: Big City Greens the Movie: Spacecation
  • Saturday, June 15: Once Upon a Time… 45 Years of Animation with Maestro

Big screening evenings continue on Le Pâquier at 10:15 PM:

  • Sunday, June 9: Chickenhare and the Hamster of Darkness
  • Monday, June 10: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • Tuesday, June 11: How to Train Your Dragon
  • Wednesday, June 12: Despicable Me 3
  • Thursday, June 13: Wolfwalkers
  • Friday, June 14: The Lion King
  • Saturday, June 15: Chicken for Linda!

Additional screenings take place throughout the city from 10:15 PM:

  • Robot Dreams at the Place Chorus in Cran-Gevrier
  • Sirocco and the Kingdom of Air Streams in Seynod’s Town Hall square
  • Leap! in the square in front of the Château d'Annecy
  • The Inventor in the Vignières Pommaries park.

Other festival highlights include:

  • ARTE Summer Tour: June 8-10, Place François de Menthon featuring a photo booth, video game terminal, quiz, VR workshop and deckchairs for chilling.
  • Signing Sessions: Throughout the week in Bonlieu and at other partner sites.
  • Moving Image Discovery Workshops: All day June 12 and June 15 June in Les Nouvelles Galeries. Reservation required via e-mail:
  • France Inter’s On va déguster ! broadcast live: June 9 at 11:00 am in the Bonlieu Grand Salle, free entry to all.
  • The Région Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes’ Corner: June 11-15 on Le Pâquier.
  • Concert by the Union Musicale de Cran: June 15 8:00 pm on Le Pâquier

Action! Let's Dance – Dance Performances - At the Musée-Château d’Annecy, June 14, 7:30 pm

Three dance performances:

  • “Following in the Petit Prince’s Footsteps”
  • "Singularity.
  • Paper Hole Memory”

XR Experiences with Two Works:

  • Éternelle Notre-Dame (awaiting confirmation)
  • Oto’s Planet - La Turbine Sciences, June 12 and June 15, 2:00-6:00 pm

Complete program information is available here.

Source: Annecy 2024

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.