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Epic Games Announces Annecy 2023 Lineup

Real-time innovator reveals programming slate with live and real-time demos and proof-of-concept shorts, at the festival which runs June 11-17.

Epic Games is heading to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, taking place June 11-17,with a program that includes live demonstrations of MetaHuman Animator and the latest Unreal Engine advancements via the Electric Dreams proof-of-concept shorts and real-time demos.

At the Epic Booth (#A.09), there will be customer presentations from Praxinos, Kitestring, ICVR, Omen Studios and Ynput. Additionally, featured in-booth demos will include: 

  • Using Virtual Production for Visualization in Unreal Engine - showcasing virtual camera and performance capture in Unreal engine
  • Animating in Unreal Engine - animation principles plus advanced workflows for animators learning Unreal Engine
  • VR Puppeteering - bring your traditional craft to the virtual world with Unreal Engine

Festival attendees can also check out multiple panels showcasing Unreal Engine technology, projects, and talent:

  • Short but Epic” June 15, 11:15-12:30 at L’Imperial Palace, Salle de la Rotonde: A conversation moderated by Epic Games’ Karen Dufilho about avant-garde animated storytelling.
  • Future of Animation” June 14, 11:00-12:30 at L’Imperial Palace, Europe Room: Leading industry professionals share their vision on how and which new technologies will shape the future of animation in a conversation moderated by producer Sylvain Grain.
  • The Art of Finding Your Dream Job” June 13, 2:30-3:45 at Mifa Campus, Room #1: Stephanie Hayot, BD at ArtStation will moderate a panel featuring Joan DaSilva (Epic), Tran Ma (Artist, Educator), Hsiang Chin Moe (SVA, Animation Chair) and Stéphane Biava (Proj Production), as they share their personal experiences and insights on how to successfully navigate the journey from student to professional.

More programming information can be found here.