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Call for Entries: Annecy 2021 is Now Accepting Submissions

Festival plans celebration of animation both virtually and in Annecy June 14-19, 2021; films and animation projects are now being accepting.

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Annecy International Animation Festival 2021 Film and Project Registrations are Open

The Festival will celebrate its 60th anniversary and will also pay tribute to animation from the African continent

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Mariusz Wilczyński’s 2D ‘Kill It and Leave This Town’ Gets December 3 Virtual Premiere

Polish artist’s first feature-length hand-drawn animated film is an intimate portrayal of aging, mortality, and loss; Anthology Film Archives will host a special two-week virtual engagement in North America accompanied by a program of the director’s earlier short films.

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South Africa’s Cabblow Studios Brings a Cute 2D Twist to Important Diabetes Education

Kabelo Maaka and Dr. Tshepo P. Maaka’s animated short, ‘3 Teaspoons of Sugar,’ which competed in Annecy 2020, artfully presents needed information about the dangers and difficulties faced by people with disease.

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The Mesmerizing and Surreal Animation of Erick Oh’s ‘OPERA’

By Dan Sarto | Friday, August 21, 2020 at 2:19pm

A stunning and provocative new short film by the Annecy Cristal-winning ‘PIG: The Dam Keeper Poems’ director examines diverse issues like racism, terrorism, religion, war, and class struggle within our society.

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2020 Women in Animation Virtual Summit Now Streaming Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 2, 2020 at 2:58pm

A selection of presentations from the first-ever WIA online summit, held in conjunction with this year’s Annecy 2020 Online edition, is now available for free viewing.

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Annecy Adds Glen Keane’s ‘Over the Moon’ Work in Progress and Live Q&A Sessions

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at 7:30am

Now available online, the presentation includes the Oscar-winning director, Oscar-winning co-director John Kahrs, and producers Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou; live Q&A set for June 24.

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‘Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary,’ ‘The Physics of Sorrow’ Win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2020

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 10:01am

Films by Rémi Chayé and Theodor Ushev among 21 winning projects awarded at the 44th festival edition, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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‘Empty Places,’ ‘Catgot,’ and ‘To: Gerard’ Lead Group of Annecy 2020 Special Award Winners

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 19, 2020 at 11:28am

Festival announces 13 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.

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LFA’s Women in European Animation Panel Set for June 17 at Annecy 2020

Day-long video conference, ‘Confinement Votre,’ will focus on what women in the industry across Europe have learned and created during the COVID-19 lockdown. 

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Tony Bancroft and Scott Christian Sava’s Live ‘Animal Crackers’ Annecy Q&A Set for June 17

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at 10:39am

Live-streamed director’s panel will discuss their animated feature, which competed at Annecy 2017 and will be released worldwide on Netflix July 24.  

Annecy 2020 Headline News

Ron Clements and John Musker’s Annecy 2020 Masterclass Set for June 19

Live-streamed presentation by famed directors of ‘The Little Mermaid,’ ‘Aladdin,’ and ‘Moana’ will feature their Disney history and views on animation, past, present and future; event presented by ASIFA-Hollywood.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Daisy Ridley Joins Baobab Studios’ ‘Baba Yaga’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 15, 2020 at 8:01am

‘Star Wars’ sequel trilogy star is cast in lead role of Magda in newest immersive experience from the Emmy Award-winning studio behind ‘Bonfire’ and ‘Crow: The Legend.’

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Announces Women in Animation Virtual Summit Program for Annecy 2020 Online

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, June 11, 2020 at 8:48am

Summit will focus on the pandemic, the recently reinvigorated global call for social justice, and their tremendous effects on the animation industry.

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Annecy 2020 Announces Online Mifa Program

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 14, 2020 at 9:25am

Running June 15-30, the digital market and business conference will feature an extensive mix of pitch sessions, meetings, press conferences, and access to the latest animated projects. 

Festivals Headline News

Official Short Form Selections Unveiled for Annecy 2020 Online Festival

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 10:36am

37 shorts, 44 graduate films, 21 TV films and 35 commissioned films will compete as festival moves online for June 15-20 digital event.

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Annecy Festival 2020 Canceled; Online Version to be Revealed April 15

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at 8:34am

Organizers announce 60th anniversary edition will proceed online from June 14-19 after deciding event couldn’t be rescheduled; official selection and online festival details coming April 15.

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Fresh Takes: The Disturbing and Heartbreaking Tale of ‘Girl in the Hallway’

In Valerie Barnhart’s hybrid 2D stop-motion short, her first animated film, Jamie is still haunted by the guilt of ignoring the girl in the hallway.

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Wes Anderson to Present at Annecy 2020

By Dan Sarto | Monday, February 24, 2020 at 5:19pm

Director of ‘Isle of Dogs’ and Cristal winner ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox,’ along with ‘The French Dispatch’ collaborators Jason Schwartzman and Roman Coppola, will talk about his relationship with animation.

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2020 Annecy Festival Accreditation Now Open

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 7, 2020 at 4:15pm

Take advantage of the early bird registration specials to ensure a spot at 60th anniversary edition, taking place in Annecy from June 15 - 20.    

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‘I Lost My Body’ Pushes the Creative Boundaries of Feature Animation

Director and co-writer Jérémy Clapin talks about the narrative and technical challenges in making his Oscar-nominated, Annie Award-winning film.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy Plans New Venues and 26% Seat Increase for 2020 Festival

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 12:28pm

In response to 2019’s capacity and ticketing problems, the festival is making needed changes to accommodate screening capacity for the record numbers of attendees expected this summer.

Annecy Headline News

Annecy 2020 Now Open for Film and Project Submissions

Festival celebrates its 60th anniversary June 15-20, 2020; films and animation projects across multiple categories can now be entered for selection.  

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