The annual initiative seeks to discover new talent and boost advanced animation production from a technical and narrative perspective; entries accepted from individuals and groups – the deadline is December 13.
Special Event: Annecy
To be located in the historic Haras d’Annecy, the new Cité internationale du cinéma d’animation d’Annecy will promote animation to a wide audience, boasting a screening room, artist’s residence, training facilities, and exhibition space for temporary and permanent collections.
Animation’s premier festival now accepting submissions in multiple categories, including short films, TV films, commissioned films, graduation films, feature films and VR works; registration dates for Mifa Pitch Sessions are coming next month.
The coveted Cristal Award and Gan Foundation winning animated feature that follows a well-meaning mother’s pursuit to feed her daughter a delicious meal has been sold in Japan, Benelux, China, Spain, India, Italy, U.S., Canada, and Taiwan.
The workshop, dedicated to boosting innovation in the Ibero-American animation sector, announces winners of its third edition - ‘Caregivers,’ ‘Lumen’ and ‘LIMBO;’ selected projects get 8,000€ in development aid, 3 months of mentoring and a travel grant and accreditation for next year’s festival.
The anime arm kicks off with festival screening of ‘The First Slam Dunk’ feature, based on the ‘Slam Dunk’ manga series, slated for release in cinemas across Scandinavia, Poland, Baltics, Greece, and the Central European region late Summer 2023.
Films by Chiara Malta & Sebastien Laudenbach and Flóra Anna Buda among 22 winners at the jam packed 47th festival edition that saw a record 15,820 accredited attendees (a 19% increase on 2022) from 102 countries.
The City of Annecy, Canal+, and France TV were among festival/media partners to present special honors to films including ‘Island,’ ‘Maurice’s Bar,’ and ‘To Be Sisters;’ winners were announced at a program this past Friday evening.
Today at Annecy 2023, the network revealed the iconic director has returned to helm the next chapter of his hugely popular Emmy Award-winning adult animated series.
In line with the Festival’s celebration of ‘Pride and Diversity,’ the 7th annual Summit, presented both in-person and virtually, boasted an enthusiastic and engaged crowd with a common interest in elevating diversity in animation to achieve authenticity in storytelling.
As the 2023 cohort gathers at Annecy, the inaugural group of women animators from underrepresented communities - selected by FIAPF and Women in Animation - that came together at the festival last year share their valuable lessons learned, development triumphs and challenges, and how special – and critical – the mentoring and support they’ve received has been to their projects and careers.
In a surprise appearance, global superstar Pharrell Williams presented Meledandri with the Festival’s distinguished honor, a ‘Golden Ticket’ lifetime accreditation; Oscar-nominated filmmaker Benjamin Renner joined the studio chief in the footage reveal of their upcoming December animated comedy adventure release.
During his Tuesday Masterclass, the Emmy and Annie-award-winning director, animator and designer revealed a new, limited series based in the ‘Maya and the Three’ and ‘Book of Life’ mythological Mesoamerican universe.
The slew of new projects, sneak-peek debuts, and current series expansion highlights shared with the festival crowd include ‘Disney Junior’s Ariel,’ ‘StuGo,’ ‘Primos,’ ‘Zombie: The Re-Animated Series,’ and ‘Playdate with Winnie The Pooh.’
The new adult animated comedy series scores Canadian actor/comedian Bruce McCulloch to voice lead character Marlon Brisk, a local crime lord and spirit medium.
Nighttime doesn’t have to be frighttime… written by Oscar winner Charlie Kaufman, the 3DCG animated feature tells the story of an average kid and his not-so-average all-consuming fears; coming to Netflix in 2024.
Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks’ ‘LENS’ program cohort took the stage today in front of a packed Petite Salle crowd for the world premiere of their new film, set within the ‘Spider-Verse’ world; program provides candidates from underrepresented groups an opportunity to produce their own film while gaining valuable leadership experience.
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.
The studio behind ‘Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet’ has partnered with screenwriters Amy Higgins and Todd Casey, and ‘Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio’ executive producer Jason Lust, on a 2D film about a young girl whose family is taken captive by a mystical shepherd who has lost faith in humanity; filmmakers will be attending Annecy 2023.
Backed by Ibermedia Programme and dedicated to boosting innovation in the Ibero-American animation sector programs, the organization will be hosting presentations, themed breakfasts, and one-on-one meetings detailing grants and call for applications at the festival, which runs June 11-17.
Ottawa Animation Festival artistic director Chris Robinson takes a look at 5 intriguing short films competing at this year’s Annecy International Animation Festival, which runs June 11-17.
SoHo-based studio invests in the development and scores exclusive Web3 rights to the film, written by Chris Jenkins (‘Surf’s Up’); team heads to Annecy 2023 and Mifa, running June 11-17.
Women in Animation and GLADD join forces for an in-depth look at ‘Break the Box: Redefining Gender and Leadership’ with key industry leaders joining the conversation; the festival runs June 11-17.
Animation exec joins Paris-based animation studio as Development Manager; previous roles include overseeing animated and live-action series at Disney France and developing Studio Redfrog’s kids’ series ‘Smarty Pants.’