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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.

Festivals Headline News

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.

animated short films ANIMATIONWorld

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.

Annecy Headline News

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.

Annecy Headline News

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.    

Animated Feature Films ANIMATIONWorld

‘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.  

SVOD Headline News

Dev Patel, Alia Shawkat and George Wendt Cast in Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, September 30, 2019 at 9:55am

Andrew Bujalski to serve as creative lead for English dub of the award-winning animated feature, which comes to U.S. theatres and Netflix this November.

animation software Headline News

Toon Boom Launches Harmony 17, 25 Percent Off Sale to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

Company announces special pricing on Harmony and Storyboard Pro as it celebrates new edition of its flagship animation production software and 25 years supporting creators around the globe.

Awards Headline News

‘Girl in the Hallway,’ ‘Mémorable’ and ‘Daughter’ Win Annecy Special Prizes

14 regional, sponsored and junior jury awards were handed out Friday evening for a number of exemplary animated shorts and feature films.  

Awards Headline News

‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘Mémorable’ and ‘Daughter’ Win Cristal Awards at Annecy 2019

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 11:01pm

Films by Jérémy Clapin, Bruno Collet and Daria Kashcheeva take top honors among 20 works awarded prizes at 43rd festival edition.

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Disney Premieres 3 New Experimental Animated Shorts at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, June 14, 2019 at 7:15am

Festival presentation spotlights Short Circuit program’s ‘Just A Thought,’ ’Exchange Student,’ and ‘Jing Hua’ along with special inside look at ‘Frozen 2,’ the highly anticipated upcoming ‘Frozen’ sequel. 

SVOD Headline News

New Images Revealed for Netflix’s ‘Klaus’ and ‘The Willoughbys’ Animated Features

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at 11:02pm

Detailed work in progress presentations of highly anticipated Sergio Pablos and Kris Pearn film projects wow Annecy 2019 festival crowds.

Women in Animation Headline News

USC Annenberg Releases Groundbreaking Animation Industry Gender Study

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 10, 2019 at 6:26am

‘Inclusion Initiative’ study results, presented at 3rd Annual Women in Animation World Summit in Annecy, reveal some positive industry gains, but mostly areas of startling gender inequality and bias.

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Mifa Announces Big Expansion and Special Slate of Events

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 2:07pm

Upcoming market during Annecy is set to break all previous attendance and size records with over 700 exhibitors inside a bigger exhibition platform, VR area, Buyer’s Club and new conference room.  

animated short films Headline News

First Look: DreamWorks Animation’s Newest Short, ‘Marooned’

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at 1:22pm

Andy Erekson’s stylized look at a grumpy robot, C-0R13, set in the not too distant future, will debut next month during the studio’s expansive set of sneak peeks and work-in-progress presentations during the Annecy Animation Festival. 

Women in Animation Headline News

Speakers Announced for Women in Animation World Summit at Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9:13am

Program lineup and initial list of presenters for third annual symposium, taking place June 10, highlight important focus on “Belonging” and critical topics affecting women working in the animation industry.

Animated Feature Films Headline News

Tom McGrath Returns to Direct ‘The Boss Baby 2’ for DreamWorks Animation

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 7:02pm

‘Bird Karma’ and ‘Bilby’ producer Jeff Hermann will produce the ‘Boss Baby’ sequel, scheduled for a March 26, 2021 release by Universal.

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Disney Returns to Annecy with World Premiere of 3 New Shorts, ‘Frozen 2’ Presentation

Studio to debut Short Circuit experimental program’s ‘Just A Thought,’ ’Exchange Student,’ and ‘Jing Hua’ along with special inside look at highly anticipated upcoming ‘Frozen’ sequel. 

Annecy 2019 Headline News

Nine VR Works Selected to Compete at Annecy 2019

Organizers of the 43rd annual animation festival have announced their competitive virtual reality lineup chosen from 90 projects submitted from 30 countries.

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