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Gravitas Drops Animated Horror Film ‘Canvas’ Trailer

Presented at Annecy 2022, Ryan Guiterman’s highly stylized feature follows a demon who comes to Earth on a gruesome mission, determined to spawn chaos and murder; available On Demand August 9. 

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New Nemesis ‘Spot’ Debuts in ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Reveal

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 13, 2022 at 9:17am

At Sony Pictures Animation’s big Annecy 2022 presentation, directors Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson shared stunning work-in-process visual development, finished animation, previously untold story lines, and cool new characters from one of the most anticipated sequels in modern animation history… to the raucous festival crowd’s delight!

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‘My Love Affair with Marriage’ Plays Matchmaker with Animation and Science

Signe Baumane’s new animated feature, in competition at Annecy 2022, employs her raw, incredibly direct and soul baring storytelling in a film about a woman’s huger for love and acceptance, and how the power of biology is a force she must contend with.

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The NFB Goes All In at Annecy 2022

Canada’s famed National Film Board is coming to this year’s festival boasting 3 short films in competition and a ‘NFB: New Spaces for Storytelling’ Studio Focus showcasing its programming vision and women creators; the event runs from June 13 to 18.

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Annecy 2022 Reveals Special Prizes and Juries

‘France TV Award for a Short Film,’ ‘YouTube Award,’ and the ‘Young Audience Award’ are among the special prizes to be awarded on June 17; festival runs June 13-18.

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Call for Submissions: Mifa Pitches 2022

Selected pitch projects receive unique opportunities including meeting with and access to key players in the animation sector; submission deadline set for February 8, 2022; Annecy Festival runs June 13-18, with Mifa running June 14-17.

Developing New African Storytellers Headline News

Call For Entries: Triggerfish and Netflix Launch Pan-African Story Artist Lab

One of several recent initiatives to help develop the African animation industry, the program is open to African citizens; shortlisted applicants will have three months of paid skills development – submission deadline is July 23.

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‘Beast,’ ‘People in Motion’ Lead Annecy 2021 Special Award Winners

Festival announces 12 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.

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‘Flee’ and ‘Peel’ Take Top Cristal Awards at Annecy 2021

By Dan Sarto | Saturday, June 19, 2021 at 12:15pm

Films by Jonas Poher Rasmussen and Samuel Patthey & Silvain Monney among 20 winners at the 45th festival edition, held both on-site and virtually, finally able to celebrate its 60th anniversary postponed from 2020 when the event was forced online due to the pandemic.

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Disney Channel Greenlights ‘Kiff’ Buddy Comedy

The “nutty” animated series about an optimistic but prone to chaos squirrel and her best friend Barry the Bunny, from South African creators Lucy Heavens and Nic Smal, was revealed today at Annecy 2021; series set to debut in 2023.

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Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Reveal ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’ Trailer and Art

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 10:13am

Coming this summer from Kazuto Makazawa and Production I.G., anime series follows a young girl and her samurai crew, on the run from pirates and the English Navy, as they hunt for unimaginable treasure and adventure.

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UK Animation Trends and Opportunities Highlighted at Annecy

During an online panel, industry agencies, including Film London, Animation UK, BFI, and Screen Scotland, renewed their sector commitment while sharing business development, investment, and government support insights and strategies in the wake of COVID-19.

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Netflix Reveals Shion Takeuchi and Alex Hirsch's ‘Inside Job’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 12:31pm

From the ‘Gravity Falls’ writer and creator/executive producer comes the first adult animated series created in-house by Netflix Animation Studios; show delves into the daily grind of creating conspiracies for the ‘shadow government.’

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‘Big Mouth’ Spin-off ‘Human Resources’ Underway at Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 11:45am

In another Annecy 2021 reveal, the streamer announces an even edgier and ‘adult-ier’ series about the Hormone Monster, Depression Kitties, and other creatures from the highly-acclaimed series that help humans as they journey through life.

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Netflix Releases ‘Centaurworld’ Trailer and Images from ‘Vivo,’ ‘Karma’s World’ and ‘Back to the Outback’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, June 14, 2021 at 7:09am

In the streamer’s first big Annecy 2021 reveal, they tease four of their upcoming Kids and Family animated features and series, including projects from Lin-Manuel Miranda and Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges.

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The NFB Showcases Dedication to Auteur Animation at Annecy 2021 Studio Focus

Famed Canadian animation studio forges a path for unique voices; also bringing 5 projects and a special program to the festival, including Joanna Quinn's ‘Affairs of the Art’ and Claude Cloutier's ‘Bad Seeds.’

Mentoring Headline News

LFA Launching Women’s Mentorships at Annecy 2021

French association that supports women in animation reveals its new initiative, Parcours de Femmes, which targets French speaking women from France and Africa; aspiring filmmakers will receive support in the development of short film projects to be pitch at Annecy 2022.

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TeamTO and House of Cool Expand L’ECAS Free Animation School Curriculum

Companies plan to broaden scope of French non-profit school’s curriculum with a course on storyboarding; a technical data management course is also planned for 2022.

Countdown to Annecy 2021 Headline News

Annecy 2021 Announces Juries and More Special Programs

Festival reveals new judges, along with more must see/do special activities, programs, previews, and professional conference sessions; activities run June 14-19 online and in-person.

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10 Animated Features Selected for Annecy 2021 Competition

Nine additional features selected to screen in the Contrechamp program at upcoming festival, running both online and onsite from June 14-19.

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World Premiere of Disney’s ‘Far From the Tree’ Set for Annecy

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 21, 2021 at 11:21am

Studio’s latest animated theatrical short, about a raccoon whose frustrated parent tries to keep them both safe, will run alongside upcoming musical comedy, ‘Encanto,’ later in 2021.

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Animated Short About Paris Terrorist Attack Being Developed as TV Series

Based on ‘My Life in Versailles,’ the acclaimed 2D film inspired by the 2015 attack, new series will follow the film’s main character, 8-year-old Violette, who after losing her parents, is sent to live with a relative where she must face and conquer her traumatic past.

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Call for Entries: MIFA Project Pitches

Deadline for submissions is February 7, 2021 - selected MIFA pitch projects receive unique opportunities with access to and meetings with key players in the animation sector; June 14-19 event will be run both online and in-person.

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