AIF is back this Fall as a hybrid on-site / virtual festival after 2020 was canceled due to the pandemic; produced by GKIDS in partnership with the Annecy Festival, event embraces the highest aspirations of animation as a cinematic art form.
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Festival announces 12 films receiving special recognition, partner awards, or additional honors bestowed outside the Official competition.
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.
Program lineup and list of presenters revealed for this year’s event, presented in collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa 2021 hybrid editions, viewable beginning June 14; this year’s theme is ‘The Business Case for Diversity.’
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.
Running October 18-20, the festival will showcase 10 new animated features and special presentations, including ‘I Lost My Body,’ ‘Ne Zha,’ ‘White Snake’ and ‘No. 7 Cherry Lane.’
World’s leading animation festival adds new ‘Contrechamp’ feature film and Virtual Reality competitive categories; commits to increase female representation on selection committees.
Group is the first organization to win the honor, which highlights those who have contributed to change in the animation industry.
CITIA, Image et industries créatives, the SBA Animation Center and SK Broadband sign a partnership agreement to create a new animation festival in South Korea’s Digital Media in Seoul in September 2019.
Sponsored by The Walt Disney Studios, the symposium will feature presentations and panels spotlighting top executives and filmmakers from around the world discussing key topics affecting women working in the animation industry today.