Annecy International Animation Festival
In 2011, the animated film Rango was screened on the Pâquier - © CITIA
Annecy turns into the capital of animated film for six days. An opportunity for professionals and fans to see new films from around the world.
Every year at the beginning of June, Annecy in Haute-Savoie is the venue for the International Animation Festival, an event attracting industry fans and professionals.
For six days, the city lives to the rhythm of screenings at various venues in the city and on the Pâquier, a vast promenade on the shores of Lake Annecy. Several prizes are awarded when the screenings are over: the Cristal for feature films, Cristal d'Annecy (for short films), the Jean-Luc Xiberras prize for first film and the Prix special for a TV film.
And the winner is…
At this the 36th event, which runs from 4 to 9 June 2012, 10 feature films are up against each other, including Zarafa, a Franco-Belgian animated film from Rémi Bezançon and Jean-Christophe Lie, Hoshi O Ou Kodomo (Children Who Chase Lost Voices from Deep Below) by Makoto Shinkai from Japan and Arrugas from the Spaniard Ignacio Ferreras. In 2011, the Cristal for feature films was awarded to the Frenchmen Joann Sfar and Antoine Delesvaux for Le chat du rabbin. The short film Pixels by French director Patrick Jean won the Cristal d'Annecy.
Mifa, the international animation marketplace
An event within an event, the international animation marketplace runs every year for three days of the festival. A chance for professionals to meet, exchange ideas on the latest trends and strike up partnerships. This year it runs from 6 to 8 June 2012.