Citia https://www.citia.org/ Logo Citia https://www.citia.org/resources/interface/logo_citia.png https://www.citia.org/ en Copyright 2019, CITIA 1440 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:09:55 +0200 Fri, 19 Apr 2019 03:09:55 +0200 https://www.citia.org/news:a2495 /actualites:a2495 <br /> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 00:00:00 +0200 The Highlights of the Official Selection 2019 are revealed! https://www.citia.org/news:a2494 /actualites:a2494 Marcel Jean, the Annecy Festival’s Artistic Director, has just announced the official list of Feature Films in Competition, in the Features and Contrechamp categories.<br /><p>More than 3,130 is roughly the number of films submitted this year in the hope of being selected for the official competition at the Annecy Festival! Among these, without any further delay, check out the list of Feature Films in Competition including the Features and Contrechamp categories, new for this 2019 edition.</p> <p><strong>       <br />Features:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles</strong></em>, Salvador Simo – Spain, Netherlands </li> <li><em><strong>Marona’s Fantastic Tale</strong></em>, Anca Damian – Belgium, France, Romania </li> <li><em><strong>Checkered Ninja</strong></em>, Anders Matthesen, Thorbjørn Christoffersen – Denmark </li> <li><em><strong>Ride Your Wave</strong></em>, Masaaki Yuasa – Japan </li> <li><em><strong>The Bears Famous Invasion</strong></em>, Lorenzo Mattotti – France, Italy </li> <li><em><strong>The Relative Worlds</strong></em>, Yuhei Sakuragi – Japan </li> <li><em><strong>The Wonderland</strong></em>, Keiichi Hara – Japan </li> <li><em><strong>White Snake</strong></em>, Kahong Wong, Ji Zhao – China</li> </ul> <p><strong>        <br />Contrechamp:</strong></p> <ul> <li><em><strong>Away</strong></em>, Gints Zilbalodis – Latvia </li> <li><em><strong>Children of the Sea</strong></em>, Ayumu Watanabe – Japan </li> <li><em><strong>Day of the Dead</strong></em>, Carlos Gutiérrez – Mexico </li> <li><em><strong>Homeless</strong></em>, José Ignacio, Navarro Cox, Jorge Campusano, Santiago O’Ryan – Chile </li> <li><em><strong>Kung Food</strong></em>, Haipeng Sun – China </li> <li><em><strong>Underdog</strong></em>, Sung-yoon Oh, Chun-baek Lee – South Korea </li> <li><em><strong>Ville Neuve</strong></em>, Félix Dufour-Laperrière – Canada </li> <li><em><strong>Zero Impunity</strong></em>, Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Denis Lambert – France, Luxembourg</li> </ul> <p>The Short Films, TV and Commissioned Films in the Official Selection that were announced a few weeks ago <a title="Check out the Short Films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank">can be found online</a>. The VR Works will be announced shortly to complete the programme.</p> <p>Other news not to be missed: the first elements for the <a title="Check out the programme of the Meetings" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank"><strong>Meetings</strong></a> and the <a title="Check out the programme of the Mifa" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank"><strong>Mifa</strong></a> programmes.</p> <p>To discover the whole 2019 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its Market and Meetings, <a title="Check out the Press Kit" href="https://www.annecy.org/press/press-kit" target="_blank">check out the Press Kit</a> now!</p> <p>Remember to <a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank">get your accreditations</a> online <strong>before the 31<sup>st</sup> May</strong> to attend the Festival 10<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June, the Meetings 10<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup>, and the Mifa 11<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019!</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 19:50:00 +0200 Annecy’s Official Selection Continues https://www.citia.org/news:a2490 /actualites:a2490 Since the Short Films selection was recently announced, today Annecy discloses the list of Graduation Films, as well as the TV and Commissioned Films.<br /><p>This year, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will have received <strong>3,092 films</strong> from <strong>86 countries</strong> to compete in the Official Selection. The leading countries who submitted the most films are: USA, France and United Kingdom.</p> <p>Today the Festival selection committees reveal the latest films in competition:</p> <ul> <li><a title="Check out the Graduation films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:fe" target="_blank"><strong>48 Graduation Films</strong></a> </li> <li><a title="Check out the TV films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:tv" target="_blank"><strong>24 TV Films</strong></a> </li> <li><a title="Check out the Commissioned Films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:cde" target="_blank"><strong>35 Commissioned Films</strong></a></li> </ul> <p>Discover all of the <a title="Check out all the Official Selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank">Official Selection</a></p> <p>Discover the <a title="Discover the Annecy 2019 Selection Committee" href="https://www.annecy.org/zoom-annecy-2019:en" target="_blank">Annecy 2019 Selection Committees</a>.</p> <p>Marcel Jean, Annecy Festival’s Artistic Director, describes the <strong>Graduation Film selection</strong> as "<em>…especially inspiring. The question of identity (starting with gender identity) comes to the surface and is a preoccupation for several young filmmakers. This year we have noticed a number of powerfully aesthetic proposals and many technical experimental pieces. We confirm that young women are increasingly present in animation schools, as 62.5% of the films selected were directed or co-directed by women!</em>"</p> <p>As for the <strong>TV and Commissioned Films selection</strong>, Marcel Jean describes it as "<em>…innovative and reflects the incredible diversity of contemporary programming. From the conception of the diverse platforms and increase in channels, this results in more audacious and niche productions. We notice that women are still less implicated in the television production field, as they are involved in less than a third of the selected films. Yet this is more balanced as 43% of the Commissioned Films chosen were directed or co-directed by women</em>."</p> <p>Congratulations to all the teams of the films that were selected!</p> <p>During the Annecy Festival press conference in Paris on <strong>15<sup>th</sup> April</strong> in Paris, you will discover the list of <strong>Feature Films in competition</strong>.</p> <p>In the meantime, <a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accreditation" target="_blank">get your accreditation</a> so you can discover all the films in competition during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, <strong>from 10<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June 2019</strong>.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The Festival is Recruiting its Volunteers! https://www.citia.org/news:a2486 /actualites:a2486 Registration is now open if you would like to participate in the organisation of the Annecy Festival and Mifa by joining the team of volunteers.<br /><p>Each year, the Annecy Festival, its Meetings and its Market could not take place without the precious intervention of our recruited volunteers, so it’s high time that you joined our teams!</p> <p>If animation and cinema are no mystery to you, or if you would like to discover more about this universe, if you would like to experience the Festival from the inside, or you have boundless energy and vibrant motivation, what are you waiting for? Fill in the registration form!</p> <p>Welcome Areas, logistics, the Festival Boutique, and more. There is something for everyone! You can organise your timetable depending on your availability. Join the adventure by contributing to the smooth organisation of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, from 10th to 15th June, and the Mifa, 11th to 14th June.</p> <p>Submit your applications!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" href="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=59977"><span class="pict_zip"> </span> Download the submission form</a></p> <p><strong>  <br />Do you need somewhere to stay?</strong><br /> Once again this year, the Festival is in partnership with OMyStay, a rental service between private individuals, for accommodation solutions at lower prices reserved especially for our Festival volunteers. Moreover, a portion of the OMyStay earnings is donated to the association <a title="Visit Les Petites Cantines website" href="https://www.lespetitescantines.org/" target="_blank">Les Petites Cantines</a>, a network of neighbourhood mini-canteens with open access to everyone, providing collaborative and sustainable cuisine with free pricing.</p> <p>Check out <a title="Check out OMyStay accommodation offers" href="http://www.omystay.com/benevoles_festival_annecy" target="_blank">OMyStay accommodation offers</a></p> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The First Short Films in Competition! https://www.citia.org/news:a2484 /actualites:a2484 A first portion of the Official Selection is revealed today. There are 80 short films in competition at the Annecy Festival 2019.<br /><p>The Annecy Festival reveals the first portion of the Official Selection in competition for the 2019 edition. This year it stands out due to the superior quality of the short films received, but, the average extended length of these shorts has resulted in many quality works being forced to one side, due to a lack of time available to screen them.</p> <p><strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, Artistic Director, Films & Programming, <strong>Laurent Million</strong>, <strong>Yves Nougarède</strong> and <strong>Sébastien Sperer</strong>, as well as <strong>Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme</strong>, Director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, chose 80 shorts. Amongst these 40% were directed or co-directed by women, the second highest proportion in the history of the Festival! Geographically speaking 15 shorts are from Asia, which is a record figure for this region.</p> <p>Marcel Jean outlines the short films selection that will compete at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019:</p> <p><strong> > <a title="Check out the Short films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:cmc" target="_blank">40 Short Films</a> </strong><br /> "<em>Here Annecy Cristal Award winners rub shoulders with award winning filmmakers who were students, regular competitors, and unique discoveries that we can’t wait to show you. <br /> If the state of the world is once again discernable within the selection, over all it is far less severe than we have seen in previous years, and some of these films will bring a smile to your lips.</em>"</p> <p><strong>> <a title="Check out the Off-Limits Animation short films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:cmo" target="_blank">8 Off-Limits</a></strong><br /> "<em>The Off-Limits Animation category has the same finding, where some great names in experimental film (Pierre Hébert, Thorsten Fleisch, Thomas Renoldner, and Max Hattler) rub shoulders with new revelations such as Raphaële Bezin from France and the German, Felix Dierich.</em>"</p> <p><strong>> <a title="Check out the Perspective short films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:cmp" target="_blank">23 Perspectives</a></strong><br /> "<em>The 2019 selection is distinguished by the presence of several films describing personal and intimate experiences: Andrea Martignoni reveals a portrait about his recently deceased mother; Jordan Wong films the patterns on his mother’s clothes; Benjamin Hall co-directs a short film with his son Robin, aged 6; and lastly JoAnne Salmon presents a dramatic and touching self-portrait.</em>"</p> <p><strong>> <a title="Check out the Young Audience short films in official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en:cmj" target="_blank">9 Young Audiences</a> </strong><br /> "<em>This year the selection process has allowed us to discover that filmmakers were mostly preoccupied with the question of how to deal with fear. We have developed a programme that is a kind of progression, the first films address preschool, and the last films address pre-adolescents</em>."</p> <p>Discover all the 80 Short Films in the Official Selection!</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Check out all the official selection" href="https://www.annecy.org/programme:en" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> The Official Selection </a></p> <p>Congratulations to all the teams of the first selected short films!</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 The director Rosto has died https://www.citia.org/news:a2482 /actualites:a2482 It is with great sadness that the Annecy Festival team has learned of the premature death of Rosto, at the age of 50, 8th March.<br /><p>Author, director, illustrator and musician, Rosto passed away this Friday 8th March, and he was in the throes of his first feature length animation film.</p> <p>Born 14<sup>th</sup> February 1969, his writing began a series of rock’n’roll songs for his group, <em>Thee Wreckers</em>. At the same time he founded the Rosto A.D. Studio where he started producing and directing short animation films.</p> <p>Between 1998 and 2014 he published the transmedia project <em>Mind My Gap</em>, an online serial graphic novel combining drawings, photographs and musical creations. This in turn inspired an animated short film trilogy: <em>Beheaded</em>, (<em>The Rise and Fall of the Legendary</em>) <em>Anglobilly Ferverson</em> (selected at Annecy in 2002) and <em>Jona/Tomberry</em>.</p> <p>A regular at Annecy Festival where several of his films were screened, he was a member of the selection committee for the short and feature films in 2004, alongside Régina Pessoa and Lolo Zazar, and was awarded the Sacem Prize for Best Original Music in 2013 for his short film <em>Lonely Bones</em>. Last year his short films were part of a Special Programme within the context of the theme <em>Music and Film Animation</em>, and he was speaker at the Animators and Musicians Masterclass.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Jurys 2004 ® A. Gobeli/CITIA" src="https://www.citia.org/resources/interface/2019_actu_rosto_jurys.jpg" alt="Jurys 2004 ® A. Gobeli/CITIA" width="650" height="325" /></p> <p>Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour de Minuit), Rosto’s loyal partner, prepared a few words after his death: "<em>But, before being a genius with images, a talented composer and a world figure in animation, he was first and foremost an exceptional being, a heart of gold in a rocker’s jacket, an unparalleled classy punk who made an impression on anyone he came across on his worldly travels. He became a friend and a brother, a companion whose journey stopped way too soon. He had just finished his musical tetralogy, of which the last piece, </em>Reruns<em>, in hindsight resounds like a testament.</em>"</p> <p>Marcel Jean, Artistic Director of the Annecy Festival, also gave tribute: "<em>My friend Rosto left in the great Splintertime ambulance yesterday. He was an immense artist, who contributed to renewing the creativeness of animation film, he made an impression on so many other artists, and fascinated thousands of moviegoers over the last 20 years. He was also, and especially, a great man, a kind of punk prince whose class, kindness and generosity was in stark contrast with his rocker’s elegant aloofness, his unique look drew attention as soon as he walked into a room. Rosto was attentive, brilliant and had extraordinary courtesy.</em>"</p> <p>All our sincere thoughts from the Annecy Festival team go to his family and loved ones. A screening will be devoted to him in the upcoming edition, as part of The Big Sleep.</p> Tue, 12 Mar 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Animation Education is being exported https://www.citia.org/news:a2478 /actualites:a2478 For the very first time, as part of its animation education mission, CITIA went to meet some Filipino children in Manilla to introduce them to stop motion animation.<br /><p>CITIA are developing educational infrastructures aimed at young pupils to enable them to understand moving image techniques. For the very first time a workshop was held in Manilla in the Philippines, at the Saint Jude College, from 19<sup>th</sup> to 22<sup>nd</sup> February. <strong>Géraldine Baché</strong>, the Head of Animation Education at CITIA, and <strong>Claire Fouquet</strong>, author and director, intervened for three afternoons with a class of 25 children aged 9 to 12.</p> <p class="illustration"><img title="Photo : G. Baché/CITIA" src="https://www.citia.org/resources/interface/2019_actu_citia_deplacement_manille_montage.jpg" alt="" width="650" height="500" /><br /> <br /><img title="Photo : G. Baché/CITIA" src="https://www.citia.org/resources/images/2019_citia_deplacement_manille_009.jpg" alt="" width="650" height="153" /></p> <p>With the pupils, a story was imagined around a song, a storyboard was built, the sets and characters made, and thanks to their stop motion course initiation, they produced a short film <em>Friendship</em>. The opening title sequence was then created on Cintiq, thanks to Wacom loaning the equipment.</p> <p>Discover the finished film!</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/KqQMKAyIIsg" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>This workshop would not have been possible without the <a title="Visit French Embassy in the Philippines website" href="https://ph.ambafrance.org/-English-" target="_blank">French Embassy in the Philippines</a>, the ACPI (<a title="Visit the ACPI website" href="http://www.animationcouncil.org/" target="_blank">Animation Council of the Philippines</a>), Mrs Leonides Mascarenas, the Grade 6 Advisor of the Saint Jude College and her class.</p> <p>A great first time success that no doubt will be repeated!</p> <p class="illustration"><a title="Visit French Embassy in the Philippines website" href="https://ph.ambafrance.org/-English-" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.citia.org/resources/interface/logo_ministere_aff_etrangeres.jpg" alt="" width="120" height="117" /></a>               <a title="Visit the ACPI website" href="http://www.animationcouncil.org/" target="_blank"><img src="https://www.citia.org/resources/interface/logo_animation_council_Philippines_ACPI.jpg" alt="" width="150" height="96" /></a></p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 New edition, new poster! https://www.citia.org/news:a2477 /actualites:a2477 The illustrator Charlotte Gastaut has designed the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival edition’s visual identity.<br /><p>This year <a title="More info about Charlotte Gastaut" href="http://www.charlottegastaut.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Charlotte Gastaut</strong></a>, French illustrator, has created the 2019 Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market poster.</p> <p>She explains her creative process for this poster: <br /> "<em>The idea was to harmonise the themes of this year’s Festival (Japan, cuisine), Annecy and animation, all within one image.</em></p> <em> </em> <p><em>I worked on my design by adopting the Japanese printing codes: colour graduation, mist and space. I conjured up the sense of animation with the movement of the floating leaves, the time passing with day and night. Cuisine is brought to life through the acidulous colours and the rice grain print on her clothes. Annecy, with the lake, and the mountains reflected in the water. Just like that, the poster was born!</em>"</p> <p>Born in April 1974, Charlotte Gastaut grew up in Marseille, the city that defines her, and later moved to Paris graduating in 1996 from the ESAG graphic design school. She illustrated for newspapers, advertising agencies and trend agencies before illustrating her first book in 2001, at Albin Michel Editions, <em>Les Trois Arbres de la vie</em> by Giorda.</p> <p>In 2004 her encounter with Charlotte Moundlic, at the Groupe Flammarion publishing house, will subsequently produce works including <em>Le Grand Voyage de mademoiselle Prudence</em>, <em>Poucette </em>and <em>Peau d’Âne</em>.</p> <p>Currently, Charlotte Gastaut has many diverse clients counting Fendi, Diptyque, L’Occitane, Van Cleef & Arpels, Godiva and Hermès. She recently launched her own brand of illustrated silk scarves, <em>Charlotte Gastaut Collections</em>. The beginning of a new chapter.</p> <p>Discover the poster <br /> <a class="btn btn1" title="See the poster Annecy 2018" href="https://www.annecy.org/resources/download.php?id=59619"><span class="icon20_hd"> </span> Download</a></p> Mon, 25 Feb 2019 11:57:00 +0100 Annecy 2019 accreditations are open! https://www.citia.org/news:a2474 /actualites:a2474 Festival, Meetings, Mifa: accreditations are open. Browse the offers and take your pick. The perfect opportunity to discover Annecy’s new image!<br /><p>Online accreditations are officially open for Annecy 2019 edition. You have already discovered this year’s two themes: <strong>Japanese Animation</strong> and <strong>Gastronomy</strong>. A rich and varied program awaits you in June, discover it online over the coming months!</p> <p>This year the <strong>Annecy International Animation Film Festival</strong> will be held from Monday 10<sup>th</sup> to Saturday 15<sup>th</sup> June 2019, the Meetings from Monday 10<sup>th</sup> to Friday 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019 and the <strong>International Animation Film Market (Mifa)</strong> from Tuesday 11<sup>th</sup> to Friday 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019.</p> <p>Choose the accreditation that best suits your needs and expectations:</p> <p>- <strong>Festival Accreditation:</strong> enjoy the complete Official Selection, with the new arrivals VR works in competition and the Contrechamp selection, enhanced with Screening Events, Special Programs, as well as Exhibitions, Signing Sessions, Open Air Screenings, and more! <br /><strong><a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/festival:en/take-part" target="_blank">Register here for the Festival accreditation!</a></strong> </p> <p>- <strong>Meetings Accreditation:</strong> complement the Festival accreditation access with Conferences, Making Of, Keynotes, Work in Progress, Masterclasses and Studio Focus. The Meetings Accreditation enables you to listen and discuss with numerous animation geniuses and experts. <br /><strong><a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/meetings/take-part" target="_blank">Register here for the Meetings accreditation!</a></strong></p> <p>- <strong>Mifa Accreditation:</strong> have even more access with the Mifa accreditation. It groups together the Festival and Meetings offers and also opens the doors to the Market where you will discover the Mifa Pitches, Mifa Campus, Share With, Demo Sessions, Territory Focus (Pitching & Industry), Meet the, Mifa Special events, and where you will find the Stands & Pavilions, Training Institutes, Recruitment, New Technologies, VR Areas and more. <br /> > Take advantage of the early bird price before the 28/02!<br /> <a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/take-part" target="_blank"><strong>Register here for the Mifa accreditation!</strong></a></p> <p>Accreditations devised for <a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/students-training-institut" target="_blank"><strong>Students and Training Institutes</strong></a>, the <a title="Get your Press accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/press/take-part" target="_blank"><strong>Press</strong></a>, <a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/industry-professionals" target="_blank"><strong>Professionals</strong></a> and <a title="Get your accreditation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/buyers" target="_blank"><strong>Buyers</strong></a> are also open!</p> <p><strong>Information not to be missed:</strong></p> <ul> <li>You still have a few days left to submit your short films (15/02), feature films (15/03) and VR works (15/04)! <br /><a title="Submit your film" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-film" target="_blank"><strong>Submit a film</strong></a></li> <li><a title="Reserve your accommodation" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/accommodation" target="_blank"><strong>Reserve your accommodation</strong></a> now for the month of June!  </li> <li>Contact <a title="More info about My Mifa Concierge" href="https://thelocalbird.com/en/le-concierge-local-pro/my-mifa-concierge/" target="_blank"><strong>My Mifa Concierge</strong></a> services to organise your visit for you! </li> <li>Lastly, browse the brand-new Annecy website, and discover its fresh new image!</li> </ul> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy 2019: the Mifa is always trailblazing! https://www.citia.org/news:a2472 /actualites:a2472 This indispensable annual gathering continues to evolve whilst consistently fulfilling everyone’s needs!<br /><h2>Redesigned spaces to optimise "your Mifa"</h2> <ul> <li><strong>A new marquee, on the steps of the Impérial Palace</strong> sheltering the Mifa Welcome Area. There will also be a new Press Room with a terrace, in order to upgrade your welcome and simplify your access to the Market.</li> <li><strong>A larger and more enhanced VR area</strong></li> <li><strong>A 1,500m² platform on the lake</strong> (700m² in 2018), which, for the first time, will host stands with terraces, a new conference room seating 300, and as usual the Chill Out Area.</li> <li><strong>The private Plage du Mifa</strong> (Mifa Beach) allows you to plan appointments, lunches and even cocktail parties, with complete peace of mind, in addition to enjoying the Chill Out Area on the lake!</li> </ul> <p><img src="https://www.citia.org/resources/download.php?id=53300" alt="" width="585" height="422" /></p> <h2>Increased support</h2> <p><strong>Buyers</strong><br /> <strong>The creation of a Buyers’ Club.</strong> Right at the heart of the Mifa there will be a new area entirely dedicated to buyers, to assist them in their appointments and facilitate access to: 6 viewing units, private tables and a privileged welcome throughout the week.</p> <p><strong>Operators </strong><br /> For the first time at the Mifa, there will be an afternoon of screening feature films in the last stages of production dedicated to operators, in partnership with the AFCA, to give support to adult animation feature films.</p> <p><a title="More info about the Gap Financing: Meet the Producers" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/meet-the:en" target="_blank"><strong>Gap Financing: Meet the Producers</strong></a><br /> The Mifa supports producers of feature films in the final phase of funding (85% secured), by allowing them to showcase their projects and have dedicated appointments.</p> <br /> <p><em>“At the beginning of 2019, the Mifa once again wishes you the very best and announces their new year’s resolutions!</em></p> <p><em>Faced with constant evolution, whether for the Mifa or the animation sector in general (AVMS Directive of the European Parliament, CNC Animation Plan, Audiovisual Reform, etc.), new measures are needed. In order to take into account the numerous changes announced the Mifa is evolving, developing new infrastructures and setting up new meeting formats to accompany animation at all levels: a larger number of meeting areas at the heart of the Mifa, to facilitate discussions and to improve all badgeholders’ welcome, support producers in financing feature films, support buyers, sellers, distributors and operators for improved film diffusion, support project leaders, develop VR, etc.</em></p> <p><em><strong>Welcome and support</strong> will be the Mifa 2019’s catchphrase!”</em></p> <p><strong>Véronique Encrenaz,</strong> Head of Mifa</p> <h2>And also</h2> <p>The renewal of the <strong><a title="More info" href="https://www.annecy.org/mifa:en/reserve-a-stand" target="_blank">"Creative Europe MEDIA" Umbrella</a>, international meetings with women in animation organised by Women in Animation and Les Femmes s’Animent, Mifa Campus, etc.</strong></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Happy New Year 2019! https://www.citia.org/news:a2469 /actualites:a2469 The entire team at CITIA, organisers of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Mifa, wish you an excellent 2019!<br /><p>New projects, enriching encounters and overflowing creativity: CITIA wishes you a marvelous 2019, devoted to animation!</p> <div class="blc_iframe"><img class="blc_iframe_img" src="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAJAIAAAP///wAAACH5BAEAAAAALAAAAAAQAAkAAAIKhI+py+0Po5yUFQA7" alt="" /> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/1fL44x5gs3M" width="560" height="315"></iframe></div> <p>CITIA are thrilled to renew their collaboration with the students at the École des Nouvelles Images, who are responsible for this animated greeting card.</p> <p>Check out the other five greeting cards created by the students for the same promotion.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Voir les vidéos" href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqOJyps-Wxw&list=PLii1z_2zfLz40v9I_PCYLa1CSH3o1-gDg&index=2" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_oeil"> </span> Watch the videos </a></p> <p>Stay connected to receive all the latest news that we have in store for 2019!<br /><strong>     </strong></p> <p><strong><a title="Visit Ecole des Nouvelles Images website" href="https://nouvellesimages.xyz/" target="_blank">The École des Nouvelles Images</a>  </strong><br /> The École des Nouvelles Images provides higher training of excellence in Avignon. Over a period of 5-years of studies the students learn about all the animation and computer graphics professions.<br /> The greeting cards were created by the 3<sup>rd</sup> year students. This team exercise is the first project of the year (using any choice of techniques). Then, during the second trimester a 3D creative exercise is organised. <br /> From script writing to the movie theater, students validate their knowledge through all the stages of 3D production. Intense and structuring, the École des Nouvelles Images reveals the characters of each individual and faces them up to the realities of the professional world.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +0100 Annecy: official festival partner with the Annie Awards™ https://www.citia.org/news:a2465 /actualites:a2465 Annecy joins the Ottawa, Hiroshima and Zagreb festivals by becoming a partner of the Annie Awards™, that are organised by the ASIFA-Hollywood, International Animated Film Society.​<br /><p>As part of these partnerships, ASIFA-Hollywood has allowed the festivals’ grand prize winners to submit their work for Annie Award™ consideration at no charge. This year, there are 10 festival grand prize winners who have submitted for an Annie Award™. The hope is that these festival partnerships will help to expand the scope of the Annie Awards™ internationally.</p> <p>When asked about this festival initiative, <strong>Frank Gladstone</strong>, ASIFA-Hollywood's executive director remarked, "<em>For years, we have been trying to enlarge the scope of the Annie Awards to include more international productions. Adding Annecy and the other major animation festivals as Annie partners is another way to bring an expanding world-wide scope to both our event, as well as giving well- deserved industry attention to so many more worthwhile projects.</em>"</p> <p>"<em>We are thrilled to collaborate with ASIFA-Hollywood in promoting artistic animated creations.<br />This is an additional opportunity to support films and directors by giving them improved visibility competing at the prestigious Annie AwardsTM, who give genuine acknowledgment to animation professionals.</em>"<br /><strong>Mickaël Marin</strong>, CEO, CITIA</p> <p><strong>ASIFA-Hollywood</strong><br /> ASIFA-Hollywood is the world’s first and foremost professional organization dedicated to promoting the Art of Animation and celebrating the people who create it. Today, ASIFA-Hollywood, the largest chapter of the international ASIFA organization, supports a range of animation activities and preservation efforts through its membership. Current initiatives include the Animation Archive, Animation Aid Foundation, Animation Educators Forum, animated film preservation, special events, scholarships and screenings.</p> <p>For more information: <a title="Visit ASIFA-Hollywood website" href="https://www.asifa-hollywood.org/" target="_blank">www.asifa-hollywood.org</a></p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 17:00:00 +0100 Annecy officially launches its Animation Cinema City https://www.citia.org/news:a2460 /actualites:a2460 Following the vote by the Municipal Council at Annecy Town Hall on Monday 12th November, the Council have officially announced the launch of its Animation Cinema City.<br /><p>For nearly 60 years Annecy has hosted the world’s largest festival dedicated to animation, organized by CITIA. In 2018 almost 12,000 professionals and animation enthusiasts, from 90 different countries, have gathered together in Annecy to celebrate animated film. Over the years Annecy has become the number one artistic and professional meeting place.</p> <p>Following the vote by the Municipal Council at Annecy Town Hall on Monday 12<sup>th</sup> November, the Council have officially announced the launch of its Animation Cinema City. This project will provide the world capital of animated film a permanent showcase entirely dedicated to this art form.</p> <h2>An ambitious project sees the light of day: The Haras, an architectural landmark nestled in a haven of green</h2> <p>It is here at the heart of the city, nestled in 2.6 hectares of lush greenery and surrounded by historical architecture, that the project first saw the light of day. The Haras was built in 1885, a contemporary of the birth of cinema. Annecy Town Hall acquired the Haras in 2013, and the transformation of this 19th-century heritage site addresses three specific issues:</p> <ul> <li><strong>restauration of 6500 m² of the heritage site and the enhancement of its 2.6 hectare parkland; </strong></li> <li>opening the site so that it will be a <strong>lively and convivial place to meet,</strong> notably with the installation of the <strong>gourmet market-hall; </strong></li> <li>and lastly, the creation of <strong>an emblematic venue, unique in Europe, dedicated to the world of animated film.</strong></li> </ul> <h2>The creation of an Animation Cinema City, a legitimate choice</h2> <p><strong>Since 1960, by virtue of its Festival, and later its International Animation Film Market, Annecy has become the world’s leading reference in the field of animated film.</strong></p> <p>Promoting the Moving Image and making it accessible to the widest audience possible throughout the year and for all generations are CITIA’s main objectives. CITIA is a resource and expertise centre in the field of Image and Creative Industries. Since 2006, beyond the June events, CITIA’s initiatives have evolved considerably.</p> <p>Hence the launch of the <strong>Animation Cinema City is a logical outcome for both CITIA and Annecy Town Hall. Six schemes are already in the pipeline:</strong></p> <ul> <li><strong>A temporary exhibition on an international scale <br /></strong></li> <li><strong>A permanent exhibition <br /></strong></li> <li><strong>An artist in residence <br /></strong></li> <li><strong>A screening room <br /></strong></li> <li><strong>Areas devoted to the Animation Education <br /></strong></li> <li><strong>A venue for experimenting with creative animation in all its forms!</strong></li> </ul> <p><strong>An architect’s competition</strong> has been launched and the winning team will be selected in Spring 2019. The inauguration of the Animation Cinema City is scheduled for the beginning of 2023.</p> <p><em>“To ensure Annecy’s identity in the field of animated film, the Town Hall is implementing an ambitious project for an Animation Cinema City located at the Haras, in an architecturally stunning and green setting.” </em><br /><strong> Jean-Luc Rigaut, Mayor of the New Annecy Township<br /></strong></p> <p><em>“This project will allow the public to discover all forms of creation and innovation, and to even experiment by trying them out. This will symbolize the permanent nature of animated film in Annecy”.</em><br /><strong> Dominique Puthod, Chairman of CITIA, Delegated Mayor of Annecy</strong></p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:00 +0100 Submissions are open for Annecy 2019 https://www.citia.org/news:a2455 /actualites:a2455 Are you a director or project leader of an animation film? Submit it for the next Annecy Festival and Mifa.<br /><p>Would you like to present your animation film to the official selection during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019? Or, would you like to present your animation film project at the Mifa Pitch sessions? Submissions are open!</p> <h2>Submitting films</h2> <p>To compete in the official selection during the next edition of the Festival, register your film in the corresponding category as of today. NB: there is a new section for Feature Films, <strong>Contrechamp</strong>, that replaces the out of competition category, and <strong>virtual reality</strong> has now become a competitive category! <a title="More info about the first major changes for Annecy 2019" href="https://www.annecy.org/news:a2454" target="_blank"><strong>For more info</strong></a></p> <ul> <li>Short Films </li> <li>Feature Films </li> <li>Television Films </li> <li>Commissioned Films </li> <li> Graduation Films</li> </ul> <p>To submit a virtual reality work, choose the registration form corresponding to your film category and tick the "Virtual reality" box at step 3.</p> <p>You have until <strong>15<sup>th</sup> February 2019</strong> to submit your Short Films, Commissioned Films, Television and Graduation Films, until <strong>15<sup>th</sup> March 2019</strong> for your Feature Films and until <strong>15<sup>th</sup> April 2019</strong> for Virtual reality.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Submit your film online" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-film" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_form"> </span> Submit your film online </a></p> <h2>Submitting film projects</h2> <p>To present your animation film project at the Annecy International Animation Film Market, to a professional audience, fill in the registration form now.</p> <ul> <li>Short Films </li> <li>TV Series & Specials </li> <li>Feature Films </li> <li>Interactive creations & Transmedia </li> <li>Animation du Monde</li> </ul> <p>You have until <strong>4<sup>th</sup> February 2019</strong> to register your animation film project in your chosen category.</p> <p><a class="btn btn1" title="Submit your film project online" href="https://www.annecy.org/take-part/submit-a-project" target="_blank"> <span class="icon20_form"> </span> Submit your film projetct online </a></p> <p>   <br />Don’t waste another minute to take part in the Annecy 2019 adventure, where Japanese animation will be honored. Rendezvous 10<sup>th</sup> to 15<sup>th</sup> June for the Festival and 11<sup>th</sup> to 14<sup>th</sup> June 2019 for the Mifa.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200 Annecy 2019, changes! https://www.citia.org/news:a2454 /actualites:a2454 The feature film out of competition category is replaced by a competitive section, more women on the selection committees, and development of VR. These are the first major changes for our next edition!<br /><p><strong>A new feature film competitive section</strong></p> <p>Due to the considerable development of feature film production globally, 2019 Annecy inaugurates a new section that has just been added to the official competition: <strong>Contrechamp</strong>. <br /> This new section brings together a dozen feature films, with the view of <strong>offering a better showcase for the most unique feature films, as well as those that create more challenges vis-à-vis the audience.</strong> <br /> Therefore, the feature film out of competition category will be replaced by Contrechamp.</p> <br /> <p><strong>VR@ANNECY: an indispensable presence</strong></p> <p><strong>In competition </strong><br /> Since 2016, virtual reality has been an important aspect of the Festival, where new virtual reality animated short films or animated clips can be viewed by the general public and professionals. <br /> In 2019 virtual reality will be instated as a competitive category. This decision is due to an increasing demand from professionals and will accommodate more works and reveal the latest and most innovative projects possible.</p> <p><strong> A leading position for Conferences and Mifa is to be reinforced</strong><br /> For 2019 CITIA confirms the VR status at the heart of the Festival and the Market by developing <strong>a transversal, ambitious and complementary programme</strong> to the existing one, dedicated to immersive creation. <br /> This decision is motivated by the desire to make Annecy THE unmissable event for animated creations in all its forms, via conferences, Work in Progress (WIP), Pitches, stands and more.</p> <br /> <p><strong>More women on the selection committee!</strong></p> <p><strong>Continuous change </strong><br /> June 2018, Patrick Eveno, then director of CITIA, signed the <strong>Charter 5050x2020</strong> for Parity and Diversity in Film, Audiovisual and Animated Film Festivals. CITIA is continuing his commitment to encourage a fair place for women within the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and more generally in the animation film sector, and reinforcing its commitment to achieving gender parity at the centre of the organization. <br /> With this view in mind, and under the leadership of <strong>Mickaël Marin</strong>, the new director, there will be an increased feminine presence on the selection committees for Feature Films, TV and Commissioned Films, Graduation Films and VR categories. Since 2017 Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, is involved in the Short Films category.</p> <p>The Annecy 2019 selection team that will work alongside <strong>Marcel Jean</strong>, the artistic director, will be unveiled soon.</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2018 00:00:00 +0200