Paris International Animation Film Festival 2024

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
17/01/2024 - 21/01/2024
Paris, France
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About the festival
The Festival of Animated Film of Paris proposes you to (re)discover the diversity and abundance of national and international independent animated creation, (national and international ) on short format. The Festival introduces you to a plural exploration of animated cinema throughout screenings and meetings.

Without imposed topic and open to all technics, PIAFF provides an opportunity to young creators, pros and amateurs, to get known by the audience. 

2024 Call for Entries

Only for Short Animated Film. All the films must be submitted with French or English subtitles.

  • If the film is selected it must be sent for the screening with French subtitles. It's a mandatory condition.
  • For the screening the directors, producers, schools will provide a DCP File to the festival.
  • The length must be 59mn maximum

2023 Festival Coverage

Giannalberto Bendazzi Award 2023 : Nancy Denney-Phelps

After Marco de Blois of the Cinémathèque Québécoise in 2022, the festival decided to give this year’s Giannalberto Bendazzi Award to Nancy Denney-Phelps.

Festival Statement:
This award will be given each year to a person that makes us, through their work, have a better understanding and knowledge of this wonderful world of animated cinema - and enjoy it even more! Festival organizers, Journalists, Specialists, Cinema Managers, Researchers... It’s those go-between persons that we want to put a spotlight on. Because they have such a passion for the art of frame-by-frame cinema, we can rediscover unknown treasures of the past, the gems of today, and the future great names of animation.

Marco de Blois was the first to receive the Prize. And this year we wanted to award somebody with the same touching and passionate personality. The same enthusiasm to share the knowledge, the passion for
animation and for the people who are making this cinema.

Nancy Denney-Phelps does that so well with her writings in different publications but especially with her blog on AWN (Animation World Network). Her writings are so lively, mixing reviews of films, reports of conferences and parties, sharing the atmosphere of each festival... and always with a lot of great photos taken on the spot. And when you have the pleasure to attend a festival with her, you are lucky to enjoy her communicative joy of being here and her huge culture of animation. And that culture, because of people like Nancy Denney-Phelps, is always in motion because she can talk about all the festivals she went to and all the great people she met but also talk about her last Coup de Coeur for a film.

Selection Results



Event Dates

  • From 17/01/2024 to 21/01/2024



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