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Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market, 14-19/6/2021

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Category
ANIMATION & FILM FESTIVALS
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
15 February 2021
City
Annecy, France
Email
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Edition
45
Submission deadline
2021-04-06
Submission/Registration Fee
No

2021 Call For Entries 

Any audiovisual animation, created frame by frame whatever the technique, made for the cinema, television and any other screening platform may be entered.
Only works completed after 1st January 2020 and never previously entered at the Annecy Festival will be accepted.
To compete, the films should be submitted before 15th February 2021 (all films except feature films) / 15 March 2021 (feature films)  / 6 April 2021 to one of the following categories:
a) short films
b) feature films (made for the cinema with a running time of over 60 mins)
c) TV films and webseries
- TV series and webseries (don’t submit more than one episode per series; presenting an episode of a series already selected in a previous year, as well as submitting pilots, will not be accepted)
- TV specials
d) commissioned films
- educational, scientific or industrial films
- advertising or promotional films
- music videos
e) graduation films

The juries will award the following prizes:
a) feature films
. Cristal for a Feature Film
. Jury Distinction
. Audience Award
. Contrechamp Award
. Contrechamp Jury Distinction
b) short films
. Cristal for a Short Film
. Jury Award
. “Jean-Luc Xiberras” Award for a First Film
. Jury Distinction
. Audience Award
. “Off-Limits” Award
c) TV films
. Cristal for a TV production
. Jury Award for a TV Series
. Jury Award for a TV Special
d) commissioned films
. Cristal for a Commissioned Film
. Jury Award
e) graduation films
. Cristal for a Graduation Film
. Jury Award
. Jury Distinction
f) VR Works
. Cristal for the Best VR Work

2020 Festival Coverage

Juries:

Short Films: Matt KASZANEK, Director, Animation Is Film Festival, USA, Naomi VAN NIEKERK, Director, Dryfsand, South Africa, Denis WALGENWITZ, Director, France

Graduation Films & Off-Limits Short Films: Signe BAUMANE, Director & Producer, My Love Affair With Marriage, Latvia, Jeanette BONDS, Festival Co-Founder & Director, GLAS Animation – Director & Producer, B&B Pictures, USA, Thomas RENOLDNER, Director & Head of Selection, Animation Avantgarde at Vienna Shorts Filmfestival, Austria

TV & Commissioned Films: Marco DE BLOIS, Artistic Director, Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada, Dahee JEONG, Director & Producer, Between The Pictures, South Korea, Diane LAUNIER, Managing Director, Art Ludique Le Musée, France

2020 Festival Poster

Designed by Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo and Simon Roussin – director and illustrator respectively of the animation short "Make it Soul", in the running for the César Awards – the 2020 poster carries us off into a wild and dynamic dance lakeside. An explosion of colours inviting you to celebrate animation from the African continent and the Annecy Festival’s 60th anniversary.

Rationale:

After our collaboration on the short film Make it Soul we wanted to create this poster together, a two-man labour of love. The challenge was daunting for this Festival’s 60th anniversary: the entire African continent is in the spotlight.

The cultures, people and landscapes vary from one country to another, we chose to represent Africa across three generations of moving characters. And to blow out the sixtieth candle, what could be better than doing it while dancing!

Pantsula – a traditional South African dance – captured our attention to symbolise a dynamic, united and strong Africa, so wild and free that it levitates above the lake!

 

2020 Call for Entries (Archive)

The 44th International Animation Film Festival, organised by CITIA – resource and expertise centre in the field of images and creative industries – will take place in Annecy from 15th to 20th June 2020.

It is financially supported by the National Centre for Cinematography (CNC), the Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Grand Annecy, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Regional Council, the Haute-Savoie Regional Council and Procirep.

Any audiovisual animation, created frame by frame whatever the technique, made for the cinema, television and any other screening platform may be entered.

Only works completed after 1st January 2019 and never previously entered at the Annecy Festival will be accepted. 

a) short films
b) feature films (made for the cinema with a running time of over 60 mins), that have not been commercially exploited
c) TV films and webseries
- TV series and webseries (don’t submit more than one episode per series; presenting an episode of a series already selected in a previous year, as well as submitting pilots, will not be accepted)
- TV specials
d) commissioned films
- educational, scientific or industrial films
- advertising or promotional films
- music videos
e) graduation films

-VR Works

Submissions end on 15th February 2020 for the following categories:

  • Short Films
  • TV Films
  • Commissioned Film
  • Graduation Films

Submissions end on 15th March 2020 for the Feature Films category and 6th April 2020 for the VR Works.

NB: For the MIFA Projects submission, see here

2019 Festival Coverage (Archive)

Festival Jury:
- Feature Films: Julie Gayet, Yoshiaki Nishimura, Nora Twomey
- Short Films: Camélia Jordana, Izabela Plucińska, Koji Yamamura
- Graduation Films & Off-Limits: Antonio Canobbio, Dean DeBlois, Virginia Mori
- TV & Commissioned Films: Jinko Gotoh, Vrej Kassouny, Judith Nora
- Contrechamp/Perspectives: Anja Kofmel, Sébastien Onomo, Gerben Schermer

 

2018 Festival News (Archive)

2017 Festival Coverage

2016 Festival Coverage

2015 Festival Coverage

 

 

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 14 June 2021 to 19 June 2021
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