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

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
14 June 2021 - 19 June 2021
Annecy, France
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Submission deadline
Submission/Registration Fee

2021 Call For Entries to Follow

2020 Festival Coverage

How To Watch Online Annecy Festival 2020

Free Access to Content:

  • Music videos, commercials or selected corporate films: via the Festival YouTube Channel
  • VR Works In partnership with HTC Vive, these will be accessible on the Viveport platform:
    Minimum Mass: immersive/interactive, in full
    Saturnism: 360° video in full
    L'Abeille et l'Orchidée: 360° video in full
    BattleScar: 360° trailer only
    Odyssey 1.4.9: 360° video - trailer only
    Ajax All Powerful (Quest APK): 2D extract/music video:

Festival Meetings

Important: all times are Central European Summer Time, Paris (CEST)

Monday 15th June
6:00 pm | The Hangman at Home (WIP XR)
Live session, then on replay on Annecy Online, in the presence of: Katayoun Dibamehr, Producer / Floréal Films, Lana Tankosa Nikolic, Founder, Producer / Late Love Production, Michelle and Uri Kranot, Writers, Directors, Romain Soulié, CEO / Studio Nyx

Tuesday 16th June
2:00 pm | No Dogs or Italians Allowed (WIP Feature)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Alain Ughetto, Director, Enrica Capra, Producer / Graffiti Doc, Ariane Ascaride, Actress / Agence Zelig, Jean-Marc Ogier, Set Decorator, Camille Rossi, 1st Assistant Director, Storyboarder, Alexandre Cornu, Producer / Les Films du Tambour de Soie

7:00 pm | Wolfwalkers (WIP Feature)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Tomm Moore, Director / Cartoon Saloon, Ross Stewart, Director / Cartoon Saloon, Maria Pareja, Production Designer / Cartoon Saloon

Wednesday 17th June
14h00 | Mum is Pouring Rain (WIP Special)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Hugo de Faucompret, Write-Director, Ivan Zuber, Producer / Laïdak Films, Antoine Liétout, Producer / Laïdak Films

6:00 pm | Animal Crackers (Making of)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Tony Bancroft, Director, Scott Sava, Director

Thursday 18th June
2:00 pm | The Island (WIP Feature)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Anca Damian, Director, Producer

5:00 pm | Conversation with Dean DeBlois (Masterclass)
Live session, then on replay on Annecy Online, in the presence of: Dean DeBlois, Writer, Director / Anvil Production Peter Debruge, Chief Film Critic / Variety

Friday 19th June
2:00 pm | The Summit of the Gods (WIP Feature)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Patrick Imbert, Director

6:00 pm | Conversation with Ron Clements & John Musker (Masterclass)
Live session, then on replay on Annecy Online, in the presence of:
John Musker, Writer, Director, Ron Clements, Writer, Director, Frank Gladstone, Executive Director / ASIFA Hollywood

Monday 22th June
2:00 pm | Sexual Violence in Animation by the Blies Brothers (Masterclass)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Stéphane Hueber-Blies, Writer-Director / A_BAHN / Nicolas Blies, Writer-Director / A_BAHN

6:00 pm | Moominvalley (Making of)
Live session, then on replay on Annecy Online, in the presence of: Marika Makaroff, CEO / Gutsy Animations

Tuesday 23th June
6:00 pm | Baba Yaga (WIP XR)
Live Q &A, in the presence of:
Eric Darnell, Director and Co-Founder/CCO / Baobab Studios / Mathias Chelebourg, Co-director / Baobab Studios / Shannon Ryan, Development Producer / Baobab Studios / Ken Fountain, Animation Supervisor / Baobab Studios

Thursday 25th June
14h00 | My Love Affair with Marriage (WIP Feature)
Live Q &A, in the presence of: Signe Baumane, Writer, Director, Animator, Producer / The Marriage Project LLC / Sturgis Warner, Producer, Script Advisor, Set Builder, Lighting Designer / The Marriage Project LLC

Important: Register for talks and masterclasses here

Access with Accreditation::

2020 Festival Coverage

(Earlier news)


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.


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