Festival International du Film d’Animation 9 – 14 Juin / MIFA 11-13 Juin www.annecy.org
USC student, Chaoqi Zhang, from my masterclass on directing the composer has one of her films in this competition. Congratulations, Chaoqi, and best of luck with “Organic Instruments”.
The Festival: the world’s top reference for animation films
Check out the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with your favourite film directors and up-and-coming talents, track down new associates and partners… in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.
There are a number of theatres in and around Annecy screening Festival films from 10 am to 11 pm.
Each evening at 10:15 pm, there is also a screening on the giant screen on the Pâquier lawn (free to all).
The International Animation Film Market (Mifa)
Don’t miss the animation industry’s foremost showcase in terms of co-producing, purchasing, selling, financing and distributing animation content for all broadcasting platforms.
The Mifa is held in over 4,000 m2 of exhibition space and welcomes 470 international exhibitors.
Located at L’Impérial Palace, the exhibitors’ market is open from 9 am to 7 pm with the visiting professionals’ market open between 9:30 am and 7 pm.
Anticipate changes in the sector from artistic, economic and technical points of view and talk over the important changes and challenges affecting the industry in a varied programme of subjects.
Over 4 days, these conferences serve as a forum for information, reflection and exchanges, furthering an understanding of the issues and deliberating on suitable practices.
They are organised at the Chambre de métiers and at Mifa – Salon Verdi A&B.
The Call for projects
The Call for projects are a privileged exchange forum for animation professionals and the talents of tomorrow.
Located at the Mifa site, it takes place between the project area, the Recruitment area for talent scouts and the Rotonde du Parc for Meetings.
Initiatives and events
Collective shuttles set up for the International Animation Film Festival
Bicycles for hire for delegates during the Festival
Systematic connection to the electrical network, avoiding exterior generators
Selective waste sorting and evaluation
Waste sorting skip made available to exhibitors
Waste paper collection at the exhibition site
Signs passed on to schools to be reused
Choice of service providers that use recycled paper and ink
Badges not systematically printed and reduction of printed material
Modification to in-house procedures
Fewer business trips in favour of video-conferences; digitalisation of material limiting the transport of films
Cuts in the systematic printing of documents; choice of digital communication
Selective waste sorting