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Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Festival International du Film d'Animation
CITIA
c/o Conservatoire d'Art et d'Histoire
18, avenue du Tresum
BP 399
74013 Annecy Cedex
France
phone +33-4-50 10 09 00
fax +33-4-50 10 09 70
http://www.annecy.org
email: info@annecy.org; film@citia.org

Artistic Director
Mr. Marcel Jean
artistic@annecy.org

Contact for German Entries
Mr. Laurent Million
artistic@annecy.org

Year of Foundation 1960

Event Date from 14 June 2021 till 19 June 2021

Event Date

in Annecy, France

International Competition

Sections Shorts and feature fiction films (more than 60 mins), Commissioned and TV films, School or graduation films, Off-Limits, Perspectives, Young Audiences, VR, MIFA Animation Film Market, MIFA Pitches

Category Feature, Short, Student Film

Terms of Entry films have to be completed after 1 January 2020
MIFA Pitches: short, feature, TV, digital projects in development

Genre Educational, Science, Music, Animation, Comedy, Drama, Experimental, Short Films, Children & Youth, Art

Subtitles English subtitles necessary French subtitles recommended

Format DCP

Registration Deadline Short films, graduation films, TV and commissioned films: 15 February 2021
Feature films: 15 March 2021
Virtual Reality: 6 April 2021
MIFA Pitches: 7 February 2021

Fees none

Attendance Figures 115,000

Participants of the Film Industry over 11,000 film professionals

Prizes/Awards Short films: Short Film Cristal, Jury Award, Jean-Luc Xiberras Award for a first film, Jury Distinction, Audience Award, "Off-Limits" Award, Special Prize Young Audiences, Special Prize Perspectives
Feature Films: Cristal for best feature, Special Distinction, Audience Award; Contrechamp Award, Contrechamp Distintion.
TV and Commissioned Films: Cristal for TV Production, Jury Award for a TV Special, Jury Award for a TV Series, Cristal for the best commissioned film, Jury Award.
Graduation films: Award for best graduation film, Jury Award, Jury Distinction.
VR: Cristal
Special Prizes: "Canal+ Creative Aid" Award for a Short Film, Best Original Music Award sponsored by the SACEM for a Short Film, "Gan Foundation Support for Distribution" for a work in progress, André Martin Award for a French Short Film, André Martin Award for a French Feature Film, Fipresci Award - Special Distinction, Fipresci Award, Junior Jury Award for a Short Film, Junior Jury Award for a Graduation Film, Festivals Connexion Award - Région Rhône-Alpes with Lumières Numériques.

German Films

2020

Short Films in Competition
ALTÖTTING by Andreas Hykade (DE/CA/PT)
FREEZE FRAME by Soetkin Verstegen (BE/DE/FI)
THE ZILLAS HAVE A PICNIC (FAMILIE ZILLA MACHT PICKNICK) by Christian Franz Schmidt

Off-Limits - Short Films in Competition
SERIAL PARALLELS by Max Hattler (HK/DE)
SNOW DUST (SCHNEESTAUB) by Betina Kuntzsch

Perspectives - Short Films in Competition
JUST A GUY by Shoko Hara
UP HERE, WITH THE WHITE GODS (HIER OBEN, BEI DEN WEISSEN GÖTTERN) by Jalal Maghout, Alexander Lahl, Mike Plitt

Young Audiences - Short Films in Competition
LIKE AND FOLLOW by Tobias Schlage, Brent Forrest

Graduation Short Films in Competition
EADEM CUTIS: THE SAME SKIN (EADEM CUTIS: DIESELBE HAUT) by Nina Hopf
INSIDE ME by Maria Teixeira
MILK by Jennifer Kolbe

Commissioned Films in Competition
THE LOVE – LEA PORCELAIN by Jakob Schmidt
TRAVELER – LUCKY CHOPS by Daniel Almagor, Raman Djafari

Number of Films Shown about 2,400 films registered from about 50 countries (230 films in the official selection)

Media Coverage 380 journalists (TV, radio & newspapers; local, regional, national & international)

Specific Characteristics The winner of the short film competition automatically qualifies for the OSCAR competition for the Best Short Film.

Evaluation The festival is a trendsetter in questions of animation; considerable diversity of workshops and seminars regarding financing and marketing of animated films. It is the most important festival of animation films in France and one of the most important festival of its kind in Europe.

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