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7th Jun 2023

  France TV Celebrates Animation 

France Télévisions, partner of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, will offer a special programme line-up to celebrate the event.

From Thursday 8th June to Sunday 18th June, more than twenty animation films will be broadcast on France TV channels, to showcase a wide range of national and European creation.

The selected films include first works, films in competition this year, award-winning films from last year’s edition and new releases. A real animated journey!

For the feature films

Five animation feature films will be broadcast on France TV channels!

On France 4 there will be two animation film afternoons, an evening special will be broadcast on Culturebox on Tuesday 13th June and a dedicated offer will be available on the france.tv platform. An exceptional programme line-up aimed at a very broad audience.

On the programme:

  • Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary, by Rémi Chayé (2020)
  • Yakari, a Spectacular Journey, by Xavier Giacometti and Toby Genkel (2020)
  • The Illusionist, by Sylvain Chomet based on the script by Jacques Tati (2010)

Also, on the france.tv platform starting on Thursday 8th June:

  • Tito and the Birds (Tito e os Pássaros, film brésilien), by Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Bitar and André Catoto Dias (2018)
  • The Illusionist, by Sylvain Chomet based on the script by Jacques Tati (2010)
  • Revenge of the Humanoids, by Albert Barillé (1983 – reworked in 2022 in 4K)

For the short films

Starting on Thursday 8th June, discover a collection of 13 short films on the france.tv platform. Two of them are in the Annecy Festival 2023’s Official Selection. Four short films are brand-new releases.

On the programme:

  • Amok, by Balázs Turai – Cristal for a Short Film at the Annecy Festival in 2022
  • Salvation Has No Name, by Joseph Wallace – Annecy 2023 Official Selection
  • Money and Happiness, by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr – Annecy 2023 Official Selection

The short film new releases:

  • A Ferris Wheel in the Desert, by Lénaïg Le Moigne
  • Black Slide, by Uri Lotan
  • A Tiny Number, by Luc Lavault

Also, starting from 11th June, children and family-oriented animation specials will be broadcast on Okoo and France 4

Check out the programme:

  • Follow My Steps, by Nils Balleydier – Prix SACD for a student short film 2022
  • A Town Called Panic: The Summer Holidays, by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier
  • Akissi, by Alexandre Coste
  • Partie de campagne – L'Arrivée, by Roman Borrel
  • Funny Birds, by Charlie Belin
  • Boris – La Collection, by Serge Elissalde, based on the book series "Boris" by Mathis, published by Thierry Magnier Editions
  • The Jungle Bunch, by David Alaux and Eric Tosti
  • Karaté tigre

To find out more information about the programme and broadcasting times, please consult our France TV press release.