5th Feb 2024
This year, the International Animation Film Festival will pay tribute to Portuguese animation. There will also be a DANCE theme, a new non-competitive section ANNECY PRESENTS in the programme, as well as offering a special venue for fusing animation, immersive creations and gaming in one XR&GAMES area.
Every year, the Annecy Festival offers professionals and the general public the opportunity to discover the world’s best international animation films. 2023 was an exceptional year with over 100 countries represented, and almost 16,000 badgeholders – a record attendance –, including 6,000 professionals at the Mifa and an increasing number of young talents present especially at the CAMPUS, the new area dedicated to students. The forthcoming International Animation Film Festival and Market will take place on 9th to 15th June 2024, and promises to be just as rich with a host of new attractions for all audience types.
PORTUGUESE ANIMATION IN THE SPOTLIGHT
All week, our city will be hosting some of the top talents in Portuguese animation, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2023. For this occasion, 7 programmes will be presented by experts including Fernando Galrito, a film director, and Director of the Lisbon International Animation Festival – La Monstra.
Three Portuguese professionals will sit on our juries, whose list will be revealed in the coming weeks.
CHOREOGRAPHIES: ANIMATION AND DANCE
Dance and animation are both movement-based arts. Animated movement is by no means realistic; it is the result of an animation filmmaker’s specific choices, preferences, and careful fusion. Like choreographers and dancers, animators express themselves through movement. This cycle explores the different ways in which dance has influenced and inspired animation filmmakers.
A NEW FEATURE FILM SECTION
The Annecy Festival Official Selection will have a new section devoted to feature films for all audiences especially youngsters. ANNECY PRESENTS is a non-competitive section that will allow festivalgoers to discover a wide range of films of all genres from around the world, highlighting a greater diversity of world production and further broadening the range of discoveries.
Meanwhile, the SCREENING EVENTS, also non-competitive, will continue to present unique, exclusive screenings and content from major studios and eagerly-awaited productions (completed or not).
In order to support its expansion, the Festival will be operating in 4 more cinema theatres and will introduce additional morning screenings at 8.30 am.
MIFA: A NEW AREA FOR XR AND VIDEO GAMES
In 2023, the Film Market created Le Campus Mifa, an area dedicated to students and open to all professionals. This year, the Market continues its expansion in its bid to meet everyone’s needs and will be inaugurating the XR&GAMES Area devoted to XR and video games, which will be located at the Chambre de Métiers et de l’Artisanat near to the Impérial Palace. It will create new connections between animation, video games and immersive experiences, thanks to exclusive content for badgeholders.
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