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China is set to be guest country for Annecy 2017.
The tribute to Chinese animation will be developed around a big exhibition presented at the Château d’Annecy, musée lacs et montagnes, where material from classic films from the Shanghai studio will pave the way for a number of installations by artists/filmmakers working at the frontiers of contemporary art and animation such as Sun Xun, Haiyang Wang, Wu Chao and Weilun Xia.
In addition to this exhibition, there will be a retrospective of a dozen programmes, including Princess Iron Fan (1941), the feature by brothers Laiming and Guchan Wan, three programmes of historical short films, a retrospective of Sun Xun, a programme of short films from contemporary artists, a retrospective of the work of Xu An and Xi Chen and the best shorts from Chinese schools.
„This exceptional collaboration between the Château d’Annecy and the Festival will give a unique and original vision of Chinese animation“ explained Festival Artistic Director, Marcel Jean. „Our project is to offer the biggest overview of the past as well as the present of Chinese animation, by presenting as many historical works as films made by the new generation of independent filmmakers. We would like to talk about the industry and its rapid development, and also make more singular voices heard.“
The Artistic Director adds that „China is a great country, almost a continent and its animation is rich and varied.
In order to offer the Annecy public the best from this cinema, we have been working with European experts like Marie-Claire Kuo Quiquemelle and the director of the Holland Animation Film Festival, Gerben Schermer, not to mention the expertise of Lucie Cabanes and Maurice Corbet, from the Château d’Annecy.“
We are delighted to announce that the young Chinese filmmaker Chao Wu will be coming to Annecy to be a jury member and will have the tough task of choosing winners for some of the 18 official prizes!
Chao Wu was born in 1977. After graduating from the Fine Arts College in Sichaun in 2000, with a Bachelor’s in visual art, she continued her Master’s degree studies at École Nationale Supérieure d’art in Nancy, France in 2007.
She is now back living in China and working as a teacher at the Art College in Guangzhou while also pursuing her career in digital art animation and video art.
A Chinese delegation, led by the SARFT (The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China) will be visiting Mifa in a pavilion space of over 150 m².
Mifa: from 13th and 16th June 2017
Festival: from 12th to 17th June 2017
The Young Audience and City of Annecy Awards complete the short film competition.
Through the words of Artistic Director, Marcel Jean, the Annecy International Animation Festival has announced a few changes in the short film programme. From June 2017, the three out of competition programmes will be replaced by two new sections: the first devoted to films for a Young Audience and the second, Perspectives, focusing on helping new creatives, emerging films and those produced in collaboration or offering a singular perspective on the world we live in and the state of animation.
„We felt that it was essential to give films for a young audience more space.“ explained Festival Artistic Director Marcel Jean. „We think it’s important to select more films for this audience and show them in their own programme so as to offer the best overview of this type of production.“
The creation of this Young Audience section will go together with the creation of a new special prize, which will be presented at the Annecy Town Hall on 16th June. Marcel Jean went on to say, „Through this prize we would like to recognise the vitality of films for young people and encourage more production.“ The Young Audience Award will be given by a Junior Jury.
„The term perspective, meanwhile, can be defined in many ways, but we are using it to denote notions of representation and looking at something, as well as possible changes. It’s a wide-ranging concept, which is moving forward and calls the future.“
Perspectives will also have its own special prize, the City of Annecy Award, which will be presented at the ceremony of 16th June. The jury for this award will be made up of three young Art students who will provide a new and contemporary look on the two programmes in this new section.
2017 is the 30th anniversary of the friendship agreement between Annecy and Sainte-Thérèse in Canada. For this occasion, it has been decided that the three members of the City of Annecy Award for 2017 will be students from cégep of Sainte-Thérèse. The City of Annecy is the proud partner of this initiative.
„All the short films shown at the Festival are worthy of being in the spotlight.
It’s impossible to have nine or ten screening sessions, but by adding these new sections we are showing off the films and recognising them through awarding some of them prizes,“ concluded Marcel Jean.
Der Post vor einigen Tagen zeigte Defizite auf, deshalb hier nochmal und jetzt korrekt alles zur Online Akkreditierung zum Trickfilmfestival in Annecy Juni 2016.
You can now get accreditation online to take part in the next International Animation Film Festival (13th-18th June), the associated Meetings (13th-17th June 2016) and the film Market (15th-17th June).
Topics for 2016
This year French animation will be in the spotlight, with international creatives and industry professionals sharing their vision of the French touch!
The Festival will also be focusing on animation in advertising, and to mark the year celebrating Korea in France, there will also be a programme of Korean animation on the bill.
Depending on your needs and profile, you have three types of accreditation to choose from:
- Festival: with a Festival accreditation you can attend a maximum number of screenings over the six days to discover the best in current animation production. You can also take part in the Shorts and Breakfast meetings, the Students’ Snack Time sessions and the Feature Films out of Competition Discussions to find out just how these films found their way to the screen!
- Meetings: a Meetings accreditation takes you behind the scenes of animation. Apart from the screenings, you will also be able to attend the Conferences, Work in Progress and Making of sessions, Masterclasses, Keynote speeches, and, new for this year, the WIP TV sessions.
- Mifa: your Mifa accreditation gets you into the leading market for the animation industry and its associated events: Share With, Territory Focus, Focus Studio, Pitch and recruitment sessions, stands… The Mifa is an unmissable event to network with industry decision-makers.
- Get accreditation
- Call for Projects for all categories: 12th February 2016
- Film submissions (excluding feature films): 15th February 2016
- Early Bird rates for Mifa accreditation: 29th February 2016
- Animation du Monde Call for Projects: 4th March 2016
- Feature film submissions: 15th March 2016
Das Dresdner Kurzfilmfestival startet am 12. und endet am 17. April 2016
Das Festivalteam schreibt:
„Alles neu macht der Januar! Wir starten mit einer neuen Website in den 28. Festivaljahrgang und zeigen erstmals unser Kampagnen-Gesicht 2016! Wir sind gespannt, wie unser neuer Auftritt ankommt und freuen uns über Meinungen. In jedem Fall können sich alle Festivalfans schon jetzt das Datum für das 28. FILMFEST DRESDEN dick in den Kalender eintragen: Vom 12. bis 17. April 2016 präsentieren wir wieder rund 300 kurze Filme aus der ganzen Welt und sind mit rund 120 Veranstaltungen in einer Vielzahl an Spielstätten in Dresden zu Gast. In diesem Sinne: Auf ein Neues!“