From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, comes THE SHAPE OF WATER – an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1963. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of silence and isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Rounding out the cast are Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Michael Stuhlbarg and Doug Jones.
Opening on Tuesday 13th June with the first-ever Mifa Campus boasting Guillermo del Toro as its patron, this year the Mifa will host all the professional conferences on site as well as the traditional Meetings: Territory Focus, Share With, Mifa Pitches, Mifa Press Conferences, the Video Library… and even recruitment sessions with major animation studios.
More vibrant than ever, the Mifa is taking place at the Impérial Palace from 13th – 16th June 2017 with 1,000 m2 additional surface area!
The first-ever Mifa Campus on Tuesday 13th June!
Guillermo del Toro will be the patron of the 1st Mifa Campus: A new day entirely dedicated to students and entry-level animation professionals. He will be presenting a „Conversation“ at 2 pm at the Impérial Palace, Verdi A&B, a unique moment for this generation seeking references and sharing experiences.
Carlos Saldanha, director of Ice Age and Rio among others, has also agreed to share an intimate moment with students, young professionals and experts at 9 am in the Tente impériale.
Three kinds of meetings will be held:
>>> Chat With, sessions, where studios will discuss their work environments, prospective job offers and the kinds of profiles they’re looking for.
For example, you’ll find:
Walt Disney Animation Studios: An Interactive Portfolio Workshop
10:30 am – TENTE IMPÉRIALE
Join the Force with ILM Recruitment
12:00 pm – TENTE IMPÉRIALE
The Folimage Studio
2:30 pm – TENTE IMPÉRIALE
>>> Workshops for animation artists, teachers or experts to share the savoir-faire and expertise.
On the programme:
Getting Hired and Staying Hired in Animation/VFX Studios
Terrence MASSON, Ilija BRUNCK, Boris JACQ, Alison MANN, Shelley PAGE, Javier ROMERO
11:00 am – VERDI A&B
Before the Animation Begins: Getting the Characters Ready to Act
Kristof SERRAND, Kim KEUKELEIRE
6:00 pm – VERDI A&B
>>> Feedback on new initiatives dealing with training programmes or talent incubators in France and abroad.
On the programme:
Creative Residencies in Animation
Xavier KAWA-TOPOR, Corinne DESTOMBES, Éric RÉGINAUD, Tim LEBORGNE
9:00 am – BERLIOZ A&B
ANDIMATION – Accelerator for Andean Animation
Denis CHAPON, Margaux GILLET
10:30 am – BERLIOZ A&B
RECA: A Unique European Network
Moïra MARGUIN, Danielle HARRELL
12:00 pm – BERLIOZ A&B
Zoom in on My 1st Job
Marie Armelle IMBAULT
6:00 pm – BERLIOZ A&B
Pressemitteilung, 6. April 2016:
Annecy is proud to announce a Masterclass event featuring award-winning master storyteller Guillermo del Toro as he reflects on his prolific career leading up to the world’s first glimpse at his latest creation, DreamWorks Trollhunters, debuting later this year.
A Storied Career:
Guillermo del Toro’s work as a director, screenwriter, filmmaker, producer and author is incredibly extensive and varied, ranging from novels to comic books and television to imaginative feature films. Throughout his career, he has consistently had a strong connection and lifelong fascination with fantastical creatures and in DreamWorks Trollhunters he has created vast and vibrant worlds with complex human and troll characters that create a cinematic television experience.
A First Look
Slated to premiere as a Netflix original series in 2016, DreamWorks Trollhunters will unleash a new, fantastical world wrapped around the residents of the fictional suburb of Arcadia who make a startling discovery that the world beneath their hometown is as vast and mind-blowing as anything on the surface. A global must-see viewing event for the entire family, DreamWorks Trollhunters will bring viewers of all ages around the world into the rich and creative mind of Guillermo del Toro.
Guillermo del Toro will join us during a Masterclass on Wednesday 15th June at 4 pm