6,013 real-time community members signed up for our April 26 – 28 event, for 48 non-stop hours of real-time live sessions. Our program was designed to follow the sun and time zones around the world, and we were delighted to have an average of 740 attendees participating at any time, with a very impressive start of 870 unique viewers on day one, hour one, rising to 1,000 participants a few hours later!
More detailed statistics from RTC April 2021 coming soon, (check our website for updates) but we wanted to share these excellent figures for an event which just celebrated its first anniversary! A total of 11,053 attendees have registered since our first conference in April 2020, representing 112 countries, for a remarkable global reach.
A stellar line-up and a gathering of diverse communities, all of them passionate about Real-Time technologies.
Kudos to our 150 + speakers, curators, and hosts, who took the floor, in real-time, for three 16-hour days of live sessions. If you missed RTC April, please check our program and speakers pages. This was a stellar gathering of mind-blowing luminaries. Gratitude!
Mission accomplished: RTC fulfilled a major goal to bring together communities too often siloed. Digital Fashion merged with Game Developers and Digital Humans Pioneers, Live Broadcast Show professionals engaged with XR, Health Specialists joined Data Professionals, Events Producers mingled with Movie Makers, Architects exchanged with Real-Time Media, Artists schmoozed with Blockchain and NFTs specialists, Sports Broadcasters dove into Volumetric Capture, unlocking new forms of monetization…
In Real-Time, using Real-Time tools, on one of the most advanced Real-Time LED Stages in the world!
TC’s speakers came together, live, from around the globe. Some experts even came as metahumans! The event was hosted from NantStudios‘ extraordinary LED stage, an innovative approach which pushed the boundaries of what virtual events can be! Kudos to NantStudios team for an exhausting but exhilarating performance, with an outcome beyond all expectations!
Coming to Netflix June 11, 2021
Din, a working-class college student with big dreams but small means, and Long, a cynical but all-powerful dragon capable of granting wishes, set off on a hilarious adventure through modern day Shanghai in pursuit of Din’s long-lost childhood friend, Lina. Their journey forces them to answer some of life’s biggest questions – because when you can wish for anything, you have to decide what really matters.
Directed by: Chris Appelhans
Produced by: Aron Warner, Chris Bremble, Jackie Chan
Cast: John Cho, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Jimmy Wong, Constance Wu, Will Yun Lee, Jimmy O’Yang, Aaron Yoo, Bobby Lee, Ronnie Chieng
Determined teen Din is longing to reconnect with his childhood best friend when he meets a wish-granting dragon that leads him on an adventure a thousand years in the making. Only on Netflix June 11.
Riverdance: The Animated Adventure is a musical extravaganza featuring spectacular Irish dancing and a new score by Grammy winner Bill Whelan, as well as dancing deer, flying sheep, exploding frogs, raucous hurling, fiery flamenco and lots of fun! It’s the first release from Cinesite’s production output deal with content and IP production company, Aniventure. It is being screened as a Sky Original in the UK and Ireland from 28th May, 2021.
- Directors: Dave Rosenbaum & Eamonn Butler
- Studios: Aniventure & River Productions
- Starring: Pierce Brosnan, Lilly Singh, Brendan Gleeson, John Kavanagh, Jermaine Fowler, Pauline McLynn and Aisling Bea
A young Irish boy, Keegan, and his Spanish friend, Moya, journey into the mythical world of the Megaloceros Giganteus, who teach them to appreciate Riverdance as a celebration of life. Inspired by the global stage sensation, Riverdance: The Animated Adventure features new music from Grammy-winning Bill Whelan, and an all-star cast. Riverdance – The Animated Adventure is co-produced by Aniventure and River Productions.
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Check out the Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo poster, designed for the 2021 Annecy Festival, in an animated version by Full Story, with a music from Zikali.
Join us from 14 to 19 June.
In a distant future lies a city known as „EDEN“, barren of humans for thousands of years. Robots have been the only form of existence since. A human baby girl, Sara, awakes from stasis, questioning all they were taught to believe. No longer an ancient myth, two robots E92 and A37 become her surrogate parents, raising her in a safe haven outside EDEN. Who is Sara, and if humans have not existed for a long time, where and why did she appear? Join the 3 unlikely bunch on their journey to discover the truth. Premieres May 27, only Netflix
In einer fernen Zukunft liegt eine Stadt namens „Eden“. Hier gibt es seit Tausenden Jahren keine Menschen mehr und Roboter sind seit jeher ihre einzigen Bewohner. Alles, was ihnen bisher beigebracht wurde, wird jedoch in Frage gestellt, als das Menschenbaby Sara aus der Stasis erwacht. Die Roboter E92 und A37 werden zu Ersatzeltern des kleinen Mädchens, das nicht länger nur ein alter Mythos ist, und ziehen es an einem sicheren Ort außerhalb von Eden auf. Doch wenn es seit so langer Zeit keine Menschen gab, wer ist Sara? Wo ist sie hergekommen und weshalb? Dies ist die Reise eines höchst ungewöhnlichen Trios auf der Suche nach der Wahrheit. Die Serie hat am 27. Mai exklusiv auf Netflix Premiere.
In 2020, we received official validation for our project in the context of the Africa2020 Season, which has been extended until June, so, we will celebrate rich, varied and eclectic animation all together in 2021!
This event is organised as part of the Africa2020 Season
Through the course of the Annecy Festival’s 60-year history, 47 African films have been in the Official Selection. But animation is currently booming on this continent, and the 2021 programming has taken note!
The Jury Members
Among the 18 jury members who will have the delicate task of determining the official prizes, we will be welcoming, among others, the writer and professor Mohamed Ghazala (Egypt) and Naddya Adhiambo Oluoch-Olunya, an artist from Kenya.
The City of Annecy Award will be awarded by the Perspective Jury, consisting of three residents from the city of Dori, in Burkina Faso: Moustafa Kabore, cultural entrepreneur, Soujoude Wafa Naami, architecture student and Seidou Samba Toure, director. For this award, the Annecy Festival is collaborating with the Mayors of Annecy and Dori, as well as the Échanges Sahel association, created as part of the city twinning scheme between Annecy-le-Vieux and Dori, and whose aim is to conduct local development actions in this region.
The Junior Jury comprises 8 children who will be rewarding a Short Film, a Graduation Film and also the Junior Jury CANAL+ Award. There will be four youngsters from Burkina Faso, Senegal, the Ivory Coast and Morocco, who will be side-by-side four local youngsters from Annecy’s aaa association.
A quick glimpse at the Programme
Carte blanche for animation from Maghreb, presented by Mohamed Beyoud (founder of the Meknès Animation Festival). For example, discover the film L’Ambouba by the director Nadia Raïs, along with a dozen productions from Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco.
Directors: Jacob Frey and Harry Fast
Screenplay: Jacob Frey and Stefanie Ren
Production: Anna Matacz, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg | http://www.filmakademie.de
Music: Karol Obara
Cast: Tom Zahner
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The Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, with its Animation Institute and the postgraduate masterclass Atelier Ludwigsburg-Paris, is one of the internationally most acclaimed film and media schools. On a unique campus including the neighbouring Academy of Performing Arts, the 500 students receive an interdisciplinary, highly practical education close to the film and media market by the hands of over 300 freelance teachers directly from the industry.
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„Entrepreneurship in the Digital Space – What’s left for the Content Creators?“
By Co CEO Mike Young from Splash Entertainment.
Content is King – so we are told. But as digital platforms erode the financing strength of traditional linear platforms while offering “all rights” ownership contracts to producers, how do content creators build their own digital empires in this brave new digital age? Veteran Producer, Mike Young, one of the most successful European’s producing out of the US, offers his thoughts on the digital future for animation producers.