As animation continues to grow in popularity – with more works popping up in cinemas and on streaming platforms every day – new territories and markets are taking note of the versatility and storytelling potential of this rapidly rising genre.
That is why Annecy International Animation Film Festival – the world’s leading reference for animation film – partnered with the Marché du Film in 2019 to create a curated program and one-day event that would feature talks, panel discussions, works-in-progress screenings and networking events specifically catered to the global animation filmmaking community.
With in-person events making a grand return this year, the Marché du Film will once again strengthen the presence of animation, thanks to returning partners Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Animation! Ventana Sur – the animation arm of Latin America’s leading audiovisual market Ventana Sur (co-organized by INCAA and the Marché du Film).
The 2022 edition of Animation Day will first kick off with the Annecy Goes to Cannes pitching session: five highly-anticipated works-in-progress in various stages of post-production will be presented by the filmmakers, currently seeking sales agents, distributors or festival exposure for their animation projects.
In addition, Animation Day will offer two conference panels, featuring world-class talent and guest speakers from the animation film industry, thought-provoking discussions on animation’s place in the future cinema landscape.
With the support of the French film promotion organization Unifrance, Animation Day will be followed by a cocktail event where animation film experts and enthusiasts can gather, meet and connect!
About the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes
The Marché du Film, the business wing of the Festival de Cannes, welcomes participants from all over the world every year and represents the largest international gathering of professionals in the film industry. As the key stepping stone in the creation, production and distribution of films around the world, the Marché is proud to bring together 12,500 industry professionals (including 3,840 producers, 3,300 buyers and distributors and 1,187 festival programmers) from 121 countries to network, seize opportunities and make deals – all in one unique setting!
About the Annecy International Animation Film Festival
The Annecy International Animation Film Festival is the world’s leading reference for animation film, along with the Mifa, the professional meeting place for the animation industry. Every year, Annecy inspires and rocks the world to the rhythm of animation by highlighting the creative dynamism and richness this sector represents. From exclusive presentations of the latest animated works to demonstrations of the latest and future trends, via meetings with seasoned directors and emerging talents, the Annecy International Animation Festival is an exciting celebration in an exceptional setting.
About Animation! Ventana Sur
Animation! Ventana Sur is a global business space for Latin American animation projecting to the world. This section of Ventana Sur Latin American Audiovisual Market (co-organized by INCAA and Marché du Film) features regional and global perspectives on animation. Projects seeking strategic alliances, special presentations, networking activities and training sessions are some of the key elements in Animation!