Coronavirus: Annecy Festival airs online in June 2020

Published by Julie M. · Published on 23 April 2020 at 14h19 · Updated on 26 April 2020 at 16h18
Annecy International Animated Movie Festival – said to celebrate its 60th anniversary this year – will air online for the first time ever. Let’s discover together the first part of the program of the festival that will air online from June 15 to 30, 2020.

As the Annecy International Animated Movie Festival would have celebrated its 60th anniversary this year, the health conditions do not allow the organization of an on-site festival before summer. But postponing the festival was not an option for organizers. The event will then take place online: “We took the decision not to move the Festival to a later date. The necessary facilities and the regular events’ calendar, as well as scheduled postponements of other events, do not provide us with a reasonable option.”

The program initially planned for the 60th anniversary of the festival and expected to celebrate African animation is postponed to 2021. Yet, a brand-new festival – that is being organized online on a platform still being developed – will take place from June 15 to 30, 2020.

Program 2020:

The Festival was sent over 3,000 movies, including all categories, from 94 countries (the most represented: France, the United-Sates, the United-Kingdom, Canada, Germany, China, South Korea).

  • The Short Films in competition: 38 films in the Official and 12 in the Off-Limits category, 19 in the Perspectives section, 10 in the Young Audiences section
  • The competition Graduation Films: 44 films
  • The competition TV and Commissioned Films: 21 TV Films and 35 Commissioned Films

You can discover the entire official selection on the Festival’s website.
As for feature films and VR works, the official selection will drop mid-May.

Jury members 2020:

Whoever says Official Selection, says prize-winners: here are those who have the tough task of bestowing the Cristal awards. We specifically thank them for accepting our invitation.

Short Films

  • Matt KASZANEK, Director, Animation Is Film Festival, USA
  • Naomi VAN NIEKERK, Director, Dryfsand, South Africa
  • Denis WALGENWITZ, Director, France

Graduation Films & Off-Limits Short Films

  • Signe BAUMANE, Director & Producer, My Love Affair With Marriage, Latvia
  • Jeanette BONDS, Festival Co-Founder & Director, GLAS Animation – Director & Producer, B&B Pictures, USA
  • Thomas RENOLDNER, Director & Head of Selection, Animation Avantgarde at Vienna Shorts Filmfestival, Austria

TV & Commissioned Films

  • Marco DE BLOIS, Artistic Director, Les Sommets du cinéma d'animation, Canada
  • Dahee JEONG, Director & Producer, Between The Pictures, South Korea
  • Diane LAUNIER, Managing Director, Art Ludique Le Musée, France

The festival will entirely take place online from June 15 to 30, 2020. Until then, take care of your and people around you.

Practical information

Opening Time
From 15 June 2020 to 30 June 2020


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