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Annecy International Animated Film Festival, 2013

Gloria Victoria
"Gloria Victoria" (Theodore Ushev)

The extreme youth and variety of the public (and guests) attending the International Animation Film Festival of Annecy (10–15 June 2013) is striking. This is because each edition, just as the 37th edition this year, enables a wide audience to discover the latest animated and mixed new techniques of the world's masterpieces, feature and short films, within and outside the competition; to get a taste of tomorrow's tendencies; to encounter their favorite authors, creators, animators, masters; and to discover future collaborators and partners. This year, a special focus pointed at Polish animation, with more than 50 films screened 'as a homage to the history and the vitality of Polish Cinema'.

Among the 500 plus films, there were some diploma films on show, as well as homages and retrospectives, special programs and previews, and Work in Progress.

Famous animators and newcomers, directors and producers, teachers and students, graphics designers and artists, aficionados, neophytes and the wide audience are mixed up in this very convivial festival. A huge plus, compared to other festivals across the world, is that the town hall of Annecy fully supports the event; hence the most picturesque venues are at the festival's disposal.

Alongside the festival, there is also an exciting gathering called MIFA, the most comprehensive event of the animation industry. Co-productions, buying and selling, financing and distributing animated films of all genres and horizons — all this happens on a 4,000 square meter space with almost 500 international stands. (Giulia Dobre)

Annecy (France, International Animated Film Festival, June 10-15, 2013). Jury: Katharina Dockhorn, Germany ("Rheinpfalz"), Giulia Dobre, Romania ("Romanian National Radio"), Marcin Gizycki, Poland ("Kwartalnik Filmowy").  FIPRESCI Prize: Gloria Victoria by Theodore Ushev (Canada, 2013, 7 min). Print Source: ONF (NFB) – Office National Du Film Du Canada (National Film Board of Canada), Christina ROGERS. Address: P.O. Box 6100, Station Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec, H3C 3H5, Canada. Web:, Special Mention: Feral by Daniel Sousa (USA, 2012, 13 min).


Autour du Lac, the Boundless Story. Giulia Dobre reviewed Around the Lake (Autour du Lac), which is a short animated film written and directed by Carl Roosens and Noémie Marsily, and presented in the Short Films Competition at Annecy 2013. arrow.
Between Art and Business. The International Animated Film Festival in Annecy, France, is the oldest and the most prestigious of all animation competitions in the world. The last time I had a pleasure to participate was in 1985. I can not even recall how and why I got there. Marcin Giżycki's impressions. arrow.
Canadian Animation at its Best. Canadian directors and animators are the winners of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Katharina Dockhorn's report. arrow.



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