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Festivals & events

03 May 2016 à 17:00

France to take center stage at the Annecy Film Festival

For the first time since the festival's inception, France will take pride of place at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. This year's event will feature 14 programs of French animated short films put together by prominent international personalities with the aim of presenting a wide and varied panorama of current French film production. UniFrance will be on hand to host a series of events held as a central part of the festival.

With an impressive 32 French short films selected—including 30 titles in competition!—France is already dominating the spotlight for the upcoming 2016 edition of the festival.

At this year's festival, films by students at prestigious film schools, such as the Gobelins (Ama) and La Poudrière (November), will be shown side by side with films produced by high-profile production companies, such as Sacrebleu Productions (La Chambre Vide), Autour de Minuit (Estate), Les Films du Nord (Stone Soup), and Je Suis Bien Content (Cold Coffee).

In the area of feature films, French animated productions also feature strongly, with two titles in competition—La Jeune Fille sans mains by Sébastien Laudenbach (which has been selected in the ACID program at Cannes this year) and My Life as a Courgette by Claude Barras (to be presented at the Directors' Fortnight)—and two titles presented out-of-competition—Un rêve solaire by Patrick Bokanowski and the highly-anticipated Louise by the Shore by Jean-François Laguionie (presented in an event screening).

Additionally, two feature films that attracted attention at last year's Annecy Festival, April and the Extraordinary World and Long Way Northwill be screened again this year to add an extra spark to the customary open air screenings held on the shores of Lake Annecy.

UniFrance's presence in Annecy

The UniFrance teams will be out in force this year, echoing French films' strong presence at the event and will be in attendance at the MIFA Film Market from June 15 through 17.

A number of events are scheduled, including the now-traditional Networking Breakfast co-hosted with the Sodec, Swiss Films, and Wallonie-Bruxelles Images, which will bring together international short film sector professionals.

On the same day as this event, UniFrance will present a recent study on the successful results of French animated films in international markets as a preliminary to the round table hosted by the CNC.

Furthermore, as in 2015, as France's international promotional agency for French films, UniFrance will be taking part in a meeting held during the MIFA between international festival programmers and representatives from institutional bodies.

And finally, as part of our partnership with TitraFilm, UniFrance will be teaming up with this pioneering subtitling company for an evening event, which will provide an added opportunity to promote the celebrated "French Touch" among a range of high-level industry professionals from around the world.

Author : Communications

Latest update : 12 May 2016 à 17:00 CEST

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ACID - Association du Cinéma Indépendant pour sa Diffusion

Activities external to film production :  Organization

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Autour de Minuit

Activities :  Film exports/foreign sales, Co-production, French distribution , Associate production company

Activities external to film production :  Distributor (short film)

Recent filmography : Decorado, Estate, How's Your Prostate?, ...

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CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée)

Activities external to film production :  Organization, Unifrance Partner

Gobelins - L'École de l'Image

Activities :  Associate production company

Recent filmography : Ama, Not Much, 8.9, ...

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Je Suis Bien Content

Activities :  Associate production company

Recent filmography : Cold Coffee, Calf Life, Mimma, ...

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La Poudrière - École du Film d'Animation

Activities :  Associate production company

Recent filmography : Blanquette, Giggino 'o bello, Little Fellow, ...

Les Films du Nord

Activities :  Co-production, Associate production company

Recent filmography : A Slice of the Country, Counting Sheep, Daisies and Dragon, ...

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Sacrebleu Productions

Activities :  Co-production, Associate production company

Recent filmography : Limbo, The Empty, Sirenashow, ...

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Sodec

Activities :  Foreign production company, Associate production company

Recent filmography : Los Naufragos, Bobo Jacco

Swiss Films / Swiss Film Center / Centre Suisse du Cinéma

Activities external to film production :  Organization

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TitraFilm

Activities :  Associate production company

Activities external to film production :  Laboratory

Recent filmography :

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UniFrance

Activities :  Associate production company

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

Recent filmography : 4 X D

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Wallonie-Bruxelles Images (WBI)

Activities :  Foreign production company

Activities external to film production :  Cultural/professional organization

Recent filmography : Ils ne mourraient pas tous mais tous étaient frappés, La Raison du plus fort, , ...

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Annecy International Animation Film Festival - 2016

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : Animation

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Directors' Fortnight - 2016

Type : Feature film and short film festival

Theme : International festival