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—The Girl Without Hands 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 North—will 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.
Latest update : 12 May 2016 à 17:00 CEST