The Festival of Animated Film will be held from October 1 through 31. Organized by the French Animated Film Association (AFCA), this event will be held in around forty countries around the world via the Institut Français' theater circuit and partner cinemas.
A major annual gathering, the Festival of Animated Film celebrates high standards of excellence and creativity in the French animated film sector. Thanks to the Institut français network, four new film programs are currently touring the world:
A program titled Animation and Literary Adaptation, showcasing nine film adaptations of fairy tales, novels, poems, and comic books, including The King and the Mockingbird and the series of short films Fresh Out of School, dedicated to Guillaume Apollinaire.
A Stop Motion Animation section, which includes Les Quatre saisons de Léon aimed at young audiences.
To coincide with this event, a book will be presented on the history of French animated films, titled Cinéma d’Animation—La French Touch by Laurent Valière (published by Les Editions La Martinière, 2017), as well as an exhibition with the same title, produced by Arte.