The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy) was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became annual in 1998. It is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by ASIFA International. The festival is scheduled for June 4th through 9th, 2012.
At the festival, be sure to check out the latest animated gems, get more information on current and future trends, meet your favorite film directors and up-and-coming talents, and track down new associates and partners in the fun and friendly atmosphere.
The festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques (animated drawings, cut out papers, modelling clay, etc) classified in various categories:
- Feature films
- Short films
- Films produced for television and advertising
- Student films
- Films made for the internet (since 2002)
For information, visit the official website at www.annecy.org.