Mette Tange, an animator from Denmark now working in Spain, was the winner of our 39th Annie Awards “Guess the Winners” Facebook contest. The grand prize was a trip for two to San Francisco and a private tour of Pixar. To view her report, in her own words and photos, click here.
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.
The piece in the video below was created by Diego Akel to encourage filmmakers to submit to the MUMIA Underground World Animation Festival. The festival, which is celebrating its 10th year this fall, screens in various Brazilian cities including Belo Horizonte, Betim and Nova Lima. If you’re interested in showing your film at MUMIA, go here for submission details. Entries need to be postmarked by May 31.
MUMIA aims to broaden the spaces of imagination and possibilities of anew speech on art, of a new way of sensing the world and also a new way of expression, amid giving support to the brazilian cinematography culture bycreating room to the emerging of new audiences, producers and directors.
Films and vídeos produced without any kind of support, no money at all or even those which caused loss to its producers and other ones made with very low budgets are very well accepted too.
MUMIA, a competitive festival, is an initiative of Brazilian animators in cooperation with Betim City Hall, Belo Horizonte’s Incentive Law of Culture, ABCA, SESC Palladium, Leite Filmes, Pimenta Filmes, Sinpro Minas and IT Films, Comunication and Entertainment, UNA Universitarian Center, Oficina de Imagens, Mucury Cultural, Casa Fora do Eixo.
The purpose of MUMIA is to promote the cultural production of animation films and videos, contributing to its development as an artistic language, specific format and production method. The Festival also aims to offer the local audience the access to the national and international animation production beyond what is currently available through commercial outlets, traditional production houses or film institutions.
You can view their blog at mumiainternational.blogspot.com