Tag Archives: Annecy

Gkids Celebrates 10th Anniversary at Annecy

ANNECY, France —  If the animated art and family film distribution business remains as lively as the 10th anniversary celebration of Gkids, the emblematic U.S. distributor, held at the Annecy Festival, then it will be in very good health indeed. Not that the business’ prospects are negative at all. The Gkid 10th anni party proved something of a metaphor, for ...

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Netflix, ‘Dragon 3,’ ‘Ralph,’ Great Female Animators: 10 Takeaways from Annecy

1.NETFLIX Netflix took Annecy. It held a presentation, its first ever at Annecy, an effective coming out to the world animation industry. You could here a pin drop as Melissa Cobb, the highly popular ex-DreamWorks Animation executive, now Netflix EVP, expounded on Netflix priorities on stage. The audience warmed to Chilean Fernanda Frick’s exposition of her new series, “Raising the ...

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Annecy: Spain’s Salvador Simó on Buñuel, Turtles, Surrealism, Animation

ANNECY, France—Much awaited, “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles” is produced by prominent Spanish animation producer Manuel Cristobal, producer of Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles,” at Sygnatia in co-production with The Glow Animation Studio and Dutch outfit Submarine. Producer and director Salvador Simó will unveil excerpts and diverse material illustrating the process of conception and production of this singular movie at ...

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Brazilian Animation: A Selection of Titles at Annecy

ANNECY, France— Annecy’s Brazil tribute looks like “the strongest showcase of the Brazilian animation sector at any festival ever,” says Brazilian Culture Minister Sergio Sá Leitão. Here’s a drill down on some – but just some – key titles. ‘ANGELI THE KILLER’ Coala Filmes A TV series in competition with the episode “A Crazy Love’s Delirium,” directed by Cesar Cabral, two-time winner of the Cinema ...

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Annecy: ‘Small Town,’ ‘What Would Jesus Do?’ to Unspool at Mifa’s Animation! Focus

ANNECY, France—Walter Tournier’ “Small Town,” TV series “What Would Jesus Do?” and Gastón Gorali’s “Escape to India” are among  five projects to be pitched on Wednesday June 13 at Mifa’s Animation!, a selection of winners at November’s Latin American animation co-production-sales market, held as part of  Buenos Aires’ Ventana Sur. In an alliance between Ventana Sur’s animation mini-mart and the ...

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Annecy: UTA Independent Group to Handle Animortal’s ‘Chuck Steel’ Rights for North America

UTA Independent Film Group is handling North American sales to Animortal Studios’ “Chuck Steel: Night of the Trampires,” a stop-motion action-horror-comedy movie directed by Mike Mort. World premiering June 12 in Annecy’s Official Selection, “Chuck Steel” pays tribute to the look and feel of 1980s’ live-action movies. Set in 1986, the film follows a cop-on-the-edge who doesn’t play by the ...

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Second Annual Women in Animation World Summit Unspools in Annecy

ANNECY, France— Women in Animation (WIA), Les Femmes s’Animent (LFA) and Walt Disney Studios will celebrate the second annual Women in Animation World Summit, in partnership with the 2018 Annecy International Animation Festival and Mifa Market. The event will take place on Monday, June 11 at the Impérial Palace hotel. WIA will also receive the 2018 Mifa Animation Ind… Variety

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Discop Africa: Annecy Shows Support for African Toon Talent

JOHANNESBURG — With the final round of the first-ever pan-African animation pitching competition Friday night at Discop, the Annecy Int’l. Animation Film Festival and Market signaled its commitment to shoring up local partnerships to help develop the continent’s toon biz. The French fest has been onboard with African animation since 2011, when it partnered with the French Institute and South ...

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