The International Animation Film Festival at Annecy takes place June 04 to 09 2012. Located in the Rhône-Alpes, the town has been running the festival since 1960. The opening ceremony includes a sneak preview of the The Suicide Shop, the latest film by Patrice Leconte and Paperman, the world premiere of Disney’s latest short and the first directing role for John Kahrs (Toy Story 2, Tangled, The Incredibles).
The festival includes 49 short films, 54 graduation films, 60 TV and commissioned films, with 21 TV series, 2 TV specials and 37 commissioned films plus 41 short films and 8 feature films outside of the competition.
Festival Artistic Director, Serge Bromberg and the team from the Creative Content department selected the films for Annecy 2012, which represent 2,455 films and some 380 hours of screening. ‘We laughed, we cried, and we had a lot of doubts as choosing was very difficult. It’s this quality, this diversity and this infinite richness that is the salt of a Festival like our own. Many thanks to the creators and animators for this wonderful gift.’ said Serge Bromberg.
The Official Selection includes films such as Le Tableau by French animator Jean-François Laguionie, Eun-sil-yee (The Dearest) by Sun-ah Kim and Se-hee Park from South Korea, Arrugas (Wrinkles) by Ignacio Ferreras from Spain and Crulic: drumul spre dincolo by (Crulic: The Path to Beyond) by Anca Damian from Romania.
The Official Selection also includes music videos, such as Du Monde tout autour for French band Louise Attaque, directed by Louis Clichy in 22 days with animation/compositing assistance from Antoine Ettori, Sébastien Rouxel, Matthieu Gaillard, Mathias Lachal, Ludovic Versace, Thibaud Gayral and Alice Bissonnet.
Mark Gravas is an Australian animator who co-owns the animation studio Kapow Pictures. Showing at Annecy is his work for the Sydney-based punk band the Hard-Ons entitled Everyone Seems to Be Out to Get You.
For the full International Animation Film Festival programme at Annecy 2012.