Bienvenue à Annecy
While live-action rules at the celebrated Cannes event, the must-see French fete for the animation community is the Annecy International Festival of Animated Film. The artfully curated programs of features, shorts, TV specials and more are complemented by the MIFA content market, insightful talks from celebrated filmmakers and more. In addition to trying to cram in as many of the competition films (nine features, 56 shorts, 30 TV movies, 36 commissioned films and 56 student shorts) as possible, visitors can also take in first looks at the upcoming Disney short Feast, Pixar’s ambitious feature Inside Out and TeamTO’s Yellow Bird. Here is but an amuse bouche of what else you can find at the festival, set for June 9-14.