Vive les ‘An­i­ma­teuses’

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The An­necy or­ga­niz­ers have taken a step to atone for the an­i­ma­tion “boys’ club” and its history of marginal­iz­ing women by boldly ded­i­cat­ing this year’s edi­tion to the hero­ines of the medium. Re­ceiv­ing this year’s Honorary Cristal is Florence Mi­ailhe ( First Sun­day in Au­gust, Conte de quartier), whose par­tic­u­lar “film paint­ing” style and poetic sto­ry­telling have earned her awards and ac­claim for more than 20 years.

This is also the first year the fes­ti­val has an ex­clu­sively fe­male jury: Di­rec­tor Marge Dean, pro­ducer Va­lerie Scher­mann and film critic Guillemette Odi­cino ( fea­tures); di­rec­tor Is­abel Her­guera, pro­ducer Bon­nie Arnold and di­rec­tor Niki Lin­droth von Bahr ( shorts); pres­i­dent/ CEO of the So­ci­ety for the De­vel­op­ment of Cul­tural En­ter­prises Monique Si­mard, Cine­maChile ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Con­stanza Arena and Tricky Women Fes­ti­val CEO Wal­traud Graus­gru­ber ( TV/com­mis­sioned); and film­maker/ed­u­ca­tor Stacey Steers, fes­ti­val cu­ra­tor Ma­rina Kozul and Zorob­a­bel co-founder Delphine Re­nard ( grad­u­ate/off-lim­its) per­form the 2015 hon­ors.

Florence Mi­ailhe

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