Annecy Bestows Special Prizes

For the third year running, the Special Prizes were awarded in a ceremony held at Annecy’s Town Hall on Friday night. The Mayor of Annecy, Jean-Luc Rigaut, was on hand for the presentation ... Continue Reading →

APD 2017 Receives Creative Europe MEDIA Funds

Stuttgart’s Animation Production Day has received funding for its 2017 edition from the Creative Europe MEDIA program — making it the sole new addition to the “Access to Markets” ... Continue Reading →

Del Toro Reveals ‘Trollhunters’ Cast

During a retrospective of his career at the Annecy festival today, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced the initial casting for Trollhunters — his epic, ... Continue Reading →

Jeffrey Katzenberg Receives First Annecy Golden Ticket

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art and industry of animation, the organizers of the Annecy Film Festival presented DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Continue Reading →

Vancouver Animation Biz Takes on Annecy

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) and nine top animation studios from “Hollywood North” have ascended the French alps for the 56th Annual Annecy International Animation ... Continue Reading →

CN Heroes Ready to Save the Day at Annecy

Cartoon Network is returning to Annecy for the 2016 Animation Festival and MIFA market, bringing a selection of new and familiar heroic characters along. The network will be hosting ... Continue Reading →

Animafest Zagreb Reveals 26th Edition Winners

After a jam-packed week devoted to animation — comprising over 300 films and 200 special guests — the 26th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb culminated ... Continue Reading →

All Around the World

An essential guide to getting the most out of the 31st edition of the Annecy Int’l Animation Film Festival and MIFA. As Cannes is to live-action, Annecy is to animation — a festival ... Continue Reading →

License to Profit

The power of animation properties as brands is on display in a big way as businesses gather June 21-23 in Las Vegas for Licensing Expo 2016. Character and entertainment brands continue ... Continue Reading →

‘Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon’ Heads to Shanghai Fest

Russian animated feature Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon has been selected to screen out of competition at the 19th Shanghai International Film Festival, taking place in the Chinese ... Continue Reading →