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Annecy Animation Festival

Enjoy the Annecy Animation Festival with a group of like minded friends by staying in one of our Annecy Villa rentals. The Annecy Animation Festival is an annual event in the film industry.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998. An Annecy villa rental is the perfect way to enjoy

Check out the Annecy Animation Festival and all the latest animated gems, find out about current and future trends, meet up with your favourite film directors and up-and-coming talents, track down new associates and partners… in the fun and friendly atmosphere of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

There are a number of theatres in and around Annecy screening Festival films from 10 am to 11 pm.

Each evening at 10:15 pm, there is also a screening on the giant screen on the Pâquier lawn (free to all).

Read through the history of the Annecy Festival, from its beginnings in the 1960s with the Jica and Asifa; the creation of Cica; the economic dimension of the event and the arrival of the International Animation Film Market (Mifa) in the 80s; the Festival’s flourishing years in the 2000s and the creation of CITIA; to reach its 50 years of existence as a mature festival in 2010, while the Mifa celebrates it’s 30th birthday in 2015.

Annecy plays host each year to the world’s premier animated movie festival.  In 2016 this will take place between 13th and 18th June.  Pop-up movie theatres play the latest releases from 1000 – 2300 each day.  Each evening, in the Paquier park there is a free outdoor screening.  The great and good of the animation world descend on Annecy for the week.  There are many free exhibitions through-out the town and free talks and speaking events with directors and producers.  The festival also screens more than 200 specially selected films from throughout the world as their official festival selection.

We can arrange nearby, convenient hotel accommodation to allow you to stroll round the festival and back from the open-air screening each evening

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