Whether you are passionate about animation, amateurs, professionals or the general public, you can now take advantage of Annecy 2020 Online Festival offer to enjoy animation at its best!
For this 2020 edition, the Annecy International Animated Film Festival is offering an unprecedented access to its content online. The festival will be held this year from 15 June and extended over two weeks, until 30 June. All the contents are regrouped on this dedicated MIFA platform and will remain available for the entire duration of the Annecy 2020.
Amongst the contents which were selected to be presented online, we are pleased to highlight the two programmes which were initiated by CITIA and the Embassy of France in Singapore, focusing on Southeast Asia creations and talents:
FOCUS ON SOUTHEAST ASIA @ MIFA 2020
Initiated back in January 2018 when the Embassy of France in Singapore invited a French delegation from the animation sector to discover more about Animation in South East Asia. The findings at the end of the mission were unanimously clear: South East Asia is full of hidden talents who deserve to be supported and highlighted.
From there, MIFA and the Embassy of France agreed to design a specific call for projects (Shorts and feature films) for Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, and to bring experts to run a workshop prior to the Annecy Festival.
This year, five projects were selected to be pitched at the festival:
‘’Sherlock Sam and the Supper Club’’ by Yoshiya Ayugai, August Media Holdings Pte Ltd, Singapore
“Abu’s Best Curry in the World” by Rohaidzam Bin Rashid, Malaysia
“Salad Bunnies “by Juhaidah Joemin, Founder, Giggle Garage studios, Malaysia
“Home” by Arunaya Gondhowiardjo, Indonesia
“Papa Jorge Bedtime Radio Confessions” by Emmanuel Angeles, The Philippines
The workshop was held online during the month of May, under the mentorship of three French experts:
- Claire Fouquet, artist, filmmaker, professor and script doctor.
- Eloa Sahiry, former Studio manager, now coach specialized in the art of pitching.
- Ron Dyens, multi-awarded producer and founder of Sacrebleu productions.
Opening session for the Focus on Southeast Asia @ MIFA 2020 with the participants and French mentors — 28 April 2020
On the closing session, the participants presented their pitches in Premiere in front of an audience comprising of representatives from the Embassy of France in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Philippines, the governmental institutions from each country – Infocom Media Development Authority (IMDA) , Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC), and the Film Development Council of the Philippines (FDCP). Animation schools (LASALLE College of the Arts, NTU, and Nanyang Polytechnic) animation studios, as well as participants from the last year’s Focus were also present to witness this moment.
The pitches will be accessible on the MIFA website as from 15 June 2020 HERE (https://www.annecy.org/programme/index:plng-100001502779)
FOOD by PARIS-LYON-SINGAPOUR
The “Paris-Lyon-Singapour” project is collaboration between The Embassy of France in Singapore, Atelier de Sevres (Paris) and Ecole Emile Cohl (Lyon) with LASALLE College of the Arts. Following up on a successful first edition in 2019, the schools are back again this year with a new school on-board, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), this time presenting a series short animation films around the theme of FOOD. What inspire them and is their artistic and cultural vision when it comes to Food?
All of the students’ presentations and their films, together with short introductions by their teachers, will be presented as part of MIFA CAMPUS, a segment of the Annecy Festival which reunites students, professionals starting out in the industry and experts to complement and share their knowledge in training, recruitment or the creation process. The programmes under MIFA Campus will be accessible online to everyone HERE
The Paris-Lyon-Singapour 2019 productions, which were around the theme of “Visions of my city” are accessible on the Paris-Lyon-Singapore YouTube Channel HERE.
Discover the full programme of the Annecy Festival: https://www.annecy.org/programme:prglibr
While an accreditation is still needed to access some specific programmes of the festival, a number of other programmes, such as the MIFA Campus, can be viewed by everyone. For more details on the Annecy Festival Online edition please visit the Festival website at https://www.annecy.org/