The Annecy festival is one of the most important events in the world in terms of animated cinema, an event that has been formally held since the 1960s and attended by the world’s most important creators, and which this year has had Japan as its main protagonist. Without a doubt, the festival’s activities are a sea of novelties in which the world’s most important production companies such as Netflix launch their most recent proposals or new directors obtain their first prizes that begin to place them in the eyes of the world.
The festival took place from June 10 to 15, encompassing a number of events around the moving image in different venues, in addition to parallel professional activities in a fair called MIFA dedicated exclusively to the animation industry, an event which brings together the best studies, students, independent professionals, schools and producers in order to create a community around the profession.
Annecy in France has moved the third year students of the career of animation to participate in the festival. During one week they watched screenings of participating films, documentaries and conferences, it is also the best pretext to begin to enter the world of work so they have begun to meet with companies and professionals in the sector.
Our school also had a stand at the MIFA where we informed about our courses and careers.
For us as an institution it is very important to be part of international events such as this because they are actions that allow us to be part of the professional community and provide our students with new tools and opportunities.