Le Chat du Rabbin
There were 223 films in competition and 7,000 accredited visitors at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in July 2011. British animators gained two awards; Grant Orchard got the Junior Jury Award for a short film for A Morning Stroll and Mikey Please got a Special Distinction in the graduation films section for The Eagleman Stag.
Now in its seventh year, the London International Animation Festival will run from 27 August to 5 September 2010. The statistics are impressive, in ten days the festival will show 250 films in 26 programs selected from over 2,000 entries from 30 countries.
UK animators won two prizes at the Hiroshima 2010 International Animation Festival.
The Debut Prize went to “A Family Portrait” by UK director Joseph Pierce for Fiftynine Productions. The jury commented that “this film was chosen for its use of humour to express a very tense situation. Its strong graphic style emphasises the equally strong narrative.”
If you are a professional or student animator looking for a list of forthcoming animation festivals then the Animation Festivals Directory may be the answer. Their website is run by a small, but dedicated team, who aim to provide the International animation community with a constantly updated directory of festival listings. The website is completely free to use; their only request is that if you see a listing that is either out of date or incorrect, you let them know. That way the community constantly benefits.
Hiroshima City will host the 13th International Animation Festival HIROSHIMA 2010 from 7th to 11th August 2010.