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Book your hotel for the Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Come and enjoy the International Animation Film Festival in Annecy, from Sunday 11 to Saturday 17 June 2023!

Immerse yourself in a world where routine has no place!

Annecy has become the world capital of animated film! Every year in June, you can come and enjoy animated films in Haute-Savoie and attend the awards ceremony.

Since 1960, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival has taken place in June.
The FIFA is the reference for artists and animation studios worldwide.

The MIFA, the International Animation Film Market, is also an opportunity for animation professionals to present and promote their projects. The MIFA allows new projects to develop and see the light of day thanks to the producers, distributors and financiers met there.

Our team invites you today to discover this international animation film festival, which brings together many nationalities and awards many prizes.

The history of the International Animation Film Festival

Annecy has been the scene of animated films since the late 1950s. At that time, the first festival took the form of theme days, hence the name "International Animation Film Days" (JICA).

Gradually, the founders laid a solid foundation for a selection of animated films that was worthy of the event.

Despite a few tumultuous years, the festival made a new start in 1983 by changing its location. It then benefited from multiple cinemas to show the animated films of the moment at the same time.

The entry of the American studios also allowed the sector to experience a revival. The festival, which had only been organised every year, was now scheduled every year. This is when it became the "International Animation Film Festival" (FIFA).

A world-famous animation festival!

Just like the Cannes International Film Festival, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival offers screenings in various locations throughout the day from 10am to 11pm, including a free screening every evening on a giant screen installed on the Pâquier.

With 60 years of existence, the Annecy Festival is now a worldwide event entirely dedicated to animation and bringing together the greatest professionals in this sector!

This festival celebrates creativity and diversity, offering you the chance to discover the most sumptuous styles and techniques of animation!

Animation is not limited to the traditional "cartoon". This art form in its own right has developed and gained renown over the decades!

The 2023 edition

FIFA will return in June 2023 to highlight the actors of the animation film sector. During one week, festival-goers will have the pleasure of discovering the latest animated works and meeting their filmmakers and talents. They will also be able to learn more about new methods and trends.

For the occasion, Annecy will honour one of the Latin American countries: Mexico.

The FIFA poster will feature Mexican festivals and animated characters dressed in the colours of the country. The Mexican director, Jorge R. Gutierrez, will be on the jury for the 2023 edition.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival programme

For one week, come and discover the greatest names in animation through creativity, technicality and emotion!

By coming to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, you will enjoy a warm atmosphere, bringing together people from all over the world, as well as free outdoor screenings on the Pâquier!

The full programme of the International Festival:
Screenings of the films selected by the jury (to find out more, please visit the official Annecy website)

Reruns of great animated film classics

  • Previews of animated works, with a presentation by the authors
  • Workshops, such as the discovery of sound effects and special effects
  • Stands for fun activities such as games and cosplay
  • Exhibitions according to the theme of the year and the programme on the different methods of animation, presentation of the studios...
  • Signing sessions with the biggest international names in animation. Meet the authors, scriptwriters, directors...
  • Conferences and debates
You will be able to meet thousands of aficionados, as well as well-known animators and budding artists.

The Festival also offers us the opportunity to discover directors and producers of animated films, teachers and students, graphic designers/artists, but also enthusiasts or neophytes, general public... A Festival that allows people to meet and exchange!

The awards ceremony and prizes

According to 5 categories, you will be able to attend the awards ceremony of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

You will find awards for feature films, short films, television and commissioned films, graduation films and also VR works.

You have not yet booked your hotel in Annecy for the International Animation Festival?

You are taking part in the International Animation Film Festival and you are looking for a hotel for your stay in Annecy?

Then continue the magic of your stay by settling in comfortably at The Originals Annecy Airport Hotel. Only a few kilometres from Annecy city centre and its famous lake, close to the city centre (5min) and easily accessible from the A41 motorway, it is the ideal place to explore the region.

Make the most of your stay with us by taking a break in the French and/or Swiss mountains.

On site, our establishment allows you to rest in one of the 48 rooms with a refined decoration. The restaurant l'Escale d'Épagny Metz-Tessy offers you a gourmet break for lunch and dinner. The breakfast buffet is also served in the same place.

No more doubts: book quickly in our hotel for an unforgettable holiday!

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