Annecy International Animated Film Festival

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Annecy International Animated Film Festival
Annecy International Animated Film Festival logo.svg
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Annecy outdoor projection, 2014
Location Annecy, France
Founded 1960; 57 years ago (1960)
Language International
Website annecy.org

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (French: Festival International du Film d'Animation d'Annecy, abbreviated as AIAFF) 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. It is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by the Association Internationale du Film d'Animation (or ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association).

The festival is a competition between cartoon films of various techniques (animated drawings, cut-out papers, modelling clay, etc.) classified in various categories:

  • Feature films
  • Short films
  • Films produced for television and advertising
  • Student films
  • Films made for the internet (since 2002)

Throughout the festival, in addition to the competing films projected in various cinemas of the city, an open-air night projection is organized on Pâquier, in the centre of town, amongst the lake and with the mountains. According to the topic of the festival, classic or recent films are projected upon the giant screen. On Saturday evening, all the award winners are presented.

Award winners[edit]

Feature films[edit]

Year Cristal du long metrage Audience Award Jury Award
1985 Heroic Times
Also nominated: Gwen, or the Book of SandThe Invisible ChildThe Soldier's TaleThe Wind in the Willows
1987 When the Wind Blows
Also nominated: Monkey King Conquers the DemonThe Adventures of Mark TwainThe Pied PierValhalla
1989 Alice
Also nominated: AkiraGandaharPapoboThe Land Before Time
1991 Robinson and Co
Also nominated: Little Nemo: Adventures in SlumberlandThe Journey to MeloniaThe School of Fine Arts. Part 2 War of the Birds
1993 Porco Rosso
Also nominated: The Flying SneakerThe Tune Under Milk Wood
1995 Pom Poko
Also nominated: Close to YouHugo, the Jungle CreatureThe Hero of Two Worlds
1997 James and the Giant Peach
Also nominated: Beavis and Butt-Head Do AmericaHow the Toys Saved ChristmasJoe's ApartmentThe Real ShliemWerner - Eat My Dust!!!
1998 I Married a Strange Person!
Also nominated: H.C. Andersen's The Long ShadowPeccatoPippi LongstockingsThe Hunt for the Key to Heaven
1999 Kirikou and the Sorceress
Also nominated: Gurin With the FoxtailJin-Roh: The Wolf BrigadeLucky and ZorbaThe Rugrats Movie
2000 The award was declared void
Nominated: Adolescence of UtenaOptimus MundusPettson and FindusThe Miracle Maker
2001 Mutant Aliens
Also nominated: Blood: The Last VampireHelp! I'm a FishThe Dog Hotel
2002 My Beautiful Girl, Mari
Also nominated: Mercano the MartianMetropolisMomo Tristan and Isolde
2003 My Life as McDull
Also nominated: Kaena: The ProphecyThe Boy Who Wanted to be a BearThe EggThe Legend of the Sky Kingdom
2004 Oseam
Also nominated: El Cid: The LegendHair HighPinocchio 3000Toto Sapore and the Magic Story of Pizza
2005 The District!
Also nominated: Alyosha Popovich and Tugarin ZmeyAmong the ThornsFrank & WendyTerkel in Trouble
2006 Renaissance
Also nominated: Asterix and the VikingsOrigin: Spirits of the PastWallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-RabbitxxxHolic: A Midsummer Night's Dream
2007 Free Jimmy Max & Co The Girl Who Leapt Through Time
Also nominated: Azur & Asmar: The Princes' QuestBrave StoryFilm noirFlushed AwayPaprikaThe Blue Elephant
2008 Sita Sings the Blues The Three Robbers Idiots and Angels
Also nominated: Appleseed: Ex MachinaDragon HuntersFear(s) of the DarkGo West: A Lucky Luke AdventureNocturnaThe Perfect World of Kai
2009 Coraline and Mary and Max (ex aequo) The Secret of Kells The award was declared void
Also nominated: Battle for TerraBoogieKurt Turns EvilMonsters vs. AliensMy Dog TulipThe Story of Mr. Sorry
2010 Fantastic Mr. Fox Fantastic Mr. Fox Eleanor's Secret
Also nominated: MetropiaOne Piece: Strong WorldPiercing 1Summer WarsThe Storytelling Show
2011 The Rabbi's Cat Colorful Colorful
Also nominated: A Cat in ParisChico & RitaGreen DaysRay Harryhausen: Special Effects TitanSanta's ApprenticeThe Great BearThe HouseThe Tibetan Dog
2012 Crulic: The Path to Beyond Approved for Adoption Wrinkles
Also nominated: AsuraChildren Who Chase Lost VoicesParaNormanRonal the BarbarianTad, the Lost ExplorerThe DearestThe Nature of Frédéric BackWrinklesZarafa
2013 Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury O Apóstolo My Mommy is in America and she met Buffalo Bill
Arjun: The Warrior PrinceBerserk: Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for DoldreyEpicJack and the Cuckoo-Clock HeartJasmineKhumbaLegends of Oz: Dorothy's ReturnPinocchio
2014 The Boy and the World The Boy and the World Cheatin'
Also nominated: Asphalt WatchesGiovanni's IslandThe Art of HappinessLast HijackLisa Limone and Maroc Orange: A Rapid Love StoryMinuscule: Valley of the Lost AntsThe Fake
2015 April and the Extraordinary World Long Way North Miss Hokusai
Also nominated: AdamaMune: Guardian of the MoonPossessedSabogalThe Case of Hana & Alice
2016 My Life as a Zucchini My Life as a Zucchini The Girl Without Hands
Also nominated: 25 AprilNuts!Snowtime!Psiconautas, the Forgotten ChildenSeoul StationSheep and WolvesWindow Horses
2017 Lu Over the Wall Loving Vincent In This Corner of the World
Also nominated: A Silent VoiceAnimal CrackersBig Fish & BegoniaEthel and ErnestTehran TabooZombillénium
Palmares by producing countries
France France First award: 1991 Last award: 2016 Total awards: 14
6 Cristals du long metrage for Robinson & Co, Kirikou and the Sorceress, Renaissance, The Rabbi's Cat, April and the Extraordinary World and My Life as a Zucchini. 5 Audience Awards for Max & Co, The Secret of Kells, Approved for Adoption, Long Way North and My Life as a Zucchini. 3 Jury Awards for Eleanor's Secret, My Mommy is in America and she has met Buffalo Bill and The Girl Without Hands. Directors: Jacques Colombat, Michel Ocelot, Christian Volckman, Dominique Monféry, Joann Sfar, Antoine Delesvaux, Laurent Boileau, Marc Boréal, Thibaut Chatel, Franck Ekinci, Christian Desmares, Rémi Chayé and Sébastien Laudenbach.
United States United States First award: 1997 Last award: 2014 Total awards: 9
6 Cristals du long metrage for James and the Giant Peach, I Married a Strange Person!, Mutant Aliens, Sita Sings the Blues, Coraline and Fantastic Mr. Fox. 1 Audience Award for Fantastic Mr. Fox. 2 Jury Awards for Idiots and Angels and Cheatin'. Directors: Bill Plympton four times, Henry Selick twice, and Wes Anderson and Nina Paley once.
Japan Japan First award: 1993 Last award: 2017 Total awards: 8
3 Cristals du long metrage for Porco Rosso, Pom Poko and Lu Over the Wall. 1 Audience Award for Colorful. 4 Jury Awards for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Colorful, Miss Hokusai and In This Corner of the World. Directors: Keiichi Hara twice and Hayao Miyazaki, Isao Takahata, Mamoru Hosoda, Masaaki Yuasa and Sunao Katabuchi once.
United Kingdom Great Britain First award: 1987 Last award: 2017 Total awards: 7
5 Cristals du long metrage for When the Wind Blows, Alice, James and the Giant Peach, Renaissance and Free Jimmy. 2 Audience Awards for Max & Co and Loving Vincent. Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Hugh Welchman.
Switzerland Switzerland First award: 1989 Last award: 2016 Total awards: 5
2 Cristals du long metrage for Alice and My Life as a Zucchini. 3 Audience Awards for Max & Co, Approved for Adoption and My Life as a Zucchini. Directors: Frédéric and Samuel Guillaume, and Claude Barras.
Belgium Belgium First award: 1999 Last award: 2015 Total awards: 5
2 Cristals du long metrage for Kirikou and the Sorceress and April and the Extraordinary World. 3 Audience Awards for Max & Co, The Secret of Kells and Approved for Adoption.
Luxembourg Luxembourg First award: 1999 Last award: 2013 Total awards: 3
2 Cristals du long metrage for Kirikou and the Sorceress and Renaissance. 1 Jury Award for My Mommy is in America and she has met Buffalo Bill.
South Korea South Korea First award: 2002 Last award: 2012 Total awards: 3
2 Cristals du long metrage for My Beautiful Girl, Mari and Oseam. 1 Audience Award for Approved for Adoption. Directors: Lee Sung-gang, Sung Baek-yeop and Jung Henin.
Brazil Brazil First award: 2013 Last award: 2014 Total awards: 3
2 Cristals du long metrage for Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury and The Boy and the World. 1 Audience Award for The Boy and the World. Directors: Luz Bolognesi and Alê Abreu.
Hungary Hungary First award: 1985 Last award: 2005 Total awards: 2
2 Cristals du long metrage for Heroic Times and The District!. Directors: József Gémes and Áron Gauder.
Germany West Germany / Germany First award: 1989 Last award: 2008 Total awards: 2
1 Cristal du long metrage for Alice. 1 Audience Award for The Three Robbers. Directors: Hayo Freitag.
Poland Poland First award: 2012 Last award: 2017 Total awards: 2
1 Cristal du long metrage for Crulic: The Path to Beyond. 1 Audience Award for Loving Vincent. Directors: Dorota Kobiela.
Czechoslovakia Czechoslovakia First award: 1989 Last award: 1989 Total awards: 1
1 Cristal du long metrage for Alice. Directors: Jan Švankmajer.
Soviet Union Soviet Union First award: 1989 Lat award: 1989 Total awards: 1
1 Cristal du long metrage for Alice.
Hong Kong Hong Kong First award: 2003 Last award: 2003 Total awards: 1
1 Cristal du long metrage for My Life as McDull. Directors: Brian Tse.
Norway Norway First award: 2007 Last award: 2007 Total awards: 1
1 Cristal du long metrage for Free Jimmy. Directors: Christopher Nielsen.
Australia Australia First award: 2010 Last award: 2010 Total awards: 1
1 Cristal du long metrage for Mary and Max. Directors: Adam Elliot.
Romania Romania First award: 2012 Last award: 2012 Total awards: 1
1 Cristal du long metrage for Crulic: The Path to Beyond. Directors: Anca Damian.
Canada Canada First award: 2015 Last award: 2015 Total awards: 1
1 Cristal du long metrage for April and the Extraordinary World
Spain Spain First award: 2012 Last award: 2013 Total awards: 2
1 Audience Award for O Apóstolo. 1 Jury Award for Wrinkles. Directors: Ignacio Ferreras, Fernando Cortizo.
Republic of Ireland Republic of Ireland First award: 2009 Last award: 2009 Total awards: 1
1 Audience Award for The Secret of Kells. Directors: Tomm Moore and Nora Twoney.
Italy Italy First award: 2010 Last award: 2010 Total awards: 1
1 Jury Award for Eleanor's Secret.
Denmark Denmark First award: 2015 Last award: 2015 Total awards: 1
1 Audience Award for Long Way North.

Short films[edit]

  • This prize was originally named Grand prix. In 1987 it was renamed Grand prix du court métrage to differentiate it from the feature films prize. In 2003 it took its current name, Le Cristal d'Annecy.
Year English title Original title Director
1960 Czechoslovakia The Lion and the Song Lev a písnička Bretislav Pojar
1962 United Kingdom The Flying Man George Dunning
1963 Czechoslovakia Incorrectly Drawn Hen Špatné Namalovana Jiří Brdečka
1965 France The Lady and the Cellist La demoiselle et le violoncelliste Jean-François Laguionie
1967 France Ares vs. Atlas Arès contre Atlas Manolo Otero
Poland Cages Klatki Mirosław Kijowicz
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia Tamer of the Wild Horses Krotitelj divljih konja Nedeljko Dragić
United Kingdom The Breath Jimmy Murakami
1971 Poland The Appeal Apel Ryszard Czekała
Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia The Bride Nevesta Borislav Sajtinac
United States The Further Adventures of Uncle Sam Dale Case and Robert Michell
1973 United States Frank Film Frank Mouris
1975 France The Footstep Le Pas Piotr Kamler
1977 Netherlands David Paul Driessen
Canada The Sand Castle Le château de sable Co Hoedeman
1979 Canada Afterlife Ishu Patel
United Kingdom Mr. Pascal Alison De Vere
1981 Poland Tango Zbigniew Rybczyński
1983 Czechoslovakia Dimensions of Dialogue Možnosti dialogu Jan Švankmajer
1985 Belgium A Greek Tragedy Een griekse tragedie Nicole van Goethem
1987 Canada The Man Who Planted Trees L'homme qui plantait des arbres Frédéric Back
Bulgaria Crushed World Smatchkan sviat Boiko Kanev
1989 United Kingdom The Hill Farm Mark Baker
1991 Soviet Union Grey Wolf and Little Riding Hood Seryi Volk & Krasnaya Shapochka Garri Bardin
1993 Canada The Mighty River Le fleuve aux grandes eaux Frédéric Back
1995 Russia Switchcraft Konstantin Bronzit
1997 France The Old Lady and the Pigeons La vieille dame et les pigeons Sylvain Chomet
1998 Belgium Nocturnal Butterflies Nachtvlinders Paul Delvaux and Raoul Servais
1999 Canada When the Day Breaks Wendy Tilbis and Amanda Forbis
2000 Russia The Old Man and the Sea Starik i more Aleksandr Petrov
2001 Netherlands Father and Daughter Michaël Dudok de Wit
2002 Netherlands Barcode Adriaan Lokman
2003 Japan Mount Head 頭山, Atama-yama Kōji Yamamura
2004 United States Lorenzo Mike Gabriel
2005 Australia The Mysterious Geographic Explorations of Jasper Morello Anthony Lucas
2006 Portugal Tragic Story with Happy Ending Histoire tragique avec fin heureuse Regina Pessoa
2007 United Kingdom Peter & the Wolf Suzie Templeton
2008 Japan La maison en petits cubes つみきのいえ, Tsumiki no Ie Kunio Katō
2009 Sweden Slaves Slavar David Aronowitsch and Hanna Heilborn
2010 Australia The Lost Thing Andrew Ruhemann and Shaun Tan
2011 France Pixels Patrick Jean
2012 Czech Republic Tram Tramvaj Michaela Pavlátová
2013 Canada Subconscious Password Chris Landreth
2014 South Korea Man on the Chair Dahee Jeong
2015 Russia We Can't Live Without Cosmos Mi ne mozhem zhit bez kosmosa Konstantin Bronzit
2016 CanadaFrance The Head Vanishes Une tête disparaît (fr) Franck Dion (fr)
2017 Sweden The Burden Min Börda Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Films produced for television[edit]

Year Title
1995 Insektors: Le pont de la Konkorde (Grand Prix pour un spécial TV)
1997 Famous Fred (Grand prix du film TV)
1998 Die Hard (Grand prix attribué à une série TV)
2000 The Periwig-Maker (Grand prix du film TV)
2002 Hamilton Mattress (Grand prix)
2003 Verte (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2004 Creature Comforts "Cats or Dogs?" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2005 Peppa Pig "Mummy Pig at Work" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2006 Pocoyo "A Little Something Between Friends" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2007 Shaun the Sheep "Still Life" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2008 Moot Moot L'enfer de la mode "Moot Moot 'L'enfer de la mode'" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2009 Log Jam "The Log", "The Rain", "The Moon", "The Snake" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2010 Der Kleine und das Biest (The Little Boy and the Beast) (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2011 The Amazing World of Gumball, "The Quest" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2012 Secret Mountain Fort Awesome, "Nightmare Sauce" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2013 Room on the Broom (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2014 En sortant de l'école "Tant de forêts" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2015 Hello World! "Long-Eared Owl" (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2016 Stick Man (Le Cristal pour une production TV)
2017 Revolting Rhymes (Le Cristal pour une production TV)

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