Public Statement by Marcel Jean:
“I am very happy to join the International Animation Film Festival team. Looking after the programme of an event of this magnitude is both a challenge and a privilege; I’m confident to take up the challenge and my enthusiasm is equal to the privilege. Being the Artistic Director of the Festival, is like being offered theÂ opportunity to establish an intense relationship with an eager, loyal, demanding and enthusiastic public. The incredible energy of this public is invaluable fuel which I intend to make excellent use of.
Serge Bromberg has done an outstanding job and he leaves the mark of a passionate and charismatic Artistic Director, who was able to build on the long history of the Annecy Festival making it into this unmissable annual event for thousands of animation professionals. His legacy is a precious asset that falls to me to build upon.