Walt Disney Animation Studios to Participate in Annecy Festival

After the great success of the first edition, Annecy 2011 and YouTube are proud to announce the participation of the Walt Disney Animation Studios in this animated film competition.

The lucky winner will not only be able to spend the week at the Annecy Festival with an accreditation to see films in the official selection of shorts and features, graduation films and TV and commissioned films, Work in Progress and making of sessions with the film crews, a daily film in the open air, go to signing sessions… but also be treated to a 5-night stay in Los Angeles to include a guided tour of the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank. Regular partner Autodesk will also be offering a software package to the winner and other 2 finalists.

The winner will be presented with a Cristal trophy on Friday 10th June at a special reception.

Reminder: the animated film of less than 5 minutes on the subject of Animation, land of freedom should be posted no later than midnight 10th May 2011 on the following site: www.youtube.com/annecyfestival.

This original creation should also make references to the “International Animation Film Festival” and “Annecy 2011” using the events as keywords to appear on the film.

From 11th May, users can start voting for the 10 best films. A jury of professionals, including a representative from the Walt Disney Animation Studios, will then select the three most outstanding films and choose the winner.

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