It’s the sign of a healthy festival when others begin creating unofficial events around the main proceedings. That’s what’s happening regularly now with the Annecy animation festival. In 2005, filmmakers Pat Smith and Bill Plympton started the still-continuing Annecy Plus, which is a screening for films rejected from the festival.
Yesterday, I got an email from Annecy local Raphael Cahuzac, who runs a record label in town, and he’s starting up another screening during the week of the festival. Here are the details from Raphael:
We’re having a party on the 8th of June in a local bar Le Comptoir de la Folie Ordinaire where we want to screen short films during the Animation Film Festival. Our event isn’t part of the official festival or the Annecy Plus program. I’m interested in anything (2D, Flash, clay animation, etc.), either in English, French or with French and/or English subtitles. We will only accept DVDs.
The event will be free and open to all. I would also like to encourage people who will be in Annecy during the animation festival to come and party with us.