Annecy is massive. Annecy is overwhelming. There is no other animation festival like it.
Imagine San Diego Comic-Con and the Cannes Film Festival smashed into one, except everyone attending is an animation artist or somehow involved in the business, or otherwise a student working toward the goal of becoming a professional artist.
Everyone from indie filmmakers working alone from home to the biggest names in the California animation industry attend the festival (and have been attending for the last 56 years). There are so many wonderful programs happening, that you’re bound to miss cool discussions, screenings, and events unless you pay close attention. Here are 9 highlights from the upcoming edition, taking place June 13-18. Go to the Annecy website for the whole program guide.