The Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Since 1960, Annecy has been the world capital of animated film. In the last days of spring, thousands of festival-goers gather in a warm and friendly atmosphere to celebrate this art. It is a unique opportunity to attend previews, open-air screenings and to meet film enthusiasts.

Projection d'un film d'animation

© Gilles Piel – CITIA

The Annecy Festival is the world’s leading animation film festival. Discover the latest animated masterpieces, spot current and future trends, meet your favourite directors and emerging talents, find your future collaborators and partners… in a friendly atmosphere.

THE world meeting place for animation!

  • Festival International du Film d'Animation

    © E. Perdu – CITIA / Festival International du Film d'Animation

  • Festival International du Film d'Animation

    © Gilles Piel – CITIA

  • Festival International du Film d'Animation

    © D. Bouchet – CITIA

Next International Animation Film Festival – 9-15 June 2024

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History of the International Animation Film Festival

The current Annecy Festival originated in the early 1960s.

At the end of the 1950s, the JICA (Journées Internationales du Cinéma d’Animation) existed alongside the Cannes Festival. After two editions in the South of France, it was organised in 1960 in Annecy… It was the beginning of a great adventure, which still exists today, between Annecy and Animation!

History of the Festival