New York’s FIAF Animation First 2019 Festival to Showcase French Animation

Collider | 1/8/2019 | Dave Trumbore
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2018 proved to be a wild year for animation of all kinds, in all formats, and on screens big and small. 2019 aims to top that. And one animation-focused festival is gearing up to kick the year off. After a wildly successful inaugural run, the second edition of French Institute Alliance Française‘s festival Animation First will be taking place January 25th-27th in New York in order to showcase the vast history, enduring ingenuity, and diversity of France’s renowned animation studios and schools.

This year’s schedule includes 17 premieres, from provocative feature-length films to exciting shorts, immersive exhibits, and video game demonstrations. Festival attendees will also be able to experience panels with filmmakers, a special spotlight on the City of Bordeaux’s animation industry, and much more. Legendary director Michel Ocelot is this year’s guest of honor, and the festival will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking film Kirikou and the Sorceress, which is set to launch the event.

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Additionally, Denis Do’s Funan, which won the Cristal Award for best feature at the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival, will receive its anticipated New York premiere. Animation First will also present a selection of notable and award-winning shorts from Annecy, the most prestigious animation film festival in the world, as well as a program featuring all of the animated shorts nominated for the 2019 César Award in that category. But wait, there’s more! Animation First will be screening Weekends, which was recently shortlisted for the Best Animated Short Oscar category.

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