The Annecy Animated Film Festival has become over the years a major international event for animated films of all genres, styles and formats. Creativity on the one hand, business on the other, the two poles of cinema united in a single festival.
The Annecy Animated Film Festival awards the prestigious Cristal Award to the French feature film “Linda veut du poulet” (Linda Wants Chicken) by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach. It is the highest reward, along with the Oscar, for animated films internationally.
With more than 100 countries represented and hundreds of screened movies, television, shorts and features, Annecy has established itself as the center of world animation.
The prestigious Crystal Award
“It was amazing to be here and present the film. There is a lot of pressure because presenting an animated film in front of people who also make films is very important,” says Sébastien Laudenbach, the film’s co-director.
“Yes, they watched this film grow in Annecy from the writing stage, every step of the way we were here, so it’s an amazing conclusion, but it’s kind of logical in a way,” concludes Chiara Malta, the film’s co-director.
Linda wants chicken… but there’s a strike!
“Linda wants chicken” tells the adventures of a mother to prepare a popsicle with peppers for her daughter on a day of general strike in France.
The Jury Prize went to the Hungarian Áron Gauder for the film “The Four Souls of the Coyote”, a film with political overtones that goes beyond children’s films.
Animation that goes beyond children’s cinema
“I really think Disney, Pixar and Marvels push this ‘family thing’ and that’s why it was first thought of as family and kid friendly, but there are a lot of serious nominations and I think people should see them more,” says director Áron Gauder. .
Two worlds clash in this film: economic interests in the construction of an oil pipeline and the land of the ancestors in the Amerindian cosmogony.
Creativity and business go hand in hand in Annecy
“Over the years, the Annecy Animated Film Festival has become a major international event for animated films of all genres, styles and formats. Creativity on the one hand, business on the other, two poles of cinema united in a single festival”.
From Annecy, Frédéric Ponsard, to Euronews