Annecy 2014 will kick off with a bang

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Annecy 2014 will kick off with a bang
World renowned Japanese animator Isao Takahata, kicks off Annecy 2014 with a screening of his latest film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival (Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy) was created in 1960 and takes place at the beginning of June in the town of Annecy, France. Initially occurring every two years, the festival became annual in 1998. It is one of the four international animated film festivals sponsored by the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation (or ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association).

Organizers for the 2014 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival have announced that one of the great names in Japanese animation, Isao Takahata, will kick off the festival with a screening of his latest film, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The screening is set for Monday, June 9, with Takahata in attendance. Annecy runs this year June 9-14, 2014.

The Annecy Festival will award this year’s Crystal honor to Isao Takahata, to celebrate his career and his contribution to animation. Director acknowledged master of this movie is the origin of many masterpieces ( Grave of the Fireflies, Pom Poko, My Neighbors the Yamada … ) and founded, alongside Hayao Miyazaki and company Tomuka Shoten, Studio Ghibli producer of international successes Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, The Wind That Shakes …

Marcel Jean, Artistic Director of the Festival, said about him: “Director to exceptionally large, Mr. Takahata is also a great humanist whose work has become a reference for all those who believe in the greatness of the art of animation. “

To book ticket and other queries go to Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Tridip Rajkhowa

A student of MAAC Andheri and a hardcore gamer, I divvy my time between gaming and blogging. Only content writer at Animation to cover game engines.

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