Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

Frozen 2: Behind the Scenes

October 19, 2019 11:00 am
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Be among the first to experience new footage from Frozen 2, the breathlessly anticipated sequel to the 2013 phenomenon Frozen.  For your guide, Director and Academy Award® winner Chris Buck takes you on a journey out of Arendelle in pursuit of the origin of Elsa’s powers. Featuring behind-the-scenes insight and footage from from the upcoming film, this exclusive sneak peek at the making of the film is one ticket worth melting for.


Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

Ne Zha

October 20, 2019 4:30 pm


Filmmaker Q&A, LA Premiere, Special Event

Zog: The Making of

October 19, 2019 10:30 am


Academy Award nominated director Max Lang will be here in-person to introduce the film and answer your questions afterward!

Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

Hair Love: The Making of

October 19, 2019 11:30 am
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Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

Klaus: Behind the Scenes

October 20, 2019 11:00 am

Animation Is Film is proud to present this exclusive sneak peek at one of the most highly anticipated animated features of the year – Netflix’s KLAUS! Hear from filmmakers – director Sergio Pablos (live, via satellite) and Animation Supervisor Matt Williames (live, in-person) – about the production, and see never-before-seen footage of this groundbreaking new film.

Special Event

The Best of Annecy: Spotlight on Women Directors

October 20, 2019 11:00 am
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Showcasing some of the best animated shorts directed by women in 2019, this special program features a diverse array of beautiful, thought-provoking short films from around the world.

Ramen (Gobelins / Various / 1 min)
Nuit Cherie (dir. Lia Bertels / Belgium / 14 min)
Sister (dir. Siqi Song / USA-China / 8 min)
Daughter (dir. Daria Kashcheeva / Czech Republic / 15 min)
The Elephant’s Song (dir. Lynn Tomlinson / USA / 8 min)
Uncle Thomas (dir. Regina Pessoa / Canada-France-Portual / 13 min)
Mimi (dir. Lisa Fukaya / Denmark / 5 min)
Symbiosis (dir. Nadja Andrasev / France-Hungary / 13 min)
Story (dir. Jolanta Bankowska / Poland / 5 min)


Special Event

Steven Universe The Movie

October 20, 2019 1:15 pm
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A rare chance to see Steven, in all his singing glory, on the big screen in his biggest adventure yet. Presented with behind-the-scenes footage.

Featuring a special Q&A with Co-Executive Producers Kat Morris & Joe Johnston.


LA Premiere, Special Event

Son of the White Mare

October 19, 2019 4:15 pm
Special Event

Cencoroll Connect

October 19, 2019 1:30 pm
Special Event

Best of Annecy Shorts for Kids

October 21, 2018 12:00 am
Hue BR
Goeblins, France, 2018, 1 min
A game of stickball requires some creative solutions once an overzealous batter loses the playing ball

Brooklyn Breeze
d’Alex Budovsky, USA, 2017, 4 min
A musical film and a visual journey through different parts of Brooklyn demonstrating some of the iconic spots and others not often seen by the visitors.

Robert Lobel, Germany, 2017, 7:34 min
Two characters are linked by their hair. They influence each other with every move they make.

A Walk in the Woods
Hugo Frassetto, France/Belgium, 2017, 4:27 min
Five wolf cubs are playing in the woods and tease Daddy Wolf who is getting ready to go out and “eat them all up”! A musical take on a famous French children’s game.

Winds of Spring
Keyu Chen, Canada, 2017, 6 min
Unfolding with the rhythm of the seasons, this film tells the tender story of a young girl who, driven by the irrepressible need for self-fulfillment, decides to leave the family nest.

Oana Lacroix, Switzerland, 2018, 6 min
In a large forest inhabited by single-colored birds, everyone has found their place on a tree. But what happens when a bird has two colours?

The Man with the Birds
Quentin Marcault, France, 2017, 4:30 min
The inhabitants of a mountain village cut off by snow await the arrival of the Man with the birds, which is the sign that winter is over.

Funny Fish
Krishna Chandran A. Nair, France, Switzerland, 2018, 6:21 min
In the middle of the ocean, a school of fish comes to the rescue of a red fish floating on the surface of the water. They try to do everything they can to help it, unaware that it’s in fact a balloon.

Äggie Pak Yee Lee, Hong Kong/Estonia, 2017, 4 min
A teacher takes a group of mischievous children on a tour of an art gallery.

Julia Ocker, Germany, 2018, 4 min
The ants are working together perfectly. But there is one ant who is doing everything differently.

The Pig on the Hill
Jamy Whesless and John Helms, USA, 2017, 6 min
When Pig’s free-spirited and energetic new neighbour Duck plunges himself into Pig’s quiet, orderly life, Pig learns that having friends is what he has been missing all along.

Special Event

Best of Annecy Shorts

October 21, 2018 4:00 pm
Bom Dia Rio
Goeblins, France, 2018, 1min
In this special intro to the 2018 Annecy festival, we see snapshots of the everyday dramas, romances, trials and surprises within the daily life of Rio

Trevor Jimenez, USA/Canada, 2017, 15:17 min
A small boy now has two different homes, his mom’s and his dad’s but it seems he spends a good amount of time being shuffled between the two. Weaving more surreal elements with gives the story a magical and poignant quality.

Florian Brauch, Matthieu Pujol, Kim Tailhades, Yohan Thireau, Romain Thirion, France, 2017, 6:22 min
When marine wildlife has to adapt to pollution, the food chain changes.

Martina Scarpelli, France/Denmark, 2018, 12 min
Have you considered food as a choice rather than a requirement? Have you ever considered your home as the ideal place to be ill in total security? Have you ever felt sexual pleasure when eating something? I have.

Veljko Popovic, Croatia/France, 2018, 7:19 min
In a small town next to the sea in Croatia, the cycling season is at its peak. During the final race the two leaders are not just battling for the grand prize, but also for the affection of a lady and fulfillment of their erotic fantasy.

Lucia Bulgheroni, UK, 2018, 8 min
Katrine has a normal life, a normal job, a normal boyfriend and a normal apartment in a normal city. That’s what she thinks until one day everything starts falling apart.

Jenny Jokela, UK, 2018, 5:45 min
This film is a journey through the methods of coping with post traumatic stress disorder, and an exploration of shame and feelings of disembodiment.

Luis Usón, Andrés Aguilar, Ecuador/Spain/Peru, 2018, 6:15 min
We are all condemned to work and repeat again and again the same empty routines. Can we reach that carrot with which they want to keep us forever occupied, chasing eternally something we do not need?

Bloeistraat 11
Nienke Deutz, Belgium/The Netherlands, 2018, 10 min
Inseparable best friends spend their last summer holiday of childhood amusing themselves around the house. As summer progresses their bodies start to change and an awkwardness descends on the friends.

Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

Ralph Breaks the Internet: Behind the Scenes

October 20, 2018 11:00 am
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Q+A with the Filmmakers

Get a sneak peak at new scenes of the eagerly anticipated sequel to the 2012 smash hit Wreck it Ralph, and an exclusive look at the making of the film. Hear from one of the creators herself, writer Pamela Ribon, as she takes you reveals how they brought the famously analog Ralph into the digital era.

Intro and Q+A with Filmmakers, Special Event

The Prince of Egypt

October 21, 2018 1:15 pm
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Introduction and Q+A with directors Brenda Chapman, Steve Hickner, Simon Wells and producers Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkleman Cox

Director Q&A, Special Event

This Magnificent Cake!

October 20, 2018 1:30 pm

Q+A with director Marc James Roels

The Burden will screen prior to This Magnificent Cake.
Niki Lindroth von Bahr, Sweden, 2017, 13min
In Swedish with English subtitles

An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes that takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. All of the settings are located in a modern, generic market place next to a large freeway.

Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event, World Premiere

Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1

October 20, 2018 4:15 pm

Q+A with producer Yoshiaki Nishimura

Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

Behind the Scenes: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

October 21, 2018 11:00 am
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Q+A with the Filmmakers

Be the first to see exclusive extended footage from the upcoming animated Spidey movie! Key members of the creative team will show how the radical visual approach to the new film was developed, with artists striving to bring the graphic ink and pen look of comic books to state-of-the-art CGI using methods and technologies never employed before. The workshop will take the audience through numerous deconstructed scenes to show step-by-step and layer-by-layer how the characters, backgrounds, and environments were created and set in motion.

Special Event

Mind Game

October 21, 2017 9:30 pm
Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

The LEGO Batman Movie

October 22, 2017 2:15 pm

Q&A with Director!

Warner Animation presents a special screening of this year’s critical and box office hit, Lego Batman.  Event includes Q&A with filmmakers and special guests (check back here for updates) plus Lego Batman audience prizes for all families.

Filmmaker Q&A, Special Event

Disney • Pixar’s The Incredibles

October 22, 2017 11:00 am
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Q&A by producer John Walker
Limited-edition gift for all families!

Plus sneak peek of upcoming Disney • Pixar release, Coco

Celebrate the past, present, and future of the iconic Pixar Animation Studios! Prior to a screening of Academy Award® winner (and beloved favorite) The Incredibles, get a special sneak-peek clip of upcoming Disney•Pixar release Coco before it arrives in theaters Nov. 22nd. After The Incredibles, the film’s producer John Walker joins us to answer your questions about the film and studio. Each guest will also receive a special limited-edition Incredibles 2 art print.

Special Event

Three Snow Whites

October 21, 2017 1:30 pm

Animation is Film is thrilled to open our first edition with a special anniversary screening of Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the film that started it all and after 80 years, a still-unrivaled achievement in filmmaking. In this epic story of love and friendship, the kind and beautiful princess Snow White wins the hearts of Dopey, Grumpy, Doc and the other dwarves and triumphs over the evil plans of her wicked stepmother Queen. As the very first feature film from Walt Disney Animation Studios it established the studio as a powerhouse of creativity, innovation, and storytelling, and blazed a trail for everything that has come since.

A different take on the Grimm’s fairytale, Max Fleisher’s Betty Boop in Snow-White from 1933, a darkly surreal one reeler featuring Koko the Clown moonwalking to Cab Calloway’s minor blues St. James Infirmary, will be shown prior to the feature, as well as Lotte Reiniger’s Snow White and Rose Red, a entirely different story rendered in Reiniger’s distinct animation.

Introduction by legendary animator Andreas Deja.