Annecy International Animation Film Festival


Years running: 64 (since 1960)

Annecy International Animation Film Festival

International Animation Film Festival in Annecy.


The festival is a trendsetter in questions of animation; considerable diversity of workshops and seminars regarding financing and marketing of animated films. It is the most important festival of animation films in France and one of the most important festival of its kind in Europe. 

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 d'International du Film d'Animation (or ASIFA, the International Animated Film Association).


Feature films:

  • The Cristal for best feature
  • Jury Distinction
  • Audience Award

Short films:

  • The Annecy Cristal,
  • Jury Award«Jean-Luc Xiberras» Award for a First Film
  • Jury Distinction
  • Audience Award
  • «Off-Limits» Award

TV films:

  • The Cristal for best TV production,
  • Jury Award for a TV Series
  • Jury Award for a TV Special

Commissioned films:

  • Cristal for a Commissioned Film
  • Jury Award

Graduation films:

  • Cristal for a Graduation Film
  • Jury Award
  • Jury Distinction


  • Any audiovisual animation, created frame by frame, made for the cinema, television and any other screening platform may be entered.
  • Only works never previously entered at the Annecy Festival will be accepted.

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Fill out online submission form,
  • Provide the web link to the film (URL) and password (they will be requested on the entry form) (Vimeo, Dropbox, YouTube etc).
  • 1 to 3 images from the film: JPEG or PNG HD 1920px X 1080px 72dpi minimum.
  • Prepare your filmography: Maximum 3 titles, include the production dates and the english title (otherwise put the french or original title).
  • Synopsis of the film in French or English (max. 250 characters).

Subtitles language: English or French

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers





Official Website



Festival International du Film d'Animation
Centre International du Cinema d'Animation C/o Conservatoire d'Art et d'Histoire 18, avenue du Tresum BP 399
74013 Annecy Cedex,

Phone: +33 (0)4 50 10 09 00
Fax: +33 (0)4 50 10 09 70


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 15, 2022
  • Deadline
    February 15, 2023
  • Feature films Deadline
    March 15, 2023
  • Event Dates
    12 — 17 June 2023
Categories & Fees
  • Deadline — free
  • Feature films Deadline — free

- TV series (episodes from a series previously selected in the last edition will not be accepted) and webseries. - TV special

  • Deadline — free
  • Feature films Deadline — free

- educational, scientific or industrial films - advertising or promotional films - music videos

  • Deadline — free
  • Feature films Deadline — free
  • Deadline — free
  • Feature films Deadline — free

made for the cinema with a running time of over 60 mins, that have not been commercially released in France before the beginning of the Festival

  • Deadline — free
  • Feature films Deadline — free
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