The Annecy Animation Film Festival goes online


The Annecy Animation Film Festival in south-eastern France has one of the best settings of any cultural event in the world. The biggest gathering of cartoon lovers on the planet was due to celebrate its 60th birthday this year with prestigious guests, premieres and a spectacular programme that paid tribute to African animation. The party may be postponed because of Covid-19, but the festival has found an alternative way to exist online.


Eve Jackson speaks to two directors, Romanian filmmaker Anca Damian ("The Island", "Crulic: The Path to Beyond", "The Magic Mountain") and Zimbabwean filmmaker Brent Dawes ("Jungle Beat: The Movie") about how the animation industry continues to thrive during the health crisis.

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