Come and join us for a weekend full of the best animation movies!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
6:30pm: FILM SCREENING: (Feature Film, in French with English Subtitles) - AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
10am: MASTERCLASS: ‘Screenwriting: Create and Develop Memorable Characters’ - Laurent Auclair, Screenwriter
11:30am: FILM SCREENING: ‘Best of Annecy 2023’ (Short Films)
2pm: MASTERCLASS: ‘Directing an Animated Feature Film’ - Ricard Cussó and Tania Vincent, Australian Animation Director
3:30pm: FILM SCREENING: ‘Annecy 2023 - Best of Kids’ (Short Films)
6:30PM: SPECIAL EVENT - Official Opening night
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24TH
10am: MASTERCLASS: ‘Plumbing and Other Animation Jobs’ - Claire Renton, Australian Animation Director
11:30am: FILM SCREENING: ‘Gobelins Paris School - Short Films Showcase’ (Short Films)
2pm: MASTERCLASS: ‘Come visit us at the Gobelins Paris Film School’ - Anthony Gomes, Academic Partnerships & Student Exchanges Manager, Gobelins
3:30pm: FILM SCREENING: ‘WTF! Selection - Annecy 2023’ (Short Films)
6PM: SPECIAL EVENT - CLOSING NIGHT ‘Chicken For Linda’ (Feature Film, in French with English Subtitles)
The Crossing (La Traversée)
A pillaged village, a fleeing family, and two lost children on the roads of exile... Kyona and Adriel are trying to escape those who are pursuing them in order to reach a country with a more lenient regime. During an initiatory journey that will take them from childhood to adolescence, they will face numerous trials, both fantastical and very real, in order to reach their destination.
Join us on Friday 22 September at 6pm at Griffith Film School for the Anim'Action Australian Premiere!
In this masterclass, that he delivered in 2023 as part of the MIFA Campus at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, award-winning screenwriter and UTS Animation tutor Laurent Auclair explores the ins and out of creating and developing memorable characters. If you’ve ever wondered what makes a character stick in our mind long after we’ve watched a movie, or how to make a character both visually and emotionally interesting for the audience, this is a masterclass for you.
Join us on Saturday 23rd September at 10am at Griffith
In this exclusive masterclass, directors of the australian animated feature film « Scarygirl », Ricard Cussó and Tania Vincent revisit their journey as visual creators and animation directors since the origins of their projects. From conception to ideation, to completion of the project, they will give insights on their work as creatives, but also on how to overcome hurdles and find compromises to deliver a unique feature film that already won the hearts of large audiences in festivals around the country.
Join us on Saturday 23 September at 2pm at Griffith Film School for this exciting masterclass!
Join us on Saturday 23 September at 3:30pm at Griffith
Film School for
the "Annecy 2023 - Best of Kids" screening.
Join us on Saturday 23 September at 6:30pm at Griffith Film School for an amazing opening night with Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds.
Get ready for an enchanting experience as we kick off this year's animation festival with a captivating film: "Juliette and Carmen." Join us as we follow the bold and audacious journey of two sisters who stumble upon a portal to the universe of their beloved book, "The Kingdom of the Winds." Little do they know, this mystical passage will lead them into a world of transformation and intrigue, where they become both heroes and captives.
🎬 Film Details:
Be prepared to be immersed in the art of storytelling brought to life through vibrant animation. "Juliette and Carmen" isn't just a film; it's an immersive journey into the heart of dreams and adventures.
An exciting evening ahead, as promising as the rest of the festival's lineup! Book your free ticket now!
In this exclusive masterclass, animation director Claire Renton gives ‘an honest look at life in the animation industry, and what happens if you can’t find a job when you graduate’. This is the perfect how-to not panic if your career as a freelancer doesn’t start according to your plans, and Claire will give you insights on the expected highs and lows of a creative’s career.
Join us on Sunday 24 September at 10am at Griffith Film School for a captivating masterclass.
🎬 List of Films coming soon
Directed by: ABDOLLAHINIA Mehrnaz ; ISSAKA Razahk ; JAMNECK Celeste ; LIU Yi ; WOLDEHAWARIAT Feben Elias
In a small village ruled by ridiculous laws, three singing sisters and their dog rehearse for the Annual Autumn Festival. But an unexpected event will disrupt their plans.
Won "Best Student Film" at the 2023 Annie awards.
Directed by: IENCO Mélina, JURIC Luice, LEIBEL Caroline, MERLE Faustine, PELLET Claire
In a fantasy world, a griffin embraces his fate and goes on an epic journey to find a legendary creature : the human.
Directed by: CIRONE Denise lisett DORINGER Sebastian, KOLESOV Andrey, LIU Chia-yu, TIAN Zhen, ZHOU Lan
A respected chef from a lineage of sushi makers attempts to connect with his son through the shared knowledge of the family trade. Tensions arise as he begins to notice a strange pattern of behavior in the young boy.
Directed by: OLIVIERI Nicholas, YI Shen, DE LUCCA Juliana, NAIR Varun, FELIU David
In a near future, a lonely man is addicted to a product called ‘’Best Friend” which offers him perfect virtual friends.
Won "Best Student Film" at the 2019 Annie awards.
Directed by: BERNADI Nicolas, DE STEFANO Alessandra, LEWANDOSKA Gabriela, VAN BECELAERE Chloé, VAN DELFT Camille, XIA Elodie
In the early 90s, a group of childhood friends spend thier last summer together before going to different colleges. Ren tries to write the band’s final song but struggles as he faces their departure.
Directed by: Marlijn VAN NUENEN, Ram TAMEZ, Alfredo Gerard KUTTIKATT
A young mexican smuggler and a little girl travel illegally on top of a cargo train, called La Bestia, to get to the USA. An injury transforms his perception of the journey.
Won "Best Student Film" at the 2021 Annie awards.
Join us on Sunday 24 September at 11:30am at Griffith Film School for an exciting screening.
In this exclusive masterclass, Anthony Gomes, in charge of International Exchanges at the Paris Gobelins School will present courses, short courses and curriculum available for international students to complete their education after their Animation degree in Australia.
🎬 About The Gobelins School:
Founded over fifty years ago, GOBELINS Paris has become a leader among schools for the visual arts.
GOBELINS Paris sets itself apart by preparing students to work in a wide range of professions within the visual arts.
Offering degree programmes for creating images in a variety their forms (print, animation, interactive, 3D, virtual reality), GOBELINS believes in project based learning from concept through production.
Ranked as the world's leading school for animation, GOBELINS Paris offers a complete curriculum from Bachelor to Master of Arts, an English-language program and a French-language program with a double degree, as well as a one-year preparatory program. Workshops for young and old, and internships for professionals complete our offerings.
GOBELINS Paris also offers programmes in all image-related fields, from design to production in all its forms (still, animated, interactive, 3D), and from 4.0 printing to Virtual Reality.
Join us on Sunday 24 September at 2pm at Griffith Film School for this interesting masterclass.
🎬 Selection including:
Join us on Sunday 24 September at 3:30pm at Griffith Film School for a screening full of oddities.
Chicken for Linda (Feature Film, in French with English Subtitles)
To conclude this festival in style, don't miss the screening of "Chicken for Linda," a captivating and vibrant animation film, which
was nominated at the 2023 Cannes ACID Festival (France) and the 9th edition of the La Baule Film and Music Festival (France).
Directed by Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach, starring Mélinée Leclerc, Clotilde Hesme, and Laetitia Dosch.
It's the perfect way to wrap up this festival on a high note!
Synopsis: No, it wasn't Linda who took her mother Paulette's ring! This punishment is completely unfair!... And now Paulette would do anything to make amends, even a chicken with peppers, she who can't cook. But how to find a chicken on a day of a general strike?... From chicken coops to watermelon trucks, from zealous cops to allergic truck drivers, from grandma to flooding, Paulette and her daughter will set out in search of the chicken, dragging along the entire "Linda's gang," and eventually the whole neighborhood. But Linda doesn't know that this chicken, once so well-cooked by her father, is the key to her lost memory... By the way, does anyone know how to slaughter a chicken?...
Join us on Sunday 24 September at 6pm at Griffith Film School for the closing screening of our Festival.
The Anim’Action Film Festival has been created under the patronage of the French Embassy with UTS (Sydney) and UTS Animation Guild, Alliance Française of Brisbane and Griffith Film School (Brisbane), in partnership with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the support of the Institut Français.