Join FIAF for the fourth edition of “Animation First,” FIAF’s wildly successful festival celebrating the enduring legacy and trailblazing innovation of French animation. This year’s program with 55 US and 14 NY premieres of feature-length and short films is the richest in the Festival’s history. Wes Anderson, their first American special guest, added four films that have inspired him to the program, expanding the Festival’s vision beyond French animation.
Festival highlights include:
Debuts of “Josep;” “Stinky Dog, Happy Life in Paris!;” and “Zero Impunity”
Wes Anderson Selects: Disney’s Bambi in rarely seen French- and Hindi-dubbed versions, The Plague Dogs, A Doonesbury Special, and Peter and the Wolf
Award-winning TV specials My Life in Versailles and Shooom’s Odyssey
Provocative web series Fail in Love and Women Undercover
A tribute to Paul Grimault with rare screenings of his iconic work
Sneak peeks of highly anticipated films by Anca Damian, Benoît Chieux, and Florence Miailhe
Shorts programs include Best of Annecy Film Festival and New French Works
New! US & French Student Short Film Competition
Live Talks with industry leaders and featured filmmakersAugmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Interactive Graphic Novels, and More!