Animation Day in Cannes returns for 2nd consecutive year // ANIMAZE DAZE screening
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Animation Day in Cannes returns for 2nd consecutive year // ANIMAZE DAZE screening




May 12, 2016

CANNES, France— On May 18th for second consecutive year, animation film professionals will gather to celebrate the art of animation in Cannes during the annual film festival.

This year’s event features screenings of animated shorts and feature films, discussions and networking events in various festival locations.Animation Day in Cannes is presented by Animaze: The Montreal International Animation Film Festival and

Animation Day in Cannes invites all film professionals attending Cannes to join our events and benefit from exclusive opportunities to see first previews of new animation projects, promote their activities, and network with fellow experts in the field.

May 18 will include the second edition of Animaze Daze in Cannes. In anticipation of Animaze’s Montreal edition August 18-21, original works of animation from over 20 countries will be screened in competition. A full list of screenings is available on the website.

“We’re absolutely thrilled to be partnering with for a second year running at Cannes,” says Animaze director Laurie Gordon. “This event will raise the profile of animation at Cannes and ultimately turn an eye toward the many exciting new developments happening in the industry across the world.”

Animation Day in Cannes attendees will experience a number of panels on May 18, with topics including  Virtual Reality and immersive technologies, new funding models, writing for animation film. Panelists include Alliance Québec Animation and Carpe Diem president Marie-Claude Beauchamp, VR strategist and former ARTE France head Michel Reilhac and other luminaries from North American and European animation.

Animaze director Laurie Gordon will launch the Ryan Larkin Foundation in memory of the late Ryan Larkin, Oscar-nominated animator and subject of Chris Landreth’s Academy Award-winning 2004 short Ryan. The foundation helps animators get back on their feet after a professional hiatus, with a mentorship program for them to share their knowledge and experience with aspiring animators.

Market screenings, May 14 and May 18

  • May 14, Olympia Theatre, 8.30 pm: Bilal opening film by Ayman Jamal (UAE);  by invitation only (Press, buyers, Animation Day in Cannes registered members)
  • May 18, Palais B Theatre, 1.30 pm: Reserved for buyers and press
  • May 18, Salon la Renaissance Theatre, 1.30 pm (10 Boulevard du Midi Jean Hibert 06400 Cannes): Reserved for registered guests of Animation Day in Cannes

Venue partners for Animation Day in Cannes include the Cannes Film Market, Salon La Renaissance (in partnership with AVIFF: Art Video International Film Festival and the Dubai Film and TV Commission).

The Animaze Daze roadshow will continue to Annecy before the main event in Montreal from August 18-21. Conference pre-registration and passes for Animaze are available now.

For trailers and video, visit the Animation Day in Cannes YouTube Channel



Please get in touch for further information:

Bruno Chatelin:  Cell: +33 (0)6 80 99 57 34

Laurie Gordon:

Martin I. Petrov:

About Animaze

Animaze: The Montreal International Animation Film Festival is an international festival and industry conference in Montreal, Canada dedicated to the art of animation. Entering its third edition, Animaze brings together cinema, technology and education. The 2016 edition will have a key focus on VR. Films will be screening at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and Parc des Amériques. The festival will also feature projections in a 360º dome. Confirmed conference speakers including Aislin (The Gazette), Nelvana’s Clive Smith, AQA President Marie-Claude Beauchamp and more. | (en français)

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