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Animation First: New York’s French Animation Festival

Celebrating France’s rich history as the pioneer of animation, FIAF launches New York City’s first French animation festival with award-winning films, shorts, virtual reality, interactive workshops, panel discussions and more!

Special screenings and events for all ages put you in the front seat of 3D animation, works in process, interactive workshops on drawing and sound effects, gaming demonstrations, and panel discussions with leading artists and studio executives.


February 2
11-1 pm: Iqbal, a Tale of a Fearless Child (Michel Fuzellier & Babak Payami, 2015)
7-8:30 pm: Minuscule in 3D (Thomas Szabo & Hélène Giraud, 2013)
10-11 pm: Erotic Animated Shorts

February 3
11-6 pm: Virtual Reality Arcade
11:30-1 pm: Loulou & Other Wolves (Grégoire Solotareff, 2003)
2-3:30 pm: The Red Turtle (Michael Dudok de Wit, 2017)
4-5:15 pm: Conversation with Michael Dudok de Wit, “The Making of The Red Turtle
4:30-5:45 pm: 3D Animated Shorts
6-7 pm: Panel discussion, “The French Touch in Animation”
6:45-7:50 pm: Pioneers of French Animation
8-9 pm: Animated TV Series, Lastman, Episodes 1-6
8:45-10:45 pm: Fantastic Planet (René Laloux, 1973) + Shorts

February 4
11-6 pm: Virtual Reality Arcade
12:15-1:15 pm: 1884: Yesterday’s Future (Terry Gilliam and Tim Ollive, work in progress)
1:30-3:30 pm: The Day of the Crows (Jean-Christophe Dessaint, 2012)
4-5 pm: En Sortant de l’école (Marie Larrivé et Camille Authouart, 2015)
4:30-6:15 pm: Renaissance (Christian Volckman, 2006)
7:15-9 pm: Award-Winning Animated Shorts