In June LSFM students visited Annecy 2015. The International animation festival celebrating it’s 30th anniversary in the stunningly beautiful town of Annecy, France. 25 students lead by BA (Hons) Animation Programme Leader Sultan Efe and Digital Media Senior Lecturer Graham Cooper, spent the week attending screenings, director talks, keynotes and panels from the leading creatives from across the animation industry.
Annecy also hosts the three-day networking event ‘MIFA’ where a number of our team had interviews and pitched their work to companies The Cartoon Network, Framestore and Nickelodeon amongst others.
Graduate Jake Longworth said: “It was eye opening and inspiring to see so many people in the same place with a shared passion for something that doesn’t get the attention and praise that it deserves. Hanging out with a bunch talented friends old and new that can appreciate the festival and geek out while dipping our feet in a crystal clear lake before watching Peter Sohn and Sanjay Patel talk about The Good Dinosaur/ Sanjay’s Super Team or watch Genndy Tartakovski explain how he made the TV shows of my childhood, makes me feel so happy and proud to be associated with the industry.”