Animation First Festival 2021

A Celebration of French Animation Streaming Across the United States

Friday, February 5–Monday, February 15

One of the essential film festivals, and a must-attend for admirers of animation.” — Hyperallergic

Animation First, the only film festival in the US dedicated to the artistry of French animation returns for a fourth edition. Shifting to an online platform, the festival will stream from Friday, February 5 to Monday, February 15, reaching its broadest audience ever.

The festival will feature an exhilarating mix of US premieres, new restorations of classics, eclectic shorts, provocative documentaries, works-in-progress presentations of highly anticipated films, talks with acclaimed filmmakers, absorbing augmented and virtual reality, and participatory workshops.

A full schedule will be announced soon. Sign up for our newsletter to receive program updates.

A Note from the Curators

Animation First goes virtual! This year’s festival is our most ambitious yet. Available across the United States for the first time, this fourth edition of FIAF’s must-see festival will feature more films and more special guests, both American and French, than ever before.

Delphine Selles-Alvarez, FIAF’s Film Curator
Catherine Lamairesse, Director of Special Projects at FIAF