Films & Talks

Animation First REWIND 2020

Starting August 4, 2020
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FIAF will be revisiting all three editions of its popular Animation First Festival this August through Labor Day.

Each week, Animation First REWIND will shine a light on exceptional feature films and shorts produced by French animation studios through themes such as Women in Animation, Especially for Kids, Award-winning Films, Not for Kids with erotic shorts and late-night thrillers, and a Salute to our Guests of Honor—Michaël Dudok de Wit, Michel Ocelot, and Jean-François Laguionie.

Additional content on social media and conversations with the filmmakers will allow audiences to immerse themselves in the transporting and imaginative world of French animation.

Lead Image: Brazen by Phuong Mai Nguyen and Charlotte Cambon de Lavalette © Silex Films, 2020.
Presented as a Work-in-Progress during Animation First 2020.

Animation First REWIND

Week One: Women in Animation

Starting Tuesday, August 4, 2020

All three editions of Animation First have celebrated women in the industry. Revisit acclaimed director Anca Damian’s dazzling feature Marona’s Fantastic Tale and trailblazing shorts, including Pinscreen Magic selections by co-founder Claire Parker. Filmmaker Michèle Lemieux leads a panel discussion on The Legacy of Pinscreen.

Animation First REWIND

Week Two: Especially for Kids

Starting Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Week Two of Animation First REWIND showcases great feature films and lyrical shorts from the last three seasons that have been curated ESPECIALLY FOR KIDS.

Animation First REWIND

Week Three: Award-Winning Animation

Starting Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Enjoy critically acclaimed French animation gems, from the Oscar-nominated I Lost My Body and the noir sci-fi film Renaissance voiced by Daniel Craig to a collection of exciting shorts from the César Awards and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

Animation First REWIND

Week Four: Not for Kids

Erotic Shorts and Late-Night Thrillers

Starting Tuesday, August 25, 2020

No kids allowed—French animation is known for its daring use of the medium and has robust works in unexpected genres including eroticism, fantasy, science fiction, and suspense—all of which will keep you at the edge of your seat!

Animation First REWIND

Week Five: A Salute to Our Guests of Honor

Starting Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Over three years of the Animation First festival, FIAF has honored three extraordinary pioneers of French Animation: Michael Dudok de Wit, Michel Ocelot, and Jean-François Laguionie. Rediscover some of their most iconic works!