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FIAF Animation First 2021 Festival

Animation First organized by FIAF is the only film festival in the US dedicated to the unparalleled legacy and enduring ingenuity of France’s animation studios and schools. Presented for the first time entirely online, the festival's fourth edition will reach a nationwide audience, from Friday, February 5 to Monday, February 15. An affordable pass of $20 provides complete access to the entire eleven-day Festival.

Discover the festival trailer here

Festival Highlights:

  • US Premiere of Calamity Jane opens 2021 Animation First 
  • 55 US and 14 NY Premieres of feature-length and short films
  • Aya of Yop City & Focus on African Animation
  • Debuts of JOSEPSTINKY DOG, HAPPY LIFE IN PARIS!SHOOOM’S ODYSSEY; and ZERO IMPUNITY
  • Special Guest Wes Anderson selects his favorite animated films including Bambi dubbed in French and Hindi.
  • Tribute to Paul Grimault with rare screenings of his iconic work
  • Works in Progress of highly anticipated films by Anca Damian, Benoît Chieux, and Florence Miailhe
  • Shorts programs include Best of Annecy International Film Festival and New French works
  • New: Top US & French animation schools participate in Student Short Film Competition
  • Live Talks with industry leaders and featured filmmakers
  • Plus Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality, Interactive Graphic Novels, Workshops, and more!