Thursday June 07th 2007, 7:01 am
Filed under: Festivals

Dear Friends:

For any of our animator friends who will be at Annecy please save Friday evening for ANNECY PLUS which I have programmed this year. The attached poster and press release gives all the details. If you are not part of our animation community you can skip this message.

Warm Regards,



FRIDAY 15 June 20h.00 – Music & Films begin at dusk

Le Venitien Bar and Lounge Square de l’ Eveche
(by the canal, less than 500 meters from the Bon Lieu)

This year ANNECY PLUS 3 moves to a new home at Le Venitien Bar and Lounge on the Square de l’ Eveche, less than 500 meters from the Bon Lieu.

Bill Plympton, mastermind of ANNECY PLUS, will not be at the Festival this year, since he is hard at work on his new feature length film Idiots & Angels, but he has entrusted the preparation and programming to Nancy Denney-Phelps, producer of music for animation, journalist and member of the ASIFA International Board. Nancy has promised an evening packed full of fabulous animation from the absurd to the sublime, with something to delight everyone.

The evening will open with a special welcome recorded by Bill at his New York studio and end with his new short film Shut Eye Hotel which Bill says “will do for sleeping what jaws did to swimming”.

In between we’ll take a ride on an airplane with a stewardess trying to satisfy a group of cranky passengers in Finish animator Ami Lindholm’s The Irresistible Smile, get the feminine point of view on sex from Signe Baumane in her highly acclaimed Teat Beat Of Sex and be treated to a new segment of Nina Paley’s work in progress feature length animation Sita Sings The Blues. For those of you who have never entered the magical world of Serbian animator Rastko Ciric, be sure to catch Metamorph, and if one Ciric is good two is great so his very talented daughter Iva Ciric has given us her award winning Princess On The Wall.

Back for their third year at ANNECY PLUS , Nik Phelps and the Annecy Sprocket Ensemble Band (Nik on reeds, Rolf Bächler on drums, and Jesper Fleng playing guitar) will entertain the crowd before the show and during the intermission. Once again this year Jonas Raeber of Swamp Film Studio in Lucerne, Switzerland will provide high quality projection and animator Jordie Doubt from Berne, Switzerland has created the fabulous graphics and program Special thanks goes to Stephane Vernay, owner of the events and communication firm Sunset Evenements (Sunset Events ) in Annecy, for arranging our new location and handling details prior to our arrival in town.

ANNECY PLUS is rapidly becoming a real crowd pleaser full of fun, fun, fun so be sure to save Friday evening 15 June for animation surprises, music and a drink or two with your fellow animators.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION or FILM STILLS, CONTACT: Nancy Denney-Phelps,, or leave a message in my mail box at the festival press desk.