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Animation First 2022 at FIAF


Animation First, FIAF

FIAF Florence Gould Hall
22 East 60th Street
New York, NY, US 10022

February 11-21


FIAF will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its popular Animation First Festival with a special edition featuring distinct programs in person and online from February 11–21!

Animation First is the only festival dedicated to French animation in New York and now nationwide! The 2022 edition will present 51 premieres, a Second Annual Student Short Film Competition, and some highly anticipated Works in Progress. The first female guest of honor, Florence Miailhe, will open the festival with her award-winning The Crossing, and closing night will feature an exclusive screening of The Summit of the Gods. A new partnership with The Met Museum will look at Disney’s influence on French animation, along with a 30th anniversary screening of Beauty and the Beast. All films will be shown with English subtitles. Talks will be in English.

Discover the festival trailer here.


Festival Highlights:

Opening night

The Crossing (La Traversée) by Florence Miailhe (New York premiere)


Feature Films

Princess Dragon (Princesse Dragon) by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis

My Sunny Maad (Ma famille Afghane) by Michaela Pavlátová

My Neighbors’ Neighbors (Les Voisins de mes voisins sont mes voisins) by Léo Marchand, Annelaure Daffis

Little Vampire (Petit Vampire) by Joann Sfar (US premiere)

Beauty and the Beast by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise

Archipelago (Archipel) by Félix Dufour-Laperrière (New York premiere)

The Summit of the Gods (Le Sommet des dieux) by Patrick Imbert (New York premiere)


Shorts and TV Series

Mum is Pouring Rain (Maman Pleut des Cordes) by Hugo De Faucompret

Mussels and Fries (Moules-Frites) by Nicolas Hu

Liberated! (Libres !) by Ovidie and Sophie-Marie Larrouy

The Mysteries of Paris (Les Mystères de Paris) by Véronique Puybaret and Matthieu Dubois (US premiere)



Spotlight on Florence Miailhe

Focus on Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo

Best of Annecy 2021: Spotlight on Women Directors

Fresh Out of School — Andrée Chedid Collection

US & French Student Short Film Competition


For more information click here!



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