Today begins the Annecy o9 International Animation Festival. Anybobody who is concerned, interested or passionnated by animated film should go to Annecy once in his life.
By default you can read current news on the official web site. You will discover :
MIFA – Marché International du Film d’Animation
The MIFA is the meeting point for all professionals of the animation film business.
Atelier de cinéma d’animation
The Atelier de cinéma d’animation is a place dedicted to the promotion of the animation, especially by teaching to children and adults history and major actors of this art and by widespreading animation technics. This association is born under the sponsorship of Alexandre Alexeïeff and Claire Parker.
The place :: Annecy
I can’t speak about animation without mentioning the well-known parisian arts school Les Gobelins where animation is taught by the most excellent technicians, professors and animators. Oktapodi is a very funny short film made by student from this school and won a prize during the last edition of the festival.
Watch more animation on web
NFB.ca is a Web site where you can watch films produced by the National Film Board of Canada. Watch the wonderful Ryan animation film. This Oscar®-winning animated short from Chris Landreth is based on the life of Ryan Larkin, a Canadian animator who, 30 years ago, produced some of the most influential animated films of his time. Simply genious! And others many animated films .
You may also read Animation Now! from Taschen
I fundamentally recommend animation.