Annecy International Animation Film Festival kicks off in style
With a backdrop of Annecy lake and the mountains, it was quite a stunning setting for the film festival. The rain didn't put anyone off, even to the outside open-air screenings on the Paquis, and the atmosphere remained electric throughout the evening.
Across the 6 day event, there are several hundred films showing, selected from several thousand, and the city comes alive with animators and lovers of animation from all over the globe.
We caught up with some such animators who had travelled from the UK especially for the festival who told me about their first day.
Harry Michael and Oli Howe tell me why they're already enjoying this festival.