20/06/22 • News & Happenings

Annecy 2022

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Annecy 2022 was the first animation festival we’ve attended in person since 2019, and we really made the most of it! We shared a stand with our partners, Cartoon Saloon, got to meet some of the brightest new talent in the industry, attended a wide mix of screenings, talks and networking events, and caught up with current and future creative partners.  

A picture of our stand on the Monday – the calm before the storm!

Talent Mangement Director, Michael Downey, and HR Manager, Louise Flannery, catching a few rays on our balcony before the festival officially opens



Two Lighthouse shows made the official selection – El Deafo, which was produced at Lighthouse for Apple TV+, and Netflix’s The Cuphead Show!, which we animated from layout to locked picture. Alas, it wasn’t to be our year at Annecy – but on Wednesday we received news that El Deafo had won this year’s theme prize at Prix Jeunesse, the Power of Sound award. Needless to say, celebrations were had!

If you’re looking for fun… The Cuphead Show! screening at Annecy

As always, the stunning backdrop of mountains and lake had us all momentarily breathless as we cycled our way from screenings and talks to meetings and parties.

Evening time in the town of Annecy



Lighthouse ladies, Ruchi Shah, Line Producer, Louise, and Claire Finn, Managing Director



Claire, Mike and Louise at the Sony Animation cocktail party in La Venitien

Our stand was extremely busy all week and we were even treated to visits from current and past Lighthouse Keepers!

Louise and Communications and PR Manager, Sarah Maher

“Can we get a picture of you with the Lighthouse bag, Mark?”

Thanks for stopping by, Rhian and Phil!

Our digital business cards went down a storm!

As Annecy wound down to a close, we finally managed to squeeze in a team dinner.

A well-deserved team meal after an eventful week

We’re looking forward to Annecy 2023 already!

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