ANIMATION FIRST 2021

Animation First is the only film festival in the US dedicated to the unparalleled legacy and enduring ingenuity of France’s animation studios and schools. Today, France is Europe’s largest producer and the world’s third-largest exporter of animated film. Since its early beginnings in the late 19th century when Émile Reynaud projected his Pantomimes Lumineuses at…

I LOST MY BODY

Based on Guillaume Laurant’s novel Happy Hand, I Lost My Body is the first animated film to win the Nespresso Grand Prize awarded by the jury of the International Critics Week at the Cannes Film Festival. A beautiful, haunting film that uplifts the human spirit at the end. State of the Arts NYC has supported…