16. März 2022 Johannes Wolters

Annecy 2022 – Short Films Official Selection

Bild oben: Paolos Glück- Directed by: Thorsten DRÖßLER, Manuel SCHROEDER

Hysteresis – Directed by: Robert SEIDEL

Discover all the results of the Short films‘ Official Selection

This year, there were more than 1,347 Short films submitted (that’s 152 more than in 2021) from a hundred countries.

Here is the selection:

  • 38 in Official
  • 8 in the Off-Limits category
  • 17 in the Perspectives section 
  • 9 in the Young Audience section

Male and female directors are equally represented.

Louis I. König der Schafe- Directed by: Markus WULF

„In recent years, we have noticed a strong trend in short film productions. Generally, they are increasingly longer, and sometimes with higher ambitious narratives. The 2022 Selection reflects this development as there are fewer films than usual. This means, even more so than previous years, that our team had to make tough choices and not include some quality works. In the end, we believe that it’s a diverse selection with a fine balance between new blood and works from established artists: Amanda Forbis and Wendy Tilby, Anna Budanova, Špela Čadež, Kōji Yamamura, Claude Luyet, etc. This year, regarding the films’ origins, we noticed that the United States and Japan had a burst of dynamism in independent productions, and by happy coincidence, as we pay tribute to Swiss cinematography, the Swiss films are top notch. Lastly, we are thrilled with the selection of Blind Spot, by the Tunisian Lofti Achour, and Akplokplobito, by Franco-Togolese Ingrid Agbo, two films that show the vibrancy of African animation, that we honored last year.

Marcel Jean, Artistic Director

Check in on 28th March to discover the Official Selection of the Graduation films, and the TV & Commissioned films.

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The Feature films and VR Works will be revealed at a later date.

Backflip – Directed by: Nikita DIAKUR

See you on 13th to 18th June 2022!

Steakhouse – Directed by: Spela CADEZ

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