All categories included, the Festival received more than 3,000 films from 86 countries (the most represented countries: USA, France, and United Kingdom).
- 40 Shorts and 8 for the Off-Limits category, 23 for the Perspectives category, 9 in the Young Audience category
- 45% were directed or co-directed by women, which is the second highest proportion in the Festival’s history, after 43% in 2017.
- Amongst those selected it is interesting to note that 15 are from Asia, which is a landmark high for this region in the world!
„The exceptionally high standard is reflected in the Short Films selection 2019.
An international competition where everyone rubs shoulders, Annecy Cristal Award winners (Regina Pessoa, Dahee Jeong, Franck Dion), with award-winning filmmakers, who were just students (Wiep Teeuwisse, Nadja Andrasev, Jenny Jokela and Michael Frei), competition regulars (Xi Chen, Chintis Lundgren, Jean-Claude Rozec, Donato Sansone and Mirai Mizue) and genuine discoveries that we can’t wait to show you (Valerie Barnhart, Canadian, Di Liu, Chinese, Pedro Casavecchia, Argentinian, Aria Covamonas, Mexican and Nykyta Lyskov, Ukranian).“ Marcel Jean
The official selection of the Graduation Films and TV and Commissioned Films will be revealed at the end of March.
Feature Films in competition will be announced during the press conference 15th April, along with the VR Works.
|The official selection for the Festival is carried out by the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean and the Films & Programming team, Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède and Sébastien Sperer, accompanied by Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, director of Cinémathèque de Grenoble, in their task for selecting the short films in competition.|