The Graduation Films
„The 2019 Graduation Films competition selection is especially inspiring. The question of identity (starting with gender identity) comes to the surface and is a preoccupation for several young filmmakers. This year we have noticed a number of powerfully aesthetic proposals and many technical experimental pieces. We confirm that young women are increasingly present in animation schools, as 62.5% of the films selected were directed or co-directed by women!“ Marcel Jean
It should be mentioned that 24 countries, of which Saudi Arabia and Belarus are represented via international schools that include: CalArts (USA), the Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia), EMCA (France), Gobelins (France), Moholy Nagy University (Hungary), Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Israel), Tokyo Academy of the Arts (Japan), Lodz Film School (Poland), FAMU (Czeck Republic), Royal College of Arts (United Kingdom) and HSLU (Switzerland).
|The Official Selection of the Feature Films in competition will be announced during the Press Conference in Paris, on 15th April; the VR Works will be revealed at a later date.|
The TV and Commissioned Films
„The TV and Commissioned Films selection is innovative and reflects the incredible diversity of contemporary programming. From the conception of the diverse platforms and increase in channels, this results in more audacious and niche productions. We were particularly thrilled with the diversity and quality of the American TV productions, and the British commissioned film productions.
We also notice that women are involved in less than a third of the selected television productions. Yet this is more balanced as 43% of the Commissioned Films chosen were directed or co-directed by women.“ Marcel Jean
The Annecy 2019 Official Selection is carried out by the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean, and the Films & Programme Planning Team, Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède and Sébastien Sperer, in addition to:
Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, Director of La Cinémathèque de Grenoble
Marie-Pauline Mollaret, Editor-in-chief of the online magazine ecrannoir.fr
Clémence Bragard, Independent Project Manager, who specialises in developing animation film projects and is Programme Planner for the National Animation Film Festival for the AFCA
Isabelle Vanini, Programme Planner at the Forum des images (Carrefour du cinéma d’animation, etc.), „animation expert“ for the CNC, the Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Ciclic and the César