6. Mai 2021 Johannes Wolters

Annecy 2021 announces its first WIP, among them are 9 of the world’s most inspiring feature films currently in creation

For 60 years, the Annecy Festival has been supporting animation talents throughout their careers and is committed to promoting their works at every stage of their creation. The Work in Progress (WIP) are sources of inspirations and have enabled thousands of enthusiasts over the years to discover the processes and challenges that reside in the creation of unique animation works, guided by their writers, directors, chief animators, producers, etc.

My Life As a Courgette, The Red Turtle, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Ernest & Celestine, The Boy and the Beast, Lastman, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Mum Is Pouring Rain, etc. Since their creation in 2007, nearly 150 works have been presented at the Annecy WIP sessions that attract an increasing number of participants every year.

There will be 16 in this 2021 hybrid edition. The Work in Progress Feature and XR from the Selection will be accessible both on-site and online and the WIP Short and Series will be present exclusively online on the Festival’s platform.

WIP Feature 2021: 9 feature films among the most inspiring currently being created in the world

The 2021 Selection, almost exclusively European except for Perlimps, the latest project from the Brazilian Alê Abreu (Cristal for a Feature Film and Audience Award 2014 for The Boy and the World), shows the dynamism and diversity of production on the „old continent“. A selection that also illustrates the surge in the quality and influence of animation for teens and adults.

Siren The Siren by Sepideh Farsi
Production: Les Films d’ici, Katuh Studio, BAC Cinéma
Audiences: teens, young adults, adults
Technique: 2D/3D
Distribution: BAC Films
France, Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium
Mars Express Mars Express by Jérémie Périn
Production: Everybody on Deck, EV.L prod, Plume Finance, France 3 Cinéma
Audiences: teens, young adults, adults
Technique: 2D/3D
Distribution: MK2, Gebeka Films
Unicorn Wars Unicorn Wars by Alberto Vázquez Rico
Production: Abano Producións, Uniko, Autour de Minuit, Schmuby
Audiences: teens, young adults, adults
Technique: 2D/3D
Distribution: Charades
Spain, France
Le Petit Nicolas Little Nicholas by Amandine Fredon and Benjamin Massoubre
Production: ON Kids & Family, Bidibul Productions
Audience: family
Technique: 2D
Distribution: Charades, BAC Films
France, Luxembourg
Princess Dragon Princess Dragon by Anthony Roux and Jean-Jacques Denis
Production: Ankama
Audiences: children, family
Technique: 2D/3D
Distribution: Gebeka Films
Nayola Nayola by José Miguel Ribeiro
Production: Praça Filmes, S.O.I.L., JPL Films, il Luster
Audiences: young adults, adults
Technique: 2D/3D
Distribution: Urban Distribution
Portugal, Belgium, France, Netherlands
Perlimps Perlimps by Alê Abreu
Production: Buriti Filmes
Audiences: children, family
Techniques: drawing on paper, 2D/3D
Distribution: pending
The Peasants The Peasants by Dorota Kobiela
Production: Chlopi Sp. z o.o, Breakthru Films, Digitalkraft d.o.o., Art Shot
Audiences: teens, young adults, adults
Techniques: rotoscoping, painting on canvas
Distribution: New Europe Film Sales, The Jokers
Poland, Serbia, Lithuania
Saules aveugles Blind Willow, Sleeping Woman by Pierre Földes
Production: Cinéma Defacto, Miyu Productions
Audiences: teens, young adults, adults
Techniques: rotoscoping, 2D/3D
Distribution: Gebeka Films, The Match Factory
France, Canada, Netherlands, Luxembourg

WIP Short 2021

Robin Robin Robin Robin by Dan Ojari, Mikey Please
Production: Aardman Animation
Audiences: preschool, children, family
Technique: stop motion
Distribution: Netflix

WIP Series 2021

Platforms are increasingly investing in animation series. This year, at Annecy, discover four projects with initiatory quest, fantasy and humour.

Fena Fena: Pirate Princess by Kazuto Nakazawa
Production: Crunchyroll, Adult Swim, Production I.G
Audiences: young adults, adults
Technique: drawing on paper
Distribution: Adult Swim & Crunchyroll
USA, Japan
Maya Maya and the Three by Jorge Gutiérrez
Production: Netflix
Audience: family
Technique: 3D
Distribution: Netflix
The House The House by Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels, Niki Lindroth von Bahr and Paloma Baeza
Production: Nexus Studios, Netflix
Audience: adults
Techniques: puppets, animation objects
Distribution: Netflix
United Kingdom, USA
Samurai Rabbit Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles by Khang Le
Production: Gaumont, Atomic Monster, Dark Horse Entertainment
Audience: children
Technique: 2D/3D
Distribution: Netflix
USA, France

WIP XR 2021: discovering new territories

Between disappearing into an augmented reality brought on by a well-known duo from Annecy, Eric Serre and Anne-Lise Koehler (Hello World!), and an experience bordering on a video game by pushing the limits of real-time and immersion even further. The WIP XR 2021, introduced in 2019 with the creation of XR@Annecy, continues the exploration of the diverse forms of immersive reality through ambitious projects.

Immersion Immersion, Augmented Nature by Anne-Lise Koelher and Eric Serre
Production: Les Fées Spéciales
Audiences: children, teenagers, young adults, adults, family
Techniques: 3D, augmented reality, real-time storytelling
Ascenders Ascenders by Jonathan Astruc
Production: BackLight
Audiences: young adults, adults
Techniques: 3D, virtual reality

Find detailed information on each WIP

Browse through all the Annecy Festival pictures on Flickr

See you on 14th to 19th June 2021!


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