(c) Photo by Till Nowak
The Festival received over 2,800 films, all categories combined, from 95 different countries.
The Official Selection so far includes:
|•||87 Short Films in Competition, including 11 Off-Limits, 21 Perspectives and 10 Young Audiences; France, Canada and Belgium have the most films represented in the selection.|
|•||49 Graduation Films in Competition|
|•||For these two categories, 48% of the films were either directed or co-directed by women.|
The Official Selection of TV Series & Specials and Commissioned Films will be announced at the end of March and the Feature Films in and out of Competition will be announced in late April.
The Festival’s Official Selection was carried out by the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean and the Films & Programme Planning team, Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède and Sébastien Sperer. New this year, Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, Director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, provided assistance and a feminine perspective for the selection of short films. https://www.annecy.org/programme:en
Paying tribute to China
|„China is a big country, almost an entire continent: its animation is rich and diverse. We plan on providing the broadest possible overview on historical and current Chinese animation by presenting as many major productions as films made by the new generation of independent artists. We want to talk about the industry and its rapid development, but we also want to hear from unique voices.“ Marcel Jean, Artistic Director of the Annecy Festival|