28th Mar 2019
Since the Short Films selection was recently announced, today Annecy discloses the list of Graduation Films, as well as the TV and Commissioned Films.
This year, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival will have received 3,092 films from 86 countries to compete in the Official Selection. The leading countries who submitted the most films are: USA, France and United Kingdom.
Today the Festival selection committees reveal the latest films in competition:
Discover all of the Official Selection
Discover the Annecy 2019 Selection Committees.
Marcel Jean, Annecy Festival’s Artistic Director, describes the Graduation Film selection as "…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!"
As for the TV and Commissioned Films selection, Marcel Jean describes it as "…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 notice that women are still less implicated in the television production field, as they are involved in less than a third of the selected films. Yet this is more balanced as 43% of the Commissioned Films chosen were directed or co-directed by women."
Congratulations to all the teams of the films that were selected!
During the Annecy Festival press conference in Paris on 15th April in Paris, you will discover the list of Feature Films in competition.
In the meantime, get your accreditation so you can discover all the films in competition during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, from 10th to 15th June 2019.