Annecy Announces 18 Animated Features For 2014 Festival

Today the Annecy International Animated Film Festival announced the feature film selections for their 2014 edition. Eighteen films were selected—nine in competition and nine out of competition. A total of 68 animated features were submitted this year. (The festival had announced shorts and TV selections earlier.)

We’ve previously written about a number of the features on Cartoon Brew, among them Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: A Rapid Love Story, The Fake, Boonie Bears, The Art of Happiness, and perhaps the one that I’m most curious about, Asphalt Watches.

The 9 feature films chosen for competition are:

  • Minuscule – Valley of the Lost Ants by Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud (France)
  • Cheatin’ by Bill Plympton (USA)
  • Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange: A Rapid Love Story by Mait Laas (Estonia, Finland)
  • The Fake by Sang-ho Yeon (South Korea)
  • Last Hijack by Femke Wolting and Tommy Pallotta (Germany, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands)
  • Giovanni’s Island by Mizuho Nishikubo (Japan)
  • The Boy and the World by Alê Abreu (Brazil)
  • Asphalt Watches by Shayne Ehman and Seth Scriver (Canada)
  • The Art of Happiness by Alessandro Rak (Italy)

The nine out-of-competition features are:

  • Até que a Sbórnia nos separe by Otto Guerra and Ennio Torresan Jr. (Brazil)
  • Boonie Bears by Liang Ding (China)
  • Justin and the Knights of Valour by Manuel Sicilia (Spain)
  • Ku! Kin-dza-dza by Georgiy Daneliya and Tatiana Ilyina (Russia)
  • Luz, anima, ação by Eduardo Calvet (Brazil)
  • Manieggs – Revenge of the Hard Egg by Zoltán Miklósy (Hungary)
  • Moug by Ahmed Nour (Egypt, Morocco)
  • Resan Till Fjäderkungens Rike by Esben Toft Jacobsen (Denmark, Sweden)
  • Truth Has Fallen by Sheila Sofian (United States)