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Annecy 2017: 87 Shorts and 49 Graduation Films In Official Selection

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival has revealed part of its official selections for the 2017 edition.

The festival chose 87 short films for competition, and 49 student films for the graduation competition. Over 2,800 projects from all categories combined were received. The entries came from 95 different countries.

The festival’s selection was carried out by the festival artistic director, Marcel Jean and the Films & Program Planning team, comprised of Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède, and Sébastien Sperer. Additionally, Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, participated in the short film selections this year.

Annecy 2017 selection committee.
Annecy 2017 selection committee.

The festival points out that among these two categories, nearly half (48%) of the selected films were either directed or co-directed by women. France, Canada, and Belgium have the most films represented in the selection. The United States did not fare well in the main competition; just two of the 87 short films selected for competition were made in America. U.S. students, however, performed better, with 8 films out of 49 selections coming from America.

Annecy’s official selection for tv series, specials, and commissioned films will be announced at the end of March, while the feature film selections will be announced in late April.

A full list of the selected shorts can be seen on Annecy’s web site.

Annecy also recently unveiled its 2017 poster, designed by French animators and directors Ugo Bienvenu and Kevin Manach. They said that their poster references Annecy 2017’s guest country—China—and one of this year’s festival themes, erotica.

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  • Cameron Ward

    I might be wrong, but I thought Annecy was also for bigger films like Miss Hokusai and such. Is this just a different part of the festival I guess?

    • A Stranger in the Alps

      Yep, they always have a feature lineup, too. Just hasn’t been announced yet.

      • Cameron Ward

        Okay I was just curious since I always love to see what’s chosen and such