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Annecy 2018: TV And Commissioned Film Selections

The Annecy Int’l Animated Film Festival has announced the second part of its 2018 selections, comprising tv and commissioned films in competition. (Short films in competition were announced earlier this month.)

The festival selected 54 projects between the two categories — 23 tv programs and 31 commissioned films, the latter being a catch-all category that includes commercials, music videos, trailers, and commissioned short films. The selections were made by Annecy’s artistic director Marcel Jean, along with the Films & Program Planning team, composed of Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède, and Sébastien Sperer.

Three American (or partly-American) projects made it into the tv competition: The Robot Chicken Walking Dead Special: Look Who’s Walking, the “Yellow Flower” and “Hello Nice To Meet You” episodes of Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems, and the “Panda’s Art” episode of the Cartoon Network series We Bare Bears. Americans fared better on the commissioned side, with nine of the 31 films originating from the United States, including the Jay-Z music video “The Story of O.J.,” the Robot Chicken couch gag for The Simpsons, and the Toonami Exquisite Corpse clip made for the block’s 20th anniversary.

The full list of selections can be viewed on the Annecy website. Virtual reality, feature film, and out-of-competition film selections will be announced in April.

Below, you can watch a selection of the commissioned projects in competition:

Assassin’s Creed Origins – “From Sand” directed by Rob Petrie

The Great British Bake Off trailer directed by Parabella (previously covered here)

“Toute latitude” music video directed by Sébastien Laudenbach

“Fernand Léger. Beauty is Everywhere” advertisement directed by Nicolas Fong

ACLU “Johnny’s Home” mini-short directed by Elyse Kelly

KROK 2017 “Absolute Volga” promo directed by Jaimeen Desai

“Happy” music video by Alice Saey (previously covered here)

Tricky Women 2018 festival trailer directed by Moïa Jobin-Paré

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