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)