Annecy Festival has announced the competition selections across seven categories at its 2021 edition, which is due to be held on June 14–19. The categories cover shorts, graduation works, tv films, and commissioned films. In all, 191 films have been picked from more than 2,700 submissions — around 300 submissions fewer than last year.
The competition includes works from festival veterans like Joanna Quinn and Georges Schwizgebel, Erick Oh’s Oscar-nominated Opera, and young talents previously featured on Cartoon Brew, like Samuel Patthey and Ayce Kartal. This year sees an unusually large number of selections from Africa, whose animation scene Annecy was due to celebrate last year before its in-person festival was canceled.
Explore the line-up here. Feature and vr selections will be announced at a later date.