The Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the world’s longest-running animation festival, has announced part of its selections for this year’s festival, which will take place June 15-20 in the lakeside town of Annecy, France. See the complete list here.

From a record 2,600 submissions, the festival selected 198 projects, divided into the following categories:

Competition program

  • 53 short films in competition, including 10 Off-Limits
  • 49 graduation films
  • 29 TV films
  • 35 commissioned films

Out of competition

  • 32 short films

With the festival’s focus on women filmmakers this year (including an all-women jury), they’ve broken out the number of women filmmaker selections. In the short film competition 30% of the filmmakers were women while in the graduation films category there was an even 50-50% split between women and men.

The selection process was carried out by the festival’s artistic director Marcel Jean, and Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède and Sébastien Sperer from the Films & Program Planning department at CITIA [pictured below].


Feature film selections will be announced at the end of April.

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