Annecy 2024 Selection Committee Picks 67 Short Films from 33 Nations for Competition

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The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has announced its Official Selection of short films for 2024. Out of 1,505 submissions from 108 countries, 67 films from 33 countries have been selected to compete across four categories: Official, Off-Limits, Perspectives, and Young Audiences. The festival will take place from June 9th to 15th in Annecy, France.

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival, set to take place from June 9th to 15th, 2024, has disclosed the first part of its Official Selection for the upcoming edition. Highlighting a significant aspect of the global animation landscape, the festival's selection committee sifted through 1,505 submissions from 108 countries, ultimately choosing 67 films from 33 countries for competition.

The selected short films are distributed across four distinct categories, reflecting the diversity and scope of the animation genre. These include 31 films in the Official competition category, 12 in the Off-Limits category, 16 in the Perspectives category, and 8 in the Young Audiences category. This structure accommodates a wide range of animation styles and narratives, from the experimental to those tailored for younger viewers.

Marcel Jean, the Artistic Director of the Annecy Festival, commented on the selection, noting a continued trend towards longer short films, which has impacted the historically low number of films selected for the Official Competition and Perspectives section. He also highlighted the festival's commitment to gender parity, achieved for the third consecutive year, and pointed out the strong showing by French productions and co-productions in the Young Audiences section.

Notable among the Off-Limits selections are works by Nicolas Brault, Max Hattler, and Moïa Jobin-Paré, all previous winners in this category, underscoring the festival's role in celebrating established talents alongside emerging voices in animation.

The festival organizers encourage those interested in the world of animation to secure their accreditation now, in anticipation of a program that promises to showcase the breadth and depth of contemporary animated film. The Annecy Festival remains a pivotal platform for animators globally, offering a unique opportunity to experience the latest trends, innovations, and artistic expressions within the animation community. Further announcements regarding the Official Selection, including graduation films, TV and commissioned films, VR works, and feature films, are scheduled for release in the coming months, ensuring a comprehensive and diverse lineup for the 2024 festival.

Official Short Films in Competition

  • [S] / Mario Radev (United Kingdom)
  • Abzi / Shiva Sadegh Asadi (Iran)
  • Beautiful Men / Nicolas Keppens (Belgium, France, Netherlands)
  • Circle / Yumi Joung (South Korea)
  • Dar Saaye Sarv / Hossein Molayemi, Shirin Sohani (Iran)
  • Drizzle in Johnson / Ivan Li (Canada)
  • Etorriko da (eta zure begiak izango ditu) / Izibene Oñederra (Spain)
  • Flower Show / Elli Vuorinen (Finland)
  • Free the Chickens / Matus Vizar (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
  • Gina Kamentsky's Pinocchio in 70MM / Gina Kamentsky (USA)
  • Hurikán / Jan Saska (Czech Republic, France, Slovakia, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
  • In perpetuum / Birute Sodeikaite (Canada)
  • Joko / Izabela Plucinska (Poland, Germany, Czech Republic)
  • Kaminhu / Marie Vieillevie (France)
  • Kanskje det var elefanter / Torill Kove (Norway, Canada)
  • Kawauso / Akihito Izuhara (Japan)
  • La Voix des Sirènes / Gianluigi Toccafondo (France, Italy)
  • Le Tableau / Michèle Lemieux (Canada)
  • Margarethe 89 / Lucas Malbrun (France)
  • Misérable Miracle / Ryo Orikasa (France, Canada, Japan)
  • Mont Noir / Jean-Baptiste Peltier, Erika Haglund (France, Portugal)
  • Moral Support / Vuk Jevremovic (Germany, Croatia)
  • Papillon / Florence Mialhe (France)
  • Percebes / Alexandra Ramires, Laura Gonçalves (Portugal, France)
  • Plus douce est la nuit / Fabienne Wagenaar (France)
  • Portret konia / Witold Giersz (Poland)
  • Preoperational Model / Philip Ullman (Netherlands)
  • Retour à Hairy Hill / Daniel Gies (Canada)
  • Shoes and Hooves / Viktória Traub (Hungary)
  • Tennis, Oranges / Sean Pecknold (USA)
  • The Car that came back from the Sea / Jadwiga Kowalska (Switzerland)

Off-Limits Short Films in Competition

  • Albums de familles / Moïa Jobin-Paré (Canada)
  • Au-delà / Patrick Bokanowski (France)
  • Corpus and the Wandering / Jo Roy (Canada)
  • Crash-huang.xi.hu.xi / Dale Zhou, Hongxiang Zhou (USA)
  • Das große Baumstück / Claudia Larcher (Austria)
  • Data Flesh / Felipe Elgueta (Chile)
  • Glass House / Boris Labbé (France)
  • Grain Cloud Atmosphere / Martin Moolhuijsen (Italy)
  • Lines / Martin Schmidt (Germany)
  • Mémoire entropique / Nicolas Brault (Canada)
  • O/S / Max Hattler (Hong Kong)
  • Ombres acoustiques / Patrick Bergeron (Canada)

Perspectives Short Films in Competition

  • A Menina e o Pote / Valentina Homem (Brazil)
  • El cambio de rueda / Begoña Arostegui (Spain)
  • Elene Dariani / Elene Tavadze (Georgia)
  • GIGI / Cynthia Calvi (France)
  • Hanina / Yasmin Moll (Egypt)
  • Hey Dad / Wei Fan Wang (Taiwan)
  • I Died in Irpin / Anastasiia Falileieva (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Ukraine)
  • It Shouldn't Rain Tomorrow / Maria Trigo Teixeira (Portugal, Germany)
  • Last Night / Peter Oti Asamoah (Ghana)
  • Peun-Ku-Larp / Thanut Rujitanont (Thailand)
  • Pie dan lo / Kim Yip Tong (Mauritius, France)
  • Silent Panorama / Nicolas Piret (Belgium)
  • The Meatseller / Margherita Giusti (Italy)
  • The Wild-Tempered Clavier / Anna Samo (Germany)
  • This Is a Story Without a Plan / Cassie Shao (USA)
  • Underground / Yiannis Christoforou (Greece, Cyprus)

Young Audiences Short Films in Competition

  • Abri / Julie Daravan Chea (France)
  • Ahoj leto / Martin Smatana, Veronika Zacharová (Slovakia, Czech Republic, France)
  • Basha / Paul Anirban (India)
  • Beurk ! / Loïc Espuche (France)
  • La Boulangerie de Boris / Masa Avramovic (France, Switzerland, Croatia)
  • Tête en l'air / Rémi Durin (France)
  • Tuu-Tuu-Til / Veronica Solomon (Germany)
  • Wing It! / Rik Schutte (Netherlands)