87 Shorts and 49 Graduation films in the Official Selection!
The Festival of Annecy received over 2,800 films, all categories combined, from 95 different countries.
The Official Selection so far includes:
•87 Short Films in Competition, including 11 Off-Limits, 21 Perspectives and 10 Young Audiences; France, Canada and Belgium have the most films represented in the selection.
•49 Graduation Films in Competition•For these two categories, 48% of the films were either directed or co-directed by women.
The Official Selection of TV Series & Specials and Commissioned Films will be announced at the end of March and the Feature Films in and out of Competition will be announced in late April.
The Festival’s Official Selection was carried out by the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean and the Films & Programme Planning team, Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède and Sébastien Sperer. New this year, Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, Director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, provided assistance and a feminine perspective for the selection of short films.
The tribute to Chinese animation will be built around an impressive exhibition at the Château d’Annecy, musée lacs et montagnes and a retrospective made up of around ten programmes.
As for the Film Market (Mifa)…
A Chinese delegation, led by the SARFT (State Administration of Radio, Film and Television) will be attending under a 150 m² pavilion.