One of the world’s most important showcase for animation films is ready to go again this June from 10th to 15th. For the 53rd time, Annecy International Animation Film Festival released its titles in seven different categories, while the feature films titles are yet unknown. The shorts lineup includes:

Official Selection: 52 films

Graduation films: 51 films

Advertising films: 23 films

Tv series: 27 films

Educational, scientific or industrial films: 4 films

Music video: 11 films

Take a look at the Official Selection.

We can safely say that one of the most beatiful towns in France will have a very busy schedule during the festival.

Daazo is happy to notice that our Hungarian fellow Peter Vácz has a graduation film in the lineup,  along with Bálint Gelley. Best of all is that Peter has a teaser for his short animation on Daazo. Take a look:

Annecy also has a country in focus, which will be Poland this year. Poland has been really strong in the short film area the last couple years, so there is no wonder they get international recognition. Some fifty films will be screened representing “a tribute to the history and vitality of Polish cinema“.

This is what Marcel Jean, the Artistic Director of the festival had to say about this year’s programme:

“We now know that Annecy 2013 will be visiting new horizons, with Poland as the guest
country and a new programme entitled “Animation Off-Limits” that will be crossing the
frontiers of animation to explore other techniques. Starting in 2013, I would like to engrave a special colour on the Festival and I can see an opportunity to shake up a few habits, renew some of the formulas and offer festival-goers a host of surprises with the event being held outside of Bonlieu.”
Marcel Jean is continuing his editorial line with a programme devoted to the resistance as
well as giving the public the opportunity to choose the funniest short film.

The Annecy Film Festival also hosts a market, called “Mifa”. This year the “Territory Focus” roundtable will have represantatives from Russia and Ireland as well to spark off new collaborations in the business.

Arthur Collin was designing the poster for 2013 and he said: “The main characteristic of animation is the aspect we want to give it, and this aspect is in itself guided by our thoughts, the associations of our imagination and our experience. (…) The intention of my work focuses on exploring the spontaneous responses produced by a person subjected to visuals and play on this visual perception process and mental representation, while also highlighting the dynamic nature of the Festival.

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