Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Annecy Announces 2017 Feature Film Line-Up

This year's Annecy International Animation Film Festival is fast approaching. This means that we can look forward to finding out more and more about all the exciting line-up of this year's festival. We've already seen this year's selection of shorts and commissioned films. Next up to be revealed is this year's animated feature line-up.

The selection comprises films screening both in and out of competition. Screening in competition is an interesting mix of features from around the world. The majority of the competing films come from China, Japan and Europe, with only one film from the US (Animal Crackers) in the running. A number of these films are already on animation fan's radars including Ethel and Ernest, Loving Vincent, In This Corner Of The World, Lu Over The Wall and A Silent Voice. 

The out-of-competition films feature an even wider variety nationalities and styles, While the films themselves may be mainly less familiar, they'll be worth keeping an eye on. Many films that premiere at the festival will be the films we'll all be talking about in the near future.



This year's event takes place June 12-17 2017 in Annecy, France. The complete feature line-up is below:



Feature films in competition at Annecy 2017:

  • Animal Crackers Directors: Tony Bancroft and C Scott Sava (USA)
  • A Silent Voice Director: Nako Yamada (Japan)
  • Big Fish & Begonia Directors Xuan Liang and Chun Zhang (China)
  • In This Corner of the World  Director: Sunao Katabushi (Japan)
  • Ethel and Ernest Director: Roger Mainwood (United Kingdom)
  • Have a Nice Day Director: Jian Liu )(China)
  • Lu Over the Wall Director: Massaki Yuasa (Japan)
  • Loving Vincent Directors: Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman (Poland, United Kingdom)
  • Tehran Taboo Director: Ali Soozandeh (Austria, Germany)
  • Zombillenium  Director: Arthur de Pins (France)



Feature films out of competition at Annecy 2017:
  • 1917 – The Real October Director: Katrin Rothe (Germany)
  • Ancien and the Magic Tablet Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama and Kenji Kamiyana (Japan)
  • Ana y Bruno Director: Carlos Carrera (Mexico)
  • Deep Director: Julio Soto (Spain)
  • In the Forest of Huckybicky Director: Rasmus A. Sivertsen (Norway)
  • I’ll Just Live in Bando Director: Yong Sun Lee (South Korea)
  • Lost in the Moonlight Director: Hyun-Joo Kim (South Korea)
  • Little Heroes Director: Juan Pablo Buscarini (Venezuela)
  • Richard the Stork Directors: Reza Memari and Toby Genkel (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway)
  • Rudolph the Black Cat Directors: Kunihiko Yuyama and Motonori Sakakibara (Japan)
  • Tad, the Lost Explorer, and the Secret of King Midas Directors: Enrique Gato Borregan and David Alonso (Spain)
  • Tea Pets Director: Gary Wang (China)
  • The Man Who Knew 75 Languages Directors: Anne Magnussen and Pawel Debski (Norway)


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