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Annecy Festival 2018 Reveals Full Feature Line-Up

We're under two months away from this year's Annecy Festival, one of the animation world's most anticipated annual events. While details have been gradually released about this year's line-up, the bulk of it was revealed at a Paris press conference on April 23 at 7.15 PM local time.

As well as the previously announced preview of How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, attendees will also have the chance to see work in progress footage from Ralph Breaks The Internet : Wreck It Ralph 2,  and get early screenings of Incredibles 2 and Hotel Transylvania 3, Polygon Pictures' Godzilla: Planet Of The Monsters 1 & 2 and Michel Ocelot's latest Dilili in Paris- which will open this year's festival. Chinese independent feature Have A Nice Day will also screen at this year's festival- after having been withdrawn from last year's line-up by request of the Chinese Government.

Other work in progress presentations include Blue Sky's Spies In Disguise,  TV series 101 Dalmation Street,  Spider-man: Into The Spider-Verse and The Swallows Of Kabul. 

This year, there will be a spotlight on Brazillian animation, with a number of dedicated events. Women In Animation will hold their second world conference at the festival, in association with their French equivalent Les Femmes s’Animent.

Feature Films in Official Selection in Competition at Annecy 2018:

• Funan by Denis DO – Belgium, Cambodia, France, Luxembourg

• Cinderella the Cat by Ivan CAPPIELLO, Alessandro RAK, Marino GUARNIERI and Dario SANSONE – Italy

• The Wolf House by Cristóbal LEÓN and Joaquín COCIÑA – Chile

• Wall by Cam CHRISTIANSEN – Canada

• Mirai by Mamoru HOSODA – Japan

• Okko’s Inn by Kitaro KOSAKA – Japan

• The Breadwinner by Nora TWOMEY – Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg

• Seder-Masochism by Nina PALEY – USA

• Tito and the Birds by Gustavo STEINBERG, Gabriel MATIOLI YAZBEK BITAR and André CATOTO DIAS – Brazil

• Virus Tropical by Santiago CAICEDO - Colombia

Feature Films in Official Selection out of Competition at Annecy 2018:

• Captain Morten and the Spider Queen by Kaspar JANCIS – Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, United Kingdom

• Cats and Peachtopia by Gary WANG – China

• Chris the Swiss by Anja KOFMEL – Switzerland

• Kikoriki: Déjà Vu by Denis CHERNOV – Russia

• The Tower by Mats GRORUD – France, Norway, Sweden

• Liz and the Blue Bird by Naoko YAMADA – Japan

• The Last Fiction by Ashkan RAHGOZAR – Iran

• Maquia – When the Promised Flower Blooms by Mari OKADA – Japan

• Marnie’s World by Christoph LAUENSTEIN and Wolfgang LAUENSTEIN – Germany

• North of Blue by Joanna PRIESTLEY – USA

• On Happiness Road by Hsin-Yin SUNG – Taiwan

• The Angel in the Clock by Miguel Ángel URIEGAS – Mexico

• A Man is Dead by Olivier COSSU – France

Further details, including shorts and commisioned films screening, can be found on the festival website. This year's festival runs from June 11-16 in Annecy, France.