Header Ads

Annecy Announces 2022 Festival Short Film Selection

The Annecy International Animation Festival is one of the biggest celebrations of animation in the world. While traditionally people travel from around the world to the picturesque French city to attend, 2020's festival was cancelled and replaced by an online festival that was accessible anywhere in the world. With most still unable to travel 2021 saw a hybrid event, with both online events and a limited in-person portion for local attendees.  As things stand, the festival is currently planning to return to its traditional on-site format for the 2022 edition, which is set to take place from June 13-18.

The line-up is to be revealed gradually over the coming weeks. It's already been announced that the festival's opening film will be Illumination's Minion 2: Rise Of Gru. The screening will mark the world premiere of the film (which has been delayed two full years since its originally scheduled date)

The festival has now also revealed its first wave of content with the line-up of short films screening in competition. The films are divided between The Offical Competition, Off-Limits, Perspective and Young Audience Short Films, with prizes set to be awarded in each category.

The selection was chosen from 1,347 films submitted this year, representing 100 countries. This is more than 150 works more than were submitted for the 2021 festival. In an encouraging development, Male and female filmmakers are equally represented. Accreditations are open now.

The next wave will be announced on March 28 and will include TV, Commissioned and Graduate films. The Feature Films and VR selection will be announced at a later date.

Official Selection 2022: Short Films

Short Films In Competition

Directed by: Balazs Turai
Country: Hungary, Romania

Anxious Body
Directed By: Yoriko Mizushiri
Country: France, Japan

Babicino Seksualno Zivljenje
Directed By: Urska Djukic, Emilie Pigeard
Country: France, Slovenia

Directed By: Nikita Diakur
Country: Germany, France

Beware Of Trains
Directed By: Emma Calder
Country: United Kingdom

Bird In The Peninsula
Directed By: Atsushi Wada
Country: France, Japan

Black Slide
Directed By: Uri Lotan
Country: Israel, United Kingdom

Bottle Cap
Directed By: Marie Hyon, Marco Spier
Country: USA

Deux Sœurs
Directed By: Anna Budanova
Country: France

Directed By: Sean Buckelew
Country: USA

Directed By: David Doutel, Vasco Sá
Country: Portugal, Lithuania

Directed By: Lilli Carré
Country: USA

Histoire Pour 2 Trompettes
Directed By: Amandine Meyer
Country: France

Directed By: Honami Yano
Country: Japan

Directed By: Robert Seidel
Country: Germany

Directed By: Ryo Hirano
Country: Japan

La Passante
Directed By: Hannah Letaïf
Country: Belgium, France

Directed By: Shiva Sadegh Asadi
Country: Iran

Les Liaisons Foireuses
Directed By: Violette Delvoye, Chloé Alliez
Country: Belgium, France

Letter To A Pig
Directed By: Tal Kantor
Country: France, Israel

Louis I. Roi Des Moutons
Directed By: Markus Wulf
Country: Germany

Lucky Man
Directed By: Claude Luyet
Country: Switzerland

Directed By: Lin Zhang, Qinnan Li
Country: China

Directed By: Raphaelle Stolz
Country: France, Switzerland

O Homem Do Lixo
Directed By: Laura Gonçalves
Country: Portugal

Of Wood
Directed By: Owen Klatte
Country: USA

Directed By: Stéphanie Clément
Country: France

Directed By: Joseph Pierce
Country: France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Belgium

Sprite Fright
Directed By: Matthew Luhn, Hjalti Hjalmarsson
Country: Netherlands

Directed By: Spela Cadez
Country: Slovenia, Germany, France

Directed By: Ülo Pikkov
Country: Estonia

Terra Incognita
Directed By: Pernille M. A. Kjaer, Adrian Dexter
Country: Denmark, France

The Debutante
Directed By: Elizabeth Hobbs
Country: United Kingdom

The Flying Sailor
Directed By: Amanda Forbis, Wendy Tilby
Country: Canada

The Invention Of Less
Directed By: Noah Erni
Country: Switzerland

The Record
Directed By: Jonathan Laskar
Country: Switzerland

Things That Disappear
Directed By: Changsoo Kim
Country: South Korea

Directed By: Carlos Gomez Salamanca
Country: Colombia, France

OFF Limits Short Films In Competition

Directed By: Ethann Néon
Country: Belgium

Arrest In Flight
Directed By: Adrian Flury
Country: Switzerland

Directed By: Dirk Koy
Country: Switzerland

La Mujer Como Imagen, El Hombre Como Portador De La Mirada
Directed By: Carlos Velandia
Country: Colombia

Directed By: Anaïs Scheeck-Lauriot
Country: France

Train Again
Directed By: Peter Tscherkassky
Country: Austria

Under The Microscope
Directed By: Michaela Grill
Country: Austria, Canada

Very, Very, Tremendously
Directed By: Guangli Liu
Country: China, France

Perspectives Short Films In Competition

Directed By: Ingrid Agbo
Country: France, Togo

Angle Mort
Directed By: Lotfi Achour
Country: France, Tunisia

Bolo Raz Jedno More...
Directed By: Joanna Kozuch
Country: Poland, Slovakia

Compositions For Understanding Relationships
Directed By: David Delafuente
Country: USA

Directed By: Ursula Ulmi
Country: Switzerland, Papua New Guinea, USA

L'écrivain Aveugle
Directed By: Georges Sifianos
Country: France, Greece

Directed By: Abhishek Verma, Jayesh Pillai
Country: India

Meneath: The Hidden Island Of Ethics
Directed By: Terril Calder
Country: Canada

More Than I Remember
Directed By: Amy Bench
Country: USA

Once More With Feeling
Directed By: Pallavi Agarwala
Country: India, United Kingdom

Pandaların Nesli Nasıl Tükendi?
Directed By: Halim Yentür
Country: Turkey

Directed By: Steven Fraser
Country: United Kingdom

Directed By: Wilson Borja
Country: Colombia

Rites Of Spring
Directed By: Yiorgos Tsangaris
Country: Cyprus

Ta Presneta Ocetova Kamera!
Directed By: Miloš Tomic
Country: Slovenia

The Best Grandfather In The World
Directed By: Nina Bisyarina
Country: Russia

The Visit
Directed By: Morrie Tan
Country: Singapore

Young Audience Short Films In Competition

Directed By: Philip Watts
Country: Australia

Cat And Moth
Directed By: India Barnardo
Country: Canada, United Kingdom

Cuci Cuci
Directed By: Mara Linina
Country: Latvia

Hokkyoku-Guma Suggoku Hima
Directed By: Koji Yamamura
Country: Japan

La Calesita
Directed By: Augusto Schillaci
Country: Argentina, USA

La Reine Des Renards
Directed By: Marina Rosset
Country: Switzerland

La Soupe De Franzy
Directed By: Ana Chubinidze
Country: France, Georgia

Luce And The Rock
Directed By: Britt Raes
Country: Belgium, France, Netherlands

Paolos Glück
Directed By: Thorsten Drößler, Manuel Schroeder
Country: Germany, Czech Republic, Switzerland

Annecy Festival 2022 Poster by Laurent Durieux