Annecy Announces Official Selections

With this year’s Annecy Int’l Festival of Animation set to kick off on Monday, June 6, in Annecy, France, the selection jury has posted its list of features, shorts and other productions in competition. The event will coincide with the annual Mifa International Animated Film Market, taking place June 8-10.

The five feature films selected are Alosha Popovich i Tugarin Zmey by Konstantin Bronzit (Russian Federation), Bland Tislar by Uzi Geffenblad (Sweden), Frank and Wendy by Priit Tender (Estonia), Nyócker! by Aron Gauder (Hungary) and Terkel i knibe (Terkel in Trouble) by Stefan Fjeldmark (Denmark).

Among the 42 shorts chosen for competition screening are the Blur Studio entries Gopher Broke and In the Rough, Fallen Art from Tomek Baginski (The Cathedral), The Moon and the Son: An Imagined Conversation from John Canemaker, Agricultural Report from Melina Sydney Padua and The Old Crocodile by Koji Yamamura.

Turning to television, the selection jury has picked 19 TV series episodes to screen this year. Among them are Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants “Fear of a Krabby Patty,” Miramax’s Peppa Pig “Mummy Pig at Work,” Nickelodoen’s Chalk Zone “That Thing You Drew,” Garden Suite’s Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show “Episode 104″ and Antefilms’ Funky Cops “Ali Baba & 40 Showgirls.” There are also seven TV specials on tap, including Aardman’s Angry Kid “Who Do You Think You Are?”

Also screening this year are 59 student films, 34 shorts "in panorama," ten music videos, 24 advertising films and seven educational, scientific or industrial films. To see complete lists, go to www.annecy.org.