Organizers of the Annecy Festival are still polishing plans for a hybrid edition — depending on pandemic conditions — from June 14-19. Following the recent shorts, student films and TV/commissioned works selection announcement, the French animation confab has unveiled its VR Works lineup.
The selection committee received 75 projects for consideration (28 of which are directed by women) and narrowed the field to nine projects diverse in form and message.
The selecting features daring films that force us to confront the real world, with Dislocation, Replacements (Penggantian) and 4 Feet High; works that bring a breath of fresh air, like with the passionate little investigator in Madrid Noir, or a child’s fantastical journey searching for his sister in Paper Birds. The VR section also highlights new approaches that push narrative limits even further, such as Recoding Entropia, the aquatic adventure Biolum, as well as the intertwining stories in The Hangman at Home, that examine our darker sides and our humanity. Also, for the very first time in this selection, there is a Graduation Film: Strands of Mind.
The VR Works section will only be available to view online. Visit annecy.org for more information.