Since Monday and over six days, the Annecy Animation Film Festival is celebrating its 43rd edition. This year, the spotlight will be on Japanese animation. Unseen films, animation professionals and discovery are part of this rich and diversified festival. In all, more than 500 films will be screened, including the much-awaited animation "Frozen II" and the French premiere of "Toy Story 4". Last year 115,000 people attended the festival in a single week.
Luxembourg is on the agenda
The Annecy Animation Film Festival has become over time the meeting point for professionals and enthusiasts of the animation from Luxembourg. The Film Fund will be represented for the 19th time with a promotional stand welcoming 15 Luxembourg animation companies (production, studios, and service providers).
This year 5 Luxembourg co-productions are part of the official selection:
The film The Swallows of Kabulby Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mevellec (Melusine Productions) is in the official competition in the "Feature Film" category.
The documentary Zero Impunity by Nicolas Blies, Stéphane Hueber-Blies and Denis Lambert (a_BAHN/Melusine Productions) is in the official competition in the "Contrechamp" category.
Tom Van Gestel and Mascha Haiberstad's Fox and Hare series (Doghouse Films) is in the official competition in the "TV Film" category.
The VR experience Ayahuasca (Kosmik Journey of Jan Kounen (a_BAHN) is in the official competition in the new category "VR Works".
The feature film The Prince’s Voyage by Jean-François Laguionie and Xavier Picard (Melusine Productions) is selected for "Screening Events".
Finally, Olivier Rakoto's VR experience Playmobil® The Movie VR Adventures (Bidibul Productions) will be available to the public throughout the festival in the VR Dome specially installed at Haras d’Annecy.
(Article written by the editorial team of the www.luxembourg.lu portal.)