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10 Animated Features Selected to Compete at Annecy 2018

Thirteen additonal features selected to screen out of competition at the 42nd Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

‘Tito and the Birds’ directed by Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Matioli Yazbek Bitar & André Catoto Dias (Brazil).

Organizers of the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival have announced the feature films selected to screen in and out of competition at this year’s 42nd edition.

Ten animated features have been selected to screen in competition, with an additional 13 features screening out of competition.

The full list of official selections of the feature films in competition is shown below:

VIRUS TROPICAL
Santiago Caicedo (Colombia)

Born in an unconventional family, Paola grows up between Ecuador and Colombia and finds herself unable to fit in. With a unique feminine vision of the world, she will have to fight against prejudice and struggle for her independence while her world is struck by a series of crises.

LA CASA LOBO
Cristóbal León, Joaquín Cociña (Chile)

Maria is a young woman who finds refuge in a house after escaping from a sect of German religious fanatics in Chile. As if in a dream, the house reacts to Maria's feelings and transforms her stay into a nightmarish experience.

WALL
Cam Christiansen (Canada)

This innovative animated feature explores the reality of the wall separating Israel and Palestine. Preeminent U.K. playwright David Hare visits Jerusalem, Ramallah and Nablus, accompanied by Israeli and Palestinian guides to examine the personal, social, political, and economic implications of this imposing edifice.

SEDER MASOCHISM
Nina Paley (USA)

The story of Exodus is retold by Moses, Aharon, the Angel of Death, Jesus, and the director's own father. But there's another side to this story: that of the Goddess, humankind's original deity, who is resurrected in a tragic struggle with the forces of patriarchy.

MIRAI
Mamoru Hosoda (Japan)

One day, Kun’s mother brings a new family member. For the 4-year-old boy, joy turns to disappointment when his little sister becomes the center of attention. But mysteriously, Kun discovers a magical gateway where he encounters his “older” sister from the future. A surprising adventure with his family members from the past and the future begins.

THE BREADWINNER
Nora Twomey (Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg)

A young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to work and provide for her family.

GATTA CENERENTOLA (Cinderella the Cat)
Alessandro Rak, Ivan Cappiello, Marino Guarnieri, Dario Sansone (Italy)

Cinderella struggles to escape the shadow and evil schemes of her stepmother and six stepsisters who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying Naples set in the future.

FUNAN
Denis Do (Belgium, Cambodia, France, Luxembourg)

The story of a young woman who must learn how to stand up for herself, exist in the regime of the Khmer Rouge, survive and find her son who was kidnapped during their forced exile from Phnom Penh.

TITO AND THE BIRDS
Gustavo Steinberg, Gabriel Matioli Yazbek Bitar, André Catoto Dias (Brazil)

The film follows the life of Tito, a 10-year-old boy who is on mission to save the world from an unusual epidemic – people fall ill whenever they are scared.

OKKO’S INN
Kitaro Kosaka (Japan)

After losing her parents in a car accident, Okko starts living in the countryside with her grandmother who runs a traditional Japanese inn. While she prepares to be the next owner of the inn, Okko can somehow see friendly ghosts.

Films screening out of competition include:

CAPTAIN MORTEN AND THE SPIDER QUEEN
Kaspar Jancis (Belgium, Estonia, Ireland, United Kingdom)

CATS AND PEACHTOPIA
Gary WANG (China)

CHRIS THE SWISS
Anja Kofmel (Switzerland)

KIKORIKI: DÉJÀ VU
Denis Chernov (Russia)

THE TOWER
Mats Grorud (France, Norway, Sweden)

LIZ AND THE BLUE BIRD
Naoko Yamada (Japan)

THE LAST FICTION
Ashkan RAHGOZAR, Iran

MAQUIA – WHEN THE PROMISED FLOWER BLOOMS
Mari Okada (Japan)

MARNIE'S WORLD
Christoph Lauenstein, Wolfgang Lauenstein (Germany)

NORTH OF BLUE
Joanna Priestley (USA)

ON HAPPINESS ROAD
Hsin-Yin Sung (Taiwan)

THE ANGEL IN THE CLOCK
Miguel Ángel Uriegas (Mexico)

A MAN IS DEAD
Olivier Cossu (France)

Annecy 2018 runs June 11-16; accreditation for this year’s 42nd edition is available through May 31st on the festival website.

Source: Annecy International Animation Film Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.

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