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Annecy 2022 Official Feature Film Selections Revealed

10 animated features have been selected in competition at this year's event, including ‘Charlotte’ by Eric Warin and Tahir Rana, ‘Nayola’ by José Miguel Ribeiro and ‘The Island’ by Anca Damian; the 46th edition of the festival runs June 13-18.

The Annecy 2022 Festival has just revealed its official selection of feature films in competition for the 46th edition, which runs June 13-18. The announcement was made by director Mickaël Marin and artistic director Marcel Jean.

Out of the approximately 100 feature films submitted, 10 feature films will be part of the Official running. The selections are:

  • Charlotte, by Eric Warin, Tahir Rana - Production: January Films, Walking the Dog – WTD, Les Productions Balthazar (Belgium, Canada, France)
  • Goodbye, DonGlees! by Atsuko Ishizuka - Production: Kadokawa Pictures (Japan)
  • Interdit aux chiens et aux Italiens, by Alain Ughetto - Production: Les Films Du Tambour De Soie (France, Italy)
  • Little Nicholas – Happy as Can Be by Amandine Fredon, Benjamin Massoubre - Production: Bidibul Productions, Onyx Films (France, Luxembourg)
  • The House of the Lost on the Cape (Misaki no Mayoiga), by Shinya Kawatsura - Production: David Production (Japan)
  • My Love Affair with Marriage, by Signe Baumane - Production: The Marriage Project, Locomotive Production, Antevita Films (USA, Latvia, Luxembourg)
  • Nayola, by José Miguel Ribeiro - Production: Praça Filmes (Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, France)
  • Blind Willows, Sleeping Woman, by Pierre Foldes - Production: Miyu Productions, Cinéma Defacto (France, Luxembourg, Canada)
  • The Island, by Anca Damian - Production: Aparte Film (Romania, France, Belgium)
  • Unicorn Wars, by Alberto Vazquez - Production: Abano Producións, Uniko Estudio Creativo, Autour De Minuit, Schmuby Productions (Spain, France)

Get more information about the Feature Films in Official Competition here.

The 10 feature films competing in the Contrechamp category are:

  • Aurora's Sunrise, by Inna Sahakyan - Production: Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion, Bars Media, Artbox Laisvalaikio Klubas, VS! (Germany, Armenia, Lithuania)
  • Home Is Somewhere Else, by Carlos Hagerman, Jorge Villalobos - Production: Brinca Animation Studio, Shine Global (USA, Mexico)
  • Khamsa – The Well of Oblivion, by Khaled Chiheb - Production: D-CLIK (Algeria)
  • The Other Shape (La otra forma), by Diego Guzman - Production: Hierro Animación, Smith & Smith (Colombia)
  • My Grandfather's Demons (Os demónios do meu avô), by Nuno Beato - Production: Sardinha Em Lata, Marmitafilms, Caretos Film (Spain, France, Portugal)
  • Dozens of Norths (Ikuta no Kita), by Koji Yamamura - Production: Yamamura Animation, Miyu Productions (France, Japan)
  • Quantum Cowboys, by Geoff Marslett - Production: Fit Via Vi (USA)
  • Silver Bird and Rainbow Fish, by Lei Lei - Production: C Ray Studio, Chinese Shadows (USA, Netherlands)
  • Chun Tae-il: A Flame That Lives On (Tae-il-i), by Jun-Pyo Hong Production: Myung Films (South Korea)
  • Yaya e Lennie – The Walking Liberty, by Alessandro RAK - Production: Mad Entertainment Spa (Italy)

Get more information about the Feature Films Contrechamp in Competition here.

Other announcements and reminders:

First footage being shown at the festival:

  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One), directed by Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, and Justin K. Thompson
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, (DreamWorks, directed by Joel Crawford)
  • Ernest and Celestine, a Trip to Gibberitia (Studio Folivari, directed by Jean-Christophe Roger and Julien Chheng

Feature film screenings:

  • Minions: The Rise of Gru – opening film
  • Les Secrets de mon père by Véra Belmont
  • Lightyear (Disney and Pixar) – special in-person guests director Angus MacLane and producer Galyn Susman.
  • The Sea Beast (Netflix) directed by Chris Williams

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents:

  • Strange World – a look ahead

Annecy’s Honorary Cristal Award presentation to:

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer and Oscar-winning director/writer of Frozen & Frozen 2 Jennifer Lee.

Check out the full list of screening events here.

Source: Annecy 2022

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.