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Annecy Festival Announces 2017 Cannes Showcase

2017 Cannes showcase features five animated films currently in production, including Czech Republic-German-French co-production ‘Even Mice Belong in Heaven,’ Peru’s ‘Nuna: The Last Myth of the Wamani,’ Brazil’s ‘Nimuendajú’ and ‘Tito and the Birds,’ and Spain’s ‘Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas.’

'Even Mice Belong in Heaven'

As part of its partnership with the Cannes Film Market, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market will be back to participate in the “Goes to Cannes” showcase featuring special previews of work-in-progress footage from five animated feature films currently in production.

Exclusive first looks at footage -- including animated sequences, trailers and artwork -- will be presented to distributors, investors and sales agents attending Cannes in hopes that they’re persuaded to participate in the adventure of these films.

All five projects were spotted during the MIFA Pitch Sessions at the 2016 edition of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market. The program includes Czech Republic-German-French co-production Even Mice Belong in Heaven, Peru’s Nuna: The Last Myth of the Wamani, Brazil’s Nimuendajú and Tito and the Birds, and Spain’s Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas.

Even Mice Belong in Heaven
Czech Republic/Germany/France. End of development. Production October 2017
With Vladimír Lhoták (Producer, Fresh Films) and Alexandre Charlet (Producer, Les Films du Cygne)

Nuna: The Last Myth of the Wamani
Peru. In pre-production
With Jimy Carhuas Tintaya (COO Origami Studio), Diego Lopez-Mobilia (Producer) and Stephanie Massart-Weit (Producer)

Nimuendajú
Brazil. In production
With Tania ANAYA, (Director, Producer, Anaya Produçoes Culturais LDTA), Bruno Hilario (Producer, Anaya Produçoes Culturais LDTA) and Peter Ketnath (Producer, Cinezeba GMBH)

Tito and the Birds
Brazil. In production
With Gustavo Steinberg (Director, Producer, Bits Filmes)

Memoirs of a Man in Pajamas
Spain. In production
With Carlos Fernandez De Vigo (Director, Moonbite Games), Jordi Mendieta Vallve (Producer, Dream Team Concept) and Angel De La Cruz Blanco (Producer, Dream Team Concept)

The showcase event takes place during the Cannes International Film Festival from 10:00AM-12:00 Noon on Friday, May 19 at Palais K - salle J.C. Bory.

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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