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Annecy Unveils 2017 Short Film, Graduation Film Selections

Eighty-seven shorts and 49 graduation films selected to compete at the 2017 edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Steven Woloshen’s ‘Casino’ among 87 short films in competition at the 2017 edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Organizers of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival have announced the official selection of short films and graduation films for the 2017 edition, running June 12-17 alongside the MIFA animation marketplace.

The Festival received more than 2,800 films, all categories combined, from 95 different countries. The Official Selection so far includes 87 Short Films in Competition, including 11 Off-Limits, 21 Perspectives and 10 Young Audiences; France, Canada and Belgium have the most films represented in the selection, and 49 Graduation Films. Forty-eight percent of the selected films either directed or co-directed by women.

The Official Selection of TV Series & Specials and Commissioned Films will be announced at the end of March and the Feature Films in and out of Competition will be announced in late April.

The Festival’s Official Selection was carried out by the Artistic Director, Marcel Jean and the Films & Programme Planning team, Laurent Million, Yves Nougarède and Sébastien Sperer. New this year, Peggy Zejgman-Lecarme, Director of the Cinémathèque de Grenoble, provided assistance and a feminine perspective for the selection of short films.

The full list of selections can be viewed on the Annecy website.

Source: Annecy International Animated 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.