Annecy Unveils Function Movie Competitors, First-Seems to be & Screening Occasions

The Annecy Pageant revealed in the present day extra particulars of one other packed program for 2023, together with the choices for the characteristic movie and Contrechamp competitions. Working June 11-17, the world’s greatest devoted animation fest will begin with a bang, premiering Benoît Chieux’s Sirocco and the Kingdom of Air Streams (Belgium/France), in addition to a brand-new Disney brief directed by Trent Correy and Dan Abraham in the course of the Opening Ceremony.

In Sirocco, two sisters, four-year-old Juliette and eight-year-old Carmen, uncover a passage between their world and the world of a guide titled The Kingdom of Air Streams, and should search out a terrifying character referred to as Sirocco who can management the wind to get dwelling. Particulars of the Disney brief are

Kensuke's Kingdom
Kensuke’s Kingdom

Chieux’s 2D fantasy is one in every of 11 characteristic movies competing for the coveted Cristal this 12 months. The opposite contenders within the Official Competitors are:

  • Artwork Faculty 1994 (directed by Liu Jian, China)
  • 4 Souls of Coyote (Áron Gauder, Hungary)
  • Kensuke’s Kingdom (Neil Boyle & Kirk Hendry, U.Okay./Luxembourg) — WORLD PREMIERE
  • The Siren (Sepideh Farsi, Germany/Belgium/France/Luxembourg)
  • Rooster for Linda! (Chiara Malta & Sébastien Laudenbach, France/Italy)
  • Lonely Fort within the Mirror (Keiichi Hara, Japan)
  • Mars Categorical (Jérémie Périn, France)
  • The Inseparables (Jérémie Degruson, Belgium/Spain/France)
  • The Inventor (Jim Capobianco & Pierre-Luc Granjon, U.S./France/Eire) — WORLD PREMIERE
  • The Tunnel to Summer time, the Exit of Goodbyes (Tomohisa Taguchi, Japan).

Working for the sixth 12 months, the Contrechamp Competitors will supply up one other 12 eclectic animated options:

  • When Adam Adjustments (Joël Vaudreuil, Canada)
  • Tender Metalheads (Carlos Perez-Reche & Joan Tomas, Spain)
  • Johnny & Me – A Journey by Time with John Heartfield (Katrin Rothe, Germany/Austria/Switzerland)
  • Komada – A Whisky Household (Masayuki Yoshihara, Japan)
  • The Sacred Cave ( Daniel Minlo & Cyrille Masso, Cameroon)
  • Robotic Desires (Pablo Berger, Spain/France)
  • Rosa and the Stone Troll (Karla Nor Holmbäck, Denmark)
  • Saleem (Cynthia Madanat Sharaiha, Jordan)
  • Slide (Invoice Plympton, U.S.)
  • Toldi (Marcell Jankovics & Csakovics Lajos, Hungary)
  • Tony, Shelly and the Magic Mild (Filip Pošivač, Hungary/Czech Rep./Slovakia)
  • White Plastic Sky (Tibor Banoczki &  Sarolta Szabo, Hungary/Slovakia)
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
SPA will current a spin-off brief set on this planet of ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

In fact, there’s greater than sufficient to entertain and encourage attendees outdoors the competitors screenings. Main Hollywood studios can be again by the lake to premiere and sneak peek hotly anticipated tasks. A number of of the highlights:

  • Walt Disney Animation Studios continues its a centesimal birthday bash with a number of celebratory occasions. Along with the TBA brief opening the fest, CCO Jennifer Lee can be in attendance to share extra particulars of Want, which she helped write and exec produce. The studio may also current a screening of Fantasia 2000 with director Eric Goldberg.
  • Pixar Animation Studios will current never-before-seen supplies from its first unique collection Win or Lose (Disney+), and can be screening Elemental, following the movie’s Cannes premiere.
  • Disney+ tasks are within the combine with a primary have a look at the brand new anthology Kizazi Moto: Technology Hearth with three administrators presenting, and a behind-the-scenes session on Star Wars: Visions vol. 2 shorts Screecher’s Attain (Cartoon Saloon), Within the Stars (PunkRobot) and The Spy Dancer (Studio La Cachette).
  • Sony Photos Animation will display the brand new brief The Spider Inside: A Spider-Verse Story, the primary undertaking from the studio’s new shorts program for abilities from underrepresented teams, and reveal a primary have a look at the studio’s first-ever R-rated comedy, Mounted, from animation icon Genndy Tartakovsky.
  • Warner Bros. Animation will supply glimpses at The Lord of the Rings: The Warfare of Rohirrim by Kenji Kamiyama and Rick and Morty: 10 Years of Intergalactic Adventures.
  • Nickelodeon Animation Studios will carry Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem (Paramount Photos/Nickelodeon Films) out of the sewers for a Work-in-Progress sneak peek.
  • Illumination will current it’s unique high-flying comedy-adventure Migration (Common Photos), directed by Benjamin Renner.
  • Beforehand introduced: DreamWorks Animation will premiere Ruby Gillman, Teenage Kraken (Common Photos) on the occasion, attended by director Kirk DeMicco, producer Kelly Cooney Cilella and co-director Faryn Pearl, in addition to presenting a Work-in-Progress periods on Trolls: Band Collectively and a particular outside screening of its hit sequel Puss in Boots: The Final Want.
  • Beforehand introduced: Netflix has deliberate a jam-packed program, together with a particular screening and “Making of” for Nimona, panels with the inventive groups behind Aardman’s Rooster Run: Daybreak of the Nugget and upcoming collection Blue Eye Samurai, a serious “What’s Subsequent” panel and extra.

Audiences may also be handled to screenings of the complete and medium size movies Kaina of the Nice Snow Sea: Star Sage directed by Hiroaki Ando, Ozi, Voice of the Forest by Tim Harper, The Forest of Miss Tang by Denis Do, Backyard of Remembrance by Naoko Yamada, Nina et le Secret du hérisson (Nina and the Secret of the Hedgehog) by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli, and The Canterville Ghost by Kim Burdon.


The all the time intriguing Work in Progress (WIP) periods will introduce 17 tasks in manufacturing: 12 characteristic movies, one collection, three VR experiences and one brief movie.

Amongst these are buzzy titles like Roy and Arturo Ambriz’s Frankelda and the Prince of Spooks and the Warner Bros. Animation/Anima Estudios collection Aztec Batman: Conflict of Empires, each a part of this 12 months’s Mexican Animation focus; Apple/Skydance characteristic Spellbound directed by Vicky Jenson; and new tasks from scorching worldwide abilities like Jean-François Laguionie (Slocum), Gints Zilbalodis (Circulation) and Bobbypills (Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Remix by Mehdi Leffad).