Greater than 13,000 animation professionals are set to descend on the French competition’s lakeside setting for its conventional mixture of screenings packages throughout all codecs, Work-in-Progress and First-Look sneak peeks, and shows going behind the scenes of upcoming animation productions.
Competitors title Sirocco And The Kingdom Of The Winds by French director Benoît Chieux opens the competition. The fantasy follows the adventures of two younger sisters as they attempt to make their means house after getting trapped on this planet of their favourite guide.
A Cat In Paris and Phantom Boy director Alain Gagnol co-wrote the screenplay for the function lead produced by Paris-based Sacrebleu Productions.
The movie, which world premieres in Annecy, is amongst 11 titles competing for the competition’s Crystal award.
One other three French productions debut in Competitors: Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach’s hand-drawn mom and daughter story Hen For Linda!; Jéremie Périn’s sci-fi journey Mars Specific and Jéremie Degruson’s Toy Story-inspired buddy comedy The Inseparables.
Additional world premieres embody Kirk Henry and Neil Boyle’s shipwreck story Kensuke’s Kingdom, that includes Cillian Murphy, Ken Watanabe and Sally Hawkes within the voice forged.
Jim Capobiano and Pierre-Luc Granjon’s Leonardo Da Vinci-inspired household animation The Inventor – that includes Stephen Fry, Daisy Ridley and Marion Cotillard within the voice forged – additionally debuts in Competitors.
Two 2023 Berlinale titles have made the lower: Chinese language director Liu Jian’s Artwork Faculty 1994 and Sepideh Farsi’s The Siren.
Hungarian director Aron Gauder, who received the Crystal for Nyócker! in 2005, returns to Competitors with 4 Souls Of Coyote, about 4 Native American youngsters who oppose an oil pipeline undertaking near their ancestral land.
Japan anime has a robust presence with Keiichi Hara’s fantasy Lonely Fortress In The Mirror and Tomohisa Taguchi’s The Tunnel To Summer time, the Exit Of Goodbyes.
The sixth version of the Contrechamp Competitors, geared toward extra progressive works, options 12 productions (scroll down for full listing).
Highlights embody Katrin Rothe’s animated documentary Johnny & Me – A Journey By way of Time With John Heartfield, exploring the lifetime of the titular German antifascist artist; Invoice Plympton’s Slide, and Robotic Desires, a New York-set story of the friendship between a canine and a robotic by Pablo Berger, greatest identified for silent movie Blancanieves.
The road-up additionally contains a uncommon Center Jap entry, Cynthia Madanat Sharaiha’s Saleem, a couple of displaced younger boy who finds a treasure map.
The competition additionally revealed the primary particulars of its screening occasions, that includes premieres in addition to sneak peeks and insights into upcoming animations from the US studios, streamers and European impartial manufacturing homes.
Sony Footage Animation will present the brief movie The Spider Inside: A Spider-Verse Story, a spin-off Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse through which protagonist Miles Morales/Spiderman copes with the stresses of teenage life, and likewise reveal a primary search for Genndy Tartakovsky’s Mounted.
Nickelodeon Animation Studios will give a presentation of a Work-In-Progress model of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Mutant Mahem, accompanied by the director Jeff Rowe.
Warner Bros. will present first pictures for The Lord of the Rings: The Struggle of Rohirrim by Kenji Kamiyama and “Rick and Morty”: 10 Years of Intergalactic Adventures.
There will even be first picture shows for Common Footage and Illumination Leisure’s joint manufacturing Migration by Benjamin Renner, and Dreamworks Animation’s Ruby Gillman, Teenager Kraken and Trolls Band Collectively.
There will even be screening occasions Tim Harper’s Ozi, Voice of the Forest, produced by GCI Movie, Leonardo DiCaprio, Ramsay McBean and Keith Chapman Manufacturing; Kim Burdon’s The Canterville Ghost, and Nina Et Le Secret du Hérisson by Alain Gagnol and Jean-Loup Felicioli.
Pixar Animation Studios will current an early have a look at never-before-seen supplies from its first unique collection Win or Lose, forward of its launch on Disney+. The studio can also be on the competition with Elemental.
As beforehand introduced, Netflix will also be out in force at Annecy this yr with its line-up together with a particular screening and presentation of Nimona in addition to occasions teasing Hen Run: Daybreak Of The Nugget, Leo, Exploding Kittens and Blue Eye Samurai.
The competition additionally unveiled the 17 tasks within the Works in Progress part, spanning 12 function movies, a collection, three VR experiences and a brief movie.
Function tasks embody Vincent Paronnaud (Persepolis) and Alexis Ducord In The Wonderwoods, a couple of younger boy’s adventures in a forest after he’s left behind by his dad and mom by mistake, and HBO Max Latin America commission Batman Azteca: Choque de Imperios by Juan Meza-Leon.
Apple TV+ will even take part within the part with Shrek director Vicky Jenson’s princess story Spellbound, that includes Rachel Zegler in the lead voice role project.
The joint manufacturing between Apple Unique Movies and Skydance Animation follows the adventures of a princess on a quest to save lots of her household and kingdom after her dad and mom are reworked into monsters by a mysterious spell.
There shall be a number of occasions celebrating the a hundredth anniversary of the Walt Disney Animation Studios. A brand new brief from the studio by Trent Correy and Dan Abraham shall be screened throughout the opening ceremony.
Chief Inventive Officer Jennifer Lee will return to Annecy to share particulars in regards to the new unique function Want, on which she is each an govt producer and a author.
There will even be a screening of Fantasia 2000 attended by Eric Goldberg, who directed two of the segments, who will even give a masterclass.
Disney Tv Animation will even current two panels.
The primary, entitled “Constructing on Legacy” will discover the method of increasing Marvel and Disney properties to introduce them to new followers, by the examples of The Proud Household, The Proud Household: Louder and Prouder and Moon Lady and Satan Dinosaur.
The second panel, “Studying the Ropes: A Information to Creating the Subsequent Large Disney Hit”, will function Emmy Award winners Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh from the hit present Phineas and Ferb. They are going to be joined by rising creatives behind the reveals together with Kiff, SuperKitties and Primos.
Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Tv and Orion Ross, Vice President of Animation for Disney EMEA, will even be fronting a press convention saying upcoming U.S. and European productions.
One other spotlight of this yr’s program is a particular give attention to Mexican animation giving an historic overview of the nation’s total manufacturing and influences together with its archaeological websites, Indigenous tradition and so-called Guadalajara College.
Guillermo del Toro and Jorge R. Gutierrez shall be attending as a part of the main target.
Official Competitors 2023 Line-up
Artwork Faculty 1994 (China)
Dir. Liu Jian
4 Souls of Coyote (Hu)
Dir. Áron Gauder
Kensuke’s Kingdom (UK-Lux)
Dir. Neil Boyle and Kirk Hendry
The Siren (Ger-Bel-Fr-Lux)
Dir. Sepideh Farsi
Hen for Linda! (Fr-It)
Dir. Chiara Malta and Sébastien Laudenbach
Lonely Fortress within the Mirror (Jp)
Dir. Keiichi Hara
Mars Specific (Fr)
Dir. Jérémie Périn
Sirocco And The Kingdom Of Winds (Bel-Fr)
Dir. Benoît Chieux
The Inseparables (Bel-Sp-Fr)
The Inventor (US-Fr-Ire)
Dir.Jim Capobianco and Pierre-Luc Granjon
The Tunnel to Summer time, the Exit of Goodbyes (Jp)
Dir. Tomohisa Taguchi
When Adam Modifications (Can)
Tender Metalheads (Sp)
Dirs. Carlos Perez-Reche and Joan Tomas
Johnny & Me – A Journey by Time with John Heartfield (Ger-Aus-Switz)
Dir. Katrin Rothe
Komada – A Whisky Household (Jp)
Dir. Masayuki Yoshihara
The Sacred Cave (Cameroun)
Dir. Daniel Minlo and Cyrille Masso
Robotic Desires (Sp-Fr)
Rosa and the Stone Troll (Den)
Dir. Karla Nor Holmbäck
Dir. Cynthia Madanat Sharaiha
Dir. Invoice Plympton
Dir. Marcell Jankovics and Csakovics Lajos
Tony, Shelly and the Magic Gentle (Hu-Czech Rep-Slo)
Dir. Filip Pošivač
White Plastic Sky (Hu-Slo)
Dir. Tibor Banoczki and Sarolta Szabo