Annecy 2020 festival organizers have just released new details about the upcoming digital edition of their Work in Progress, Preview and Making Of sessions lineup.
According to the announcement, “The Work in Progress sessions will bring to life the creative stages of feature films, XR works, animated TV series and specials currently in production. Preview, is a new format that will take you to meet directors who were already present at the 2019 Work in Progress or Studio Focus that still have projects in production. They will reveal exclusive images of their films. And, of course, the usual Making of; as for the Masterclasses, very soon we will reveal the names of the personalities from the animation world who will be joining us, the program is rich and exciting! So, watch this space!”
Work in Progress projects include the following:
No Dogs or Italians Allowed by Alain Ughetto
Production: Alexandre CORNU, Enrica CAPRA, Nicolas BURLET, Ilan URROZ, Jean-François LE CORRE, Manuel POUTTE
Distibution: GEBEKA FILMS
France, Italy, Belgium
The Summit of the Gods by Patrick Imbert
Production: Jean-Charles OSTORERO, Damien BRUNNER, Stéphan ROELANTS
Distribution: DIAPHANA DISTRIBUTION
My Love Affair with Marriage by Signe Baumane
Production: Roberts VINOVSKIS, Sturgis WARNER
Inu-Oh by Masaaki Yuasa
Production: Fumie TAKEUCHI, Eunyoung CHOI, Yuhai CHENG
Distribution: ASMIK-ACE, INC.
The Island by Anca Damian
Production: Anca DAMIAN, Gregory ZALCMAN, Augusto ZANOVELLO, Mathieu ROLIN, Gina THORSTENSEN
Romania, France, Belgium
Len and the Song of the Whales by Joan Manuel Millán and Manuel Alejandro Victoria
Production: Julián Danilo LONDOÑO NAVARRO, Marcial QUINONES
Distribution: LATIDO FILMS
Lamya’s Poem by Alexander Kronemer
Production: UNITY PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION
New Gods: Nezha Reborn by Ji Zhao
Production: Xi LU
Distribution: ALIBABA PICTURES GROUP LIMITED
Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds by Benoît Chieu
Production: Ron DYENS
Distribution: HAUT ET COURT
WIP TV Series
The Cuphead Show! by Dave Wasson and Cosmo Sergurson
Production and Distribution: NETFLIX
USA, Canada, Ireland
WIP TV Specials
Mum Is Pouring Rain by Hugo de Faucompret
Production: Antoine LIETOUT, Ivan ZUBER, Emmanuèle PETRY SIRVIN, Jean-Baptiste WERY
The Hangman at Home by Michelle and Uri Kranot
Production: Lana TANKOSA NIKOLIC, Katayoun DIBAMEHR, Avi AMAR, Emmanuel-Alain RAYNAL, Marc BERTRAND
Distribution: ONF, MIYU DISTRIBUTION
Denmark, France, Canada
As well as the new immersive projects by Baobab Studios.
Preview Sessions include the following:
Even Mice Belong in Heaven by Denisa Grimmová and Jan Bubeniček
Production: Vladimír LHOTAK, Alexandre CHARLET, Grzegorz WACLAWEK, Marek JENICEK
Distribution: CHARADES, GEBEKA FILMS, CINEMART, M2 FILMS POLAND
Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, France
Dislocation by Veljko and Milivoj Popovic
Production: Veljko POPOVIC, Milivoj POPOVIC, Veronique SIEGEL
Vanille by Guillaume Lorin
Production: FOLIMAGE, Reginald DE GUILLEBON, NADASDY FILM, Nicolas BURLET
Making Of sessions include the following:
Directors Tony Brancroft and Scott Christian Sava will tell us all about the Animal Crackers adventure, its production, premiere at Annecy in 2017, and the obstacles that followed meeting its audience.
Lastly, GUTSY ANIMATIONS will draw us into Tove Jansson’s Moomin world, created for the first time in the 1940s and given a contemporary flavour in a new creative series: Moominvalley by Steve Box.
Distribution: PGS ENTERTAINMENT
Finland, United Kingdom
Animation enthusiasts, amateurs, professionals or the general public can enjoy the Annecy 2020 Online festival, from June 15-30, for the price of 15 euros VAT incl. All the content (Official Selection, Work in Progress, Masterclasses, Making of & Preview, animated surprises, and more) will be accessible on a special platform. Keep checking the festival website as accreditations will be available soon.
Remember that the Mifa accreditation (110 euros VAT incl.) also provides access to the entire Festival content: Official Selection, exclusives, WIP, Making of, Masterclasses…for 15 days. Get your accreditation here.
Source: Annecy 2020
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.