This year the Grand Duchy has beaten all its records for selection at the Festival! With seven co-productions in the official selection, the Grand Duchy is extremely well represented.
5 feature films and 2 TV series
Of the seven, two feature films are in the official competition: 'Ethel et Ernest' and 'Richard the Stork', the latter having won the 'children's favourite' award at the Grand Duchy's most recent City Film Festival.
Two are TV series selected in the Television Films category: 'Ernest et Célestine, the ’Blizzard’ collection' and 'Bible, les récits fondateurs – Babel, le récit d’une folie totalitaire'.
Two others are also feature films selected for the Work In Progress Feature: 'The Breadwinner' and 'Zero Impunity'. And the last, 'Drôles de petites bêtes', is another feature film, selected for inclusion in the Festival's Screening Events.
For details of the Grand Duchy's films programmed at the Festival (dates and times of screenings), download the leaflet produced by the Film Fund.
And alongside the Festival, from 13 to 16 June 2017, there is the MIFA (international animation film market), at which the Film Fund will be represented on a stand promoting the Grand Duchy.
Annecy 2017 will be packed with surprises
No fewer than 2,850 films from more than 90 different countries were viewed in preparation for the Festival. In the end there are 217 films in competition at this year's event, with ten feature films in the official competition - including two films co-produced in the Grand Duchy! - and 87 short films.
The theme of this year's Festival is erotic animation. A daring choice that the Festival is not afraid of. Curiosity, exploration and discovery are on the agenda!
China is the Festival's guest country this year, paying tribute to its cinema with exhibitions, screenings, etc. throughout the Festival. And there will also be two new awards this year: the Young Audience Award and the City of Annecy Award. There are other new features to discover, including the Midnight Specials.
For these six days of intensive cinema, the public will be able to visit the 12 projection rooms used for the Festival, see the four giant open-air screens, and try out virtual reality at a special session (from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, 11 June).
Want to know more about the Festival? Take a look at the press file.
(article written by the editorial team of the portal luxembourg.lu)