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Films de fin d'études en Sélection officielle // Graduation Films in Official Selection

21st Mar 2024

  2024 Graduation Films Official Selection 

The Annecy Festival continues to reveal its 2024 Official Selection, on today’s line-up are the Graduation Films in competition.

This year, no less than 1,194 Graduation Films were submitted in a bid to be included in the Annecy International Animation Film Festival’s Official Selection.

Some 40 films were finally shortlisted to compete from 23 countries including Lebanon, Costa Rica, Sweden, Mexico, India and Finland. France tops the list with 7 films from 6 schools, followed by the UK with 4 films from 3 schools, and the USA with 3 films from 3 schools.

18 are by female directors, 21 by male directors and one by a non-binary person.

As for the techniques used, stop-motion is particularly well represented, as is painting on glass. There were also a handful of 3D films. Here we also notice the same trends as the short films in terms of duration: the films are getting increasingly longer.

"This year’s selection is particularly eclectic, with a strong emphasis on humour and frivolity, even the nonsensical. The films tackle intimate themes (family or romantic relationships, grief and resilience) through a fictional lens or personal accounts.
Genre films also have their niche, ranging from horror, futurism and parody. Some powerful, more deliberately experimental ambitious works round off this spectrum of student creativity."
Marie-Pauline Mollaret, a Selection Committee member

Check out the full list of 2024 Graduation Films in competition, as well as the Selection Committee selection-committees, before coming to enjoy them in the theatres at the Annecy Festival from 9th to 15th June 2024!