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The Lists of Our Picks

Here are our selections of films and projects from the Annecy International Animation Film Festival & Mifa 2021.

Feature Films

Flee

[Denmark, France, Norway and Sweden]
Director, Author: Jonas POHER RASMUSSEN
Artistic directors: Jess Nicholls and Guillaume Dousse
Music: Uno Helmersson
Production: Charlotte DE LA GOURNERIE (SUN CREATURE STUDIO), Monica HELLSTRÖM (FINAL CUT FOR REAL), Jean-François LE CORRE (VIVEMENT LUNDI !), Mathieu COURTOIS (VIVEMENT LUNDI !), Maria EKERHOVD (MER FILMS) and Charlotte MOST (MOST FILM)
Techniques: 2D digital / Live action
Target audience: Adults / Young adults
Running time: 01 h 23 min

Lamya’s Poem

[Canada and USA]
Director: Alex KRONEMER
Artistic director: Kristina Vardazaryan
Animation: Brandon Lloyd
Music: Christopher Willis
Production: Sam KADI and Glenn BROWN (UNITY PRODUCTIONS FOUNDATION)
Technique: 2D digital
Target audience: All audiences
Running time: 01 h 29 min

Ma famille afghane

[Czech Republic, France and Slovakia]
Director: Michaela PAVLÁTOVÁ
Scriptwriters: Ivan Arsenjev and Yaël Giovanna Lévy
Music :Evgueni Galperine and Sacha Galperine
Production: Ron DYENS (SACREBLEU PRODUCTIONS), Petr OUKROPEC (NEGATIV S.R.O.) and Peter BADAC (BFILM, LTD.)
Technique:2D digital
Target audience: Adults / Young adults
Running time: 01 h 20 min 47 s

The Deer King

[Japan]
Directors: Masashi ANDO and Masayuki MIYAJI
Scriptwriter: Taku Kishimoto (based on The Deer King written by Nahoko Uehashi)
Artistic director: Hiroshi Ohno
Music: Harumi Fuuki
Production: Jun FUKUDA (KADOKAWA PICTURES, INC.), Naoto FUJIMURA (NIPPON TELEVISION NETWORK CORPORATION) and Keiko MATSUSHITA (PRODUCTION I.G)
Techniques: 2D digital /3D digital
Target audience: Teens / Kids / Young adults
Running time: 01 h 54 min

Absolute Denial

[United Kingdom]
Director, Scriptwriter, Storyboard, Animation: Ryan BRAUND
Music: Troy Russell
Production: Chris HEES (BRIDGE WAY FILMS) and Ryan BRAUND (ABSOLUTE DENIAL FILMS LTD.)
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Young adults
Running time: 01 h 11 min

Archipel

[Canada]
Director: Félix DUFOUR-LAPERRIÈRE
Music: Feu Doux (Stéphane Lafleur et Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux)
Sound: Olivier CALVERT, Jean-Paul VIALARD (Onf)
Production: EMBUSCADE FILMS and Nicolas DUFOUR-LAPERRIERE
Techniques: Drawing on paper / 2D digital / Rotoscope / Live action
Running time: 01 h 12 min


Short Films

Affairs of the Art [United Kingdom, Canada]
Director: Joanna QUINN
Scriptwriter: Les Mills
Animation: Joanna Quinn and James Nutting
Music: Benjamin Talbott
Production: Les MILLS (BERYL PRODUCTIONS INTERNATIONAL LTD.), Michael FUKUSHIMA (ONF – OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA)
Technique: Drawing on paper
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Young adults
Running time: 16 min

A Splash in a Mud [France]
Director, Author: Emmanuelle GORGIARD
Music: Vincent Burlot
Production: Jean-François LE CORRE, Mathieu COURTOIS (VIVEMENT LUNDI !), Marc FAYE (VIVEMENT LUNDI !), Magali HERIAT (NOVANIMA)
Technique: Puppets
Target audience: Kids
Running time: 09 min

Bestia [Chile]
Director: Hugo COVARRUBIAS
Scriptwriters: Martín Erazo and Hugo Covarrubias
Artistic directors: Constanza Wette and Hugo Covarrubias
Music: Ángela Acuña
Production: TREBOL 3 and Tevo DIAZ
Target audience: Adults / Young adults
Running time: 15 min

Boxballet [Russia]
Director: Anton DYAKOV
Scriptwriters: Anton Dyakov and Andrey Vasilyev
Production: Alexander BOYARSKY (MELNITSA ANIMATION STUDIO) and Sergey SELYANOV (CTB FILM COMPANY)
Technique: Drawing on paper
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Young adults
Running time: 15 min 15 s

Comeback [Latvia, Lithuania]
Director, Author, Artistic director: Vladimir LESCHIOV
Music: Normand Roger
Production: Vladimir LESCHIOV (LUNOHOD ANIMATION STUDIO)
Technique: 2D digital
Target audience: Family
Running time: 07 min 55 s

Le Monde en soi [France]
Directors, Authors: Sandrine STOÏANOV and Jean-Charles FINCK
Graphics, Animation: Sandrine STOÏANOV
Storyboard: Jean-Charles FINCK
Music: Pierre CAILLET
Production: Jérôme BARTHÉLEMY (CAÏMANS PRODUCTIONS) and Daniel SAUVAGE
Techniques: 2D digital / Inks on paper / Oil painting
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Young Adults / Family
Running time: 18 min 40 s

Mauvaises herbes [Canada]
Director, Artistic director, Scriptwriter, Animation: Claude CLOUTIER
Music: Robert Marcel Lepage
Sound: Olivier Calvert
Production: Galilé MARION-GAUVIN (P RODUCTIONS L’UNITÉ CENTRALE) and Julie ROY (ONF – OFFICE NATIONAL DU FILM DU CANADA)
Technique: Drawing on paper
Target audience: All audiences
Running time: 06 min 22 s

Opera [South Korea]
Director: Erick OH
Artistic directors: Celine You and Ruby Wang
Storyboard: Jeeyoon Park and Hyein Park
Graphics: Frank Tai and Cindy Jang
Music, Sound: Andrew Vernon
Production: Kim KEYON (BEASTS AND NATIVES ALIKE)
Technique: 2D digital
Target audience: All audiences
Running time: 08 min 55 s

Swallow the Universe [France]
Director: NIETO
Script, Graphics: Daïchi Mori
Production: Nicolas SCHMERKIN (AUTOUR DE MINUIT)
Techniques: 2D digital / 3D digital
Target audience: Adults / Young adults
Running time: 12 min 17 s

Tulip [USA]
Directors, Artistic Directors: Phoebe WAHL and Andrea LOVE
Scriptwriters: Phoebe WAHL (Based on Thumbelina by Hans Christian Andersen)
Animation: Andrea LOVE
Sound: Richard GOULD
Production: Leah WARSHAWSKI (INFLATABLE FILM), Andrea LOVE (A. LOVE PRODUCTION) and Phoebe WAHL
Techniques: Puppets / Stop-motion techniques
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Kids
Running time: 09 min 07 s


Student Films

A Film about a Pudding [United Kingdom]
Director: Roel VAN BEEK
Production: Jack POLLINGTON (NFTS – NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL)
Target audience: Young adults
Running time: 09 min 05 s

Mon ami qui brille dans la nuit [France]
Direction, Script, Animation: Grégoire DE BERNOUIS, Jawed BOUDAOUD, Simon CADILHAC and Hélène LEDEVIN
Music: Arthur DAIRAINE
Production: Moïra MARGUIN (GOBELINS, L’ÉCOLE DE L’IMAGE)
Technique: 2D digital
Target audience: Adults / Young adults
Running time: 08 min 47 s

Sestry [Czech Republic]
Direction, Script, Artistic direction, Animation: Andrea SZELESOVÁ
Music, Sound: Juras Karaka
Production: Alexandra HRONCOVA (FAMU – FILM AND TV SCHOOL OF TH ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS IN PRAGUE)
Technique: 2D digital
Target audience: Adults / Young adults
Running time: 11 min 22 s


Mifa Pitches Feature Films

Annah la Javanaise [Indonesia]
Director: Fatimah Tobing RONY
Scriptwriter: Fatimah Tobing RONY
Graphic designer: Ariel VICTOR
Music: Aghi NAROTTAMA
Production: Fatimah Tobing RONY (SAVAGE FILMS)
Technique: 2D digital
Target audience: Adults / Young adults
Running time: 01 h 20 min

Hanta [Mexico]
Director: Emilio RAMOS
Scriptwriter: Emilio RAMOS (Based on: “Too Loud a Solitude”/”Une trop bruyante solitude”, Bohumil Hrabal)
Graphic designer: Salvador PARRA, Juan Antonio SANCHEZ-RULL
Music: Leo HEIBLUM
Production: Rodrigo HERRANZ (ATOTONILCO ESTUDIO (CASADELOU SA DE CV)) and Lucia CAVALCHINI (FEDORA PRODUCCIONES)
Techniques: Drawing on paper / 2D digital /3D digital, Rotoscope
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Young adults
Running time: 01 h 20 min

Porcelain Birds [France]
Directors: Max PORTER and Ru KUWAHATA
Production: Emmanuel-Alain RAYNAL (MIYU PRODUCTIONS)
Technique: Puppets
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Family / Young adults
Running time: 01 h 30 min

Sidi Kaba et la Porte du retour [France]
Director: Rony HOTIN
Scriptwriter: Jerome PIOT
Graphic designer: Rony HOTIN
Music: Thibaut KIENTZ AGYEMAN
Production: Sébastien ONOMO (SPECIAL TOUCH STUDIOS)
Techniques: 2D digital / 3D digital
Target audience: Family
Running time: 01 h 30 min


Mifa Pitches Short Films

Mesut [Cyprus]
Directors: Michalis KALOPAIDIS and Alexia ROIDER
Scriptwriter: Georgia NIKOLAOU
Production: Michalis KALOPAIDIS (ZEDEM MEDIA)
Techniques: 2D digital
Target audience: Teens / Adults / Young adults
Running time: 12 min

Pasos para volar [Argentina]
Director: Nicolás CONTE
Scriptwriters: Nicolás CONTE and María Rosario CARLINO
Graphic designer: Nicolás CONTE
Production: María Rosario CARLINO (OSA ESTUDIO)
Technique: Puppets
Target audience: Kids / Family / Pre-school
Running time: 8 min

Sulaimani [France]
Director: Vinnie BOSE
Scriptwriters: Vinnie BOSE and Patricia VALEIX
Graphic designer: Vinnie BOSE
Production: Christophe CAMOIRANO (GIRELLE PRODUCTION)
Techniques: Puppets / Drawing on paper
Target audience: Family
Running time: 12 min

Zanadrano [Madagascar]
Director: Ridha ANDRIANTOMANGA
Scriptwriter: Ridha ANDRIANTOMANGA
Graphic designer: Ridha ANDRIANTOMANGA
Production: Corinne DESTOMBES (FOLIMAGE)
Technique: 2D digital
Target audience: Teens / Kids
Running time: 07 min