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Annecy Festival Screens A Silent Voice, In This Corner of the World, Lu over the wall

posted on 2017-04-25 00:30 EDT

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival announced the official selection of films that will be screened in and out of competition during the event.

Naoko Yamada and Kyoto Animation's A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi), Sunao Katabuchi and MAPPA's In This Corner of the World (Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni), and Masaaki Yuasa and Science SARU's Lu over the wall (Yoake Tsugeru Lu no Uta) will screen in competition.

Ancien and the Magic Tablet (Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari) from Kenji Kamiyama and Signal.MD, as well as Rudolf the Black Cat (Rudolf to Ippaiattena) from Kunihiko Yuyama, Motonori Sakakibara, and OLM, will screen out of competition. The festival will also host screenings of Hiroyuki Seshita and Polygon Pictures' Blame! and the first footage of the new Mazinger Z film.

Established in 1960, Annecy is the world's oldest and largest animation film festival. This year, it runs from June 12-17 at the French community of the same name.

Sources: The Hollywood Reporter (Rhonda Richford), Cartoon Brew (Amid Amidi), Anime! Anime! (Katsunori Takahashi), Animation Business Journal (Tadashi Sudo)


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