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Highlights from this year’s Annecy fest

A selection of the more promising animated films

FILMS IN COMPETITION

The 10 features vying for the coveted Annecy Cristal this year are:

  • Battle for Terra (U.S.)

  • Boogie, el aceitoso (Argentina)

  • Brendan and the Secret of Kells (France/Ireland/Belgium)

  • Coraline (U.S.)

  • Kurt Turns Evil (Norway)

  • Mary and Max (Australia)

  • Monsters vs. Aliens (U.S.)

  • My Dog Tulip (U.S.)

  • Redline (Japan)

  • The Story of Mr. Sorry (South Korea)

BETWEEN FRAMES

Toon talent share behind-the-scenes insights on the production of U’s The Tale of Despereaux and Disney/Pixar’s Up as well as eight upcoming projects, including Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs.

SPOTLIGHTS & SHORTS

Special programs include roundups of dance films, toons set on the moon, German animation, Russian stop-motion pioneer Alexander Shiryaev and 20 years’ worth of AIDS awareness campaigns by Act Up.

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