PR 01.06.2023: Commissioned work of AG Kurzfilm in competition in Annecy

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© AG Kurzfilm
Ten short German animated films in the International Competitions - AG Kurzfilm together with German Films again with market stand at the MIFA - New short animated films in the AG Kurzfilm online catalog

The Festival International du Film d'Animation in Annecy is one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide. The associated film market MIFA is also one of the most important industry meetings of the international animation scene.

For its 63rd edition, the festival has invited numerous German contributions and co-productions to the various sections and competitions from June 11 to 17, 2023. This year, 11 by Vuk Jevremovic (DE/HR) will enter the race for the "Cristal d'Annecy" for Short Films in Competition. In other competitions DAS FEINE ZIRPEN EINER DUNKELZIFFER by Vera Sebert (AT/DE) (Off Limits), BAIGAL NUUR - LAKE BAIKAL by Alisi Telengut (DE/CN) (Perspectives) and PRINZESSIN AUBERGINE by Dina Velikovskaja (Young Audiences) will be screened. In Graduation Films in Competition, Yi Luo will compete with DODO and Tim Markgraf with MAKULATOUR.

In the VR Works section FROM THE MAIN SQUARE by Pedro Harres will be shown, in the Commissioned Films section HIDDEN HEROES by Anna Levinson, RIP TXL - DJ PIPER by Raman Djafari as well as POTATO FALLS - DER KURZFILMTAG by Janina Putzker. The latter was commissioned by AG Kurzfilm as a trailer for the action day DER KURZFILMTAG, which takes place every year on Dec. 21, in 2022 with nearly 600 events nationwide.

In addition, Feature Films in Competition will feature LA SIRÈNE by Sepideh Farsi (FR/DE/LU/BE) and Feature Films Contrechamp in Competition will feature JOHNNY & ME - EINE ZEITREISE MIT JOHN HEARTFIELD by Katrin Rothe (DE/AT/CH). Other German productions will be presented as work in progress: the project SULTANA'S DREAM by Isabel Herguera (ES/DE), which is planned as a program-filling film, and the extended reality project EMPEROR by Marion Burger and Ilan Cohen (FR/DE). At the MIFA Pitches - TV Series and Specials, Verena Fels and Martin Schmidt will present their project NUR EIN TAG.

Traditionally, AG Kurzfilm is again represented at MIFA (MARCHÉ INTERNATIONAL DU FILM D'ANIMATION) together with German Films. At the booth number C.12, interested industry visitors can find out about current developments in the German animation scene, make contacts and learn more about the brand-new New German Animations, which have been added to the AG Kurzfilm's online catalog in 2023. After prior registration, industry representatives can view the films via the online preview function connected to the catalog.