Six Swiss films at Animated Film Festival in Annecy
The 32nd International Animated Film Festival in Annecy has already announced its film selection three months before the festival, which will take place from June 9 – 14, 2008. Six short animation films from Switzerland are scheduled to be screened, four of which were produced by graduate students from the Lucerne School of Art and Design: “The Bellringer” by Dustin Rees; “La main de l’ours” by Marina Rosset; “Tôt ou tard” by Jadwiga Kowalska; and “Haaf And Me In: Swing Beijing” by Oliver Aemisegger. The four films will compete in the “Graduation Films” section.Two other Swiss animation films will be presented in the “Panorama” section: “Die Seilbahn” by Claudius Gentinetta and Frank Braun and “27 Years” by Raymond Höpflinger.
Together with the festivals in Zagreb, Hiroshima and Ottawa, the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy – founded in 1960 – ranks among the four most important animation film festivals worldwide. In addition, the International Animation Film Market (MIFA) will run parallel to the festival from June 11 – 13, 2008.
Geneva/Zurich, March 13, 2008