Selections by CalArtians at the 2018 Annecy Film Festival

Annency Film Festival 2018 | Image by Annency Film Festival

Annency Film Festival 2018 | Image by Annency Film Festival

One of the world’s premiere animation festivals, Annecy International Film Festival, will take place from June 11-16 in Annecy, France. Five films by CalArts’ alumni are included in this year’s competition.

Blind Mice Trailer from Pox Films Inc. on Vimeo.

Nicholas D’Agostino (MFA ’17, EA faculty) – Blind Mice

D’Augustino’s latest short film Blind Mice is a story of a con within a con.

HORS SAISON | Animation Short Film 2017 – GOBELINS from GOBELINS pro on Vimeo.

Lucas Durkheim (former exchange student in Character Animation) – Hors Saison (with co-directors Nicolas Capitaine, Céline Desoutter, Leni Marotte)

The short film’s plot is centered around tired park ranger Jude who struggles to find her place on her team. Her determination to prove herself leads to a place where she’ll end up lonelier than ever.

Ming (TRAILER) from Danski Tang on Vimeo.

Danski Tang (MFA ’19) – Ming

The film depicts a Chinese woman’s experience as a live figure model while living abroad.

(Trailer not available)

Lei Lei (Experimental Animation faculty) – Shadow

妹妹/SISTER – trailer from Siqi Song on Vimeo.

Siqi Song (MFA ’16) – Sister

The story of a man that remembers growing up with an annoying little sister in 1990s China. What would his life be like had things gone differently?

Also making an appearance at the festival courtesy of their “VR@Annecy” program are:

(Trailer not available)

Eric Darnell (MFA ’90) – Crow: The Legend – Chapter 1

Helene Leroux (BFA ’14) – Back To The Moon (with Francois Xavier (FX) Goby)

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival was established in 1960. Initially scheduled every two years, the festival became an annual event in 1998.

—by Oscar Burrows-Rangel

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