Eight feature films have been selected for Annecy Mifa Pitches

Happy ending By Mari Amashukeli and Vladimir Mavonia Koca Stands tall among 32 projects set to be launched on the international animation film market

Happy ending By Mari Amashukeli and Vladimir Mavonia Koca

With only a few days left before the biggest event in global animation, the upcoming Annecy Film Festival (which runs June 13-18) reveals its official selection, 32 projects (selected from 472 screenings) that are set to be released during Mifa online market. Stealing focus including eight feature film projects, including Happy endingWhat distinguishes French talent? Mary AmashukeliHer first steps into the world of animation, having previously co-directed Cannes’ 2014 award-winning film Camera D’Or party girl [+see also:
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Mary Amashukeli also wrote the script for the film Happy endingwhich you will share with Vladimir Mavonia Coca Also responsible for the graphic design of the film. For the record, the duo was previously nominated for Best Animated Short Film Cesar in 2018, courtesy of I want Pluto to become a planet again. target audiences of adults, Happy ending It revolves around an interesting idea: what if death disappeared from day to day? And what about the scientist and Bertha King, a former soldier who was now desperately suicidal and devastated by this development? Production is directed by Emmanuel Alain Renal On behalf of Miyu Productions (who are preparing for the reveal Pierre ValdisBlind willow, sleeping woman).

Two other French projects stand out in the Mifa Pitches selection for 2022: Le Guardian de Vou by Jane Erzinski (Under the direction of Gao Shan Pictures – Read our news) and Le Coeur à danser by Pierre Le Couveur And Amin urtic. The latter is produced by Vivement Lundi! It is aimed at children and families, with a story that takes us back to 1918 in Dornese, the land of hunters and legends. Venaig’s father is fighting at the front. To bring him back, I decided to organize a party that they and the inhabitants of Breton Harbor before the war loved. But the adults in town no longer wanted to dance.

It is also an animated documentary aimed at adults and young adults: Verser l’eau comme je pars (Prospi Vode Za Mnom) by the Bosnian director (lives in the US) Daniela Ribas. approves fo femmeIn the story, the story looks back at how brave survivors of the Bosnia-Herzegovina war in the 1990s, who are now in the diaspora, give advice to two characters trying to escape from the same war zone.

targeting family audiences, Frank Mosvoldnorwegian project The legend of the good Magnus Sees Denmark (A.Film Production A/S), Norway (Kool Production AS) and the Netherlands (Phanta Vision Film International) joining the production forces. Written by the director Rob Sprinkling And John SmithThis action comedy is about an immature Magnus, a Viking prince who escapes from his demonic macho uncle by traveling through time from the year 1030 to present-day Norway. Here, he meets three queens in the clouds who teach him a thing or two about bravery…

Equally noteworthy is a project entitled Igi from Georgia Natia Nikolashvili (Also a product through her company, 20 Steps.) Adapted from Jamal KhrashkhadzeThe novel of the same name, the story takes us back to prehistoric times and to the company of a primitive tribe that still walks everywhere. Igi is a young man who is similar to others but his inner thoughts and feelings set him apart from others. He is the first to stand up and huge changes take root in his mind and in his relationship with society …

The other two feature film projects selected for Mifa Pitches (Language Solution June 15 and 16) are Project Mexico. phoenix song and Zimbabwe tribebut the selection also consists of presentations of short films, series, TV specials and galleries of digital experience, all unfolding alongside partner shows that will showcase talent from a particular country or from one specific category (particularly Switzerland via GIFF, which is dedicated to digital experiences, and Spain via ICEX).

The selected projects are as follows:

Feature Films

Le Coeur à danserPierre Le CouveurAmin urtic (France)
Production: Vivement Lundi!

tribeTendai Nikki (Zimbabwe)
Produced by: Ndiani Productions PTY LTD, Triggerfish Animation Studios (PTY) LTD.,

IgiNatia Nikolashvili (Georgia)
Production: 20 steps

Happy endingMary AmashukeliAnd Vladimir Mavonia Coca (France)
Production: Miyu Productions

phoenix songArturo Ambrez, Rodolfo Ambrez (Mexico)
Production: Phantasma Cinema

Le Guardian de VouJane Erzinski (France)
Production: Zhao Shan Pictures

Verser l’eau comme je pars (Prospi Vode Za Mnom) – Daniela Ribas (Bosnia and Herzegovina / USA)
Production: Shrine13, Yellow Inc.

The legend of the good MagnusFrank Mosvold (Denmark/Norway/Netherlands)
Production: A.Film Production A/S), Kool Production AS, Phanta Vision Film International

short films

ArborValentino Lasso (Mexico)

La Policita de Agua CalientJuliana Paula Proti (Argentina)

La Petite Rain BlancheMatthew Juris, Theo Hanusette (Belgium)
Production: Ozu Productions

Le Chagrin des tournesolsLeah Krause (France)
Produced by: Les Astronautes

Petra y el solStefania Malaccini and Maria Luisa Forge (Chile)

chocoladyFabian Guamani Aldaz, Media Chrikadze (Ecuador/Georgia)

aboveVeronica Martiradona (France)
Production: Sacrebleu Productions

The day I smoked a cigarette with my dadRobin Futiers, Sameh Alaa (France)
Production: Les Valseurs

digital experiences

Sunset MotelJill Gubin (Switzerland / France)
Production: CIE Gilles Jobin, Nadasdy Film SARL, Floréal Films

doy marieAnd Yulita Sawa (Poland)
Production: Likaon SP. Zoo

OrbisEric Siri (USA / France)
Production: Clear Reality, Ink Stories, Lucida Camera

La Horde du ContreventMorgan Schmidt Giordano (France)
Production: Small Bang, Studio NEB (Association Blend Awake), Studio Manette, Cosmotone

Anushka and the cue of timeTamara Shogolo (Netherlands / USA)
Produced by: Ado Ato Pictures

The amazing beast!Rafael Benassa (France / Switzerland)
Production: Wal, the little creator

SadnesStephen Hooper Blaise and Nicholas Blaise (France / Luxembourg)
Produced by: Lucid Realities, A_BAHN

Series and TV specials

Magic Mission in MexicoHeifang Wei (France)
Produced by: Kazak Productions

Greetings from RevelationMarica Laudet, Quentin Camus Durand (USA / UK)
Production: Management 360, Passion Pictures

My super husbandAlex fry (Greece)
Production: Addart

Polo no boboSophie Castenedi (France)
Production: big company

Papy et Mamy ont fait la revolutionAgnès Patron, Sophie Nivelle-Cardinale (France)
Produced by: Les Films du Tambour de Soie

YukonMartin Eng, Jacob Thomsen (Norway)
Produced by: Film Imaginar

Les Cogitations de JupiterJupiter Momoni Sodari (Burkina Faso / France)
Production: Studio Comadoli

tiger and pigLiang Huang (China)
Produced by: Uyoung Culture & Media Co LTD.

loveAnna Mantzaris (UK/Sweden)
Production: Emotion Pictures

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