In 2015 a line-up of eleven German animated short films will be presented in the official selection of the Festival International du Film d’Animation in Annecy (15-20 June 2015), which is one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide. With ALWAYS TIRED by Jochen Kuhn; AMÉLIA & DUARTE by Alice Guimarães and Mónica Santos (PT/DE); DISSONANCE by Till Nowak; NUGGETS by Andreas Hykade; and SEXY LAUNDRY by Izabela Plucinska (DE/CA/PL) there are five German shorts and German co-productions competing for the Cristal d’Annecy award in the International Competition. Three more German shorts have been invited to the competition for graduation films: BÄR by Pascal Flörks, THE PRESENT by Jacob Frey, and ROADTRIP by Xaver Xylophon. Further animated German shorts will participate in the competition for commissioned films (FILMFABRIK — ITFS 2015 by Alireza Hashempour and Malaeke Farhangadib; PENGUIN — NICK JR. CRAFTY CREATURES by Stefan Schomerus, and SPIEGELEI — ITFS 2014 by Peter Lames) as well as out of competition (IN THE DISTANCE by Florian Grolig). For the eighth time together with German Films, the AG Kurzfilm – German Short Film Association will once again be present with a booth at the festival’s film market MIFA (Marché International du Film d’Animation). Our meeting point for the German and the international animation scene provides visitors with useful information on German animated short film, German filmmakers and other important contacts. On the occasion of the festival, the German Short Film Association and German Films will publish a preview DVD with recent German animated short films. The ninth edition of the DVD New German Animations addresses festival representatives, curators and buyers and will be available from the AG Kurzfilm upon request.

NUGGETS (photo © Andreas Hykade/Studio Filmbilder)