In 2019, a line-up of eight German animated short films, commissioned films and TV series will be presented in the official selection of the Festival International du Film d’Animation in Annecy (10-15 June 2019), which is one of the most important festivals for animated film worldwide.

With FLOOD by Malte Stein and LIVE A LITTLE by Jenny Jokela (DE/GB) there are two German animated short films competing for the Cristal d’Annecy in the International Competition.

A YEAR ALONG THE GEOSTATIONARY ORBIT by Felix Dierich and MUSTERKENNTNIS by Thorsten Fleisch were selected for the section Off-Limits. ALBA’S MEMORY by Andrea Martignoni and Maria Steinmetz (DE/IT), and RED EARTH by Kim Yip Tong (DE/MU) will be shown in the Perspectives section. NEST by Sonja Rohleder was invited to the section Young Audience. RULES OF PLAY by Merlin Flügel will be shown in the section Graduation Films.

For the thirteenth time, the AG Kurzfilm and German Films will be present with a booth at the MIFA (Marché International du Film d’Animation), the festival’s film market. Industry professionals can receive information on the recent developments of German animations in all their peculiarities, modes of expression and styles. Furthermore, it serves as a contact and information point for the German and international animation scene. With New German Animations, the new edition of the preview DVD of AG Kurzfilm and German Films will be presented in Annecy. It intro­duces recent short German animations to festival representatives, curators and buyers. It is available from the AG Kurzfilm upon request.