I had the immense pleasure of attending the Annecy Film Festival last month. Le boyfriend was an invited guest, and I was lucky enough to tag along with a guest badge and my hotel costs covered.
The Dam Keeper - Do not miss this short film. Everything about it is delightful and touching and tasteful. It will give you ALL the feels. Bonus: it's quite possibly the most beautiful digital animation I've ever seen; the lighting and textures give it the feel of Pixar's digital concept art.
Hasta Santiago - I got a little teary in this one. Really nice traveler's story
Tempête sur anorak - what my French friends would call "hysterical". They don't mean it as a compliment, but I do. This film is fun and crazy.
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared 2 "Time"
Savages "Marshal Dear"
Timber - Cute animation and a horrifying story. It walks that perfect
line between comedy and sheer horror that has you bursting into
Le Bien Chasser "Derrick et la Grosse Peche"
Les Kassos - This series shows beloved fictional characters revealing their major issues at the desk of a social worker
La Buche de Noel
Man on the Chair
La Petite Casserole d'Anatole
Cheatin' - the new Bill Plympton feature film
Moulton og meg
Grace Under Water
Histoires de bus
Le Sens du toucher - Romantic!
The Missing Scarf
The Lanskies "48 Hours"
Alber Elbaz Puts on a Show for Lancome!
Sour "Life Is Music"
Doc Meets Dorf "Title Sequence"
Peau "Instant T"
The Paper Kites "Young"
China, IL "Get Your Ass Back to School!"
Aldebert "Les Amoureux"
Phantom Limb - I actually saw this aaaafter the festival online, but it's great! And I'm amazed that it was animated in Photoshop....it REALLY makes me want to try making my own short film.
Poom "Big Bang"
I loved the way that the "penciled" art style lent itself to certain scenes and moods. And I LOVED the character of Kaguya. It was incredible watching such an in-depth coming-of-age story for a young woman. I particularly liked her battle against her female mentor, the scene after her menarche, and her complex relationship with societal norms and her own impulses. She developed a lot of different kinds of strength throughout her life, and I really liked the way that she was able to use formality/customs to her advantage and outwit her suitors.
Boy and the World. I heard nothing but good things and I love the artwork I've seen from it.