James Cunningham’s Accidents, Blunders & Calamities will play in competition at this year’s Annecy Festival, which has also named Ned Wenlock’s Spring Jam among the out of competition shorts.
Cunningham’s short, the latest in a long and successful line out of his work at Media Design School, took the Editing gong at Show Me Shorts. Accidents, Blunders & Calamities has since played in competition at Clermont-Ferrand and SXSW, Wenlock’s film was supported under the NZFC’s Fresh Shorts scheme.
The Annecy Festival screens over 500 titles, 200+ in competition, while its market MIFA boasts over 500 exhibitors. Product and people from over 80 countries participate in the festival.
This year, Korea gets to stand in the country spotlight, with a selection of titles playing and a number of industry personnel participating in the conference programme. The best-known director is Sangho Yeon, whose The Fake and Cannes Camera d’Or nominee King of Pigs have played previous Annecy festivals.
This year Seoul Station screens, ahead of the the release later this year of the director’s related live-action feature Train to Busan. Over the weekend, Seoul Station won Silver Raven (Jury Prize) at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, where Deathgasm also played.
This year’s Annecy Festival runs 13 – 18 June and market MIFA 15 – 17 June.