India-born filmmaker, journalist, media entrepreneur and now Hollywood film producer, Bhuvan Lall, has been selected to the jury of the 32nd International Animated Film Festival of Annecy, France. Annecy has been showcasing the very best in animation for over 45 years, making it the industry’s leading international competitive festival.
The event, scheduled from June 8-14, 2008, will pay tribute to Indian production with three programmes of short films and two features.
The capacity to present and promote animation in all its different forms has made Annecy a worldwide point of reference for the animation industry. The competition is open to feature films, short films, commissioned TV films and graduation films, each using different animation techniques. The Annecy Festival also includes film premieres, retrospectives, exhibitions and screenings.
Said Lall, “Annecy has long been known to have recognised cutting edge animation from all over the world, and I am looking forward to participating in the prestigious event as a member of the jury.”
The three-day event will bring together 1,700 companies and key decision-makers in animation for TV, cinema, VOD, video games, mobile phone and publishing and provides through different networking platforms, the best environment to imagine, buy and sell animation from today and the future.