Lupine III The First, Seven Days War and On-Gaku among the nominees for the 2020 Annecy Awards

The jury of Annecy International Animated Film Festival has announced the names of all the films that will compete to win a prize in the 2020 edition. Among the candidates for the victory for the "Best feature film", two films that will soon arrive in Italy stand out: Lupine III The First is Seven Days War.

The French festival has been held in early June since the 1960s, and is considered by many to be one of the most prestigious western prizes reserved for the animation field. The event was initially expected to be held, as always, in a theater in the small town of Annecy, but due to the inconvenience caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, the organization decided to broadcast the event online, from 15 to 30 June 2020.

Below you can take a look at all the candidates in the "Best Feature" and "Contrechamp" categories.

Award for Best Feature Film

  • The Nose or the Conspiracy of Mavericks Andrey Khrzhanovsky (Russia)
  • Kill It and Leave this Town Mariusz Willczynski (Poland)
  • Little Vampire Joann Sfar (France)
  • Jungle Beat: The Movie Brent Dawes (Mauritius Republic)
  • Lupine III The First Takashi Yamazaki (Japan)
  • Seven Days War Yuta Murano (Japan)
  • Ginger's Tale Konstantin Scherkin (Russia)
  • Bigfoot Family Ben Stassen, Jérémie Degruson (Belgium, France)
  • Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary Rémi Chayé (France, Denmark)
  • Nahuel and the Magic Book German Acuña (Chile)

Contrechamp Award

  • On Gaku: Our Sound! Kenji Iwaisawa (Japan)
  • The Old Man - The Movie Mikk Mägi, Oskar Lehemaa (Estonia)
  • Lava Ayar Blasco (Argentina)
  • Accidental Luxuriance of the Translucent Watery Rebus Dalibor Baric (Croatia)
  • Beauty Water Kyung-hun Cho (South Korea)
  • My Favorite War Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen (Latvia, Norway)
  • The Shaman Sorceress Jae-huun Ahn (South Korea)
  • The Legend of Hei Ping Zhang (China)
  • True North Eiji Han Shimizu (Japan, Indonesia)
  • The Knight and the Princess Bashir El Deek, Ibrahim Mousa (Saudi Arabia, Egypt)

And what do you think of it? Who will be the winners? Let us know by leaving a comment in the box below! In case you haven't done it yet, we suggest you take a look at our review of Lupine III The First, the new CGI film dedicated to the gentleman thief.

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