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Annecy 2016 to celebrate 21st century Korean animation

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In celebration of the 130th anniversary of France and Korea’s treaty of friendship, trade and navigation (signed on June 4th June 1886), this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival has organised The Year of France-Korea 2015-2016. These special events will include:

Seoul Station (Dir. Sangho Yeon)

Seoul Station (Dir. Sangho Yeon)

Seoul Station (Dir. Sangho Yeon) – feature film screening

Director Sangho Yeon will be back in Annecy for the third time with Seoul Station, a deeply original feature film, where horror and social realism are blended brilliantly. The Festival’s selection team was highly enthusiastic about this film that represents the modernity and singularity of Korean animation. We think it will be a highlight in the Official Selection.

-Marcel Jean, Annecy Festival Artistic Director

The Shaman Sorceress (Dir. Jae-hoon Ahn)

The Shaman Sorceress (Dir. Jae-hoon Ahn)

The Shaman Sorceress (Dir. Jae-hoon Ahn) – work-in-progress screening

Different religions are still clashing around the world. The film explores why people adhere to religion and the meaning of it all by telling a story of an indigenous religion and external one that cause conflict within a family

-Jae-hoon Ahn, Director


Two specially curated short film programmes

Films to be screened include Dust Kid by (Dir. Yumi Joung, 2009), The Father (Dir. Lim Choi, 2009), Serenade (Dir. Han-bit Lee, 2010), Love Games (Dir. Yumi Joung, 2012), A Monster in the Reservoir (Dir. Sung-gang Lee, 2012) and Man on the Chair (Dir. Dahee Jeong, 2014).

Amongst other celebrated works will be that of talented emerging female filmmakers Sae-byui Hwangbo, Yumi Joung and Dahee Jeong, notable new artists from the animation schools of Korea including Hye-won Kim (Hong-ik University at Jochiwon), Yong-hae Ahn (Korean Academy of Film Arts) and Han-bit Lee (Korea National University of Arts) as well as the nation’s most accomplished feature film directors Sangho Yeon (King of Pigs; The Fake; Seoul Station), Sung-gang Lee (Mari Iyagi) and Baek-yeop Sung (Oseam).

For more on this year’s edition of the Annecy Festival visit

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