The selection team enjoyed the diversity and dynamics of current film making and has made its choice: 81 animated short films in the categories “International Competition”, “Swiss Competition” and “Competition for Children’s Films” compete for the favor of the jury and the audience. To find the pearls of animation, the selection team gave some extra hours – Fantoche received 700 animation films more than last year! The 2094 submissions, of which 67 films are from Switzerland, break all records! Most submissions come from France, the UK and the US, but also Iran was strongly represented this year with 119 submissions. Even from Guatemala, Iraq, Lebanon, Macao, Syria, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, animation films have arrived. In total we received films from 102 countries.
Fantoche is showing four «Hors concours» programs and offers the audience a wide range of political, witty or profound animation films. Narratively convincing or documentary, the current animation filmmaking of the last 14 months extends our conceptions of the world. The entire program will be published on 3 August 2017.