Best of Annecy Kids 2022

Saturday, January 28, 2023
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Ages 5 & up

Straight from the 2022 edition of the world famous Annecy International Animation Film Festival and curated by the Annecy Festival team, this program brings together some of the best animated shorts for children that will be a delight for parents and kids alike.

The program is preceded by a tailor-made sequence created by students from Gobelins, l’École de l’Image (Paris).

7 shorts, 55 min


Dir. Daniel Cuervo, Jiaxin Li, Jae Yeon Kim, David Cisneros, Zixiao Yue, Lwazi Msipha, color

An animated opening made for The Annecy Festival 2022 by a student team at Gobelins.

Luce and the Rock

NY Premiere
Dir. Britt Raes, Belgium, France, Netherlands, 2022, 13 min, color
In English

Out of nowhere, a huge rock appears in Luce’s quiet little village. Though they appear to have nothing in common, they end up forging a friendship and facing the unknown together.

Franzy's Soup-Kitchen (La Soupe de Franzy)

US Premiere
Dir. Ana Chubinidze, France, Georgia, 2021, 8 min 30, color
Without dialogue or commentary

Chef Franzy, a lonely alien, discovers that her special pink soup is not only delicious, but magical, when she shares it with starving creatures living on a strange planet.

A Story for 2 Trumpets (Histoire pour 2 trompettes)

NY Premiere
Dir. Amandine Meyer, France, 2021, 5 min 26, color
Without dialogue or commentary

The filmmaker creates an intimate story as she traces her development from being an infant to an adult woman and artist.

Cat and Moth

NY Premiere
Dir. India Barnardo, Canada, United Kingdom, 2021, 7 min 20, color
Without dialogue or commentary

A fluffy white cat wants nothing more than to find the most comfortable spot in the universe, but she is not the only one eyeing the same spot.


Dir. Philip Watts, Australia, 2021, 7 min 49, color
Without dialogue or commentary

A tiny dinosaur dreams she’s a big, scary dinosaur. When danger strikes, she learns it’s what’s on the inside that really counts.

The Queen of the Foxes (La Reine des renards)

US Premiere
Dir. Marina Rosset, Switzerland, 2022, 8 min 50, color
In French with English subtitles

In the hopes of seeing their Queen smile again, a group of foxes rummage through the city’s trash, searching for love letters that were never sent.