The official international premiere of the film "Loving Vincent" will be held during the International Animated Film Festival in Annecy.

The festival in Annecy is one of the most important and one of the oldest festivals in Europe, dedicated to animated film. Every year, it attracts over 150 thousand of viewers, and it also turns into a meeting place of professionals connected to the animated film industry, coming from around the world. This year, 10 productions from all over the world qualified for the Main Competition in Annecy.

"Loving Vincent" is the first feature-length painter's animation film in the world. It took four years to make the film, in Wrocław, Gdańsk and Great Britain, with the participation of 115 painters. The film's director is the painter Dorota Kobiela, and the co-author of the script - the poet and writer Jacek Dehnel. The film was produced by the studio BreakThru Films and Trademark Films, founded in London by Hugh Welchman, the winner of the Academy Award in 2008 for the best short animated film "Peter & the Wolf." The film tells about the life and death of one of the greatest impressionist painters, Vincent van Gogh, and is made using the technique of oil paintings. Each frame (12 per second) of the film is a separate painting on canvas, painted in the technique used by the Dutch artist.

You can watch the film's trailer here.

In the short film competition, other Polish films will also be shown: "Cosmos" by Daria Kopiec, "Moczarski's Case" by Tomasz Siwiński and "The Escape" by Jarosław Konopka. 3 animated films qualified for the student film competition: "Pussy" by Renata Gąsiorowska, "Oh Mother" by Paulina Ziółkowska and "Incarnation" by Barbara Rupik. Whereas the children's television series "Hug Me," produced by Animoon, will be shown in the competition section for television films.

This year's festival lasts from June 12 to 17.

The list of films qualified for the competitions at the Annecy festival is available on the festival's website.