Unlisted’s Anita Emor reflects on Annecy Festival

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Unlisted’s Anita Emor reflects on Annecy Festival

Unlisted’s adventures in Annecy, as told by executive producer, Anita Emor.


Dear CB readers,

After a three-year hiatus full of lockdown woes and travel bans, pyjama bottoms on Zoom calls and home-schooling between pitching on jobs, Unlisted attended Annecy in person and boy did it feel good! We gathered our fabulous team of producers and artists from Australia, Ireland, Finland and the UK in a breathtaking villa in the French alps and saw and did all the things…

It sure as heck is a pinch-me moment when you open the curtains to your bedroom, and you see that ⬆️

It’s an even bigger pinch-me moment to have shared our time with so many wonderful and like minded people. We shared meals and fabulous conversations with our studios; Eddy, Passion Pictures Paris and WIZZ as well as connected with some new faces; Gaumont Paris, Studio Showoff and Nobody Studio.

Events included – but were most definitely not limited to – numerous tomato salad lunches (a must in the heat), a joint party between Eddy and WIZZ, as well as hosting aperitif ‘business’ meetings under the French sun (loose on the business, heavy on the aperitif).

Unlisted’s Anita Emor reflects on Annecy Festival

However, it would be remiss of me to neglect the incroyable work that we were privy to during this special week. Here are my standouts:

Other honourable mentions include:

  • – Raman Djafari – “Cold Heart” Elton John ft. Dua Lipa
  • – Johnny Kelly – A Future Begins
  • – Wes Anderson – Aline (which won the Jury Award for Commissioned Film.)

Animated feature, ‘Nayola,’ a harrowing 2D film which included an insightful Q&A with Director José Miguel Ribeiro is also a must-see! A suspended love, a painful secret, a reckless search, an initiatory journey, a tragic swoop… A trans-generational tale so important to tell.

Unlisted’s Anita Emor reflects on Annecy Festival

And thus, that was my first ever Annecy – a week so magical that we’re counting down the days until next year’s festival.

À tout à l’heure,