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Xilam Group Returns to Annecy Festival with Expanding Portfolio and Robust Programme of Activity

Xilam Group Returns to Annecy Festival with Expanding Portfolio and Robust Programme of Activity

Academy Award®-nominated French animation studio Xilam Animation is returning to Annecy International Animation Film Festival – taking place on 9th – 15th June 2024 – with a slate of new projects and a raft of official activity. During the festival, screenings, panels and presentations will take place across Xilam’s growing portfolio of titles for both family and adult audiences, including “The Doomies”, “Twilight of the Gods”, “My Life in Versailles” and season four of “Athleticus”.

Key highlights from Xilam’s Annecy agenda include: Disney Branded Television’s Work In Progress Screening for “The Doomies”, produced by Xilam for Disney+;  the adult-targeted series “The Twilight of the Gods” will feature in the ‘Next on Netflix Animation’ presentation spotlighting world-class filmmakers and sneak peeks of highly anticipated films and series; “My Life in Versailles” features in the festival’s official competition line-up; the fourth season of “Athleticus” will screen in collaboration with ARTE; and Athleticus’ Director, Nicolas Deveaux will host a presentation entitled “Dancing Snails and Other Animal Shenanigans”.

Additionally, Jeremy Clapin, Director of the acclaimed and Academy Award®-nominated “I Lost My Body”, is returning to Annecy for a special screening of his new feature “Meanwhile on Earth”, produced by One World Films, and for which the animation segments have been produced by Xilam Studio. The feature is distributed in France by Diaphana, with global sales handled by Charades. “Meanwhile on Earth” is set to be released in French cinemas on July 3rd 2024. 

Xilam’s raft of Annecy activity comes off the back of the recently announced greenlight of its new adventure-comedy series “Submarine Jim”, following the signing of its first pre-sales for the series with European broadcasters France Télévisions (France) and Super RTL (Germany). Alongside this, France Télévisions, BBC (UK) and ZDF (Germany) have boarded its upcoming CG preschool series “Piggy Builders”.   

Marc du Pontavice, Founder and CEO at Xilam Animation, said: “We look forward to returning to Annecy to showcase our latest projects and creative achievements. Our full programme of activity is testament to the breadth and strength of content we have to offer – and also to the wide range of partnerships we have with players such as Disney, Netflix and France Télévisions. Across the Xilam Group, we’re busy executing new long-term strategies – including tapping into the promising adult animation sector with “Twilight of the Gods” and our production pipeline continues to flourish with “The Doomies” and “Piggy Builders” among others, while our library of IP continues to engage new audiences. More than ever, Xilam promises to offer something for all audiences to enjoy.”

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