As I’ve been noting every year since 2006, each year at this time, small teams of graduating students from Gobelins, l’école de l’image (Gobelins School of Communications) in Paris create short animations (usually about 1 minute) to be used as introductions to each of the five day’s events at the Annecy International Festival of Animation.
The emphasis is on 2D hand drawn animation though at least one of this year’s shorts uses CGI. This year’s theme is “La Chine a l’honneur” which I think loosely translates as “Honoring China”.
You can see all five shorts on YouTube. Uncharacteristically this year, there are short ads in front of some of the YouTube videos, but they’re of the kind that can be skipped after a few seconds. (I couldn’t find the shorts on the on the Gobelins website.)
(Note: images above are just screen caps from each of the five films, not clickable embeds. Please follow the provided link to view the films.)