June 21, 2024

This year’s Annecy animation festival is getting some heat for accepting a Japanese feature into its competition that uses generative AI software as part of its production process. The festival has released a statement defending the inclusion of the film in its programming.

The 68-minute film, Who Said Death is Beautiful?, directed by Ryo Nakajima, will debut in the festival’s Midnight Specials selection.

The trailer for the film can be seen below: