2017 Animation is Film - 1st edition in Hollywood Between Oct 21 - 22

It's the first edition of Animation is Film Festival and the initial round of short animation films are ready for the judging panel. The short films will be run at the TCL Chinese 6 theatres in Hollywood between Oct 20- 22, 2017. On Friday, Oct. 20, the screening of festival opener “The Breadwinner” will be followed by a Q&A with Twomey, who co-directed the Oscar-nominated "The Secret of Kells." On Saturday, Oct. 21, a screening of “The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales” will be followed by a Q&A with Imbert and Renner, and a Q&A with Vazquez and Rivero will follow the screening of “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children. "Yonebayashi will take part in a Q&A following the Sunday, Oct. 22, screening of “Mary and the Witch’s Flower.” Other Q&As on Sunday include talks with Soozandeh following a screening of “Tehran Taboo,” and with de Pins and Ducord following “Zombillenium.”

2017 Animation is Film - 1st edition in Hollywood Between Oct 21 - 22

The second selection of films in competition are the North American premiere of “Fireworks, Should We See It From the Side or the Bottom” by Nobuyuki Takeuchi and Akiyuki Shinbo, which will screen on opening night, Friday, Oct. 20; the West Coast premiere of “Mutafukaz” by Guillaume Renard and Shoujirou Nishimi; the U.S. premiere of “Night Is Short, Walk on Girl,” by Masaaki Yuasa; and the world premiere of “Tropical Virus,” which will screen on Saturday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m., followed by a Q&A with director Santiago Caicedo.

Big bad wolf animation film by patrick imbert1-big-bad-wolf-animation-film-by-patrick-imbert Big fish and begonia animation film by liang xua2-big-fish-and- begonia-animation-film-by-liang-xua Birdboy animation film by alberto vazquez (1)3-birdboy-animation-film-by-alberto-vazquez (1) Breadwinner animation film nora twomey4-breadwinner-animation-film-nora-twomey Luoverthewall animation film by masaaki yuasa5-luoverthewall-animation-film-by-masaaki-yuasa Mary witch flower animation film by hiromasa yonebayashi6-mary-witch-flower-animation-film-by-hiromasa-yonebayashi Zombillenium animation film by arthur de pins7-zombillenium-animation-film-by-arthur-de-pins

Here are a few of the Competitors are:

The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales (US Premiere)
Directors Patrick Imbert, Benjamin Renner, France, 2017
Benjamin Renner received an Oscar® nomination for Ernest & Celestine

Big Fish And Begonia (North American Premiere)
Directors Liang Xua, Zhang Chun, China, 2016

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
(Los Angeles Premiere)
d. Alberto Vazquez & Pedro Rivero, Spain, 2015
Best Animated Feature 2017 Goya Awards

The Breadwinner(U.S. Premiere)
d. Nora Twomey, Ireland/Canada, 2017
Nora Twomey was co-director of the Oscar®-nominated The Secret of Kells


Lu Over The Wall(North American Premiere)
d. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017
Cristal Award Winner Annecy International Animation Film Festival

Mary And The Witch’S Flower(North American Premiere)
d. Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Japan, 2017
Hiromasa Yonebayashi received an Oscar® nomination for When Marnie Was There

Zombillenium(North American Premiere)
d. Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord, France, 2017
Special Screening 2017 Cannes Film Festival


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