Rio de Janeiro isn’t just the setting for an animated movie featuring macaws.
It’s also the venue for the third annual Diversity in Animation festival, which gets underway this Friday, May 6.
Featuring a lineup of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transsexual and transgender animated films, it continues until May 13 at the Cine Cultural Justica Federal.
This year’s program includes a special devoted to J.J. Sedelmaier that includes 11 episodes of The Ambiguously Gay Duo. Produced by Robert Smigel, the shorts ran sporadically on Saturday Night Live from 1996 to 2002.
A special program on the festival’s final day will screen the three top prizewinners, chosen by the Popular Jury, Technical Jury and Festival Jury.
There are 22 entries in the short film competition, divided into two programs. As well, the festival features 18 premieres. There’ll also be a retrospective of the best films and winners from last year’s fest.
For more information on the Diversity in Animation festival, visit its Web site at www.diversidadeemanimacao.com.
[Via Animation Magazine – www.animationmagazine.net/events/3rd-diversity-in-animation-fest-to-unspool-22-films-in-rio/]