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Persistence of Vision, a documentary film about acclaimed Canadian animator Richard Williams, will premiere to the world at this years Vancouver International Film Festival. The 83 minute film will show Thursday, October 4th, 6:00 PM @ the Empire Granville 7 Cinemas Theatre #4. The showing will be followed by a Q&A with director/producer Kevin Schreck plus a special guest animator.
“The Last Belle,” by Neil Boyle of the United Kingdom, won the Grand award in Animation at FLICKERS: Rhode Island International Film Festival.
At this year’s Vancouver International Film Festival, China’s The Monkey King gets an eye-popping 3D restoration on its 50th anniversary; A Liar’s Autobiography (also in 3D) celebrates Graham Chapman’s inimitable work with Monty Python; and Persistence of Vision tells the story of what could have been the greatest animated feature of all time, The Thief and the Cobbler.
The Toronto International Film Festival is set to present 44 world-class Canadian short films, including four with animation, in this year’s Short Cuts Canada program.
With a lineup as diverse in themes and cultures as the country itself, six engaging programs will represent the styles of both accomplished and emerging directors from across Canada. From strong social statements to deadpan humor, Short Cuts Canada programmers Alex Rogalski and Magali Simard received nearly 700 entries — the most submissions to date for the program — indicating steady growth in film talent in Canada.
The Rhode Island International Film Festival hosts an unforgettable showcase from across the globe in “Where Dreams Are Born,” a two-hour collection of animated shorts from Britain, Spain, Australia, Germany and the United States.
The Los Angeles Animation Festival announced Tuesday that it has enlisted longtime LAAF supporter Sean Lennon as artistic director and will honor Bill Plympton at this year’s event.
GKIDS is bringing a complete retrospective of films from Japan’s renowned Studio Ghibli to the IFC Center in New York from Friday, December 16 to Thursday, January 12.All 15 Studio Ghibli feature films produced between 1984 and 2008 will be presented, including Hayao Miyazaki’s Academy Award-winning Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle and Kiki’s Delivery Service. Films will be shown in both the subtitled and English-dubbed versions.