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Vancouver Hosts Major Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective

Studio Ghibli

The Cinematheque and the Vancity Theatre, both located in downtown Vancouver, are co-hosting a major retrospective of the films of Studio Ghibli, the world-renowned anime studio founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki.

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Wolf Children, Fuga Win Awards at Sitges Animation Fest


Mamoru Hosoda’s Ôkami Kodomo No Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children) was named best animated feature film at the 45th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, while Fuga, by Juan Antonio Espigares of Spain, was honored as best animated short.

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Dementia Tale Wins for Animated Short in San Pedro

The Reality Clock

Amanda Tasse’s “The Reality Clock,” in which a watchmaker searching for his lost clock loses himself in memory, was named Best Animated Short at this year’s San Pedro International Film Festival (SPIFFest).

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Waterloo Festival Announces Animated Feature Films

Waterloo Festival

Ontario’s Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema has announced the first 12 films of the 12th edition of the festival, which runs from November 15 to 18.

The lineup showcases the increasingly powerful voice that feature animation has in world cinema today. A unique film festival celebrating the artistry of animated feature films, the Waterloo Festival showcase is one of the most comprehensive public exhibitions for animated feature films in the world.

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Peach Juice Bears Fruit at Vancouver Film Fest

Peach Juice

The animated “Peach Juice,” directed by Brian Lye, Callum Paterson and Nathan Gilliss of British Columbia, earned Honourable Mention for a Canadian Short Film at the 31st annual Vancouver International Film Festival, which concluded its 16-day run Friday.

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NFB Animations at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

Several animated productions and co-productions of the National Film Board of Canada will be screening at the 41st edition of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, to be held in Montreal from October 10 to 21.

A recently premiered short animated film from the NFB is in official competition: Edmond Was a Donkey (Papy3D Productions/ARTE France/NFB), directed by Franck Dion. The film is screening in Quebec for the first time, as are the remarkable Kali the Little Vampire (Folimage Studios/Ciclope Filmes/NFB/Studio GDS), directed by Regina Pessoa, and L’automne de Pougne (Folimage Studio – Foliascope/Piwi+/Carpe Diem Film & TV/NFB), directed by Pierre-Luc Granjon and Antoine Lanciaux.

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Who’s In At London Animation Festival

London International Animation Festival

The largest animated film festival in the United Kingdom- the London International Animation Festival- has announced this years program. Included are over 280 films from thirty countries competing in 10 categories. Showcasing the best in British and international animation, this years festival also includes several important premieres, in addition to attendee events and symposiums.

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Persistence of Vision World Premiere in Vancouver

Persistence Of Vision

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.

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