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Matita Animated Film Festival

* Thursday, September 27 - Sunday, September 30, 2001. Chieti, Abruzzo, Italy.

Entry Deadline: July 7, 2001.

The Matita Film Festival (MFF) is an animation festival consisting of two competitive sections open to authors from all over the globe, plus various historical and monographic retrospectives. MFF's goal is to highlight the independent spirit, while not neglecting entertainment issues. MFF 2001 will feature various retrospectives including Raoul Servais (Belgium), Ursula Ferrara (Italy) and Polish animation. Moreover, MFF holds a strong interest in the productions of animated film schools from all over the world. Every year "Focus On" explores a different school and this year it will be Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The prize awarded to the best film in competition for each category is ITL 4,000,000 (2,000 EUROS approx.). The event will have meetings, seminars and workshops, directed by known professionals. For more information contact Mila Paterra or Camillo D'Alessandro at: Ex Novo, Via dei Crociferi, 44, 66100 Chieti, Italy; Fax: ++39-0871-321160; E-mail:; or Web:

Visit the Raoul Servais' gallery on AWN.

In Raoul Servais: An Interview, Raoul Servais talks with Philippe Moins about his films, international festivals and the problems of making features, among other things.

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French version