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Animation Day in Cannes 2016 Set for May 18

Second annual showcase event for animated features and shorts presented at the Cannes Film Festival to include a special 10-minute preview screening of ‘Bilal,’ the first CG-animated feature to come out of Dubai.

Following a successful inaugural edition in 2015, the second annual Animation Day in Cannes will be held this year on May 18.

Organized by Animaze – LeMiaff (The Montreal International Animation Film Festival & Industry Conference) and,  ADIC aims to provide a comprehensive catalogue of animated features and shorts presented and represented at the Cannes Film Festival.

The event will include a special 10-minute preview screening of Bilal, the first CG-animated feature to come out of Dubai, as well as a Virtual Reality & Immersive Experiences Dome and speakers including Montreal Gazette cartoonist Aislin, Nelvana founder Clive Smith, CarpeDiem Alliance Québec Animation’s Marie-Claude Beauchamp, TÉLÉTOON’s Athena Georgaklis and MÉLANGE/OVAL Media/ARTE France exec Michel Reilhac.

Short films screening at ADIC 2016 include:

  • Borrowed Time by Amanda Jones
  • Lucky and the Pirates by Karen Goldfarb
  • Fantasy on Sarabanda by Gudbjorg Hlin Gudmundsdottir
  • 20 Coups de pied by Dimitar Dimitrov
  • Two Years by Naaman Azhari
  • Before Dying by Montagut Chuen
  • Limites by Giulia Landi
  • Mikumentary REMIX by Tara Knight
  • Dawn by S.Mansour Bani Hashemi
  • Sushi by Jacob Greenawalt
  • The Curse of the Were-Rat by Jan Julian Rospond
  • In a Good Way by Yi Ju Tsai
  • Pokey Pokey by JAKE ZHANG 7:12 teaser
  • That Fat Cat Ate Dad's Hat by Darran Kuah
  • Die Slow by Robert Crispe
  • I am not a Mouse by Evgenia Golubeva
  • What they believe by Shoko Hara
  • White by Luce Grosjean
  • Tea Time by Luce Grosjean

Here’s a taste of last year’s event:

For fans of animation who can’t make it to Cannes, ADIC has compiled a YouTube playlist of trailers from all the animated projects at screening in and out of competition at the festival:

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.