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Animation Is Film Festival Announces Full Slate

Festival schedules 12 feature films in competition, plus director Q&A's, special events, short film programs, VR lounge and more, Oct. 20-22 in Hollywood

‘Tropical Virus’ will have its world premiere at the inaugural Animation Is Film Festival, set for Oct. 20-22 in Hollywood.

Animation Is Film announced today tickets are now available for its inaugural edition.

The festival will present a selection of new animated feature films from Asia, Europe, South America and North America, with both juried and audience prizes, with filmmakers attending for most screenings. Additionally, the festival will feature studio events, special screenings, short film programs, and VR lounge.

AIF is presented by GKIDS, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA-Hollywood.

The inaugural edition of Animation Is Film launches Oct. 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. For tickets and a full schedule of events, please visit http://www.AnimationIsFilm.com.

AIF 2017 Films In Competition

  • The Big Bad Fox & Other Tales, U.S. premiere, Saturday, Oct. 21, 1:30 p.m. Followed by Q&A with directors Patrick Imbert and Benjamin Renner.
  • Big Fish And Begonia, world premiere - English language version, Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m.
  • Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, West Coast premiere, Saturday, Oct. 21, 4:15 p.m. Followed by Q&A with directors Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero.
  • The Breadwinner, U.S. premiere - opening night film, Friday, Oct. 20, 7 p.m. Followed by Q&A with director Nora Twomey.
  • Fireworks, Should We See It From The Side Or The Bottom, North American premiere - opening night film, Friday, Oct. 20, 9:30 p.m.
  • Lu Over The Wall, U.S. premiere, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2:15 p.m.
  • Mary And The Witch's Flower, North American premiere – English-language version, Sunday, Oct. 22, 5:15 p.m. Followed by Q&A with director Hiromasa Yonebayashi.
  • Mutafukaz, West Coast premiere, Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m.
  • Night Is Short, Walk On Girl, U.S. premiere, Sunday, Oct. 22, 8 p.m.
  • Tehran Taboo, North American premiere, Sunday, Oct. 22, 5:15 p.m. Followed by Q&A with director Ali Soozandeh.
  • Tropical Virus, world premiere, Saturday, Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Followed by Q&A with director Santiago Caicedo
  • Zombillenium, North American premiere, Saturday, Oct. 21, 4:15 p.m. Followed by Q&A with director Alexis Ducord

AIF Special Screenings And Events

  • Outlandish Lands: Surreal Studio Shorts From The 1930's, Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.
  • Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs 80th anniversary screening, Saturday, Oct. 21, 11 a.m.
  • Mind Game, Saturday, Oct. 21, 9:30 p.m.
  • Disney * Pixar's The Incredibles, plus sneak peek of upcoming Disney * Pixar release, Coco, Sunday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m. Followed by Q&A with producer John Walker.
  • The LEGO Batman Movie, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2:15 p.m. Followed by Q&A with filmmakers.
  • VR Flicker Lounge, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21-22, noon to 7 p.m. Various titles including the LA premieres of the latest Google Spotlights Stories, Jorge Gutierrez's Son Of Jaguar and Scot Stafford and Chromosphere's Sonaria. Programmed and presented by Animation Is Film and Google Spotlight Stories.

AIF 2017 jury

  • Peter Debruge, Chief film critic, Variety, jury chair
  • Allison Abbate, EVP Theatrical Animation, Warner Brothers Pictures; producer of The Iron Giant, Fantastic Mr. Fox, The Lego Movie
  • Bonnie Arnold, DreamWorks Animation; producer of Toy Story, How to Train Your Dragon
  • Brenda Chapman, Oscar-winning director of Brave
  • Carolyn Giardina, Tech Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
  • Jorge R. Gutiérrez, director of Book of Life
  • Mabel Tam, head film buyer, Landmark Cinemas
  • Charles Solomon, film critic and historian
  • Anne Thompson, editor-at-large, IndieWire

Source: Animation Is Film

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