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BIAF 2020 Reveals Official Trailer by by ‘Marona’s Fantastic Tale’ Director Anca Damian

The festival’s 2019 Grand Prize winner creates the festival’s signature film for upcoming 2020 edition, taking place October 23-27, 2020 in Bucheon, South Korea.

The 22nd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF2020), an Academy Award-qualifying festival, has just released its official trailer, created by  Anca Damian, director of the BIAF 2019 Grand Prize and Audience Prize-winning feature film, Marona’s Fantastic Tale.

The trailer introduces important works in animation history, such as Betty Boop (Max Fleischer, 1930), Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968), Fantastic Planet (René Laloux, 1973), the Oscar-winning short, Tango (Zbigniew Rybczyński, 1980), and Oscar-nominated feature, Boy and the World (Alé Abreu, 2013). “The Car Accident,” from the Marona’s Fantastic Tale soundtrack, provides the background music.

According to Damian, “As everything is connected, I linked some films from animation history that inspired me in using fantastic cinematographic language. The life of animation as an art is vibrant and all the artists are somehow in the same flow.”

Damian’s films have won numerous international awards, including the Annecy Cristal for Crulic – The Path to the Beyond (2011) and the Animafest Zagreb Grand Prix for The Magic Mountain (2015); she will return to Bucheon this fall as a member of the festival’s feature film competition jury.

BIAF 2020 will be held October 23 – 27, 2020 in Bucheon, just outside Seoul, South Korea.

You can find more information on the festival website.

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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.