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Palm Springs International Animation Festival Returns for Sophomore Edition

Joanna Priestley’s ‘North of Blue,’ NFB animated documentary ‘WALL,’ Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs,’ and Russian stop-motion feature ‘Hoffmaniada’ among highlights of PSIAF 2018.

Russian director Stanislav Sokolov’s highly anticipated stop-motion feature ‘Hoffmaniada’ to screen at PSIAF 2018.

The 2018 Palm Springs International Animation Festival kicked off today at the Palm Springs Cultural Center in Palm Springs, California, presenting more than 250 award-wining short and five feature-length animated films from at least 103 countries, including Oscar, Emmy and Grammy-winning artists from around the world.

Exploring more than 20 different styles of animation -- from 3D and CG to traditional 2D, Hand Drawing, Painting, Watercolor, Sand, Paper, Experimental, Stop-Motion, VFX, and more -- the Palm Springs International Animation Festival & Expo is a global competition in animation and exhibition of the world’s most talented artists, with awards going to 37 categories including Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short. This year’s selections were culled from 3,000 submissions by a jury led by PSIAF founder Brain Hoff.

Running August 22-25, PSIAF 2018 also includes VR experiences, live animation demonstrations, character and model sculptors, animation panel discussions and seminars, and educational programming will be held in conjunction with an international poster contest.

Highlights include screenings of animated features in and out of competition, including Joanna Priestley’s North of Blue, NFB animated documentary WALL, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, and Russian stop-motion feature Hoffmaniada.

Check out the full list of selections and screening schedule here. Tickets to PSIAF 2018 can be purchased here.

Source: Palm Springs International Animation 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.

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