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Viborg Animation Film Festival Unveils 2017 Highlights

Celebrating the theme ‘Kawaii & Epikku,’ the Viborg Animation Festival will honor 150 years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark.

The countdown has begun! In a month all of Viborg and TAW will explode with a wealth of amazing events at this year’s Viborg Animation Festival. Celebrating the theme “Kawaii & Epikku” the Viborg Animation Festival will honor 150-years of diplomatic relations between Japan and Denmark by exploring the richness of animation and its importance in each of the disparate cultures.

This year’s highlight is Solar Walk -- an epic journey into space combining beautiful animation by Oscar shortlisted director Réka Bucsi with jazz big band music performed live by Aarhus Jazz Orchestra.

If you love manga and animé, don’t miss the Manga Artist Battle, Viborg Manga and Animé Museum and the Manga Seminar.

Attendees can also experience the internationally awarded short film and VR experience Nothing Happens, which is a part of the Expanded Animation Art Spaces. These exhibitions explore the borders between technology, animation, and installation art. You should also check out the VAF Sum-Up exhibitions featuring original VAF fan art by Danish cartoonists, the installation piece Laws of Motion in a Cartoon Landscape by Andy Holden (presented in collaboration with Viborg Kunsthal and Aarhus2017), and lots more!

Professionals can look forward to a string of conferences that revolve around new ways to use animation in healthcare, science, and learning.

Last, but not least the Viborg Animation Festival will be screening some of their favorite Japanese films, including Blame!, My Neighbor Totoro, In this Corner of the World and Your Name.

Source: Viborg Animation Festival