The Animation is Film Festival is this weekened, October 20-22, 2017, for it's very first time in LA! It is produced by GKIDS in collaboration with Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA Hollywood to showcase animated features from all around the world. We are highlighting only a small portion of what will be playing this weekend at the festival, but glad to have the opportunity to have tickets to many of the features!
1. The Breadwinner
Based off a book by Deborah Ellis, The Breadwinner is about a young girl, named Parvana, from Afghanistan. When her father is unfairly put in prison, she had to appear as a boy in order to take care of her family. She experiences life in a new light and realizes what it meant to be a girl in Taliban-controlled Kabul. This becomes a journey of strength for her and those around her.
The Breadwinner will be showing on October 20, 2017 @ 7:00 pm, watch the trailer here!
2. Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Based of a graphic novel that is set in a post-apocalyptic world, a teenager named Dinky and her friends try to escape an island in hopes to find a better life. She sets off her search not knowing that her old friend, Birdboy, is in hiding because of a deep secret he cannot let out that can change the world.
Birdboy will be showing on October 21, 2017 @ 4:15 pm, watch the trailer here!
3. Lu Over the Wall
"A genre-mixing-mystery" about your basic mermaid who falls in love with mankind. Her adventure differs in that she joins a middle school rock band when she arrives ashore! Lu Over the Wall is one of the two animations Masaaki Yuasa has on the program, Night is Short, Walk on Girl being the second.
Lu Over the Wall shows on October 22, 2017 @ 2:15 pm, watch the trailer here!
4. Mary and the Witch's Flower
Mary and the Witch's Flower is an animation based on a children's story called The Little Broomstick! Mary lives a normal life until she decides to follow two mysterious cats who lead her into the forest. She lifts off into the night on a broom that comes to life soon after she finds it stuck in a rare tree, and there her adventure begins.
Mary and the Witch's Flower shows on October 22, 2017 @ 5:15 pm, watch the trailer here!
5. Songs of Love and Death
With love and death being the themes, Women in Animation and Animation is Film co-present eleven adult oriented short films. Their mash up include both a thoughtful and funny outtake on these two subjects.
Songs of Love and Death shows on October 22, 2017 @ 8 pm!
Check out the full list of what will be showing at the Animation is Film Festival here!