Animation Is Movie (AIF) introduced the winners of its third annual movie competition. I Misplaced My Physique, the animated function movie written and directed by Jérémy Clapin, took dwelling the Grand Prize, AIF’s prime honor. It’s the story of a severed hand in a Parisian laboratory, that escapes its sad destiny and units out to reconnect with its physique. Winner of the Cannes Critic’s Week prize and the Annecy Cristal, this movie explores the advanced emotions associated to “id, grief, love and braveness.” Utilizing an anthropomorphized misplaced hand roaming round Paris, looking out to deliver itself collectively once more with the remainder of its physique, this unique movie is directly clever, poetic, and humorous.
Marona’s Incredible Story took dwelling The Particular Jury Prize. Co-written and directed by Anca Damian, the movie tells a wonderful and emotional story of life and love, advised from the standpoint of a blended breed Labrador pet.
Weathering with You from director Makoto Shinkai and The Swallows of Kabul from co-directors Zabou Breitman and Elea Gobbe-Mevellec have been tied for the Viewers Prize.
“The jury salutes I Misplaced My Physique for its stunning and unique use of animation as a method to inform an unconventional thriller, one during which the principle character is a severed hand that experiences a variety of feelings and adventures with out using phrases,” commented AIF jury chair, Peter Debruge. “French director Jérémy Clapin’s distinctive function makes use of visible storytelling in creative methods, presenting the world from an sudden perspective whereas educating audiences how one can interpret this revolutionary vocabulary because it unfolds.”
“We voted to provide a particular jury prize to Marona’s Incredible Story for its visible artistry and general emotional influence,” Debruge added. “Moderately than emulating the language of live-action, writer-director Anca Damian makes use of the native potential of animation to its fullest.”
This yr Animation Is Movie welcomed over 7,000 visitors, internet hosting a number of offered out occasions all through the weekend. The opening night time screenings of Weathering with You by Makoto Shinkai, offered out two screenings. Shinkai was in attendance, main a Q & A after every screening. Additionally hosted have been a number of particular occasions together with a behind-the-scenes have a look at the upcoming Frozen 2 with co-director and Academy Award winner Chris Buck. The occasion featured scenes and music from the upcoming function.
AIF supplied a sneak peek of the extremely anticipated animated function, Netflix’s Klaus, offered by director Sergio Pablos (reside, through satellite tv for pc) and animation supervisor Matt Williams (in-person). Audiences discovered concerning the manufacturing and have been handled to a screening of never-before-seen footage.
Further particular screenings included a presentation of Ne Zha, China’s entry to Oscar’s worldwide movie race. Coloroom founder and Ne Zha author and producer, Yi Qiao, led a dialogue to a sold-out viewers. Additionally proven was Annecy’s “The Better of Annecy: Highlight on Ladies Administrators,” a showcase of animated shorts directed by girls in 2019.
“We’re blissful to wrap our third Animation Is Movie, with congratulations to the winners and all taking part movies and filmmakers, and to town of Los Angeles for embracing our occasion,” acknowledged Animation Is Movie Founder, Eric Beckman. “2019 is a landmark yr for animation. The range, world vary, and artistic inspiration on show on the competition is testomony to the continued emergence of animation as a cinematic artform.”
AIF passed off October 18-20 on the TCL Chinese language 6 Theater in Hollywood. It offered a program of ten new animated function movies in competitors, with choices from Asia, Europe and North America. The competition was produced by GKIDS in partnership with Annecy Worldwide Animation Movie Competition, Selection, and Fathom Occasions. The total 2019 movie lineup is obtainable on the competition web site.
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