Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Anima Mundi 2010

The 2010 International Animation Festival of Brazil, Anima Mundi, starts today and celebrates the production of this genre by promoting the encounter between authors and audience, films screening, competitive exhibitions, workshops, lectures and debates. The event, one of the three largest in the world and the largest in the Southern Hemisphere in the field of animation, will run until August 1st and will take place at the Memorial of Latin America and at the Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil. With over 300 subscribers and about a hundred short national films selected, the festival supports the development of the sector, besides functioning as a platform for spread and discussion.

The English Daniel Greaves and the Canadian Cordell Barker, winners at Cannes Festival, inaugurate the 18th edition of Anima Mundi, with lectures. Besides them, also the Brazilian, Guilherme Marcondes,will take part at a series of debates. Guillerme, who worked overseas and is back in Brazil since 2006,  produced the short film Tyger. Tyger won over 20 international awards, including two at the festival in Clermont-Ferrand, France, and the Award of the Directors of Anima Mundi. Besides the exhibitions, competitive or not, the event also shows in its website the films selected by the competition Anima Mundi Web e Celular.

What you have to see
Rabbit Rabbit of the director Daniel Greaves
Videogioco, a loop experiment, chosen as the best animation of the festival according to the jury
Boogie, el aceitoso, animation from Argentina
Manipulation, winner of the Animation Oscar in 1992
Mary and Max: uma amizade diferente, chosen as the best of the festival by the audience of Rio de Janeiro
Teclopolis, a critic to the modern society
Runaway, a train trip

Where: Memorial da America Latina (from 11 am to midnight) and CCBB (from 10 am to 8 pm)
When: July 28th to August 1st
How much: R$ 6 and R$ 3 (students)
Program: Click here

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