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Art Alert: Cairo's Zawya to screen shorts from Animation Show of Shows

The films were screened at Zawya in November during the 9th panorama of The European Film

Ahram Online , Tuesday 20 Dec 2016
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Cairo's Zawya Art House Cinema will screen 12 animated short films from the Stuttgart 17th Annual Animation Show of Shows, a travelling selection of the year's best animation, on 25 December.

The Animation Show of Shows was launched in 1998 by Filmworks founder Ron Diamond, who curates the selection. The show's intention is to present the year's best shorts from the world’s top animation festivals to major studios and industry professionals, in the hope of inspiring their animators and directors.

The Stuttgart selection includes shorts from eight countries, each with a duration of three to 16 minutes.

Diamond aims “to heighten the exposure for this extraordinary art form and entertainment platform and to allow international audiences to experience these in a theatrical environment,” according to Zawya's description of the program.

Ranging in technique from hand-drawn, paint on glass and stop-motion, to the latest computer-generated imagery, the films include Academy Award winners and nominees, as well as films that have won major prizes at international festivals.

The films were screened in November at Zawya during the 9th panorama of The European Film, as part of the festival’s newly added section, Panoranimation.

The screening will feature the following films:

THE STORY OF PERCIVAL PITS
Country: Australia
Year: 2015
Director: Janette Goodey, John Lewis

TANT DE FORÊTS
Country: France
Year: 2014
Director: Geoffrey Godet, Burcu Sankur

SNOWFALL
Country: Ireland
Year: 2015
Director: Conor Whelan

THE BALLAD OF HOLLAND ISLAND HOUSE
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Director: Lynn Tomlinson

BEHIND THE TREES
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Director: Amanda Palmer, Avi Ofer

EDMOND
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2015
Director: Nina Gantz

YUL AND THE SNAKE
Country: France
Year: 2015
Director: Gabriel Harel

STRIPY
Country: Iran
Year: 2015
Director: Babak Nekooei, Behnoud Nekooei

SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Director: Sanjay Patel

MESSAGES DANS L’AIR
Country: Switzerland, France
Year: 2015
Director: Isabel Favez

LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS
Country: Australia
Year: 2014
Director: Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano

WORLD OF TOMORROW
Country: USA
Year: 2015
Director: Don Hertzfeldt

Programme:
Sunday 25 December, 7.30pm
Zawya, behind Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

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