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
Director: Janette Goodey, John Lewis
TANT DE FORÊTS
Director: Geoffrey Godet, Burcu Sankur
Director: Conor Whelan
THE BALLAD OF HOLLAND ISLAND HOUSE
Director: Lynn Tomlinson
BEHIND THE TREES
Director: Amanda Palmer, Avi Ofer
Director: Nina Gantz
YUL AND THE SNAKE
Director: Gabriel Harel
Director: Babak Nekooei, Behnoud Nekooei
SANJAY’S SUPER TEAM
Director: Sanjay Patel
MESSAGES DANS L’AIR
Country: Switzerland, France
Director: Isabel Favez
LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS
Director: Melissa Johnson, Robertino Zambrano
WORLD OF TOMORROW
Director: Don Hertzfeldt
Sunday 25 December, 7.30pm
Zawya, behind Cinema Odeon, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo
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