Event Tag: North American Premiere

Aurora’s Sunrise

Q&A with Director Inna Sahakyan At only 14 years old, Aurora lost everything during the horror of the Armenian genocide. Four years later, through luck and extraordinary courage, she escaped to New York, where her story became a media sensation. Starring as herself in Auction of Souls, an early Hollywood blockbuster, Aurora became the face Aurora’s Sunrise

My Father’s Dragon

Q+A with Director Nora Twomey Co-founder of Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon, Oscar nominated Nora Twomey (The Breadwinner, AIF ’17) returns to Animation Is Film with this glorious adaptation of Ruth Stiles Gannett’s beloved children’s novel. After their family store is forced to close, Elmer (Jacob Tremblay) moves to the big city with his mother to start My Father’s Dragon


Q+A with director Denis Do and producer Sebastien Onomo

Mary and The Witch’s Flower

WITH DIRECTOR Q&A Animation is Film is proud to present the debut film from Studio Ponoc, the ambitious new Japanese animation house founded by two-time Academy Award-nominated producer Yoshiaki Nishimura, whose reunion with fellow Academy Award-nominated, Studio Ghibli director Hiromasa Yonebayashi points towards an exciting future.