Filmmaker Q&A, North American Premiere

Aurora’s Sunrise

October 23, 2022 6:30 pm
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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 of one of the largest charity campaigns in American history. With a blend of vivid animation, interviews with Aurora herself, and 18 minutes of surviving footage from her lost silent epic, Aurora’s Sunrise revives a forgotten story of survival.

Filmmaker Q&A, North American Premiere

My Father’s Dragon

October 22, 2022 3:30 pm
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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 anew. A random act of kindness to a stray cat (a talking cat, it turns out) sets Elmer off on an extraordinary voyage to Wild Island, home to beasts of all sizes, including a young dragon named Boris (Gaten Matarazzo.) What starts as a scheme to “rescue” his new friend turns into the adventure of a lifetime in this magical, big-hearted adventure from the studio that brought you Wolfwalkers and Song of the Sea. A Netflix release.

North American Premiere

I Want To Eat Your Pancreas

October 21, 2018 11:00 am
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North American Premiere

Okko’s Inn

October 20, 2018 1:30 pm
Filmmaker Q&A, North American Premiere

Funan

October 20, 2018 4:15 pm

Q+A with director Denis Do and producer Sebastien Onomo

Director Q&A, North American Premiere

Tehran Taboo

October 22, 2017 5:15 pm

DIRECTOR IN PERSON!

Director Q&A, North American Premiere

Mary and The Witch’s Flower

October 22, 2017 5:15 pm
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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.

North American Premiere

Fireworks

October 20, 2017 9:30 pm
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Director Q&A, North American Premiere

Zombillenium

October 21, 2017 4:15 pm

FILMMAKER Q&A!

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