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Frozen 2: Behind the Scenes

Be among the first to experience new footage from Frozen 2, the breathlessly anticipated sequel to the 2013 phenomenon Frozen.  For your guide, Director and Academy Award® winner Chris Buck takes you […]

Ne Zha

SPECIAL SCREENING AND DISCUSSION WITH COLOROOM FOUNDER, YI QIAO With the release of Ne Zha, the Chinese animation industry has come into its own. The $20 million budget film has […]


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Zog: The Making of

Academy Award nominated director Max Lang will be here in-person to introduce the film and answer your questions afterward! A true global fan favorite, ZOG won Audience Prizes in three different […]

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Hair Love: The Making of

MATTHEW A. CHERRY IN-PERSON! Hair Love is a story about learning something new. In 2007, after retiring from the NFL, Matthew A. Cherry moved to Los Angeles, and switched gears to […]

Klaus: Behind the Scenes

Animation Is Film is proud to present this exclusive sneak peek at one of the most highly anticipated animated features of the year – Netflix’s KLAUS! Hear from filmmakers – […]

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CLOSING NIGHT!
I Lost My Body

INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR JÉRÉMY CLAPIN AND PRODUCER MARC DU PONTAVICE Los Angeles Premiere, presented in partnership with COLCOA French Film Festival The most celebrated animated film so far […]

Bombay Rose

The opener of this year’s Critics’ Week in Venice, Gitanjali Rao’s mesmerizing and lovingly hand-painted feature debut is an ode to love, a city and its cinema. Working class Kamala […]

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No. 7 Cherry Lane

  INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR YONFAN Hong Kong master Yonfan’s first feature since 2009’s Prince of Tears is also his first foray into the world of animated filmmaking.  But […]

SHe

One of the most original and daring films this year, and certainly the only one to feature a shoe-centric critique of a patriarchal society. In a dystopian world, male shoes, […]


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Weathering With You

INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR MAKOTO SHINKAI Weathering With You is the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global […]

White Snake

INTRO & Q+A w/ CO-DIRECTOR JI ZHAO! The late Tang dynasty. There is great chaos under heaven. One day, a young man from Snake-Catcher Village, Xuan, discovers a mysterious girl […]


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OPENING NIGHT!
Weathering With You

INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR MAKOTO SHINKAI Weathering With You is the highly-anticipated new film from director Makoto Shinkai and producer Genki Kawamura, the creative team behind the critically-acclaimed, global […]

The Swallows of Kabul

  INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR ELÉA GOBBÉ-MÉVELLEC Critically embraced after its Un Certain Regard screening in Cannes, Zabou Breitman and Eléa Gobbé-Mévellec’s harrowing story of two Afghani couples living […]

Son of the White Mare

In 1981, the animated film SON OF THE WHITE MARE (FEHÉRLÓFIA) burst onto the scene, astounding audiences with its explosion of color and unparalleled creativity and artistry. Based on Hungarian […]


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Ride Your Wave

From visionary director Masaaki Yuasa (The Night is Short, Walk on Girl; Lu Over the Wall) comes a deeply emotional new film that applies his trademark visual ingenuity to a […]

Marona’s Fantastic Tale

INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR ANCA DAMIAN With the release of her Cristal Award-winning Crulic – The Path to Beyond in 2011, Anca Damian’s presence was announced like a lightning […]

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Children of the Sea

INTRO & Q+A w/ DIRECTOR AYUMU WATANABE Children of the Sea is the latest feature from Japan’s Studio 4°C, the acclaimed studio behind AIF alumni MFKZ and Mind Game, and is […]

Cencoroll Connect

A boy named Tetsu watches lazily as a mysterious white creature appears atop a tall building. He names another one of the creatures “Cenco” and lives his life as a […]

Dragon Ball Super: Broly

A planet destroyed, a powerful race reduced to nothing. After the devastation of Planet Vegeta, three Saiyans were scattered among the stars, destined for different fates. While two found a […]

Mirai

The latest from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda – whose The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children and Boy and the Beast are also playing the festival. Mirai […]

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