A major animation festival is coming to Los Angeles for the first time in many years. The inaugural edition of Animation Is Film is set to to take place October 20-22 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood.
Uniquely, Animation Is Film is dedicated primarily to animated features, a reflection of the incredible growth and quality of recent foreign animated features from regions like Asia, Europe, and South America. The festival is produced by GKIDS in partnership with Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety.
In advance of the full festival line-up, which will be released on September 20, the festival organizers have announced an initial line-up of eight features that will be screened in competition. Among those films are many of the season’s key Oscar contenders. The films are: