“World Animation Festival in Summer” in August


The long summer vacation is around the corner. “World Animation Festival in Summer”, a collaboration between Cinematheque.Passion and Hong Kong curator Mr Jonathan Hung, will be brought to you in August featuring 13 wonderful animation films from Europe, USA, Japan and South Korea. Audiences of different ages will discover their own favorites in a summer filled with fun. Two filmmakers with quite different styles were selected as “Directors-in-Focus”, they are Japanese Makoto Shinkai and South Korean Sang-ho Yeon, who will take us on journeys across the heavens, the Earth and even Hell.

In addition, parents and kids can learn how to make simple animation by joining “Si Naai’s Family Animation Workshop”, which is co-organized by Cinematheque.Passion and Si Naai. A maximum of 10 parents and 10 kids aged from 6 to 11 (or studying in primary class 1 to 6) can sign up for this 8-hour workshop.

“World Animation Festival in Summer” will be held from 12 to 27 August at Cinematheque.Passion (located at Travessa da Paixão No. 13). Of the 13 animation films, many were nominated for or have won important awards at various major film festivals.

The Red Turtle (France/Belgium/ Japan) is the first international co-production between Studio Ghibli and the Academy Award winning Dutch animator Dudok de Wit. This animation carries no dialogue but tells a touching story about the relationship between nature and humans. My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland/ France) is a colorful stop-motion clay animation, depicting a little boy’s vision of the adult world, which won the Audience Award as well as the Cristal for Best Feature Film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival in France.

Ethel & Ernest (UK) and Window Horses (Canada) are both about two generational stories. Ethel & Ernest is poetic while Window Horses is humorous, creating contrasts that are strong and funny both in appearance and style.

Revengeance (USA) is a production of critically-acclaimed director Bill Plympton and Jim Lujan, conveying weird, mysterious and appealing elements.

The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (South Korea) is an enchanting feature animation made in Korea a few years ago, a creative and funny adventure with a romantic love story.

As for “Two Directors-in-Focus”, Makoto Shinkai’s very colourful and bright animation focuses mainly on friendship and love. His four animation films, Voices of a Distant Star, 5 Centimetres Per Second, The Garden of Words and Your Name were selected for screening. Sang-ho Yeon likes depicting the dark side of human beings. His works The King of Pigs, The Fake and Seoul Station will be screened.

Details of “Si Naai’s Family Animation Workshop” are as follows:

Workshop Dates: 12-13 and 19- 20 Aug (Sat, Sun)
Workshop Times: 10:30-12:30 (Four classes, 2 hours per class)
Venue: TBC
Language: Conducted in Cantonese
Target: A maximum of 10 combinations. Each combination will be composed of a parent and a kid aged from 6 to 11 (or studying in primary class 1 to 6).

Entry Period: 22 July – 4 Aug
Entry Method: Fill-in the entry form, together with proof of school class and come to Cinematheque.Passion to submit it and settle the fee. 10 families only, first-come-first-served basis (on receipt of both the form and fee).
Fee: MOP$200 (8 hours)

Content of every class is available at http://www.cinematheque-passion.mo/en/Event/animation-workshop

“World Animation Festival in Summer” will be held from 12 to 27 August. Ticketing will start from 22 July (Sat), 10 am at the ticket office of Cinematheque.Passion.

For details about the 13 animation films, such as synopses, stills, poster and screening schedule, please see the appendix, or visit Cinematheque.Passion website ( www.cinematheque-passion.mo) and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CinemathequePassion/).

Ticket price is MOP$60. Full-time students and senior citizens aged 65 or above can enjoy 50% discount. A special design document folder will be sent to you on purchasing of 2 tickets for the "World Animation Festival in Summer". Limited offer, while stock last. Each purchase of 10 tickets or more can enjoy 20% discount as well.

Cinematheque.Passion is located at Travessa da Paixão No. 13. The ticket office is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 11:30pm. (Closed on Mondays)
For enquiries, please call at 2852 -2585.