Japanese Anime Films showcasing
at Ottawa International Animation Festival
“Time Out of Mind” Special Screening October 20 to 24, 2010
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is paying tribute to Japan’s best animators by showcasing a collection of their famous works. “Time Out of Mind,” which is featuring at the OIAF from October 20 to 24, 2010, is an extensive four-part program that takes a look at some of the best independent Japanese animation films. Films such as Broken Down Film and Jumping by Astro Boy and comic-legend Osamu Tezuka will be featured as well as other Japanese animation films.
The “Time Out of Mind” four-part program:
· War and Peace: The Genius of Osamu Tezuka;
· You need to be alone sometimes: Private struggles of Japanese Indies (Part 1 & Part 2), a survey of contemporary Indie Japanese films; and
· Handsoaps and Fools: the films of Atsushi Wada and Kei Oyama.
A few highlights of the films in "Time Out of Mind":
· Academy-Award nominated, Mt. Head, by Koji Yamamura;
· Award-Winning, The Magic Ballad by Tadanari Okamoto;
· Demon, by Kihachirō Kawamoto; and
· LOVE by widely known Japanese Indie-Animation godfather, Yoji Kuri.
For a complete list of animation films or for more information, visit: www.animationfestival.ca.
The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is one of the world’s leading animation events providing screenings, exhibits, workshops and entertainment since 1976. OIAF is an annual five-day event bringing art and industry together in a vibrant hub. More than 27,000 film buffs, art lovers, producers, and animation fans are expected to attend the OIAF, the largest animation event in North America. OIAF 2010 is taking place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada from October 20 to 24. For more information, visit: www.animationfestival.ca.