The inaugural Animation is Film festival has announced its initial competition film lineup. The films screening in competition include Masaaki Yuasa and Science SARU’s Lu over the wall anime film and Studio Ponoc and Hiromasa Yonebayashi’s Mary and The Witch’s Flower anime film. The screening will mark the North American premiere of Mary and The Witch’s Flower.
The Animation is Film festival will announce the full lineup on September 20, 2017. Tickets will also go on sale on the same day.
The inaugural festival will run from October 20-22, 2017 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theater in Hollywood. The event will host 20 programs, including feature films in competition, special presentations, retrospectives, and short film programs. The festival will feature both juried and audience awards.
Animation distribution company GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and entertainment trade magazine Variety announced the creation of the new film festival in June 2017.