The official website for GKIDS, Annecy, and Variety magazine’s Animation Is Film Festival has announced that the France-Luxembourg animated film of Jiro Taniguchi’s The Summit of the Gods manga will open the festival in Los Angeles on October 22, 2021. The film’s North American premiere screening with an in-person Q&A by director Patrick Imbert will be followed by the U.S. premiere for the anime film of Shogo Sugitani’s Pompo: The Cinéphile manga.
The festival is hosting the West Coast premiere of Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle anime film along with the world premiere of the English dub for Poupelle of Chimney Town on October 23, 2021. Hosoda will hold an in-person Q&A session with the screening of Belle. The Deer King (U.S. premiere), Fortune Favors Lady Nikuko (Los Angeles premiere), and My Hero Academia The Movie: World Heroes’ Mission (North American premiere) will also screen on October 24, 2021.
The Animation Is Film Festival will take place at the TCL Chinese 6 Theatres in Los Angeles from October 22-24, 2021.