The staff of the 2023 New York International Children’s Film Festival has announced that it will screen the North American premiere of Makoto Shinkai’s Suzume anime film.
Screenings for the in-person festival will run from March 3-5, 2023 and March 12-13, 2023 in New York. The festival will take place March 17-19, 2023.
Suzume opened at #1 at the Japanese box office on November 11, 2022 and sold 1.33 million tickets to earn 1.88 billion yen (about US$13.49 million) in its first three days.
Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom will screen the film worldwide except in Asia starting on April 12, 2023. Crunchyroll will handle North American distribution, while Crunchyroll and Sony Pictures Entertainment will handle distribution in Latin America, South America, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Africa, and portions of Europe. Crunchyroll, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Wild Bunch International, and Eurozoom will release the film in French- and German-speaking Europe.