Art and Experience: More than 400 short films and six animated films from 45 countries will compete, starting Tue., in the 24th Anima Mundi Festival of Brazil, confirmed the organizers of the event.
Among the films in competition, there are included 180 Brazilian films, and the Franco-Belgian-Japanese film “The Red Turtle”, directed by Michael DuDok de Wit and winner of the Special Jury Prize in the exhibition Un Certain Regard at the last Festival in Cannes.
The program of Anima Mundi, which will last until the next October 30th in Rio de Janeiro and then continue in Sao Paulo from November 2 to 6, includes exhibitions, workshops and talks with producers of the animations.
Among the guests at the event is the Brazilian Leo Matsuda, from the Walt Disney Studios, whose service record shows his participation in production of films such as Great Heroes, Ralph the Demolisher, the Simpsons: The Movie, and others.
Considered the second largest world animated film festival, Anima Mundi was created in 1993 in Rio de Janeiro and four years later, was extended to São Paulo.
The festival has been held in 23 editions so far, and according to the organizers, displayed over eight thousand productions from 80 countries, with approximately 1.2 million of people as audience.
The winner of the festival as part of the reward will be presented with an opportunity to vie for the Oscar.