Films from 45 Countries to Compete in Film Festival

Films from 45 Countries to Compete in Film Festival
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25 October 2016
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Rio de Janeiro, Oct 25 (Prensa Latina) More than 400 short films and six animated films from 45 countries will compete, starting Tuesday, here, on the twenty fourth edition of the Anima Mundi Festival, confirmed the organizers of the event.

Among the films in competition there are included 180 Brazilian films and will be the Franco-Belgian-Japanese film 'The Red Tuirtle', 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 Otober 30th in this city and then continue in Sao Paulo from November 2 to 6, includes, in addition to the exhibitions, workshops and talks with producers of the animations.

Among the guests at the event highlights 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.

In 23 editions held so far, and according to the organisers, were displayed over eight thousand productions from 80 countries, of which approximately one million 200 thousand people enjoyed.

The festival based in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo has as main attraction the fact that the winner of this festival, gets as part of the award, the right to dispute the Oscar.

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