Four foreign films nominated for the TAAF award in Tokyo

Films from Russia, France, Germany and Romania were nominated for the Animation category at the Japan Anime Award Festival (TAAF) 2020.

The four films are: “The Snow Queen: Mirrorlands”, by Aleksey Tsitsilin and Robert Lence, from Russia; “The Swallows of Kabul”, by Zabou Breitman and Elea Gobbe-Mevellec, from France; “Fritzi - a revolutionary tale”, by Ralf Kukula and Matthias Bruhn, from Germany; and “Marona's Fantastic Tale”, by Anca Damian, from Romania.

This year, 29 feature films were sent from 22 countries and regions, while 32 works selected from 1.054 submissions from 67 countries and regions are on display in the Short Animation category. Both figures are higher than last year.

The shorts are grouped into three tracks. Slot 1 has 12 titles, including “This Side, Other Side”, by Lida Fazli, from Iran. “Augur”, by David Doutel and Vasco Sa, from Poltugal, is among the nine titles in slot 2, and “Galápagos” , by Hur Bum-wook, from South Korea, is one of the 11 jobs in slot 3.

TAAF 2020 will be held March 13-16 in locations in the capital's Ikebukuro district.

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Source: Asahi // Image credits: (c) Wizart Animation (c) LES ARMATEURS (c) Balance Film (c) Apart Film/ Asahi

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