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Contributor: Kyodo News JBN
Tuesday, October 31 2017 - 18:00
4th New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2017 Slated for Nov. 2-5
CHITOSE, Japan, Oct. 31, 2017 /Kyodo JBN-AsiaNet/--

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2017, an international 
animation film festival held in its entirety within the airport terminal 
building, is to be held from Thursday, November 2, to Sunday, November 5.

In this fourth edition of the festival, animation filmmakers, both Japanese and 
international, and fans communicate with one another through the 
internationally common culture of animation, to be shown at the three theaters 
in the airport.

An International competition, the main part of the animation festival, will 
show 44 works from 21 countries, which were selected from 2,037 works submitted 
from 85 countries and regions. The number of the films submitted showed an 
increase of about 800 works from last year.

There will also be special screenings. Masaaki Yuasa's "Lu Over the Wall" and 
"MIND GAME" as well as "Legend of the Galactic Heroes -- My Conquest is the Sea 
of Stars," a collection of works by Yuri Norstein known as animation master, 
will be shown in collaboration with "Bakuon (extremely loud) Screening" 
featuring the full blast of dynamic sound generated by speakers used for a live 
concert. There will be the live score screening of "A Silent Voice" by composer 
Kensuke Ushio. Moreover, "KUBO and the Two Strings" is to be screened during 
the festival in advance of its theatrical release in Japan.

Furthermore, at the Center Plaza, the main event space on the second floor of 
the domestic terminal building, there will be exhibitions and workshops, 
featuring Indie Games.

For more details, please visit the official website:

Source: New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Executive