BarcelonaAnimac presented its 28th edition this Tuesday, dedicated to diversity and accessibility in animated cinema. From February 15 to 18, the Catalonia International Animation Film Festival will host the screening of 179 films, including 5 the first show Global events, along with parallel activities and workshops.
Its director, Carolina Lopez, explained that the aim of this edition is to reflect that animation “brings diversity into its DNA” and gives a vision of “the reality of our time” with themes such as “gender identity, inclusion or feminism”. In addition, he added that this year's common denominator made it possible to make the festival “more accessible” thanks to the inclusion of comfort sessions, sign language and the adaptation of different performances for audiences with autism spectrum disorders (TEA).
During the course of the festival, an Honorary Award will be presented to director Isabel Herguera in recognition of her career and time as director of Animac; Major Animation Award for one of the animation masters stop motion, Britain Barry Purves; The professional award goes to cartoonist Roser Capdevila for her contribution to culture by creating characters such as The triplets.
The exhibition includes several conferences and workshops about the world of animation with the participation of Herguera and Purvis. There is also a talk by cartoonist José Luis Agreda, who will talk about his work as art director in Robot dreams. “We should celebrate this movie Robot dreams“The film, which was produced in Catalonia, has not only been nominated for four Goya Awards, but is also one of the Oscar-nominated films,” Lopez said.
Trailer for the movie Sultana's Dream
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