The Platform International Animation Festival is Back!

The festival will include screenings of: Best of Annecy shorts and graduation films including many US premiers, an archival screening of films by surrealistic stop-motion pioneer Ladislas Starewitch; a special preview screening of Walt Disney Studios new short film Paperman, and, in his first visit to the US since 1990, anime legend Katsuhiro Otomo, presenting his new film, Combustable. This event will be a collaboration with CalArts animators at REDCAT, CalArts’ downtown center for contemporary arts, October 26th -28th 2012.

Platform is a US based International Animation Festival founded in 2007. They are a multi-platform event showing animation in theaters as well as installations and on mobile devices.

What to Look Forward to This Year:

  • Stop motion Pioneer Ladsislaw Starewicz ; screening with live music

  • Best of World Animation and Graduation Films: Annecy 2012

  • A special screening from PES

  • CalArts Retrospective and…
  • On Saturday, October 27th at 9:30p.m., a special appearance by anime’s legendary writer and director, Katsuhiro Otomo (Akira, Robot Carnival, Steamboy, Metropolis), featuring a screening of his new short film, Combustable, a conversation with animation historian, Jerry Beck and the presentation of the Platform Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

REDCAT Theater
631 W. 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(Event parking will be in the Disney Hall garage)

For more information on programming and ticket sales: http://www.redcat.org/event/platform-international-animation-festival

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