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Escaflowne at Reelworld Festival

posted on 2002-03-30 20:16 EST
Bandai Entertainment has announced that Escaflowne has been selected to screen at the ReelWorld Film Festival as part of its animation series. The festival will be held April 4-8 in Toronto, Canada.

Excerpts from Bandai Entertainment Press Release:

Bandai Entertainment has announced that its hit theatrical release, Escaflowne, has been selected to screen at the ReelWorld Film Festival as part of its animation series. The festival will be held April 4-8 in Toronto, Canada.

Currently in limited North American release, Escaflowne (rated PG-13) is based on one of the most popular animé titles of all time. It is celebrated animator Shoji Kawamori's cutting-edge vision of a world where good and evil hinge on a girl's ability to find meaning in her own life. Escaflowne opened on January 25 in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Vancouver, prior to a Spring 2002 roll-out. It will open on March 29 in Seattle and April 19 in Sacramento. For more information, visit www.escamovie.com.

During the festival, Jerry Chu, Marketing Manager for Bandai Entertainment will participate in the “Hyper-Wave: Technology, Culture and Creative Vision” panel discussion, along with representatives from the SciFi Channel, DECODE Entertainment and Full Circle Productions. As part of the festival's Industry Series, the panel will discuss the path creators take into animation's complex storylines and dynamic characterizations, and how new media and digital technology have enriched the abilities of these storytellers to express their imaginations. The panel will be held on Sunday, April 7 (2:30-4:00PM) in the Novotel Ballroom. Escaflowne will be screened in original Japanese with English subtitles on Sunday, April 7 (9:00 PM) and Monday, April 8 (1:00 PM). For more information, visit www.reelworldfilmfest.com.

Now in its second year, the ReelWorld Film Festival was founded by actress Tonya Lee Williams (The Young and the Restless). This year's festival will include screenings, seminars, galas, a pitch forum and a SpecialFX lab. Thousands of filmgoers and filmmakers from Canada and abroad are expected to watch hundreds of racially and culturally diverse feature and short films, documentaries, music videos, and animations from around the world.
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