Scotland Loves Anime 2012 Back for its Third Year and Bigger than Ever!

Aug 24th 2012

Scotland Loves Animation are excited to announce the return of the immensely successful Scotland Loves Anime film festival. Entering its third year, the festival welcomes yet more premieres, talks and workshops, including one world premiere, over nine days. The festival will run from 12th-14th October at the GFT in Glasgow and 19th – 21st October at the Filmhouse in Edinburgh.

Highlights will include a stellar line-up of some of the freshest anime films; the Judge's Award category in which industry guests select the best of the festival; an Education Day hosted by Edinburgh College of Art with industry experts discussing all aspects of anime; and cult film screenings of Ninja Scroll (which has been restored in HD) and Tokyo Shark Attack.

The festival will also be attended by a selection of amazing guests from the field of anime in the UK, Europe and beyond over both weekends. The Edinburgh guests will include long time festival supporter, Jonathan Clements.

Scotland Loves Anime will be screening a range of films at the same time they air in Japan. As always, this will be the only chance to see many of these films theatrically in the next year.

FILMS The 2012 line-up includes: Blood-C: The Last Dark, Berserk – The Egg of the King, Afterschool Midnighters, Anime Mirai Project, Ninja Scrolls, K-ON! The Movie, Tokyo Shark Attack, Berserk – The Battle for Doldrey, Nerawareta Gakuen The Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki, Phoenix Wright – Ace Attorney and a mystery film to be screened during the Edinburgh part of the festival.

ABOUT SCOTLAND LOVES ANIMATION: Scotland Loves Animation is a non-profit charity for the promotion of animation in Scotland. Our remit is to work all year round to bring screenings, workshops and talks to a range of different audiences across the country.

For more information, images or interviews please contact Jane Hamilton at [email protected] or 07967 742491

FILM LISTINGS

GLASGOW – Glasgow Film Theatre: Friday 12th - Sunday 14th October

Berserk – The Egg of the King (UK Premiere, HDCAM) Blood-C: The Last Dark (UK Premiere, HDCAM) K-ON! the Movie (European Premiere, HDCAM) Anime Mirai Project (European Premiere, HDCAM) Phoenix Wright – Ace Attorney (UK Premiere, Digibeta) Afterschool Midnighters (Scottish Premiere, HDCAM) Gyo - Tokyo Shark Attack (TBC Material) Ninja Scroll (Material TBC)

EDINBURGH – Filmhouse Cinema: Friday 19th - Sunday 21st October

Berserk – The Battle for Doldrey (EU Premiere, HDCAM) Nerawareta Gakuen (World Premiere, HDCAM) Wolf Children: Ame & Yuki (Scottish Premiere) Ninja Scroll (Material TBC) Anime Mirai Project (HDCAM) Afterschool Midnighters (HDCAM) Berserk – The Egg of the King (HDCAM) Blood-C: The Last Dark (HDCAM)

SPECIAL SCREENING SLOTS x 3: EDINBURGH – Filmhouse Cinema: Monday 15th – Wednesday 17th October Line-up to be announced.

Film times and ticket info will be confirmed nearer the time and will be available via the newly redesigned www.lovesanimation.com as well as via both www.gft.org.uk & www.filmhousecinema.com

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