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Waterloo Announces 2006 Edition of Animation Festival

Waterloo Announces 2006 Edition of Animation Festival

WATERLOO, ON - The showcase for the best of feature animation from around the world returns to Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada Nov. 16-19th, 2006.

Now in its sixth year, the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) remains the only public film festival in the world dedicated to feature-length animation - and the only place to experience how different animated films from outside of North America are, compared to what is plays at the local cineplex. See all these rare films in full 35mm or hi-def, as they were meant to be seen!

WFAC 2006 will be held at The Gig Theatre (formerly the Hyland Cinema, 30 Duke Street, Kitchener). Tickets will be available online at http://www.wfac.ca on October 16th for $10 (adults) or $6 (children under 12 or full-time high school students - ID required). Full festival passes, which entitle the bearer to all films and parties, are $90 / $60. Tickets only will be available at the door for $12 / $8.

The first ten films have been announced, and will be presented in original language dialogue with English subtitles:

Fimfarum 2 (Jan Balej / Aurel Klimt / Bretislav Pojar / Vlasta Pospilov, Czech Republic, 2006) - rated G
Fire Ball (Wang Toon, Taiwan, 2006) - rated PG
Origin ~Spirits of the Past~ (Sugiyama Keiichi, Japan, 2006) - rated PG
Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (Michel Ocelot, France, 2005) - rated PG
Prince Vladimir (Yuri Kulakov, Russia, 2006) - rated AA
Pettson and Findus: Pettson's Promise (Anders Sørensen / Jørgen Lerdam, Denmark, 2005) - rated G
Princes et Princesses (Princes and Princesses - Michel Ocelot, France, 2000) - rated G
Princess (Anders Morgenthaler, Denmark, 2006) - rated R
Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles (Dong-Wook Lee / Tommy Yune, U.S.A., 2006) - rated PG
Shisha no Sho (Book of the Dead - Kawamoto Kihachiro, Japan, 2005) - rated AA

The film descriptions are in a separate PR, available upon request.

The full programme for the 2006 festival will be released November 1st, 2006.

The Waterloo Festival welcomes coverage by the press and media, including Internet journalists. To register as an official media contact to receive festival press releases and film information, apply for accreditation to attend the festival in person, or to request an interview with staff or filmmaker, or other general press questions, please email [email protected]

For more information, please contact:

Joseph C. Chen
Curator, WFAC
Phone: +1 (519) 404-8468
Email: [email protected]

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