New York Int'l Children's Film Festival in Association with New York-Tokyo Presents US Premiere of Summer Wars, Mai Mai Miracle, Oblivion Island, and More

Feb 22nd 2010

The 13th critically acclaimed New York International Children's Film Festival (NYICFF) kicks off from Feb 26 through March 21st. NYICFF is North America's largest festival of film for children and teens and stands at the forefront of a movement to define a new, more provocative and compelling film for kids. Activities include ground-breaking, fun-filled and thought-provoking new works and special events. NEW YORK-TOKYO is very happy to work with NYICFF again this year for Japanese anime.

SUMMER WARS
*US Premiere*
Director: Mamoru Hosoda | Production: Madhouse
2009 | Japan | 114 min | Japanese with English subtitles

We are happy to announce the US premiere of SUMMER WARS! SUMMER WARS is a scintillating new feature from emerging anime star Mamoru Hosoda, a film whose "dazzling fluency of motion and untethered brilliance of invention makes the usual fantasy anime look childish and dull." Director Mamoru Hosoda will make a special guest appearance at this premiere!

© 2009 SUMMERWARS FILM PARTNERS

Recommended Ages: 9 to Adult

Screening:
Fri, Feb 26 at 6:00PM at DGA Theater
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MAI MAI MIRACLE
*US Premiere*
Director: Sunao Katabuchi | Production: Madhouse
2009 | Japan | 95 min | Japanese with English subtitles

MAI MAI MIRACLE is a sumptuously animated film about friendship and the passing of childhood is as "splendidly colorful and beautifully illustrated as a Monet landscape".

© 2009 Nobuko Takagi / Magazine House / "MAIMAISHINKO" Film Committee

Recommended Ages: 8 to Adult

Screenings:
Sat, Feb 27 at 5:30PM at Cantor Film Center
Sat, Mar 6 at 11:30AM at Symphony Space
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OBLIVION ISLAND
*US Premiere*
Director: Shinsuke Sato | Production: Production I.G
2009 | Japan | 98 min | Japanese with English subtitles

OBLIVION ISLAND is a film from the creators of GHOST IN THE SHELL comes a film with exquisite 2D backgrounds with modern 3D character designs in a dazzling animated adventure.

©2009 FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK / Production I.G / DENTSU / PONY CANYON

Recommended Ages: 7 to Adult

Screenings:
Sat, Feb 27 at 10:30AM at Cantor Film Center
Sat, Mar 6 at 4:30PM at Symphony Space
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TIME OF EVE
*US Premiere*
Director: Yasuhiro Yoshiura
2008 | Japan | 15 min | Japanese with English subtitles

The US premiere of TIME OF EVE will show at the Flicker Lounge program, a selection of the best short film and animation from around the world. The Flicker Lounge runs for 80 min.

© Yasuhiro YOSHIURA / DIRECTIONS, Inc.

Recommended Ages: 12 to Adult

Screenings:
Sat, Feb 27 at 4:30PM at Cantor Film Center
Sat, Mar 13 at 2:00PM at Symphony Space
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MAN IN THE TUNNEL ALLEY
*US Premiere*
Director: Iwaisawa Kenji
2008 | Japan | 5 min | Japanese with English subtitles

The US Premiere of MAN IN THE TUNNEL ALLEY will show at the Heebie Jeebies program which features a selection of strange and scary short films from around the world. The Heebie Jeebies program runs for 80 min.

© Iwaisawa Kenji

Recommended Ages: 10 to Adult

Screenings:
Sat, Feb 27 at 3:00PM at Cantor Film Center
Sat, Mar 13 at 7:00PM at Symphony Space
[Buy tickets]

For more information:
http://www.gkids.com

About NYICFF
NYICFF was founded in 1997 to promote intelligent, passionate, provocative cinematic works for ages 3-18 and to help define a more compelling film for kids. Since its launch, the event has grown to become the largest festival for children and teens in North America, with a paid audience of over 25,000 attending the most recent event. Since 2000, all screenings have sold out in advance.

http://www.gkids.com

About NEW YORK - TOKYO
Founded in 2001, NEW YORK - TOKYO (NYT) is a NYC - based lifestyle marketing, communications, and event media company that creates a place online and offline for the creative exchange inspired by the New York and Tokyo youth culture scenes.

http://www.newyork-tokyo.com


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