Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Films For Hope

“Films for Hope,” curated by Justin Leach, is a special showcase of animated short films from all around the world. Six months after the disaster that devastated Japan on 3/11, this one-day event brings together thrilling animation that display the creativity of artists inspired by Japanese animation techniques and storytelling.

La Luna © Disney/Pixar

The festival features the East Coast premiere of Pixar’s latest animated short film, La Luna. Director Enrico Casarosa will be on hand to give a presentation on La Luna, as well as discuss his efforts to help Japan through grassroots fundraising. Dai Sato will present Five Numbers!, his brand new animated feature. Mr. Sato will also talk about his efforts to help those impacted by the earthquake as well as share his thoughts on how the disaster will impact the animation industry of Japan.

This festival is a joint initiative of the Film Program and the U.S.-Japan Innovators’ Network. Fifty percent of all proceeds will go to Japan Society’s Earthquake Relief Fund. All of the films shown have been graciously donated in support of the project.

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