NO FESTIVAL REQUIRED AND ZIA RECORD EXCHANGE PRESENT
THE ACME FILM
WORKS PRESENTATION OF
THE 18th ANNUAL ANIMATION SHOW OF SHOWS
Saturday, February 25, 2017-doors at 6:30, show at 7pm
Third Street Theater, Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Tickets $7.50 advance (plus service charge=$8.75), $11.00 day of show, $10. with student i.d..
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No Festival Required and Zia Record Exchange are pleased to announce the 18th and latest presentation of this brilliant series.
This year’s show includes an expanded selection of fresh student films from leading animation schools in the U.S., Belgium, Canada, Korea and Russia. This is not surprising, since the most interesting and groundbreaking work is being done at these hotbeds of creativity.
Featuring techniques ranging from hand-drawn to stop-motion to the latest computer-generated imagery, the 16 extraordinary films in this program were created by animators from Belgium, Canada, France, Israel, Korea, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Scotland, the U.K., and the U.S. Their themes range from gay issues and civil rights, to deeply felt personal stories, to the wacky humor that animation does so well. Many have garnered awards from prestigious festivals around the world.
For 16 years, The Animation Show of Shows, founded and curated by Ron Diamond, has been presenting new and innovative short films to animation studios, societies, schools and festivals around the world. Over the years, 32 of the films showcased in the Show of Shows went on to receive Academy Award® nominations, with nine films winning the Oscar®. The only downside was that only a relatively small number of people, primarily in the professional animation community, had the opportunity to see these cinematic gems in a theatrical setting.
Then, in 2015, the 17th edition was expanded to include public screenings in cities around the world, allowing general audiences to experience these singular works of art on the big screen, as they were meant to be seen. This first public program was the biggest in the show’s history, including 435 screenings in 50 cities in the U.S., Canada, Spain, South Africa, and Australia. Also
for the first time, the films were paired with revealing documentary portraits of a number of the directors that illuminated the motivation, process and experiences that led them to make their films.