Night is Short, Walk on Girl
May
10
9:00 PM21:00

Night is Short, Walk on Girl

Dir. Masaaki Yuasa, Japan, 2017, 93 min - Japanese with English subtitles

Admission is $10 or Festival Pass

Individual tickets will be available at the door (advance tickets are off sale, passes get you into this screening)

Night is Short, Walk on Girl, directed by Masaaki Yuasa, takes place over the course of one strange night as a nameless young woman, known only as “the girl with black hair,” walks the streets of Kyoto and experiences a series of surreal encounters and odd characters, drinking middle-aged salarymen under the table, exploring an all-night used bookstore with a bird goblin, helping a guerilla theater company express their feelings… all the while unaware of the romantic longings of a fellow student who has been creating increasingly fantastic and contrived reasons to run into her, in an effort to win her heart. The perfect “I guess it’s romantic?” comedy for the modern age, Night is Short is a celebration of the unconventional, confusing routes that love and life can take.

Award-winning (Ottawa Animation Festival, 41st Japan Academy Prize Awards) Masaaki Yuasa’s Night is Short, Walk on Girl is a comedy anime feature set in Kyoto, Japan.

A local short film screens before the feature: Some, by Ryan Rumbolt, animated by Juan Pontaroli & Arm Sattavorn, 2018, 2:33m

 

Tickets Available With A Festival Pass, Or At The Door A Half Hour Before The Screening (Rush Tickets)

 

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19th Annual Animation Show of Shows
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

19th Annual Animation Show of Shows

16 International Films, Various Artists, 2017, 93 min

Admission is $10 or Festival Pass

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Introduction and a Q&A to follow with program curator, Ron Diamond of L.A.

The 19th Annual Animation Show of Shows is popular with animators and aficionados alike.

• Can You Do It - Quentin Baillieux (France)

• Tiny Big - Lia Bertels (Belgium)

• Next Door - Pete Docter (U.S.)

• The Alan Dimension - Jac Clinch (Great Britain)

• Beautiful Like Elsewhere - Elise Simard (Canada)

• Hangman - Paul Julian & Les Goldman (U.S.)

• The Battle of San Romano - Georges Schwitzgebel (Switzerland)

• Gokurosama - Aurore Gal, Clémentine Frère, Yukiko Meignien, Anna Mertz, Robin Migliorelli, & Romain Salvini(France)

• Dear Basketball - Glen Keane (U.S.)

• Island - Robert Löbel & Max Mörtl (Germany)

• Unsatisfying - Parallel Studio (France)

• The Burden - Niki Lindroth von Bahr (Sweden)

• Les Abeilles Domestiques - Alexanne Desrosiers (Canada)

• Our Wonderful Nature - The Common Chameleon - Tomer Eshed (Germany)

• Casino - Steven Woloshen (Canada)

• Everything - David OReilly (U.S.)

 

Tickets Available With A Festival Pass, Or At The Door A Half Hour Before The Screening (Rush Tickets)

 

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May
10
5:00 PM17:00

Festival Kick-Off

Join us as we say a few words to open AFX !!

Greetings from Mayor Mike Savage, and Festival Directors Siloën Daley and Phillip Stamp.

DJ James Reid will be in the house, and Tidehouse Brewery will launch a brew made especially for the festival.

Come out and toast the art and industry of animation with us!

FREE and open to all

 

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May
10
to May 12

Festival Lounge

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The Lounge will be animated during our Festival Kick-Off, 5-6:30pm Thurs May 10, as well as between 3-5pm Sat May 12. On other days it is open for meeting, mingling and sharing information about all things animation. It is also where you will find our festival box office and concessions.

Thurs May 10, 5-6:30pm
Festival Kick-Off
Tidehouse Brewery will launch a brew made special for the festival. Let's come together and toast the art and industry of animation in Halifax, with greetings from Mayor, Mike Savage, and words from our Festival Directors, Siloën Daley & Phillip Stamp.

Sat May 12, 3-5pm
There will be various activities to enjoy, as well as live music with Benn Ross and Seth Huntley as THE DAWN AIRS, a local duo of non-fiction writers collaborating on the great Canadian landscape, today. Food will be available on site, $5 with a festival pass or tickets, or $10 otherwise.


Festival Open Hours:

Thursday May 10

5pm - 11pm


Friday May 11

2pm - 11pm 


Saturday May 12

11am - midnight 


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