Japanese Films at the 2017 Annecy International Film Festival

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival has been running since it was established in 1960. It is the world’s oldest and largest animation film festival and it has become one of the best places to glimpse early footage of upcoming anime. This year, it runs from the June 12th to the 17th and the programme line-up has already been announced and there are many Japanese titles both in and out of competition.

There will be many presentations including works in progress as well as a celebration of 100 years of anime.

Here’s what’s on offer:

In This Corner of the World Film Image

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Mai Mai Miracle Meets Kickstarter Goal

Regular readers of this blog will be aware that I was blown away by an unexpected anime called Mai Mai Miracle at last year’s Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme. 

Mai Mai Miracle Film Poster 2

After watching it, I wrote a glowing review and took to recommending it to others via this blog and on the Anime UK News website where it featured in end of year picks and news reports.

Last month, Anime Limited launched a Kickstarter campaign to help deliver Mai Mai Miracle to the English speaking world and that campaign finished today in spectacular fashion!

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