News ID: 170953
Published: 0314 GMT October 25, 2016

Brazilian festival to host films from 45 countries

Brazilian festival to host films from 45 countries

More than 400 short films and six animated films from 45 countries will compete in the 24th Anima Mundi Festival of Brazil, confirmed the organizers of the event.

Among the films in competition are 180 Brazilian films as well as the Franco-Belgian-Japanese production 'The Red Turtle', directed by Michael DuDok de Wit which won the Special Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard exhibition at the last Cannes Festival, Mehr News Agency reported.

Anima Mundi, which opened on Tuesday and will last until October 30 in Rio de Janeiro, will go on to São Paulo from November 2 to 6. It includes exhibitions, workshops and talks with producers of the animations.

Among the guests at the event is the Brazilian Leo Matsuda, from the Walt Disney Studios, whose service record shows his participation in the production of films such as 'Great Heroes', 'Ralph the Demolisher', 'The Simpsons: The Movie' among others.

Considered the world's second largest animated film festival, Anima Mundi was created in 1993 in Rio de Janeiro and four years later, was extended to São Paulo.

The festival has been held in 23 editions so far, and according to the organizers, it has displayed over 8,000 productions from 80 countries, with approximately 1.2 million of people as audience.

As part of the reward, the winner of the festival will be presented with an opportunity to vie for the Oscar.

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