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Bucheon International Animation Festival to be hosted offline from Oct. 23 to 27

Poster for 22nd Bucheon International Animation Festival. [BIAF]

Poster for 22nd Bucheon International Animation Festival. [BIAF]

 
The 22nd Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF) will be hosted offline from Oct. 23 to 27 in Korea Manhwa Museum and CGV’s Bucheon branch in Gyeonggi.  
 
A total of 130 animated films from 42 countries were invited to screen at this year’s festival. The opening film will be French director Remi Chaye’s “Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary,” an animated movie which follows the childhood expeditions of a legendary American frontierswoman Martha Jane Cannary.  
 
Naeun of girl group April was selected to be the promotional ambassador.
 
Judges for the animated feature films are last year’s Grand Prize and Audience Award recipient Romanian director Anca Damian for her film “Marona’s Fantastic Tale,” actor and director Koo Hye-sun, and director Kim Bo-ra of “House of Hummingbird.”
 
In the international competition category for short films, 44 films were selected to compete out of 1,389 submissions. The Grand Prize winner will be given the opportunity to submit the film to the Best Animated Short Film division in Academy Awards.  
 
BY LEE JAE-LIM   [lee.jaelim@joongang.co.kr]

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