It is becoming a biennial tradition, and a great one. During the 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival Hiroshima (August 21-25, 2014), AWG was invited on August 25 to have the Asian premiere of Colours.
AWG has always been very welcome in Hiroshima. Sayoko Kinoshita, honorary President and Festival Director of Hiroshima Festival, was involved with AWG as president, before she passed the torch to Anastasia Dimitra.
Both AWG and Hiroshima Festival share the same positive feelings towards animation.
Among the many visitors from Japan and abroad, several AWG members were present at the special program at Aster Plaza; Nicole Salomon, co-founder of AWG from France, Deanna Morse from the US, Petra Dolleman from The Netherlands, and Iza Cracco and Christel Degros from Belgium.
The program started with the screening of Colours followed by the Flipbook Contest Awards and two earlier AWG films, The Sound of Animation and The Daughter of Manju Cake Shop was Kidnapped.
It is always a great pleasure to be in a theater among the public and experience how the viewers enjoy the screening.
After the screening, the members present had a meeting where we discussed the upcoming project Optical Toys. Bringing optical toys in a workshop allows the young participants to meet the origin of animation and help to understand the principles of moving images.
The International Animation Festival in Hiroshima is a great opportunity presenting an AWG project., The festival has a great reputation organizing workshops for children during the Festival and the attending members get the chance to meet other and new people involved in the same business.
Workshop organisers interested in our work and willing to join the next project—please do contact us!