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Switzerland, guest of honor at Anim’est 2013

The International Film Festival Anim’est takes place between October 4 and 13, in Bucharest.

After the great variety of German films last year, the Festival launches a new tempting invitation: animated Switzerland. Apart from a selection of important titles that are going to be presented in the section “Guest Country” and a series of student animation films produced in the famous HSLU school – Hochschule Luzern, the public will be able to see a special screening of the movie “Max and Co”, in the presence of the directors Frederic and Samuel Guillaume. Also, ten young animation enthusiasts are expected for a two-day pixilation workshop, led by the two Swiss directors. The Swiss panorama includes screenings dedicated to the already famous names of the Swiss animation, as well as to the most promising animators of the new generation. Among the screened films there are: “L’homme sans ombre” (Georges Schwizgebel, 2004), based on a short story by Adelbert von Chamisso, inspired by “Faust”, “Nosferatu Tango” (Zoltan Horvath, 2002) and “Le Carré de Lumière” (Claude Luyet, 1992), as well as the more recent “The Little Bird And The Leaf” (Lena von Döhren, 2012), selected at the Zagreb Animafest and Berlinale Generation and nominated for the Swiss Film Award 2013, and “Not About Us” (Michael Frei, 2012), award winning film at the Melbourne International Animation Festival, Tallin and ANIFEST Teplice, also screened at Annecy. The guest school, Hochschule Luzern – Lucerne Art and Applied Science Unicerity – will bring to Bucharest a selection of the best productions of its students. In addition, dean Otto Adler will be one of the guests of the Anim’est  Festival 2013. The eighth edition of the Anim’est Festival will be held in the Patria and Studio Cinemas and at Club Control in Bucharest.

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