Taiwan participates in International Animation Film Festival

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Taipei, June 13 (CNA) Eight companies from Taiwan are participating in the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival (AIAFF), which opened Tuesday in Annecy, France.

It is the fourth time that the Ministry of Culture's Department of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development is leading the effort to highlight Taiwan's animation industry at the festival.

The Taiwanese animation films entered in the festival include "Baryon," "Yameme and the Five Colored Stones" and "On Happiness Road," according to a statement issued Wednesday by an animation company responsible for promoting exchanges during the event.

"On Happiness Road," which won the top prize at the 2018 Tokyo Anime Award Festival in March, has been selected for screening in the out-of-competition feature film category, the statement said.

The movie was directed by Taiwanese journalist and photographer Sung Hsin-yin (宋欣穎).

Meanwhile, "Am I Oright," directed by Chen Yen-liang (陳彥良), and "A Daily Chat" by director Chung Cheng-hsu (鍾承旭) were both nominated for prizes in the student short film category of the festival, according to the statement.

The AIAFF, one of four festivals sponsored by the International Animated Film Association, started out as a biennial event but in 1998 became an annual festival.

This year, 3,086 entries, including 97 feature films, from 93 countries around the world were submitted to the festival, while the opening ceremony was attended by some 700 entertainment industry representatives from several countries, according to the promotion company.

Some 500 films are scheduled to be screened during the four-day festival, which will run until Friday and is expected to attract around 11,000 professionals in the animation film business, the company said.

(By Chiang Pei-ling and Evelyn Kao)

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