New Kid in Town: Animation Is Film Brings Much-Deserved Exposure to International Animated Titles

On Friday, October 20, Angelina Jolie walked the—well, blue—carpet of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood for the inaugural edition of Animation Is Film, a festival presented by GKIDS, Variety, and Annecy.

Jolie delivered an opening statement before the weekend festival’s first screening, the TIFF favorite The Breadwinner, a Canadian-Irish-Luxembourgian project on which she served as producer. In her introduction, Jolie reminded the audience that the struggles of women and girls continue to require worldwide attention, and that animation has the power to expose American audiences to stories and characters we might otherwise not have access to.

Read the whole article at MovieMaker.

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