Lausanne [Switzerland], July 23 (ANI): The short animated film “Tomorrow’s Leaves”, which held the Annecy International Animation Film Festival last month, will be released worldwide on Friday, the day of the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
Produced by Academy Award-nominated Studio Ponoc Yoshiaki Nishimura, commissioned by the Olympic Cultural Heritage Foundation (OFCH), the film offers a fresh perspective on the value of Olympic excellence, friendship and respect.
Hand-painted films by Japanese animation studio Studio Ponoc will be distributed worldwide in Tokyo, Japan’s special limited theater release, and after Friday.
Following the world premiere at the opening ceremony of the 2021 Annecy Film Festival in France, the world’s largest animated film festival “Tomorrow’s Leaves” will be available worldwide.
“We wanted to celebrate the spirit of the Olympics with a whole new audience, especially young people, through different kinds of art projects,” OFCH director Angelie Tateo said in an official release.
“For the Tokyo 2020 cultural program, we decided to look for animations that express the values of Olympic excellence, friendship and respect. The film is about the importance of collaboration and consideration for the environment,” he said.
Among the world-limited theater releases, there will be a special screening at Tokyo Sky Tree, which is a spectacular aerial location of Tobu Tower, one of Tokyo’s most famous tourist attractions, and a suburb of Tokyo during July. There is a free screening at the United Cinema in Tobu. 23 and 29.
Other film festivals that are interested in film screening, such as the BFI London Film Festival, the Cinekid Festival 2021 in Amsterdam, and the Newport Beach Film Festival in California. (ANI)
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