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  • The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam proudly co-hosts Japanese Animation Film Festival – Discover! The Excitement of Japanese Animation – , which is initiated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan,at National Cinema Center in Hanoi from 12 – 16 January 2011.

    Animation is one of the composite art forms in which the audience can enjoy imaginative vivid colors and story in the moving pictures with emotional voices, sound effects and music. The Academy Award in the US established the Award for Best Animated Feature in 2001, followed by the establishment of the same award at the Japan Academy Award in 2007. More and more audience and critics in the world recognize animation not only as a mere entertainment but also as an art.

    In this festival, 8 outstanding Japanese animations in 2000s, which are not only popular for their entertaining contents, but also celebrated for their artistic values, will be screened with Vietnamese sub-titles.

    The opening screening will be dedicated for the highly acclaimed latest animation “Colorful” (2010) by Director Keiichi Hara, who is also well known in Japan as the animation director for the series of “Crayon Shin-chan.” The other 7 films ranging from “Spirited Away” (2001) by Director Hayao Miyazaki to “REDLINE” (2010) by Director Takeshi Koike are also all so distinguished and unique that, we believe, the audience can fully enjoy and “discover” the diversity of Japanese animation through them. Also luckily enough, some of the animation directors and producers will come to Hanoi to give their greetings on stage, as well as Q&A session after screening. Besides, worldly well known voice actress Mitsuki Saiga will join us to give a talk & live show on stage.

    We do hope the all sessions of the festival will provide you the exciting opportunities to fully access to the wide variety of Japanese animation. Free admission tickets are available at the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam (27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi) from 2 pm on Wednesday 5 January 2011.

    Japanese Animation Film Festival
    – Discover! The Excitement of Japanese Animation –

    Organized by: The Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan Co-organized by: Cinema Department, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Vietnam /National Cinema Center in Vietnam / Japan Image Council /The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

    In cooperation with:

    Japan Animation Association /Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan, Inc. /The Association of Japanese Animations / UNIJAPAN

    Supported by: The Embassy of Japan in Vietnam

Opening: 19:30 Wednesday 12 January 2011
[Opening screening starts at 20:00]
Duration: Wednesday 12 – Sunday 16 January 2011
Venue: National Cinema Center
87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi (TEL 04-3514-1791)

Free tickets are distributed at: The Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam

27 Quang Trung, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi (TEL 04-3944-7419)

Mitsuki Saiga feat. JUST talk & mini live show
Ms. Mitsuki Saiga, the Japanese voice actress holding the Overseas Fan’s Choice Awards at the Seiyu (voice actor/actress) Awards 2010, talks about her career as a voice actress, and sings her songs as Mitsuki Saiga feat. JUST with the guitarist Kazuya Nishikawa. The talk will be delivered with Vietnamese interpretation and the songs will be sung in Japanese without translation.

Date & Time: 18:30 – 20:00 Friday 14 January 2011 Venue: Screen 3, National Cinema Center

87 Lang Ha, Ba Dinh, Hanoi (TEL 04-3514-1791)

Free tickets are distributed at the same place as above.