WFAC - Waterloo Festival For Animated Cinema 2004 - October 27 - 30, 2004

WFAC 2005 will return in October 2005.

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The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) is a film festival for animated feature films. Now in its fourth year, WFAC was founded to promote appreciation for animation as a viable medium for mature cinematic storytelling, and to review and celebrate animated feature films in the venue they were meant to be seen: a theatre.

The 2004 Festival consists of three programmes. The World Cinema programme features contemporary feature films from around the world. The Retrospectives programme looks back at films of a certain theme or artistry, which have contributed to the films of today. Last but not least, the Tidbits programme will feature films from small creative teams challenging the limits of what can be accomplished, to tell the stories they want to tell.

What's new this year?
The Festival's march towards global coverage continues with films from Russia and Zimbabwe. And, the Tidbits programme does a bit of growing up of its own, as we focus on animation by teams of a small number of storytellers (often one) who have chosen to tell their stories with animation. As technology advances and makes it possible for one animator to do the work of a small studio, we can look forward to more storytellers using animation - the only way to make films unbounded by the constraints of reality.

Past festivals
The Festival has come a long way in four years. Beginning as a review of anime films, the Festival has developed into a singular opportunity to explore and appreciate animated feature films from around the world, in one place, in just four days.

As we continue to develop the festival, we invite you to have a look at the footprints we've left behind. They're reminders to us that it's all about the films - and you, the audience. We look forward to seeing you at WFAC 2004, and in the years to come.

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