Running over the course of 4 days, the 2004 WFAC presented the largest number of works in the Festival's history. Adding works from Russia and Zimbabwe, the World Cinema programme continued the Festival's march towards global coverage including films from France, Hong Kong, Korea, Wales/U.K., and more. Guest speakers included Don Francks (Rock and Rule), Morita Shuhei and Sajiki Daisuke (Kakurenbo), and Bill Plympton (Hair High).

Feature List

  • Appleseed
  • Steamboy
  • Makdau - boloyau wongchi
  • Kaena: la Prophétie
  • Oseam
  • Y Mabinogi
  • Monster Road
  • Malice@Doll
  • Hair High
  • Karlik Nos
  • The Legend of the Sky Kingdom
  • Rock and Rule


Featuring a greatly expanded programme, the 2003 WFAC introduced a variety of animated works from across the world. The 2003 WFAC not only featured a far greater variety of feature films, but also the new programme TidBits, which showcased short films. It was also during the 3rd annual Festival where Wonderful Days was presented for the first time.

Feature List

  • Mari Iyagi
  • Laputa - Castle in the Sky
  • WXIII Patlabor
  • My Life as McDull
  • Princess Arete
  • Corto Maltese
  • Utena: Adolescence Apocalypse
  • Wonderful Days
  • Perfect Blue
  • Escaflowne: A Girl in Gaia
  • Princess and Princesses
  • Missing Persons, Officer Down


The 2002 WFAC built upon the success of the initial Festival, showing four highly anticipated films.

Feature List

  • Spriggan
  • Spirited Away
  • A Tree of Palme
  • Cowboy Bebop: Knockin' on Heaven's Door


The inaugural Festival, the 2001 WFAC showed three Japanese animated features in their original theatrical form.

Feature List

  • Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade
  • Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust
  • Metropolis