For Immediate Release

Fact Sheet WFAC 2005




Joseph C. Chen
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC)
+1 (519) 721-0417

WATERLOO, ON — October 17th, 2005 — The Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) returns to Kitchener-Waterloo with the fifth edition of the unique animation film festival.

Dedicated to animated feature films from around the world, WFAC showcases the power of animation in filmmaking, and celebrates the art and the artists who work in this wonderful visual narrative form. The WFAC showcase has become one of the most comprehensive public exhibitions for animated feature films in the world.

The selections of the WFAC 2005 programme are notable for highly personal and powerful work that challenge popular notions of what theatrical feature animation can be. Many of the films have received accolades and awards from other world-famous animation festivals such as Annecy, Ottawa and Tokyo.

Programmes: The 2005 Festival consists of three programmes: World Cinema, Retrospectives, and Tidbits.

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.

The Tidbits programme features films from small creative teams challenging the limits of what can be accomplished, to tell the stories they want to tell.

Dates: November 17th-20th, 2005

Location: Princess Twin Cinemas, 46 King Street N., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Admission Prices: Advance tickets are $10 each per film. A limited number of festival passes good for admission to all festival events are available for $75 each. Group and youth discounts are available; see festival website at for details. Prices higher at the door.

Box Office: Tickets and passes are available for purchase in person from the Centre In The Square box office, 101 Queen Street North, Kitchener, or by phone at (519) 578-1570, or toll free (800) 265-8977. Tickets and passes may also be purchased in person at Gemini Jetpack, 255 King Street North, Waterloo, (519) 746-1527.

Tickets and passes can be purchased online at the WFAC website at, or at the Centre In The Square website at

Tickets will also be available at the door on the day of the event at the Princess Twin Cinemas.

Travel: Kitchener-Waterloo is located conveniently off Hwy 401, less than an hours drive west of Toronto and Mississauga.

For rail travellers, all WFAC attendees are eligible for a 35% discount off the full adult economy class fare, and 5% discount from the full adult VIA-1 first class and/or sleeper fare for travel to/from Kitchener between Nov. 13th-23rd, 2005. Mention promo number #10662 when ordering train fares by phone or in person.

Film listing (partial): Alosha Popovich i Tugarin Zmey (Alosha Popovich and Tugarin the Serpent), Fragile Machine, Frank and Wendy, Kumou no Mukou, Yakusoku no Bashou (A Place Promised in Our Early Days), Mind Game, Nyócker! (The District), Strings, Terkel i Knibe (Terkel in Trouble).

Full film descriptions, showtimes and programme listings can be found at

For more information, please contact:
Joseph C. Chen, Curator
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC)
Phone: +1 (519) 721-0417

About the Festival

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

WFAC 2005 will be running November 17th-20th at the Princess Twin Cinemas in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.