For Immediate Release

WFAC Announces First Details for 2006




Joseph Chen
Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema
+1 (519) 888-6683

Mark it down in your calendars - Thursday November 16-19, 2006

We're back for the biggest showcase around, for animated feature films from around the world!

Now in its sixth year, the Waterloo Festival for Animated Cinema (WFAC) remains the only public film festival in the world dedicated to feature-length animation - and the only place to experience how different animated films from outside of North America are, compared to what is plays at the local cineplex. See all these rare films in full 35mm or hi-def, as they were meant to be seen.

WFAC 2006 will be held at The Gig Theatre (formerly the Hyland Cinema, 30 Duke Street, Kitchener). Tickets will be available online at on October 16th for $10 (adults) or $6 (children under 12 or full-time high school students - ID required). Full festival passes, which entitle the bearer to all films and parties, are $90 / $60. Tickets only will be available at the door for $12 / $8.

Here are the first ten films we are announcing from our lineup. All films will be presented in original language dialogue with English subtitles where necessary:

  • Fimfarum 2 (Jan Balej / Aurel Klimt / Bretislav Pojar / Vlasta Pospilov, Czech Republic, 2006) - rated G
  • Fire Ball (Wang Toon, Taiwan, 2006) - rated PG
  • Origin: Spirits of the Past (Sugiyama Keiichi, Japan, 2006) - rated PG
  • Kirikou and the Wild Beasts (Michel Ocelot, France, 2005) - rated PG
  • Prince Vladimir (Yuri Kulakov, Russia, 2006) - rated AA
  • Pettson and Findus: Pettson's Promise (Anders Sørensen / Jørgen Lerdam, Denmark, 2005) - rated G
  • Princes et Princesses (Princes and Princesses - Michel Ocelot, France, 2000) - rated G
  • Princess (Anders Morgenthaler, Denmark, 2006) - rated R
  • Robotech: the Shadow Chronicles (Dong-Wook Lee / Tommy Yune, U.S.A., 2006) - rated PG
  • Shisha no Sho (Book of the Dead - Kawamoto Kihachiro, Japan, 2005) - rated AA

Full film descriptions will be available online in the film guide starting October 9th. All sales prior to the festival will be online only - tickets and passes will not be available anywhere else!

Keep tuned to this space - earlybird online purchasers will receive a discount. Be sure to visit the online box office early!

The rest of the WFAC lineup will be revealed November 1st. Yes, there is a bunch more stuff in our lineup, so stay tuned.

Spread the word far and wide! Tell all of your friends! And, we hope to see you all at the Festival!


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