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FESTIVALS Switzerland

Animated film festival Fantoche set to draw crowds

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Switzerland’s most important animated film showcase, the 7th Fantoche International Animated Film Festival is taking place in Baden from September 8-13. Previously biennial, with 25,000 filmgoers in 2007, the international event will now take place yearly. No less than 224 films – shorts for the most part – have been selected in the festival’s competitions and programmes.

On show will be 10 animated shorts, including French title Fear(s) of the dark [+see also:
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by directors Blutch, Charles Burns, Marie Caillou, Pierre Di Sciullo, Lorenzo Mattotti & Richard McGuire, A Town Called Panic [+see also:
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by Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar, Brendan and the Secret of Kells [+see also:
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by Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey, Lascars [+see also:
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by Albert Pereira-Lazaro & Emmanuel Klotz, Carsten & Gitte's Movie Madness, a Danish children’s film directed by Anders Morgenthaler, Karla Nielsen, Rikke Hallund, Sabine Ravn, Mette Skov & Esben Toft Jacobsen and Mary & Max by Adam Elliot (Australia).

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Animation filmmaker Caroline Leaf, artist Lauri Faggioni (both from the US), young director Tatia Rosenthal (Israel), producer Abi Feijò (Portugal) and comic book writer Thomas Ott (Switzerland) make up the members of the international competition jury.

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