Animazioni d’autore – Cinecittà si Mostra – Shows Off

Animazioni d’autore

Following last year’s success, Animazioni d’autore, the festival of animated films for children, promoted by Istituto Luce Cinecittà is back for a new season.
From 23 December 2018 to 6 January 2019 – the 12 days which span the traditional winter season, from Christmas to Epiphany – will be marked by screenings open to all Cinecittà Shows Off visitors.
In addition to the screenings, scheduled every day at 3pm in the stunning Fellini Theatre, the Animazioni d’autore programme includes daily workshops which offer children the opportunity to experiment and learn about the language and techniques of animation.
The 2018-19 festival focuses on an imagined voyage around the world with its selection of international films: a journey through images, animated drawings, and stop motion that stretches from Spain to Brazil, crossing through France, Japan, Italy and Great Britain, bringing a range of animated masterpieces, varied in theme, subject matter, technique and expression to the audience at Cinecittà.
Inaugurating the event is the screening of The Nightmare before Christmas, the Tim Burton inspired, stop-motion masterpiece that made the idea of a different kind of Christmas famous around the world, that experienced by Jack Skeletron in the city of Halloween.
Along with the 12 films, the festival includes an exclusive preview for Cinecittà Shows Off visitors of The Breadwinner, the animated film produced by Angelina Jolie, acclaimed at the Toronto International Film Festival and winner of the most recent International Animated Film Festival in Annecy. Based on Deborah Ellis’ novel of the same title (still unpublished in Italy) the film tells the incredible story of 11 year old Parvana who is growing up in Afghanistan in 2001 when her father is unfairly arrested and dresses as a boy so that she can go out and work.
Animazioni d’autore is part of the outreach programme, offered by the Cinecittà Shows Off Educational Department since 2016, which includes monthly appointments with animated films by international and Italian directors.
The Fellini Theatre hosts the screenings that will serve as a launch pad for the workshops where the participants can then experiment with the language, themes and techniques used in the films.
The workshops are held at Cinebimbicittà, the workshop space which encourages children to express their creativity.
Animazioni d’autore is curated by Barbara Goretti and Serena Giulia Della Porta, in collaboration with “Senza titolo” Progetti aperti alla Cultura.

Information:
Cinecittà Studios – Roma, Via Tuscolana 1055
23 December 2018 to 6 January 2019– Fellini Theatre at Cinebimbicittà
Entrance to the screenings and workshops is included in the ticket to Cinecittà Shows Off

Exhibition and guided tours of the sets:
Adults €15.00 – Children (aged from 6 to 12) €7.00. Children under 5 visit free. Family ticket – € 40.00 (valid for 2 adults and 2 children aged up to 18)
Tickets can be bought at the ticket office at Cinecittà Shows Off or online on Ticketone.it

FESTIVAL PROGRAMME
Sunday 23 December
3 p.m.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Directed by Henry Selick
USA
Suggested viewing age: children aged 6 and above

Wednesday 26 December
3 p.m.
Ernest & Celestine
Directed by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar, Stéphane Aubier
Belgium/France
Suggested viewing age: children aged 4 and above

Thursday 27 December
3 p.m.
Yellow Submarine
Directed by George Dunning
Great Britain / USA
Suggested viewing age: children aged 12 and above

Friday 28 December
Persepolis
3 p.m.
directed by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud
Iran/France
Suggested viewing age: children aged 6 and above

Saturday 29 December
3 p.m.
Boy and the World
Directed by Alê Abreu
Brazil
Suggested viewing age: children aged 6 and above

Sunday 30 December
3 p.m.
The Secret World of Arrietty
Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi
Japan
Suggested viewing age: children aged 4 and above

Monday 31 December
3 p.m.
Nat and Eleonora’s Secret
Directed by Martin Rosen
France/Italy
Suggested viewing age: children aged 6 and above

Wednesday 2 January 2019
3 p.m.
Wrinkles
Directed by Ignacio Ferreras
Spain
Original language with Italian subtitles
Suggested viewing age: children aged 8 and above

Thursday 3 January
3 p.m.
The Breadwinner
Directed by Nora Twomey
Canada, Ireland
Original language with Italian subtitles
Suggested viewing age: children aged 10 and above

Friday 4 January
Kirikù and the Sorceress
3 p.m.
directed by Michel Ocelot
France
Suggested viewing age: children aged 5 and above

Saturday 5 January
3 p.m.
Isle of Dogs
Directed by Wes Anderson
USA
Suggested viewing age: children aged 6 and above

Sunday 6 January
3 p.m.
VIP: My Brother Superman
Directed by Bruno Bozzetto
Italy
Suggested viewing age: children aged 5 and above