2nd Dongbuzhou International Animation Week opens in Haimen
The second Dongbuzhou International Animation Week themed "Cooperation & Rebirth" opens in Linjiang New Area, Haimen district in Nantong on Oct 27. [Photo/WeChat account: haimendianshitai]
October 28 is World Animation Day, which was established to commemorate the public screening of the first animated film in the world.
The second Dongbuzhou International Animation Week themed "Cooperation & Rebirth" opened in Linjiang New Area, Haimen district in Nantong on Oct 27. Dongbuzhou is the ancient name of Haimen district.
Xu Jun, secretary of the Linjiang New Area Party working committee, attended the opening ceremony and made a speech.
This year, the animation week has received more than 4,300 works from over 80 colleges and universities, studios and independent animators from home and abroad.
The event will last for a week. In addition to the main venue located in the Dongbuzhou international animation creation base, there will be several themed forums and exhibitions of fantastic works.
As an important link of the international animation week, the China International Animation Film Forum (CIAFF) is renowned for the concept of encouraging independent and experimental animation creation. Founded in 2011 by Pi San, a pioneer of online cartoons, it is the first unofficial, non-profit animation exchange art project co-sponsored and curated by private organizations in the Chinese mainland.
In 2019, Linjiang New Area became the permanent site for the CIAFF.