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With more than 200 films across its official selection categories — not to mention out-of-competition screenings — attendees will get a small taste of how hard it was to narrow down the 2,000-plus submissions. Special programming this year will highlight the work of women animators, as well as student films from Gobelins paying tribute to some of the genre’s most important female figures. This edition also sees the return of a “guest country,” and the festival will pay tribute to work from Spain with eight programs, a DVD book and more. Of course, you have to experience the summer ambience of a viewing at one of the four outdoor screens! [
Don’t get lost in the noise, plot your course to these exhibitors with animation ties:
BANDAI NAMCO Capcom USA Disney Interactive Konami Digital Ent. Machinima, Inc. Mattel Nintendo of America
MR 301A-303B 2423 2023
2401 OFMR 4000
4822, 5244, 5644 MR 309, 2823
NVIDIA SEGA Games USA Sony Computer Ent. America
MR 504, 506, 507; 4044, 4144, 4522 International publisher and developer Bethesda is holding a dedicated showcase for the first time. The acclaimed studio — part of the ZeniMax Media family — is based in Rockville, Md. Some of its best known titles include blockbuster franchises such as Quake, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout, Wolfenstein and Rage. The highlight of Bethesda’s press event will be the world premiere gameplay reveal of its upcoming reboot of classic first-person shooter Doom.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Cyber Group Studios has more than a dozen toons in production or development — and has landed shows in the U.S. By Tom McLean.