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21° & RAINY ON SATURDAY 14 DECEMBER IN BRISBANE
By Sarah Ward
November 14, 2019
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APSA Animation Weekend

Spend two days watching gorgeous animated films — for free.
By Sarah Ward
November 14, 2019
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Every year, Brisbane plays host to the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, which hands out gongs to the year's best films from around the region. One of the categories that it recognises is animated features, focusing specifically on movies from the 70 countries and areas within its chosen remit — and yes, that means there's plenty of gems.

In 2019, four films have scored nominations in the animated feature field. While the winner won't be announced until the ceremony on Thursday, November 21, APSAs is teaming up with the Gallery of Modern Art's Australian Cinematheque to screen the four nominees over the weekend of Saturday, November 16 and Sunday, November 17. Even better — they're all playing for free. So, if you'd like to spend two afternoons feasting your eyes on animated delights, you can do just that without spending a cent.

On Saturday, colourful and adorable coming-of-age Japanese film Penguin Highway is up first, followed by South Korea's canine-focused Underdog. Then, head back on Sunday for New Zealand's Mosley, which features the voices of NZ legends Temuera Morrison and Lucy Lawless. Finally, the four-film program comes to an end with huge Japanese hit Weathering With You, the gorgeous and charming latest flick from Your Name director Makoto Shinkai.

Films screen at 12pm and 2.30pm on both days. Each feature is also paired with an animated short that picked up a prize at the 2018 SIGGRAPH Asia Computer Animation Festival, so you'll be getting a double dose with every session.

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