Animated Film Festival // Films from Nigeria, France and Japan

Animated Film Festival // Films from Nigeria, France and Japan
past almost 2 years ago

Wed, Nov 2 5:00PM - Sat, Nov 5 6:00PM

Institut Français Nigéria 52 Libreville Street, off Aminu Kano Crescent, beside Mr Biggs, Wuse 2 Abuja, Nigeria

Event Details

The Institut français du Nigeria and the Embassy of Japan in Nigeria are pleased to invite you to the second edition of the Animated Film Festival in Abuja.

All films with English subtitles

Wednesday 2nd November - 6pm
Opening speeches
French & Japanese cocktail

Followed by:
PHANTOM BOY (France) - 7pm
Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Felicioli
2015, 1h24min
in French with English subtitles

Leo, a very sick little boy, is able to float outside of his own body at night, swooping through the skies over the glamorous lit-up city of Manhattan. He helps a wheelchair-bound policeman in his attempt to bring down a mob kingpin.


Thursday 3rd November - 7pm
Hayao Miyazaki
2001, 2h05min
In Japanese with English subtitles

During her family's move to the suburbs, a sullen 10-year-old girl wanders into a world ruled by gods, witches, and spirits, and where humans are changed into beasts.


Firday 4th November - 7pm
Nigerian evening – films and panel discussion

Animated cinema: a developing industry in Nigeria? This evening will showcase animated films “made in Naija”, followed by a discussion on the situation of animation in the country. Experts and film makers from Nigerian studios, as well as young Nigerian animators, will share their views and knowledge with the audience.


Saturday 5th November - 3pm
Jung Sik-jun, Laurent Boileau
2011, 1h15min
in French with English subtitles

Using sepia-toned animated vignettes, this remarkable animated documentary traces the unconventional upbringing of the filmmaker Jung Henin, one of thousands of Korean children adopted by Western families after the end of the Korean War. It is the story of a boy stranded between two cultures.


Saturday 5th November - 7pm

Mamoru Hosoda
2012, 1h 57min

College student Hana falls in love with another student who turns out to be a werewolf, who dies in an accident after their second child. Hana moves to the rural countryside where her husband grew up to raise her two werewolf children.