August 31, 2009
Nine animated feature films will be presented at this year’s Ani Asia! as part of the Pusan International Film Festival. Sub-titled A Leap of Asian Feature Animation, the fourth edition of Ani Asia! will feature animations from Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Philippines which are relatively lesser known but are increasingly recognised for their fresh approach. First Squad The Moment of Truth (Japan/Russia), McDull Kungfu Kindergarten (Hong Kong), Geng : The Adventure begins (Malaysia), Dayo (The Philippines), Port of Return (Taiwan), Khan Kluay II (Thailand), Yona Yona Penguin (Japan), Mai Mai the Miracle (Japan), What If Not Romance (working title) from Korea. The annual Pusan International Film Festival plays an important role in introducing Asian feature animations. The 14th Pusan International Film Festival will take place from 8 -16 October 2009.