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  • The 14th Puchon International Student Animation Festival
  • by LEE Eun-sun /  Oct 19, 2012
  • Nov.7th~Nov.11th 2012
    PISAF is one of Asia’s most successful international animation festivals. Set in the Bucheon City (previously written as Puchon), an outskirt of Seoul, PISAF has established itself since 1999. There are many events on the program. Screenings, Anifair (Market and Global Job-Fair), Education Convention and Exhibition provide opportunities to discover and celebrate the vitality of animation with the ever-growing public audiences.
    Over the past 14 years, PISAF has participated in promoting animation. It covers all genres and formats including students' works, features, TV series, animation music videos. PISAF2012 will introduce 15 Features and 190 shorts this year.

    PISAF has played a major role in creating a network linking by collaborating with Animation Festival Association - Internationales Trickfilm - Festival Stuttgart, Annecy International Animated Film Festival. Expotoons, JMAF, CICAF and Zagreb.
    ※ Opening Film

    Director John KAHRS
    USA | 2012 | 10min | DCP
    Asian Premiere
    Annecy International Animated Film Festival 2012 Opening Film
    Paperman is an innovative animated short about a young New Yorker who relies on heart, imagination, a stack of papers—and a little luck—to change his destiny and win the girl of his dreams.
    Introducing a groundbreaking technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director John KAHRS takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with Paperman. Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute.
    Convinced the girl of his dreams is gone forever, he gets a second chance when he spots her in a skyscraper window across the avenue from his office. With only his heart, imagination and a stack of papers to get her attention, his efforts are no match for what the fates have in store for him.
    Director John KAHRS
    After joining Disney Pixar, Director John KAHRS worked for A Bug's Life in 1999, followed by Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Incredible, Bolt, and Ratatouille as the animator and worked as the animation supervisor of Tangled.
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