Saturday, A World of Animation

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Tonight we have A World of Animation at the festival.  Oscar winners, Directors, Animators and Producers from around the world will host a live screening of short films and follow up with discussion about the future of animation. See below for the events. 

You can find today’s Festival of Curiosity live stream & schedule at

Playdate for the Imagination
Saturday, July 18th @ 7pm GMT or 11am PDT 
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In partnership with the Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival in San Francisco join us for a unique playdate for the imagination.We will be co-hosting across the Atlantic, a live virtual screening of short animated films for children and their grown-ups. Saturday morning cartoons in California and bedtime story toons in Ireland.Following our virtual screening, there will be a special online kids Q&A with the makers of the films hosted by Jim Capobianco, award winning animator, pixar story veteran and director of the upcoming stop-motion animated film The Inventor, about Leonardo Da Vinci.

World of Animation
Saturday July 18th @ 8.30pm GMT or 12.30pm PDT
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Join acclaimed Animator, Writer, Director & Oscar Nominee Jim Capobianco (Ratatouille, Leonardo, The Lion King, Mary Poppins Returns, The Inventor) as he ventures into the World of Animation.Discussing the current trends, exciting developments and the future of animation with friends – Cartoon Saloon’s Tomm Moore (Wolfwalkers, Song of the Sea, The Secret of Kells), Executive Producer Kat Alioshin (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, The Inventor, Animation Outlaws) and Everett Downing Jr., who Co-Directed Hair Love which won Best Animated Short Film at the 92nd Academy Awards.

A little note about our curiously digital festival

This is new for us too! So many people have come together at short notice, remotely, across multiple time zones and many of us from our own homes too, to try create something positive, in a new digital format, during a time that has been difficult for so many.Like any good experiment, some hiccups might happen or things might not go exactly as you or we expected  – hang in there, we’ll be working hard to make sure things run as smoothly as they can.

Wishing you a lovely festival and a curious day today.

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