Int'l animation film festival held in Armenia

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The sixth ReAnimania International Animation Film Festival underway in Yerevan on Saturday through Friday presents the best animated films produced by world filmmakers this year.

The festival was opened at the Moscow Cinema with the screening of Stephane Berla's Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart (France), which was commended as the greatest animated romance since Tim Burton's masterpiece "Corpse Bride" (2005).

"The idea to create a festival of animation was born from my huge love. I gathered a team of devoted colleagues during these six years," founding director of the festival Vrej Kassouny told Xinhua.

"Our main purpose is to revive the Armenian animation, to involve young people in it, and also to excite the interest of the public in the newest tendencies of animation art," he said.

This year, ReAnimania received a record number of 900 application films from 90 countries and regions, from among which 400 full-length, short-length animated films and videos were chosen.

The festival will stage six premieres, which are the best animated films produced this year.

Five competition categories, namely, "The best feature film," "The best short film," "The best television film," "The best music" and "The best graduation," will be run for.

A market of animation films, MarAni, is also opened within the festival.

The government of Armenia provided 300,000 U.S. dollars for the construction of an animation studio center named after the legendary Armenian animator Robert Sahakyants.

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