And at the Hiroshima Animation Festival, animations from all over the world are screened. Many of them are in competition, others won awards from the past animation festivals, and still others are simply there to be enjoyed. The animations can be happy or sad, calm or chaotic, harsh or peaceful, or a mix of everything.
The Hiroshima Animation Festival isn’t all about watching animation, though!
In one room near the front entrance of the building, there are people advertising their different animation softwares, as well as different intermedia design universities and classes. These are fun to explore, especially if you are interested in animation as a career, like I am! Sometimes directors and animators give short presentations in this room too.
“Kid’s Clips” workshop room.
The other room is a computer animation workshop, and is also very fun to test out. But with both of these rooms, be sure to let the littlest kids go first! (See Kira’s more in-depth article about her experience in the workshops). The festival lasts from August 20th to the 25th this year in Aster Plaza a short walk south of Peace Memorial Park.