Feinaki Animation Week features family-oriented session for younger audience
Web Editor:International Daily
The just concluded Feinaki 2020 Beijing Animation Week offered a special family-oriented screening session with a group of young Chinese talents showcasing their creative works.The Animation Week came to a close on Sunday in the Chinese capital. Although most of the short films presented were geared toward adults, some sessions over the weekend also kept the little ones entertained.The family-oriented program entitled Imagination in My Pocket included latest works by established foreign filmmakers and it also presented creations by rising Chinese animators.Among them was Zhou Xiaolin's "Half of an Apple", a unique piece featuring paper cutting."My work is inspired by my own experience with my twin sister in the process of growing up. It's the second part of a trilogy," said Zhou Xiaolin, animator of "Half of An Apple".Personal experience has been the inspiration for many animators. For Qoky Lee, creator of Returning Swallows, making the short film has been a healing spiritual journey.The event not only provided access for the audiences to quality animation, but also offered young talents a chance to interact with top independent animators."Feinaki Beijing Animation Week offers a great platform for us animators to communicate with and learn from each other," said Zhang Jinruo, animator of "Enwinding Threads".This year marks the second edition of the Feinaki Beijing Animation Week. The event got its name from the Chinese word for 'Phenakistoscope', a 19th-century analogue animation device, and aims to display the beauty of the bizarre the way that only animation can.