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During the World Expo in Shanghai the Dutch Culture Centre in cooperation with the Holland Animation Film Festival and the EYE Film Institute Netherlands will present a special programme of short Dutch animated films on Friday August 6, 2010. Gerben Schermer, the director of the Holland Animation Film Festival, will be presenting this program to an audience of more than 200 young Chinese film and culture lovers.

In general Dutch animation is highly original and entertaining. One of the highlights of the programme will be the short stop motion film RED-END AND THE SEEMINGLY SYMBIOTIC SOCIETY by Robin Noorda and Bethany de Forest about ant Red-End who is different from the rest and trying an experiment. The film is made to be shown in the extremely high resolution 4K. RED-END was selected for the competition programme of the International Animation Film Festival in Annecy and won several important awards, including the prize for Best Film at the International Animated Film Festival Cinanima in Espinho, Portugal.

The other films in the programme are: ACTIVITY CENTRE by Michiel van Dijk and Sjeng Schupp, BIG BUCK BUNNY by Sacha Goedegebure, DIORAMA by Elly Bouman, THE LABYRINTH RUNNER by Robbie Cornelissen, MAC & ROE by Elmer Kaan, NOTEBOOK by Evelien Lohbeck, THE PHANTOM OF THE CINEMA by Erik van Schaaik, PIVOT by André Bergs, SHELLS by Jef Nassenstein, SOLD OUT by Marie José van der Linden and Gerrit van Dijk, WHIPLASHED by Arnoud Rijken and VARIETY by Roelof van den Bergh.

On Saturday evening, August 7, Gerben Schermer will present PIERCING I, a Chinese animated feature film. Schermer will discuss the movie with the filmmakers who will be travelling from Nanjing to be present at the screening.  PIERCING 1 has been presented also at last year’s Holland Animation Film Festival.

PIERCING I , by Liu Jian and Le-joy Animation Studio, tells the story of Zhang Xiaojun who loses his job in a shoe factory due to the financial crisis. His dearest wish is to return to the village where he was born to become a farmer. But due to a misunderstanding he is arrested by the police.
Director Liu Jian graduated from Nanjing Art Institute and is nowadays one of the representative artists concerned with Gaudy Art and Conceptual Photography. In 2007 he started his own Le-joy Animation Studio.

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