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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

From graphic novel to film

Many films have been adapted from graphic novels. Usually they become sci fi, thriller, action films rather than animated versions of themselves. Persepolis is an award winning animated film from the autobiographical graphic novel by Marjane Satrapi.

Wednesday, April 30th at 7pm
Director: Directed by Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi, 2007
Language: English
Run Time: 95 min.
Genre: Drama, Animation
Rating: PG-13

Filmmakers Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi collaborated to co-write and co-direct this adaptation of Satrapi's bestselling autobiographical graphic novel detailing the trials faced by an outspoken Iranian girl who finds her unique attitude and outlook on life repeatedly challenged during the Islamic revolution. The English-language version features the voice talents of Sean Penn, Gena Rowlands, and Iggy Pop, with Catherine Deneuve and Chiara Mastroianni reprising their roles from the original French-language version.

The film won the Jury Prize at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. In her acceptance speech, Satrapi said "Although this film is universal, I wish to dedicate the prize to all Iranians". Persepolis was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

For more information or to reserve seating please contact Suzanne Carte-Blanchenot at 905-896-5507 or

Film Series Tickets: available in advance at the Galleries, UTM Student Union or the evening of the screening from 6:30pm at the AMC Courtney Park

Admission:AGM Members/Students/Seniors: $10.00General Admission: $12.00Series Pass: $30.00 (4 film package)

Screening Location:AMC Courtney Park, 110 Courtney Park Dr. Mississauga, ON L5T 2Y3, Hwy 10 and the 401 *May 28th film Up the Yangtze, Details will be posted soon

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Young Mississauga Animators

Cawthra Park Animation Festival 2008
A secondary school student competition or link from

Date: Wed. June 4th, 7pm -10pm $5 at the door

Address: Cawthra Park S.S.
1305 Cawthra Road.
Mississauga, Ont. L5G-4L1

Contact: Festival Director
John Bissylas, Cawthra Park S.S.

The festival is a student contest with awards given to the best in each of six categories.
It will be an evening of exciting entertainment and an opportunity for students to showcase their talents to their peers and to the arts industry as well as build their portfolios.

Animation has been a fast growing industry in the fields of entertainment and advertising and many new jobs and career opportunities have opened as a result of this phenomenon. Promoting animation as an art form and employable skill would benefit students as they begin to consider post-secondary educational and career pathways.

Participating boards: Peel, Toronto District, York Region and Halton District

Awards: 1st and 2nd Place animations in each of 6 categories. Trophies given by the festival. Educational/professional opportunities given by the sponsors.

Categories: Flash Narrative, Flash non-narrative, Stop-motion, Mixed Media, 3D and Music Videos

2007 winning entries can be viewed on our website

Participating sponsors:

9Story Entertainment
Max the Mutt Animation School
Sheridan College
Thinnox Design Academy
Curry's Artists' Materials
Frischkorn Audiovisual

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