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Shanghai Film Festival

19 June 2018

Hosted as part of the official program for the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival, AACTA (Australian Academy Cinema Television Arts) and Animal Logic facilitated an engaging and informative panel at the Shanghai Film Plaza on Tuesday 19 June. Animal Logic: Reimaging Story Through Animation and VFX was Animal Logic’s first-ever masterclass in China with AACTA, exploring the creative process behind making films with insights from CEO and co-founder Zareh Nalbandian, Production Designer Grant Freckelton and VFX Supervisor Will Reichelt. Animal Logic apprised stories, challenges and processes involved in creating the world of PETER RABBIT, THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE and a range of other cinematic universes.

A packed theatre of Chinese industry, students and fans were treated to an in-depth look into behind-the-scenes footage of pre-visualisation, visual effects production and post-production developments with beautifully crafted visuals from some of Animal Logic’s most iconic productions.

“It has been amazing to watch the Chinese film industry go from strength to strength in scale, diversity and creative ambition, and I see growing opportunities for exciting creative collaborations between Australian and Chinese filmmakers,” said CEO and co-founder Zareh Nalbandian. “Animal Logic’s partnership with great Chinese filmmakers goes back decades and has been the source of some of our most artistic accomplishments. We were honoured to be at the Shanghai International Film Festival to share our history of creative collaborations with some of the world’s greatest filmmakers and to have the opportunity to connect with so many talented film enthusiasts who attended our masterclass.”

We would like to thank AACTA for the invitation and look forward to more exciting collaborations and opportunities to showcase Australian film.