First Karibukai Animation Festival in Puerto Rico (Event)

Recently I received a press release with interesting news about an animation festival that will take place for the first time in Puerto Rico next weekend. Here are the details: The Karibukai Animation Festival will take place from May 27th to the 30th at the Puerto Rico National Filmotheque in the north wing of the Cuartel Ballajá, near the San Felipe del Morro Castle in Old San Juan. Karibukai will feature full-length animated films along with a contest for local animated shorts. According to their website, Karibukai is the Japanese word for Caribbean.

Some guests attending:

  • Carlos Goméz Nicolás (Nikodemo)- creator of the animated series from Spain Cálico Electrónico
  • Panel discussing the challenges of local animators with:
    • José Luis Collazo (Wewex)- Boricuas Beyond series
    • Reynaldo LeónGuabamán series
    • Tommy GonzálezManny el Manatí series

International productions that will be shown include:

  • Japan: Vexille, Evangelion 1.01, Robotech: Shadow Chronicles
  • United States: Halo: Legends; Justice League: Crisis on 2 Earths; Tales from the Black Freighter; documentaries Comic Book Literacy and Dig Comics
  • Israel: Waltz with Bashir

Karibukai is organized by Paquines, a nonprofit organization bringing animation, comics, and film fans together in Puerto Rico. Check out the Karibukai official website for more details, film listings, and contest info. I’m looking forward to checking the festival out so if you can’t be in beautiful Old San Juan next weekend, I’ll let you know what went down.

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