Int'l cartoon film festival kicks off in Bulgaria

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016-5-10 7:21:54

The seventh edition of the International Animation Film Festival Golden Kuker officially opened in Sofia on Monday featuring cartoons from 42 countries including China.

"This year, we received 935 movies for the competition, including 15 feature films," the festival's director Nadezhda Slavova said at the opening ceremony at the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts.

"This is a very high score for Bulgaria and means tremendous confidence in the festival and recognition from around the world," Slavova said.

As many as 11 Chinese films will be screened during the festival.

Six of them, including Go To City ELE, Keywords of Animation, The Life Of Smartphone Addicts, The Mask, A Miner's Story, and BLOOM, will compete for the festival's awards.

The other five such as The Legend of Qin and Hutong Meow, will be shown out of the competition.

A total of three Chinese films have participated in the festival since its first edition in 2010.

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