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Anticipated Films at Gold Coast Film Festival 2015 | #1 – Song of the Sea

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The Gold Coast Film Festival has been a hub of anime premieres in Australia these past few years. In 2014 they became one of the few film festivals internationally to showcase the entirety of Anime Mirai (2013) outside of Japan, and were also the first festival to hold an official English subtitled screening of Bayonetta: Bloody Fate. These two screenings didn’t manage to meet the standard of 2013’s festivities however, where acclaimed anime director Makoto Shinkai (Known for his beautiful environment designs/ scenery porn) held the world premiere of The Garden of Words on the festival’s closing night. Unfortunately, after hitting the bar so high in previous years with their Cool Japan program, the total number of anime films being screened during Gold Coast Film Festival 2015 is zero.

That being said, GCFF ’15 will not be without animated feature films. One of these will be the Australian Premiere of the Academy Award nominated animated feature film Song of the Sea, directed by Tomm Moore and created by Cartoon Saloon. While I will reserve my judgement until watching it for myself, reception from critics and regular viewers seems to be overwhelmingly positive.

As evidenced by the trailer above, Song of the Sea will be English dubbed, with some lines also spoken in Irish and Scottish Gaelic. Tickets for the screening are now on sale, with tickets being sold for $13.00 (Concession, Student, Pensioner) to $15.00 (Adult). There will be only one showing for Song of the Sea, to be held at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Friday, April 17th at 4:15PM.

A review of Song of the Sea will be available on The Otaku’s Study shortly after screening.

Official Synopsis

An Irish boy discovers that his mute sister is a mythical creature known as a selkie who must find her voice and free supernatural creatures from the spell of a Celtic goddess.

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Sam
Founder of The Otaku's Study. I have been exploring this labyrinth of fandom these last fifteen years, and still nowhere close to the exit yet. Probably searching for a long time to come.

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