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Song Of The Sea, Ghibli's Princess Kaguya to Première at TIFF

As far as events in the film calendar go, Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is right up there with Cannes. The event always secures some major premieres from around the world, and is often attended by some of the industry's biggest names. This year's slate has been announced, and there are a couple of major coups for animation fans at this year's event.

Cartoon Saloon's much anticipated Song Of The Sea is to get its world premiere at this year's fest, which runs from September 4th to 14th in Toronto, Canada. The second feature from Ireland's massively talented Tomm Moore, we've been pretty vocal about our excitement for this one here at AFA. It's due to screen on Saturday September 6th and Saturday 13th.

Moore is also one of the segment directors of the fascinating looking anthology animation Kahil Gibrain's The Prophet, which will be screening on September 6th, 10th and 12th. For more info on that film check out our earlier report.

Also screening for the first time in North America is Studio Ghibli's The Tale of Princess Kaguya. The much anticipated return (likely for the final time) of Isao Takahata, the film is screening September 5th, 6th and 14th. All screenings will be in Japanese with English subtitles.

If that impressive lineup wasn't enough for you, the Studio Ghibli documentary The Kingdom Of Dreams and Madness- which charts Hayao Miyazaki working on his swansong The Wind Rises, as well as Takahata working on Kaguya- will also be screening. Festival tickets go on sale on August 31st.