Currently Taking Part in the Animation Chico in the USA
The Animated Film Karouma Has Been to More Than 70 International Festivals in Only 8 Months
Within its international film festivals' tour that resulted in being part of more than 70 festivals in only 8 months, Algerian director Boubaker Boukhari's Emirati animation film Karouma will take part in Animation Chico that will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 in Chico, California, USA.
Animation Chico presents a wide variety of animated films from both established and upcoming artists from around the world. The films selected for screening will showcase the latest techniques in animation and innovations in technology, with the most entertaining storytelling around.
Last month, the animated film has been touring the world's film festivals competing in the official competition of 9 festivals in 7 countries around the world. Karouma has been selected at the El Meu Primer Festival in Spain, Hsin-Yi Children Animation Award in Taiwan, Arab Film Festival Zurich in Switzerland, Wicked Film Festival in Australia, VideoBabel in Peru, XII Festival de Cine Infantil de Ciudad Guayana in Venezuela, Seville Animation Festival (Animalada) in Spain, Grand OFF World Independent Film Awards in Warsaw, Poland, and Euroshorts in Poland (November 28 - December 11).
The film follows Karouma, the unique gifted boy who is striving to break through and to leave his parent's nest to pursue his dreams and live his life in its full potential.
Karouma received several awards at prestigious international festivals including; the Best Animation Film Award at the New York International Short Film Festival, the Pennine Film Festival in the UK; the Comme Il Faut International Film Festival; the 4th Kraljevski Film Festival in Serbia; and the FILMMATIC Filmmaker Awards in USA; in addition to the Silver Remi Award at the 49th Annual International Independent Film Festival (Worldfest-Houston); an Animation Honorable Mention at the FARCUME International Festival of Short Film Faro in Portugal; and the Best International Expat Short award at the Korea International Expat Film Festival. Karouma has been part of more than 50 international film festivals.
Karouma also participated in the 20th Arab Film Festival in USA and contended for the Best Animated Film award at the Southampton International Film Festival in the UK (19-23 October), the Tunisian Festival of Animated Film-Ta7rik, and the Sharjah International Children's Film Festival (SICFF) (October 23-28).
Algerian director Boubaker Boukhari has studied Fine Arts in Algeria and then received training on Animation. Boukhari worked in a joint venture between the EU and the Maghreb to produce cartoon animation, and then he moved to Tunisia to work in the field of Advertising and Audiovisual Production. His showreel includes many animated feature films, series, music videos and animated shorts. He helped in the curation of some of cultural festivals and events in collaboration with many associations. Furthermore, Boukhari has also worked as a teacher of Visual Effects, and also participated in training courses and workshops on Cartoon Animation.