New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival 2015  31st October 2015 –3rd November 2016

3rd November - 6th November , 2016 3rd November - 6th November , 2016

April and the Extraordinary World

Japanese premiere of a masterpiece of steampunk adventure, which won the Cristal for a Feature Film in 2015. Set in the Earth in alternative history where the industrial revolution never happened and Napoleon’s heirs ruled, this film constructs charming and cheerful world with the influence of some Anime films like AKIRA and Studio Ghibli’s early adventurous films.


It’s 1941 in Paris – a family of scientists is on the brink of discovering a powerful serum of invincibility when all of a sudden a mysterious force abducts them leaving their young daughter, April, behind. Ten years later, April lives alone with her dear cat, Darwin, and continues her family’s research, but soon finds herself at the center of an obscure conspiracy. Alongside Darwin, and trusted friend, Julius, April embarks on an adventure to find her parents and discover the truth behind their disappearance.



Christian Desmares

Christian Desmares started making animation in 1998. Then he worked in a series of short films and commercials with different production companies such as: Je Suis Bien Content, Bibo Films, Xilam and Donc Voilà. Since 2001, he started to participate in long feature films, such as CORTO MALTESE, LASCARS, LE JOUR DES CORNEILLES and UN MONSTRE A PARIS.

Franck Ekinci
Franck Ekinci

Franck Ekinci is a French producer, director and screenwriter. After working in advertising, comics and illustration, Franck Ekinci, with Marc Jousset, founded the animation studio Je Suis Bien Content in 1996. He participates in numerous youth TV programs and films animation for TF1, France 3, Disney, Arte and Canal Plus.


Directors:Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci
2015/Belgium, Canada, France/105min/French dialogue, Japanese subtitle, English subtitle

協賛 :
  • 石屋製菓(株)
  • サッポロビール(株)
  • 東日本電信電話(株)
  • (株)北洋銀行
  • (株)北海道銀行
  • 北海道空港(株)
  • 北海道コカ・コーラボトリング(株)
  • (株)マテック
  • よつ葉乳業(株)
  • (株)ロイズコンフェクト
  • JAL
  • ANA
Hosted by:
New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival Executive Committee
総務省 / 外務省 / 経済産業省 / 観光庁 / 東京航空局 / 北海道運輸局 / 日本政府観光局(JNTO) / 北海道 / 千歳市 / 日本アニメーション協会 / 日本アニメーション学会 / 日本動画協会 / 映画産業団体連合会 / 北海道新聞社 / NHK札幌放送局 / 北海道放送 / 札幌テレビ放送 / 北海道テレビ放送 / 北海道文化放送 / テレビ北海道 / エフエム北海道 / エフエム・ノースウェーブ / STVラジオ(順不同)
Chitose Hokkaido, JAPAN

New Chitose Airport International Animation Festival

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