The curtain has fallen on the 45th WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival in Houston, Texas, where creative excellence in independent film and video production were honored in high style.
This year two Fantawild Animation offerings, Brainy Bubbly Bug Buddies and Hick City, won the Festival’s distinguished Platinum Remi and Gold Remi Awards, respectively—marking the first time in WorldFest history that Chinese animated programming has ever received such recognition.
According to its official website, WorldFest is the oldest independent film & video festival in the world, and one of the three original international film festivals in North America.
Even prior to Houston, these same Fantawild favorites enjoyed a warm international welcome. The 3D edutainment series Brainy Bubbly Bug Buddies—a “bug’s-eye view” of the habits and habitats of various insects—was an official selection of the Czech Republic’s AniFest 2011; and in France, Hick City, a silent comedy featuring lovable brown bears, picked up the Kids’ Jury prize for its category at MIPJunior 2011.
Aside from these distinctions, Fantawild Animation has garnered worldwide notice through official selection for such esteemed festivals as Italy’s Cartoons by the Bay (The Pulcinella Awards, 2010), and the Seoul International Cartoon and Animation Festival (SICAF, 2012).
Fantawild Animation is committed to expanding its reputation as an international brand with something for everyone who loves quality family entertainment!