Photo/Illutration“Pieces of April” by Zhou Xiaolin from Tama Art University (Provided by ICAF)

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Students from 25 universities will showcase their animation skills at a festival starting later this month at the National Art Center in Tokyo's Roppongi district.

The 17th Inter College Animation Festival (ICAF) from Sept. 26 to 29 will feature 200 works by students in animation programs at university and vocational schools across Japan.

The works, which were recommended for screening by the schools, include “Pieces of April” by Zhou Xiaolin from Tama Art University, “Bath House of Whales” by Mizuki Kiyama from Tokyo University of the Arts and “The City Made Almost Empty” by Tomoe Matsushima from Musashino Art University.

Anime shorts submitted on a voluntary basis will also be screened for reviews.

Admission is free.

The festival will tour Okayama, Hyogo, Aichi, Kyoto, Osaka, Ishikawa and Hiroshima prefectures with a smaller selection of works.

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