Birdboy: The Forgotten Children–Spanish Award-Winning Film

Birdboy: The Forgotten Children, known internationally by its original Spanish title Psiconautas, los niños olvidados, is directed by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, and is based on Vázquez’s graphic novel and award-winning short film, Birdboy.

A darkly comic dystopian fantasy featuring adorable anthropomorphic critters, has been a hit on the festival circuit, with official selections including Annecy, BFI London, Fantasia (where it won the Satoshi Kon Award), and San Sebastian, among others.

The film won Best Animated Feature at the 2016 Goya Awards, Spain’s equivalent of the Oscarss (where Vázquez separately won Best Animated Short for his film Decorado), and was one of three nominees for Best Animated Feature at the 2016 European Film Awards.

GKIDS will release the film theatrically in fall 2017, in both its original Spanish and a new English language version.