USA Premiere

Following the film, AFI Festivals Director of Programming Sarah Harris leads a conversation with filmmakers Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart.

In 17th-century Ireland, a magical friendship takes shape. Young Robyn and her wolf-hunter father, Bill, are sent from England tasked with ridding the woodland outside of town of wolves. After being told to stay within the city walls, Robyn sneaks out to explore the magical world of the forest where she meets Mebh, a wild girl raised by wolves. Robyn undergoes a secret transformation, turning into the very thing her father is sent to destroy and creating a final battle between the wolf pack and townsfolk.

Following THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA, WOLFWALKERS is the third film of Academy Award®-nominated animators Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart’s “Irish folklore trilogy” and an exciting visual adventure for the whole family. –Sarah Harris

Tomm Moore is a Director, Art Director, Storyboarder, Animator and Illustrator, directing two films nominated for Best Animated Feature Oscars: The Secret of Kells and Song of the Sea. He received the Directors Guild of Ireland and America’s Finder’s Series Award and European Director of the year at Cartoon Movie.

Ross Stewart has been working in animation for over 20 years. Earlier in his career, he worked primarily in visual development and art direction, including roles on three Oscar®-nominated movies – THE SECRET OF KELLS and SONG OF THE SEA for Cartoon Saloon, and PARANORMAN with Laika Studios.

Claire Heath


Country: Luxembourg, Ireland, USA

Year: 2020

Directors: Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart

Screenwriter: Will Collins

Producers: Paul Young, Nora Twomey, Tomm Moore, Stephan Roelants

Executive Producers: Gerry Shirren, Fabien Renelli, Zhang Shuo, Yang Ying, Didier Brunner, Damien Brunner, Eric Beckman, David. Jesteadt

Editors: Richie Cody, Darren Holmes A.C.E, Darragh Byrne

Production Designer: Maria Pareja

Music: Bruno Coulais, Kila

Cast/Featuring: Honor Kneafsey, Eva Whittaker, Sean Bean, Simon McBurney, Tommy Tiernan, Maria Doyle Kennedy

Running Time (minutes): 103

Language: English