Opening Event: Screening of This Magnificent Cake! by Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels (Tuesday, September 4th, Grand Hall, 7:30 pm)
2018 Lectures and Masterclasses
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
Wednesday | 5th September | Conference Room
JAZZ AND ANIMATED FILM, A HISTORY, 13:00-13:45
Who was Stephin Fetchit? Did Disney love jazz? What was ‘jazz-frog cartoon’? Was Mickey Mouse a minstrel? And was Bugs Bunny a bopper? What brings together ‘Harlem Renaissance’ and Betty Boop? Who was ‘squarehead’ and who was ‘hip’? What was Haye’s Code and who were ‘Censored Eleven’? This lecture will reveal a plethora of amazing details about common history of jazz and animated films. Speaker: Milen Alempijević (Serbia)
Presentation: THE CONTACT POINT OF THE TWO WORLDS, 18:00-19:00
Author of cult comic books Scourge of God and Drako, Aleksa Gajić has been the good spirit of the Serbian comic scene for almost two decades now. He is also the author of the first Serbian full-feature animated film, Technotise-Edith & I , as well as numerous animated shorts. An opus big and diverse enough, equally challenging for the audience and the analysts. The border areas of the comic art and animation, the art credo, experiments, world scene, expectations and plans. Speaker: Aleksa Gajić (Serbia)
Saturday | 8th September | Conference Room
Making-of NOCTURNAL ADVENTURE OF AN EXTRAORDINARY GUY: 12:00-12:45
The film by Špela Čadež Nighthawk (2016) has a true pedigreed festival record: it was selected for the competition programme at Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand and Annecy, receiving over 20 awards and recognitions, including the Grand Prix awards at the Rotterdam HAFF and the Zagreb Animafest, as well as the ’Golden Peg Bar’ awarded by the Animanima in Čačak, in 2017. Špela explains the process of creation, the animation techniques and the challenges of working on this film. Speaker: Špela Čadež (Slovenia)
Presentation: NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL (NFTS): 12:55-13:30
Forty-five years of history. World-class facilities. Tutors who are shaping the industry – and have the accolades to prove it. Scholarships that make sure raw talent reaches potential. Working sets on site. Award-winning projects for real industry clients. Once-in-a-lifetime masterclasses with world-famous names. The chance to create the future. Be Part of the Story. Speaker: Kim Noce (UK)
Presentation: STUDIO LES FILMS DE L’ARLEQUIN: 13:40-14:10
What is shared in common by animation directors such as Florance Mailhe, Serge Elissalde, Serge Avedikian, Santiago ’Bou’ Grasso, Momoko Seto, Michel and Uri Kranot, to name some of them? Well, it is the fact that all of them have made exceeptional films produced by the Parisian Les Films de l’Arlequin studio. Dora Benousilio, the founder and the main producer will present the creative artists and the new projects of this studio. Speaker: Dora Benousilio (France)
Master Class: MECHANISM OF (UN)EXPECTED ERROR, 14:20-15:05
Spontaneity, randomness, error. Are these the ingredients of a good animated film? There is no doubt they may be, as this is proved by films of Nikita Diakur (Ugly, 2017 and Fest, 2018) supported by dynamic computer simulation which he has made him recognizable as one of the most peculiar auteur artists at the modern European animation scene. Speaker: Nikita Diakur (Germany)
Presentation: NARRATION WITHOUT NARRATION: ANIMATE STORY IN THE SPACE 15:15-16:00
Lea Vidakovic is a multidisciplinary artist, animator and researcher in the area of animated installations, in which she uses the traditional puppet animation technique. In her doctorate studeis at the Academy for Art, Design and Media of the Nanjang Technology University in Singapore, she is doing a research in the area of fragment narration and new narrative approaches in animated installations. Speaker: Lea Vidaković (Serbia)
Unusual voyage of an extraordinary space traveller drives this short animated story that brings us into the 2018 edition of Animanima. The new video was created by Belgrade artists, illustrator & graphic designer Bratislav Milenkovic and animator Milos Gojkovic.
Call for entries (Archive)
ANIMANIMA presents the contemporary European and global production in this field, with an aim to affirm the art of film animation. The festival is based on a concept comprising the international competition programme, the review programme including presentations of animators’ portraits, the school of animation, authors retrospective and presentations of animated films studios, as well as accompanying fringe programmes (lectures, exhibitions, multimedia events.
Only acceptable films for Animanima 2017. competition programs are those produced after January 1st 2017.
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ANIMANIMA has existed since 2007, traditionally held under the auspices of the City of Čačak and Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Serbia.