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A forum for animation researchers at the 2015 Animafest festival. Call for papers for the second Animafest Scanner.

 With the aim of creating synergy between theoretical and practical discourse among filmmakers and scholars, the second Animafest Scanner II 2015 International Animation symposium takes place 10 and 11 June 2015 during Animafest, Zagreb

 International film and media researchers are invited to present the latest findings in the field of animation. This year's keynote speaker will be Giannalberto Bendazzi, the famous film theorist, critic and professor, also the first winner of Animafest's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies. 

 Papers need to be twenty-minute theoretical and historical presentations, held in English, and should be  thematically linked to this year’s festival programme:

  • ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Papers on animate or hybrid-film adaptations of Lewis Carroll’s famous book, as well as related subjects and interpretations that include a very broad spectrum of possibilities like strange creatures, mirrors, rabbits, distorted space-time continuum etc.

  • MICHEL OCELOT AND SILHOUETTE-ANIMATION

Presentations about the work and artistic life of Michel Ocelot, this year’s recipient of the Animafest Zagreb Lifetime Achievement Award. Topics may also be extended into general technical and aesthetic areas of silhouette-animation.

  • CURRENTS AND TRENDS: STYLISTIC VARIATIONS IN ANIMATION

Any topic related to recent developments, trends and new concepts in animation filmmaking, focusing on visual styles and innovative solutions.

  • ANIMATION AND EXPERIMENTAL FILM

The margins between experimental film and animation are fluent and permeable. Depending on the individual point of view such films can be considered in either direction.

Papers discussing artistic positions that represent controversial and challenging ideas are welcome.
Selected speakers will be provided with a free festival pass during the 25th Animafest Zagreb.  Reworked abstracts of the presentations up to 500 words will be published in English in the Croatian Cinema Chronicle, which is listed in several citation and abstract databases, including Web of Science (WoS) and SCOPUS.
The symposium does not cover travel and accommodation expenses, but it will gladly support speakers in finding inexpensive hotels with special festival rates. For more information about accommodation, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE:
Mag.art. Daniel Šuljić, World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb
Mag.phil Mag.art. Franziska Bruckner, ASIFA-Austria, AG Animation
Dr. Nikica Gilić, Assoc. Prof. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Prof. Holger Lang, Webster Vienna Private University
Prof. Dr. Hrvoje Turković, Prof. in retirement