Animafest Scanner VI 2019 Symposium, 4-5/6/19

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04 June 2019 - 05 June 2019
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Animafest Scanner VI - Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies, 04–05/06 TUE-WED Institute Balassi 10:00–17:00 h IN ENGLISH, OPEN TO PUBLIC

The sixth edition of the Symposium for Contemporary Animation Animafest Scanner VI aims again to create synergy of theoretical and practical discourses, and stimulate exchange between filmmakers and scholars.

The symposium is held in association with the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb. Over the course of its forty-seven-year history, the festival has given a stage to different animation forms and formats in competition and non-competition environments, presenting a worldwide selection of auteur, experimental and mainstream animated films in various programs.

This year’s keynote speaker is the recipient of the Animafest Zagreb Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animation Studies for 2019, Jayne Pilling, a versatile scholar, educator and animation promoter. Jayne Pilling was the founder and until 2018 the director of the prestigious British Animation Awards. Her overall work demonstrates great knowledge, methodological comprehensiveness and fluency in different areas of animation, which she acquired teaching at universities in Europe, Asia and USA, collaborating with the most renowned festivals, and advising the British Film Institute and other artistic establishments. Naturally, what is particularly important for this award is the trace she has left as the author and editor of books and other publications about animation and similar audiovisual arts. She has curated and released a series of DVDs of animation classics, helped push women’s issues in the genre and supported the canonisation of many animation values. Ms Pilling made it possible for new generations to discover the classics like Starewicz, at the same time keeping track of the latest trends in the art of animation. She directed the TV serial Continental Passions about European contributions to this art and organised several symposiums and conferences, demonstrating her massive energy in discovering new ways of understanding, promoting and loving animation.

The speakers will focus on the following subjects: Animation and History, Animation and Fine Arts, Animation and (Virtual) Reality, Animation and Education.

Historical and current trends, numerous perspectives, new findings in the fast-growing field of animation studies, paired with exciting speakers – all this and more awaits you at the Animafest Scanner VI symposium, and other events organised by Animafest 2019.

10:00 Welcome & introduction
10:10-10:55 KEYNOTE: Reflections on Animation History/Histories...and Historiography: Where Are We Now? - Jayne Pilling, Animafest Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies

Moderation: Andrijana Ružić

11:00-11:30 Feminism and Animation: Feminist Discourse Analysis of Quebec Animation from the National Film Board of Canada (1970-1979) - Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films / Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
11:45-12:15 Rewinding Brazilian Electronic Animation from the 1980’s: A Vanishing History - João Paulo Schlittler (Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil)
12:20-12:50 The Animation Cut-Out as an Expression of Long Lasting Spatio-Temporal Artistic and Cultural Processes - Velislava Gospodinova (New Bulgarian University, Sofia)

Moderation: Hrvoje Turković

14:30-15:00 George Schwizgebel's Animated Trilogy of Faust - Andrijana Ružić (independent scholar, Università Statale di Milano, Italy)
15:05-15:35 The "Simultaneous" Art of Theodore Ushev - Paola Bristot (Academy of Fine Arts of Venice, Italy)
15:50-16:20 The Public Showroom ASIFAKEIL - 100 Installations Focusing on Animation Art - Stefan Stratil (ASIFA Austrija)
16:25-16:55 Motion-Time-Space. From Moving Image to Moving Architecture - Martina Tritthart (FH Joanneum University of Applied Science, FH Burgenland University of Applied Science, Austria)

10:00 Introduction

Moderation: Franziska Bruckner

10:15-10:45 Challenges in Documentary VR - Reinhold Bidner / gold extra
10:50-11:20 Planning for Animated VR - A Proposal for New Approaches in Screenwriting and Scene Construction - Hannes Rall (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
11:35-12:05 Emersive Storytelling - An Exploration of Animation and the Fourth Wall as Tools for Critical Thinking - Eva Wijers (AKV St. Joost Master Institute, Netherlands)
12:10-12:40 Main Ballet Tanks. Researching the Possibilities of Transferring Aestheticized, Anthropomorphic Locomotion and Gestures to Non-Anthropomorphic, Mechanical Machinery by Means of Experimental Animation - Bernhard Schmitt (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

Moderator / Moderation: Holger Lang

14:30-15:00 "Everybody Is a Director" – Case Studies on Collaborative, Chained Animation in Education - Jürgen Hagler, Remo Rauscher (University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, School of Informatics/Communications/Media)
15:05-15:35 Animated Documentaries: A Practice through Community Filmmaking - Debjani Mukherjee (IIT Bombay, BOL, India)
15:50-16:20 Animation Techniques and Graphic Style in Representation of Deep Space - Olivier Cotte (independent scholar, France)
16:25-16:55 Explanatory Power of Diagrammatic Animation - Hrvoje Turković (Academy of Dramatic Art, Zagreb University, Croatia)

World festival of Animated film - Animafest Zagreb, ASIFA - Austria, Hulahop Film & Art Production

Organizing committee:
Mag. art. Daniel Šuljić, World festival of Animated film - Animafest Zagreb
Dr. Franziska Bruckner, St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences / AG Animation Vienna
Dr. sc. Nikica Gilić, Assoc. Prof., Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Prof. Holger Lang, Webster University
Prof. dr. Hrvoje Turković, Prof. in Retirement, Academy of Dramatic Arts, University of Zagreb

With support of:
City of Zagreb, Zagreb Tourist Board, Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC), The Croatian Film Directors' Guild (DHFR), Institut Balassi Zagreb, Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb, AG Animation of the Society for Media Studies (GfM), St. Pölten University of Applied Sciences



Event Dates

  • From 04 June 2019 to 05 June 2019
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