KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival starts early bird ticket sale and confirms the first prize -winning and Oscar -nominated speakers

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival starts selling early bird tickets , first speakers confirmed

27 JULY 2015, AMSTERDAM, 27 JULY
Summary
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival launches the sale of early bird tickets at Ticketscript. The first award-winning and Oscar-nominated guests have been confirmed. KLIK! is delighted to welcome three animation greats at the festival: Tomm Moore, Johnny Kelly, and PES are the first confirmed guests to speak at the festival about their impressive work.

KLIK! takes over EYE in Amsterdam for six days of animation madness, 27 October - 1 November. For the 8th time, KLIK! offers a dazzling showcase of the world’s best animated shorts and features, matched with fine presentations, workshops and zany parties.

KLIK! presents the following competitions
Animated Shorts, Animated Student Shorts, Commissioned Animations, Animated Music Videos, Best Political Shorts, and Best Animated Shorts From an Emerging Country. Besides short animations, KLIK! also has a competition for Animated Documentaries, and screens mouth-watering animated feature films.

The first renowned guests for the eye-popping festival program have been confirmed to speak at the six-day festival about their impressive work, to delight and inspire filmmakers, designers, and animation enthusiasts alike.

Tomm Moore is an Irish illustrator, comics artist and filmmaker. He is co-founder and creative director of animation studio and production company Cartoon Saloon. His first two feature films, The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014), were both nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. He also directed the On Love segment for The Prophet, a feature animation produced by Salma Hayek based on one of the best-selling books of all times. The Prophet is due for release later this year. Tomm Moore received the Directors Guild Of Ireland and America Finder’s Series Award in 2008 and European Director of the year at the Cartoon Movie in 2009.

Johnny Kelly is an animator and designer from Ireland. He now works at Nexus, working on interesting projects and commissions for Adobe, Vitra, Google, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. His short film Procrastination was broadcast by the BBC, and won the Jerwood Moving Image Award. The stop-motion animation he directed for Chipotle Back to the Start won the Film Grand Prix at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity.

PES is best known as the creator of Fresh Guacamole, the shortest film ever nominated for an Oscar. He is considered one of the masters of stop-motion. For his films he has made chairs have sex, turned bubble wrap into boiling water, and turned rusty tools into deep sea creatures. He is currently developing Garbage Pail Kids for the screen.

Unlimited passes
For early birds, KLIK! is introducing a reduced price for unlimited passes. With an unlimited pass you can enjoy the full KLIK! experience and access all screenings and programs (except for Script Dating) during the entire festival and the (in)famous KLIK! KLIK! BOOM! party on Saturday. These tickets can be purchased online for a limited time only at Ticketscript.

About KLIK!
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is an annual celebration of all things animated. KLIK! likes to showcase animation in all of its shapes and sizes, giving a platform to animated feature films, shorts, commercials, video games and installations. KLIK! will celebrate its 8th festival edition 27 October – 1 November 2015 at EYE in Amsterdam. This year’s international competition received over 1800 entries from 80 countries.

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About KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival is an annual celebration of all things animated. KLIK likes to showcase animation in all of its shapes and sizes, giving a platform to animated feature films, shorts, commercials, video games and installations. KLIK will celebrate its tenth anniversary edition 17-22 October 2017 at EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. For last year’s international competition KLIK received over 1800 entries from 83 countries.

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