KLIK! brings animation greats PES, Johnny Kelly and Tomm Moore to the Netherlands

The 8th edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival takes place from 27 October to 1 November at EYE.

01 SEPTEMBER 2015, AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 1
Samenvatting
The 8th edition of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival takes place from 27 October until 1 November at EYE. For six days, KLIK! gathers the cutting edge world of animation in a festival setting. Once again, the festival presents a majestic and varied program with the world’s best animations, workshops and presentations. Animations from 80 different countries will be screened in various competitions, attended by experts, creators and enthusiasts from all over the world.

Just as in previous years, KLIK! has managed to book leading artists to appear in Amsterdam. Animation superstar PES—known for Fresh Guacamole, the shortest film ever to be nominated for an Oscar—will discuss his work during an in-depth showcase. Irish designer and animator Johnny Kelly will offer an insight into his work at leading studio Nexus Productions, where he directed the award-winning stop motion animation Back to the Start.

Dutch premiere
Irish illustrator, comics artist and filmmaker Tomm Moore will deliver a showcase about his collaboration on the impressive new animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet. Moore has directed the On Love chapter of Kahlil Gibran’s celebrated book, which has been adapted into this highly anticipated film. Moore was nominated for an Academy Award twice, in 2010 for The Secret of Kells and this year for Song of the Sea. The Prophet, which was co-produced by actress Salma Hayek, will have its Dutch premiere at KLIK!

Early bird
Early bird tickets are available until September 7 via Ticketscript.

"At its best, animation is a kind of poetry painstakingly constructed from sounds and images; these short films contain the most powerful truths and ideas, equally capable of hilarity and seriousness—often in the same film. There’s a whole wonderful world to discover; there are as many different animation styles and stories as there are different animators!” - Yvonne van Ulden, Creative director KLIK!

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 from 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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"At its best, animation is a kind of poetry painstakingly constructed from sounds and images; these short films contain the most powerful truths and ideas, equally capable of hilarity and seriousness—often in the same film. There’s a whole wonderful world to discover; there are as many different animation styles and stories as there are different animators!" Yvonne van Ulden, Creative director KLIK!
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Over 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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