KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival brings Dutch animation to the UK and Ireland on European tour

This Spring, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is organizing its first European tour. Starting in the UK and Ireland, the KLIK! EU Tour visits animation studios, schools and festivals across Europe and hosts screenings of Dutch animated films.

24 MARCH 2016, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival sets out on a European tour, presenting Dutch films and filmmakers in nine animation cities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and France.

With a delegation of Dutch animators and KLIK! representatives, the Amsterdam based animation festival sets out on a European tour to learn and gain inspiration from fellow animation professionals, and to showcase the flourishing Dutch animation sector’s quality and potential. The KLIK! EU Tour presents film screenings, Q&As and presentations at museums, animation schools and cinemas. At the same time, the tour’s delegation will visit a number of animation studios to learn from their workflow and corporate structure, and to gain insight into each countries’ animation infrastructure.

Covering nine animation cities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and France, the KLIK! EU Tour will be concluded with a presentation in Amsterdam to share insights with the Dutch animation sector. The tour is powered by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

Screenings of Dutch animated shorts

At the tour’s screenings, KLIK! presents a diverse collection of Dutch animated shorts by the delegation’s filmmakers. The screenings also feature special KLIK! programs with the festival’s best recent films, complimented by short presentations and Q&As with Dutch animators.

On 5 April KLIK!, Show Me The Animation and Rumpus Animation present a screening of the program ‘Dutch Delights’ at The Lanes Bristol, showcasing a selection of contemporary Dutch animated short.

On 6 April the UWE Bristol School of Animation hosts a screening for its students of the gender themed program 'Beyond Boys and Girls'.

On 7 April KLIK! organizes a Dutch-Irish meet-up at The National Gallery of Ireland in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy in Dublin, presenting a collection of Dutch and Irish animated shorts, talks by filmmakers, and networking drinks. The program includes films such as A Single Life (Job, Joris & Marieke), Deadly (Aidan McAteer), Tea With the Dead (Gary Gill), and Panic! (Joost Lieuwma & Daan Velsink).

Information about the tour and all screenings is available at www.klik.amsterdam.

Partner organizations

For its activities in the UK and Ireland, the KLIK! EU Tour visits and/or partners with Show Me The Animation, Rumpus Animation, Sun & Moon Studios, Cartoon Saloon, UWE Bristol School of Animation, and the Embassy of the Netherlands in Ireland.

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! brings its passion and knowledge of provocative top-quality animation to a wide audience with an annual festival in Amsterdam, and other exciting activities happening in its wake. The 9th festival edition will be hosted 25-30 October 2016 at EYE, Amsterdam.

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"KLIK! is quirky, fun and unafraid to push things further than the average animation festival. " Amid Amidi
"One of the city’s most unique film festivals, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival features a massive selection of top-quality animated films that go well beyond Walt's work." I amsterdam
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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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