KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival brings Dutch animation to Germany

26-30 April, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival tours Germany to visit animation studios and festivals to promote the wonders of Dutch animated film.

21 APRIL 2016, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival goes to Germany for the second chapter of its European tour, presenting Dutch films and filmmakers in Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival visits Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg for the second chapter of its European tour. The KLIK! EU Tour visits an array of animation studios, schools and festivals across Europe and hosts screenings of Dutch animated shorts. After touring the UK and Ireland, KLIK! visits FMX and the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), and animation studios Woodblock, Studio Soi, and Studio Film Bilder, from 26 until 30 April.

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 animators, and to showcase the flourishing Dutch animation sector’s quality and potential by organizing screenings at festivals, animation schools and museums.

Program

On 26 April, KLIK! presents a screening of the program ‘Dutch Delights’ at FMX — the conference on animation, effects, games and transmedia in Stuttgart — to showcase a selection of contemporary Dutch animated shorts.

From 27 until 30 April, the delegation visits the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), and animation studios Woodblock and Studio Soi in Ludwigsburg and Studio Film Bilder in Stuttgart, to gain a deeper understanding of the studios' workflow and the German animation sector's infrastructure.

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

Partner organizations

For its activities in Germany, the KLIK! EU Tour visits and/or partners with FMX, Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film, Woodblock, Studio Soi, and Studio Film Bilder. The KLIK! EU Tour is sponsored by Creative Industries Fund NL, Netherlands Film Fund, and EYE International.

About KLIK!

The KLIK! EU Tour presents film screenings, Q&As and presentations at museums, animation schools and cinemas throughout Europe, covering nine animation cities in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, and France. At the same time, the tour’s delegation visits a number of animation studios to learn from their workflow and corporate structure, and to gain insight into each countries’ animation infrastructure. The KLIK! EU Tour will be concluded with a presentation in Amsterdam to share insights with the Dutch animation sector.

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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