KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival presents the finest Dutch animation on London tour

31 May - 3 June, KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival visits London to promote the wonders of Dutch animated film.

30 MAY 2016, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival visits London for the fourth chapter of its European tour, presenting Dutch films and filmmakers at several studios and screenings.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival visits London for the fourth 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. From 31 May until 3 June KLIK! visits studios Nexus, Blue Zoo, Animade, STUDIO AKA, Blinkink, and Mummu, and hosts screenings at the University of Bedfordshire and the Dutch Centre.

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 31 May, the delegation visits studio Nexus to gain a deeper understanding of the studio's workflow and the UK animation sector's infrastructure.

On 1 June, KLIK! presents a private screening of the program ‘Dutch Delights’ at the University of Bedfordshire to showcase a selection of contemporary Dutch animated shorts. The delegation also visits studios Blue Zoo and Animade.

On 2 June, the delegation visits studios Blinkink and STUDIO AKA. In collaboration with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London, KLIK! hosts a networking event for British and Dutch animators at the Dutch Centre. This evening also features a screening of contemporary Dutch animated shorts.

On 3 June, the delegation concludes its London tour with a visit to studio Mummu.

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

Partner organizations

For its activities in London, the KLIK! EU Tour visits and/or partners with Nexus, Blue Zoo, Animade, STUDIO AKA, Blinkink, Mummu, the University of Bedfordshire, the Dutch Centre, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in London. 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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