KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival: 25 until 30 October

Six-day film festival bursting of wayward animation

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival announces the dates of its ninth edition and this year's theme: Landscape and Habitat.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival takes place from 25 until 30 October at EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam. Six days of hilarious, weird, playful, artistic, dramatic, overwhelming and touching animated films. The extensive program presents feature films, compilation programs of animated shorts from all over the world, premieres, sneak previews, talks, installations, workshops, masterclasses, and an electrifying closing party. The festival has something for every taste, from design lovers to fans of pop and visual culture. On Sunday 30 October there are special programs for children, with animated shorts and activities such as arts and crafts, and a drawing contest.

Special focus: Nature and landscapes

With the theme 'Landscape and Habitat' the festival puts the spotlight on animations that focus on landscapes and the way people relate to them. Films and special events about the relationship between man and his surroundings — sometimes harmonic, sometimes very dangerous — give food for thought and showcase the endless versatility of animation. Besides feature films, presentations and short film compilations, the theme is also expressed through a special exhibition of animated paintings by a range of international artists. There will also be an interactive three-dimensional landscape which visitors can make evolve; this process will be recorded in a time-lapse video. A special cycling tour will take visitors to three locations in North Amsterdam, where they will watch a film that matches their surroundings.

International competition

Heart of the festival’s program is the international competition for animated shorts. In carefully curated compilations programs, divided into several categories, KLIK! presents the very best animated shorts from all over the world. These films compete for one of the highly-coveted KLIK! Awards. Until 15 June 2016 animators can submit their work for the ninth edition of KLIK!. Last year the festival received over 1800 entries from 80 countries.

Exclusive premiere of Sync

KLIK! presents the premiere of the fascinating documentary Sync (2016). Filmmakers Joop van den Beucken and Bob van der Houven explore the world of Dutch dubbing of animated films, in collaboration with the creators of the nostalgic online series Stemmen van Toen (Voices From the Past). Through interviews with voice actors, directors, translators, technicians and studio directors Sync highlights the present and past of this creative industry, and its impact on the Dutch social landscape. After the screening there will be Q&A with the makers and/or actors.

The Powerpuff Girls: New episodes

In collaboration with Cartoon Network, KLIK! presents brand new episodes of the popular animated series The Powerpuff Girls. The series — first aired in the 90s — has been revamped this year. After the screening there will be a Q&A with one of the makers.

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival from 25 until 30 October 2016
EYE, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam
Single screening ticket: 10 euros (available through the EYE website and box office)
KLIK! Day Pass: 30 euros (on Sunday 20 euros)
KLIK! Unlimited Pass: 75 euros
KLIK! Kids Pass: 12,50 euros
The official ticket sale starts two months before the festival
Opening hours: 10:00am until 01:00am

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.