KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival celebrates ten year anniversary 17–22 October 2017

KLIK kicks-off presale and announces first international guest Daron Nefcy (Disney)

30 JUNE 2017, AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
Summary
KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival starts the presale of early bird tickets for its tenth edition, which will take place 17 – 22 October 2017 in EYE Filmmuseum. KLIK is delighted to confirm international guest Daron Nefcy, creator and executive producer of the Disney hit series Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Expect six full days of animated madness.

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival starts the presale of early bird tickets for its tenth edition, which will take place 17 – 22 October 2017 in EYE Filmmuseum. KLIK is delighted to confirm international guest Daron Nefcy, creator and executive producer of the Disney hit series Star vs. the Forces of Evil. Expect six full days of animated madness. The extensive program includes feature films, animated shorts compilations from all over the world, premieres, sneak previews, talks, installations, workshops, masterclasses, and an electrifying closing party. On the occasion of the anniversary, the festival will also take a retrospective look on it’s favourite animations from the past ten years. On Sunday October 30th there is a special program for children, including animated shorts and creative activities.

Special guest: Daron Nefcy (Disney)

The festival is delighted to confirm Daron Nefcy, creator and executive producer of the popular Disney television series Star vs. the Forces of Evil, as a guest. The Annie Award-nominated animated series features the pubescent alien princess Star Butterfly, as she navigates through high school and fights the forces of evil. In her presentation Nefcy will give a glimpse of the process of creating an episode for the show. From coming up with an idea, to storyboards, design, editing, music, sound and animation.

Nefcy has been awarded Variety's "10 Animators to Watch" and made Forbes 30 under 30 list of young entrepreneurs and change makers for 2015. The Los Angeles Times featured Nefcy in a cover story about the growing influence of women in animation.

International competition

Heart of the festival’s program is the international competition for animated shorts. In carefully curated compilation programs, divided into several categories, KLIK presents the very best animated shorts from over the whole world. These films compete for one of the highly coveted KLIK Awards. Last year the festival received over 1800 entries from 83 countries.

Never Grow Up

With the themed program Never Grow Up the festival puts the spotlight on animations that question common conceptions of age and the expectations that go with certain ages and life stages. What does it mean to to be grown up? What if you refuse to act your age? Alongside feature films, presentations and short film compilations, the experience of time is also expressed through special installations by national and international artists. Animation is the perfect medium; playing with ideas of circular and linear time and depicting timelessness.

Early bird passe-partouts


For festival visitors who want to have a head start, KLIK introduces a passe-partouts with a reduced price. A passe-partout grants access to all screenings and programs during the entire festival (apart from masterclasses), and access to the (in)famous KLIK! KLIK! BOOM! party on Saturday October 21st. These passes are only available online for a limited time for a reduced price.

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival from 17 – 22 October 2017
EYE, IJpromenade 1, Amsterdam
KLIK Unlimited Pass: 80 euros / early bird price: 60 euros
Opening hours: 10.00 - 01.00
The official ticket sale start three weeks before the festival.

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 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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"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." Iamsterdam
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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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