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ANIMATED SPIRITS: NEW ANIMATION FROM EUROPE
WEDNESDAY APR 08, 07:30 PM
Join us for the first edition of the European Animated Short Film Festival at the ACFNY and the School of Visual Arts.
The inaugural edition of Animated Spirits brings some of the most exciting, recent animation from Europe across the Atlantic to New York. Artists from 12 European Union countries ‘illustrate’ the spirit of experimentation at the ACFNY and at the School of Visual Arts on April 8 and 9, 2015. Two gurus of contemporary animation—Tom Brown, UK and Amid Amidi, US—discuss the transatlantic state of the art form following the screenings each night. Emphasizing the new, the exciting, and the unconventional, but finding the space to reflect on the continuing potential of the traditional techniques as well, Animated Spirits is the first chance for NYC audiences and moving image professionals to encounter, in carefully curated programs, the cream of the crop of European animation.
PROGRAM: OPENING NIGHT
GET A LIFE! – ANIMATED SPIRITS! (87’)
The selection “Get a Life!” presents various persons who encounter and try to cope with a critical juncture in life.
Domino (AUT) - Anna Vasof, 2014
Patch (GER) - Gerd Gockell, 2014
Baths (POL) - Tomek Ducki, 2013
To Thy Heart (POL) - Ewa Borysewicz, 2013
Symphony No. 42 (HUN) - Réka Bucsi, 2013
Sunny Afternoon (AUT) - Thomas Renoldner, 2013
Teeth (UK) - Tom Brown, Daniel Gray, 2014
Discussion and Q&A with Tom Brown, award winning animation film director (Annecy, Sundance, SXSW), Holbrooks Studios and a reception and networking event.
Embracing Lovers (AUT) - Sascha Vernik, 2014
I Love Hooligans (NLD) - Jan Dirk Bouw, 2013
Leftover (HUN, FRA) - Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó, 2014
NINA (SVK) - Veronika Obertová & Michaela Čopíková, 2014
Participating Cultural Institutes:
Austrian Cultural Forum NY
Hungarian Cultural Center
Czech Center NY
Polish Cultural Institute
421 Foundation (Slovakia)
Estonian Ministry of Culture
Arte Institute, Portugal
Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
A European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) – New York City Cluster event.