Upcoming Animation Events



Event Event Date Event Time

25TH ANNUAL STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION

 February 22, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Venue: BERKELEY CITY COLLEGE
In the school's large auditorium
2050 Center Street
Berkeley

 

Program

  • CAT DAYS directed by Jon Frickey, produced by Jon Frickey from Germany and Takashi Horiguchi from Japan, 2017, 11:09 min. Winner of the festival's Grand Prix (15,000 euros). The jury's statement was "The five of us agreed fairly quickly on this year's winner. The film has it all: It offers many levels of interpretation, it transcends age, has smart humor, it offers an honest and sometimes funny child's perspective on life...and it has cats! We all felt that it's hard to make something this level of complexity feel that effortless."
  • ENOUGH directed by Anna Mantzaris from the Royal College of Art, Great Britain 2017, 2:19 min., winner of the Lotte Reiniger Award (10,000 euros). The jury's statement was: "A blunt, hilarious, short... what we all sometimes feel we want to do."
  • NEGATIVE SPACE by directors Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, France 2017, 5:30 min., winner of the audience award (6,000 euros). It also received an Oscar nomination in 2018.
  • OBON directed by Anna Samo and Andre Hormann, Germany, 15 min. In Obon a Hiroshima survivor reflects back on her life story. Oban is a day to honor the spirits of your ancestors. It is a visually stunning work of art.
  • LATE AFTERNOON by Louise Bagnell, Ireland, 2017, 9:29 min., nominated for the Academy Award’s Best Animated Short, 2019. Emily, disconnected from the world around her, dives into her memories.
  • POLIANGULAR by Alexandra Castellanros Solis, Mexico, 2017, 5:30 min. Searchers pursue mysterious, seemingly unattainable objects. They want to find out what they are and what will happen if they catch one.
  • UGLY by Nikita Diakur, Germany, 2017, 11:54 min. An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief.
  • VOYAGERS by Gauthiers Ammeux, Valentine Baillon and friends, Ecole Mol’s, France, 2017, 7:33 min. An outrageous encounter in space between an astronaut, a tiger, a hunter and a goldfish.

Founded in 1982, the festival is now one of the world's leading events for animation. The six day event had 95,000 attendees in 2018 who came to see the most creative works in this exciting medium.


25TH ANNUAL STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATION

 February 25, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Venue: DE ANZA
Advanced Technology Center Theatre
(Room 120)

 

Program

  • CAT DAYS directed by Jon Frickey, produced by Jon Frickey from Germany and Takashi Horiguchi from Japan, 2017, 11:09 min. Winner of the festival's Grand Prix (15,000 euros). The jury's statement was "The five of us agreed fairly quickly on this year's winner. The film has it all: It offers many levels of interpretation, it transcends age, has smart humor, it offers an honest and sometimes funny child's perspective on life...and it has cats! We all felt that it's hard to make something this level of complexity feel that effortless."
  • ENOUGH directed by Anna Mantzaris from the Royal College of Art, Great Britain 2017, 2:19 min., winner of the Lotte Reiniger Award (10,000 euros). The jury's statement was: "A blunt, hilarious, short... what we all sometimes feel we want to do."
  • NEGATIVE SPACE by directors Ru Kuwahata and Max Porter, France 2017, 5:30 min., winner of the audience award (6,000 euros). It also received an Oscar nomination in 2018.
  • OBON directed by Anna Samo and Andre Hormann, Germany, 15 min. In Obon a Hiroshima survivor reflects back on her life story. Oban is a day to honor the spirits of your ancestors. It is a visually stunning work of art.
  • LATE AFTERNOON by Louise Bagnell, Ireland, 2017, 9:29 min., nominated for the Academy Award’s Best Animated Short, 2019. Emily, disconnected from the world around her, dives into her memories.
  • POLIANGULAR by Alexandra Castellanros Solis, Mexico, 2017, 5:30 min. Searchers pursue mysterious, seemingly unattainable objects. They want to find out what they are and what will happen if they catch one.
  • UGLY by Nikita Diakur, Germany, 2017, 11:54 min. An ugly cat struggles to coexist in a fragmented and broken world, eventually finding a soulmate in a mystical chief.
  • VOYAGERS by Gauthiers Ammeux, Valentine Baillon and friends, Ecole Mol’s, France, 2017, 7:33 min. An outrageous encounter in space between an astronaut, a tiger, a hunter and a goldfish.

Founded in 1982, the festival is now one of the world's leading events for animation. The six day event had 95,000 attendees in 2018 who came to see the most creative works in this exciting medium.


Akira

 February 28, 2019 6:50 p.m., 9:30 p.m.
Venue: The Roxie, SF

 

Katsuhiro Otomo's landmark cyberpunk classic.

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GLAS ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2019

 March 21, 2019
through March 24, 2019
 
Venue: BERKELEY, CA

 

GLAS takes place over four days across Downtown Berkeley at various prestigious cultural institutions including theaters, galleries, media centers, and educational institutions.

GLAS exhibits films from local and international artists and filmmakers across the animation spectrum, creating a community and space for industry veterans, historians, animation enthusiasts, and emerging talent from diverse backgrounds to come together, share, learn, and appreciate the animated art form in a critical context. We started GLAS to showcase the most exciting animation being made around the world and expand the scope of how animation is understood as an artistic medium in the United States.

At the heart of the festival is the international competition, which showcases five curated programs of the most exceptional contemporary animated short films. These programs are the highlight of the festival as they demonstrate most fully the expressive abilities of animation as a medium. Created oftentimes by an individual artist or small team, these films push the boundaries of film itself through a singular vision not possible in any other medium.

We also host retrospectives, special-curated programs, workshops, panel discussions, performances, and installations. We invite a diverse range of national and international guest speakers and presenters from various sections of the filmmaking community to come share their works, their knowledge, their expertise, and to facilitate discussion. The speakers and presenters we invite represent a multitude of aspects of the animation community including industry veterans, notable independent animators, curators, performance artists, and installation artists.

Film festivals do not simply show films, but create communities, bringing filmmakers to the festival, sharing knowledge, uniting the international filmmaking community, inspiring aspiring filmmakers, and sharing works with the general public. It’s our belief that this work should be accessible to as many people as possible, and that cultivating and promoting independent animation in the United States will expand the culture of American animation, film, and art, for many generations to come. We also just think if more people are given the opportunity to see these films, they’ll really love them!

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