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Program

May 4, 2016 - May 5, 2016

ANIMATED SPIRITS

EUROPEAN ANIMATED SHORT FILM FESTIVAL IN NYC IN MAY 2016.


The European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC)– New York City Cluster presents the second edition of Animated Spirits: European Animated Short Film Festival this spring. The festival brings some of the most exciting, recent animation from Europe to New York City. Artists from 12 European Union countries ‘illustrate’ the spirit of experimentation at the Austrian Cultural Forum New York (11 Est 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022) and at the Hungarian Consulate General (227 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022) on May 4 and 5, 2016.

Each night gurus of contemporary animation—Jeffrey Scher (USA), Holger Lang (AT), Alexander Stewart (USA) —discuss the state of European animation. Panels are dealing with differences between experimental and artistic approaches in the field of animation on both sides of the Atlantic and with the industry itself, the possibilities for European filmmakers in the United Stated as independent and applied artists.

Emphasizing the new, the exciting and the unconventional, while finding the space to reflect on the continuing potential of the traditional techniques as well, Animated Spirits gives a carefully curated program, picking from the cream of European animation to bring to the NYC audiences. Two selections will be screened each night: EXPERANIMA, featuring highlights of the most inventive animated films, which seek to discover the boundaries of animation and live action, narrative strategies and the visual language of animation and ANIMASTORY which offers mesmerizing fictional stories with unique visuals.

Initiated and organized by Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum, NY with the participation of 9 European national institutes of culture: Arte Institute Portugal; Arts Council Malta; Bonobo Studio Croatia; Consulate General of Estonia in New York; Consulate General of Slovakia in New York; Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Czech Center New York; Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington; Flanders House New York; Polish Cultural Institute New York.

Curated by Anna Ida Orosz animation historian, lecturer at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design and co-founder and curator of Primanima Short Film Festival, Budapest.


A European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC)– New York City Cluster event.

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DATES AND VENUES

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 | 7.30pm
Austrian Cultural Forum, NY
11 East 52nd Street, New York, NY 10022

EXPERANIMA 1 / ANIMASTORY 1 – ANIMATED SPIRITS!(92’)
Followed by a panel discussion and Q&A with Jeffrey Scher (USA),New York-based filmmaker and
animator; lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and adjunct instructor at the NYU Tisch School of the
Arts; opinionator at the New York Times and Holger Lang (AT), Assistant Professor and Research
Faculty, Webster Vienna Private University and Adjunct Professor, Webster University St.Louis
For the festival opening on May 4, at the Austrian Cultural Forum NY, please make reservations here.

The first screening will be followed by a reception and networking event at the Austrian Cultural
Forum NY.

Thursday, May5, 2016 | 7.30pm
Hungarian Consulate General | Bartók Hall
227East52nd Street, New York NY 10022

EXPERANIMA 2 / ANIMASTORY 2–ANIMATED SPIRITS!(95’)
Followed by a discussion and Q&A with with Holger Lang (AT), Assistant Professor and Research
Faculty, Webster Vienna Private University and Adjunct Professor, Webster University St.Louis and
Alexander Stewart (USA), filmmaker and co-director of the Eyeworks Festival of Experimental
Animation in Chicago.
For the screening on May 5 at the Hungarian Consulate General, please make reservations at the
dedicated Eventbrite page.

Both screenings are free and open to the public.

 

Venue:

Austrian Cultural Forum New York, Hungarian Consulate General

Date

From: May 4, 2016
To: May 5, 2016

Organizer:

Czech Center is a coorganizer of the event


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