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The Festival Theme: Why 3D Animation?
Three dimensional computer animation is the youngest of animation techniques. Its dominance, mainly in the feature film segment, overshadows other animation techniques. On the other hand, it represents a technique which helped animated films to achieve the biggest popularity in the history of animation.
The wide film programme of Anifilm 2018 will present several programme blocks mapping more than 30 years of history of this technique. 3D animation is currently the most massive field of contemporary animation, but it has many alternative forms and features which can be seen in the films by original authors. Our festival will explore all off these elements in several blocks of short films and several feature films. But there’s more. Our programme includes also lectures on the limitations of the technique and aesthetic evolution and also the aforementioned jury programmes. A big masterclass will be led by renowned 3D CGI animation specialists Chris Landreth and Faiyaz Jafri. The latter will also lead a special workshop (hurry and register, the capacity is limited!). Job Roggeveen, member of the brilliant Dutch trio Job, Joris & Mariake (authors of festival hits such as Mute and Single Life) will present his own specific approach to this technique. We will also hear about Nikita Diakur’s revolutionary film Ugly. Animator Rich Quade will offer us an inside view into the most famous studio and the technique which made it famous. He worked in Pixar Animation Studios in the 1990s.