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Animated Spirits 4

New Animation from Europe


A Festival of Animated Shorts, Networking Events, Workshops & Talks
November 4-9, 2018
School of Visual Arts
FREE | RSVP


Co-presented by the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Center, New York and supported by the Visegrad Fund, the fourth edition of ANIMATED SPIRITS is back to town with recent animated shorts from Europe. The festival brings some dim, poignant, surreal and unconventional films from over 15 EU countries, inviting you to discover the diverse new voices in independent European animation. Selections include highlights of the past year in animation, fresh student films from leading European schools and an expanded selection from the Visegrad Four Region – the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia.

The program features shorts that are suggested for audiences 18 and over.

Animated Spirits 4

Animated Spirits kicks off Sunday, November 4 with a networking event & screening at the SVA Theatre (5-9 PM). Another screening will be presented at the SVA Theatre on Monday, November 5, and the following workshops & presentations by European gurus of animation will be held at at the SVA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects campus (133 West 21st St., 3rd Floor, Room 301-C).

The presentations will examine with experimental animation by Robert Sowa, professor at the Academy of Fine Arts Krakow, Poland, a filmmaker and restless experimenter whose work was featured at the MOMA in New York, the Centrum Pompidou in Paris, France and many festivals worldwide; game cinematics, digital games and gaming culture in Central Europe by multi-award winning filmmaker and previsualization master David Ringeisen from Hungary and independent animation and digital games extraordinaire Maros Brojo from Slovakia; animated documentary by Eliska Decka, international animation expert and Assistant Professor at FAMU in Prague, Czech Republic; and independent filmmaking after school by Oscar shortlisted and Berlinale winner Réka Bucsi, a rising superstar from Hungary.

Animated Spirits Film Festival 2018 is made possible by MANIFESZT – Association of Hungarian Animation Filmmakers; AniScreen (CZ); Fest Anča International Animation Festival (SK); Galeria Bielska BWA (PL); Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center in New York and co-financed by the Governments of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from the International Visegrad Fund.

Visit http://animatedspirits.org/ for more information and to reserve tickets.

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