KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2016
25 October – 30 October 2016

IJ, Amsterdam, Netherlands

KLIK! aims to show that animation is much more than the simplistic or childish medium that high-brow culture purports it to be. Animation is more than film, it is a unique art form with its own visual grammar and endless possibilities and purposes.

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival will kick off its ninth edition on 25 October, 2016. For six days the festival gathers over 300 of the world’s best animations in EYE in Amsterdam. Besides animated films, KLIK also presents exhibitions, workshops, talks, and live performances that spotlight the diversity and possibilities of animation. On the last day of the festival, special programs for kids are also lined up.

Heart of the festival’s program is the international competition for animated shorts. In carefully curated compilations programs, divided into several categories, KLIK presents the best animated shorts from all over the world. Over 1800 entries from 80 countries have been received and these films will now compete for the KLIK Awards.

With this year’s theme of ‘The World We Live In’, KLIK invites festival goers to take a closer look at the world around them through a selection of short-film programs, feature-length movies and installations.

Internationally acclaimed writer and director Piet Kroon, know for his work on Shrek and Despicable Me, will give a presentation on how a story is developed for a feature-length animated film. Sharing sequences from Shrek 2, Kroon will talk about how ideas are formed and developed and how they find their final form in what is often a process of trial and error.

Producer Mariano Melman will discuss a production approach to storytelling in virtual reality, specifically based on his experience on Nexus’ new 360° VR film project Rain or Shine. In his presentation Melman will focus on scheduling, the creative process and the kind of animation used to produce a film for this exciting new technology.

Single-screening ticket: €10 (available online and at the EYE box office)

KLIK Day Pass: €30 (on Sunday €20)

KLIK Kids Day Pass on Sunday: €15

KLIK Unlimited Pass: €75


For more information visit at KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival