World Festival of Animated Film /
short and feature edition 5 to 10 June 2017
World Festival of Animated Film / short and feature edition 5 to 10 June 2017
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Quimtai / Quimtai

Camilo Colmenares

Germany / 2015 / 4' 39''


Tuesday, 23. 05.,
Museum of Contemporary Art, 20:00 h


A play of geometrical forms, patterns, rhythms and sounds. Quimtaiis an abstract animation based upon pre-Columbian patterns of the now extinct Tairona and Quimbaya indigenous cultures of Colombia and was inspired by the German absolute film of the 1920s. Animation was laser engraved directly onto 35mm Black Lead film. It was developed from an ongoing research work on direct animation in which technical experimentation to alter the celluloid was central.

Camilo Colmenares

Camilo Colmenares (1976, Bogotá, Colombia) graduated from the Film School of the National University of Colombia in 2004. He is a founding member of Laboratorio Kinoclaje (Colombian film recycling association). In 2014 he finished his postgraduate studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM). Quimtai is his graduation project at the KHM. He co-founded the animation studio Vamos Animation in 2016 and obtained a start-up grant by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. He lives and works in Cologne. Filmography: Quimtai (2015), ExtroDance (2014), Casa E' Palo (2009), Tomasita y el Caimán (2008), Medicina Tradicional (2008), Kinoclaje (2005).



Camilo Colmenares


Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM)


Animation Goes MSU: Media Facade