World Festival of Animated Film /
short and feature film edition 9 - 14 June 2015
World Festival of Animated Film / short and feature film edition 9 - 14 June 2015
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Date and time: June 10 and 11, 10:00h-17:00h
Venue: Large Hall of Školska knjiga, Masarykova 28, Zagreb




9:30 Welcome & Introduction

Daniel Šuljić(Animafest Zagreb), Nikica Gilić (University of Zagreb), Holger Lang (Webster Vienna Private University), Franziska Bruckner (ASIFA Austria/AG Animation, Vienna)

Keynote andPanel 1: Alice in Wonderland

Moderation: Nikica Gilić (University of Zagreb)

10:00-10:45 Giannalberto Bendazzi (Independent Scholar, Genoa)

Keynote: Alice in Studyland

10:50-11:20 Bonnie Mitchell (School of Art, Bowling Green State University)

The Coming of Age of Nonsense: Alice and Absurdity in Animation

11:25-11:55 Stefan Stratil (ASIFA Austria, Vienna)

The Distorted Space-time Continuum Between Feature Film and Animation

12:00-12:30 Mareike Sera (Humboldt University, Berlin)

Chop off the Heads! Subversive Pleasures in Jan Švankmajer’s Alice

Panel 2: Abstract Animation

Moderation: Holger Lang (Webster Vienna Private University)

14:45-15:15 Marcin Giżycki (Katowice School of Technology / Rhode Island School of Design, Providence)

Abstract Film in Poland

15:20-15:50 Alla Gadassik (University of Toronto)

Mechanisms of Motion: Programmed Animation Before Computers

15:55-16:25 Max Hattler (School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong), Jamie K Wardman (Journalism and Media Studies Centre, The University of Hong Kong)

Reflection Between Abstraction and Figuration: Towards an Abstracted Heterotopia

16:30-17:00 Sabrina Schmid (Teesside University, Middlesbrough, UK)

Innovations in Abstract Animation

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Panel 3: Animation and Experimental Film

Moderation: Silvestar Mileta (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb)

10:00 Introduction

10:15-10:45 Dirk de Bruyn (Deakin University, Melbourne)

Lynsey Martin: A Case Study in 1970s Australian Experimental Animation

10:50-11:20 Chunning Guo (Art School, Renmin University of China, Beijing)

Exploration of Memories through Animated Documentary

11:25-11:55 Jean-Luc Slock (Studio Camera-etc., Liège)

From Orgesticulanismus to The Labyrinth: The Unclassifiable Experiments of Mathieu Labaye

12:00-12:30 Frank Geßner (Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Potsdam)

ALIAS YEDERBECK – Expanded Animation Cinema

12:30-13:30 Virtual Panorama Movie Alias Yederbeck(excerpt, 34’) / Qu’est-ce que Monsieur Teste?(short film, 26’), Frank Geßner, 2011/2014

Panel 4: Currents and Trends in Contemporary Animation

Moderation: Franziska Bruckner (ASIFA Austria/AG Animation, Vienna)

14:45-15:15 Mihaela Majcen Marinić (Ministry of Culture, Republic of Croatia, Zagreb)

Contemporary Animation for Children: Balancing Commercial and Artistic Values

15:20-15:50 Reinhold Bidner (Art University, Linz)

Augmented Reality and Animation

15:55-16:25 Corrie Francis Parks (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Dirty Fingers in the Digital World: Animating with Sand, Clay, Paint and Pixels

16:30-17:00 Jeanette Bonds (GLAS Animation, Los Angeles)

Paranoia and Connectivity in Contemporary Animation

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World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb


Hulahop Film & Art Production

Organizing Committee

Mag. art. Daniel Šuljić, World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb

Mag. phil. Mag.art. Franziska Bruckner, ASIFA-Austria, AG Animation

Dr. Nikica Gilić, Assoc. Prof. Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

Prof. Holger Lang, Webster Vienna Private University

Prof. Dr. Hrvoje Turković, Prof. in retirement


City of Zagreb

Croatian Audiovisual Centre

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Zagreb

Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb

Italian Cultural Institute

AG Animation of the Society for Media Studies (GfM)

Webster Vienna Private University