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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Animafest Scanner IIII - Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies

06–07/06 TUE-WED
10:00-17:00  Chilloutka, Ilica 15/1

In English, open to public.

As the worldwide Animation Studies are rapidly growing and evolving in recent years, catching up with the increasing field of animated films, Animafest Scanner symposium is again at the frontline of the discourse and the interaction of theoretical and practical approaches to animation. The fourth edition of the Symposium for Contemporary Animation Animafest Scanner IIII aims again to create synergy of theoretical and practical discourses, and stimulate exchange between filmmakers and scholars.

The symposium is held in association with the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb. Over the course of its forty-five-year history, the festival has given a stage to different animation forms and formats in competition and non-competition environments, presenting a worldwide selection of auteur, experimental and mainstream animated films in various programs.

This year's keynote is the winner of Animafest's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies 2017, Maureen Furniss, American author, historian and animation theoretician. Mrs Furniss is the programme director for experimental animation at California Institute of the Arts, editor of Animation Journal magazine, and author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics, The Animation Bible and A New History of Animation. The speakers will focus on the following subjects: the changing roles of festivals, comic books and animation, animation in the mind, and new media animation – VR and the web.

Historical and current trends, numerous perspectives, new findings in the fast-growing field of animation studies, paired with exciting speakers – all this and more awaits you at the Animafest Scanner symposium, in the context of screenings and other events organised by Animafest 2017.

World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb
ASIFA – Austria
Hulahop Film & Art Production

Organizing committee:
Mag. art. Daniel Šuljić, World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb
Dr. phil. Franziska Bruckner, ASIFA Austria / AG Animation Vienna
Dr. sc. 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, Academy of Dramatic Art, University of Zagreb

With support of:
City of Zagreb
Zagreb Tourist Board
Croatian Audiovisual Centre (HAVC)
Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb
AG Animation of the Society for Media Studies (GfM)
Webster Vienna Private University