VOID International Animation Film Festival is ready to kick off its fifth edition, showcasing the best and most interesting, creative and thought-provoking animated feature films and shorts from all over the world — any kind of genre, any kind of technique.
From January 30 to February 8, audiences will be immersed in 10 days of animated creation at Cinemateket in Copenhagen, with 10+ features and over 100 shorts on the program. The event will also host masterclasses and talks from the creative professionals bringing impactful stories to world audiences.
While mostly curated for adults, the 2020 festival will present engaging and inspiring family-friendly moes, including opening night film Marona’s Fantastic Tale by Anca Damian, Jean-François Laguionie’s The Prince’s Voyage (Feb. 1), Enzo D’Alò’s Pinocchio — featuring designs by comic-book artist and VOID 2020 guest Lorenzo Mattotti — and Gints’ Zilbalodis’ epic solo feat Away (Feb. 2).
This year’s masterclasses and talks have been arranged to appeal to animation aficionados, students and seasoned pros alike. New partners include Women in Animation, Kickstarter and DR, who will bring in both local and international speakers, like Therese Sachse (DK), Lorenzo Mattotti (IT), Lis Cook (US), Mikkel Mainz (DK), Niklas Kiær (DK), Sarah Joy Jungen (DK), Christen Bach (DK), Sidse Stausholm (DK), Lilian Klages (DE), Esben Toft Jacobsen (DK), Gints Zilbalodis (LV), Peter Wassink (NL).
Also in attendance will be the members of the Lejf Marcussen Award Jury — Annemette Karpen (DK), Martin Wiklund (FR), Ulysse Lefort (FR), Eva Katinka Bognar (HU), Nancy Denney-Phelps (BE) — and of the Graduation Film Competition Jury — Dan Ramsay (UK), Juliette Marchand (FR), Sara Koppel (DK).