Organizers of KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival — taking place in the Netherlands’ capital October 25-30 — have revealed the official selections for this year’s event. After poring over 1,800 entries from 80 countries, the selection committee has come up with another colorful, eclectic program sure to delight attendees of all ages and interests.
Over the six-day festival, attendees can take in international competition programs of Animated Shorts, Animated Music Videos, Animation for Hire, Animated Documentaries, Political Animated Shorts, Animated Shorts for Kids, Emerging Animation Nations — featuring works from Costa Rica, Kenya, Lebanon, Myanmar, Turkey, Vietnam and other countries — and a Dutch Panorama.
Out of competition programs offered this year are Funny & Trippy Toons (like Lori Malepart-Traversy’s The Clitoris), Midnight Madness (Simon Cartwright’s ManOMan) and The Music Channel, which includes the begging-to-be-Googled video for “Space Sheep” by Oliver Heldens ft. Chocolate Puma, from Dutch animator Jelle van Dun.
In addition to the fine assortment of global animations lined up for screenings at this year’s festival, KLIK! will also offer informative presentations, workshops and a chance to party down with your fellow animation fans and professionals. To give an idea of the caliber of films to expect, just review last year’s award winners, which included Sunday Lunch by Celine Devaux, Dinner for Few by Nassos Vakalis and We Can’t Live without Cosmos by Konstantin Bronzit.
View the complete list of 2016 selected films here. Early bird tickets (20% off Unlimited Passes) are available until September 7.