May 04, 2016 at Austrian Cultural Forum New York in New York.
The European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC) – New York City Cluster presents the second edition of Animated Spirits: European Animated Short Film Festival this spring. The festival brings some of the most exciting, recent animation from Europe to New York City. Artists from 12 European Union countries ‘illustrate’ the spirit of experimentation at the Austrian Cultural Forum NY and at the Hungarian Consulate General on May 4 and 5, 2016.
Panel discussion and Q&A with JEFFREY SCHER (USA) — New York-based filmmaker and animator; lecturer at the School of Visual Arts and adjunct instructor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts; opinionator at the New York Times and HOLGER LANG (AT), Assistant Professor and Research Faculty, Webster Vienna Private University and Adjunct Professor, Webster University St.Louis
The first night’s program EXPERANIMA features highlights of the most inventive animated films, which seek to discover the boundaries of animation and live action, narrative strategies and the visual language of animation.
*Composition (2015) — by Mitja Manček (Slovenia)
*SHUT UP MOON (2014) — by Gudrun Krebitz (Austria, UK)
*Loop (2015) — by Michał Socha (Poland)
*Velodrool (2015) — by Sander Joon (Estonia)
*Happy End (2015) — by Jan Saska (Czech Republic)
*Saturday Symphony (2015) — by Iris Frankhuizen (Netherlands)
*Here, There (2015) — by Alexander Stuart (Croatia)
*Uncanny Valley (2015) — by Paul Wenninger (Austria, France)
*Sonambulo (2015) — by Theodore Ushev (Croatia, Canada)
*Blue Room (2014) — by Tomasz Siwiński (Poland, France)
*Aion (2014) — by Petra Heleninová (Slovakia)
*Diamond (2013) — by Kris Mergan, Geert Vandenbroele (Belgium)
*LOVE (2016) — by Réka Bucsi (Hungary, France)
**FREE ADMISSION WITH RSVP**
Initiated and organized by Balassi Institute, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York in partnership with the Austrian Cultural Forum, NY with the participation of 9 European national institutes of culture.
Curated by Anna Ida Orosz animation historian, (lecturer, Moholy-Nagy University of Arts and Design, co-founder and curator, Primanima Short Film Festival, Budapest), animation historian.
A European National Institutes of Culture (EUNIC)– New York City Cluster event.