Festival Animayo in cooperation with the Czech Centre in Spain, Belgium, France, Italy, Israel, Holland, Russia, Greece and with the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Colombia, Spain and Italy invite you to a exclusive virtual edition Czech Stop Motion animation at the festival Animayo. On Saturday July 4, artists and experts from different countries will present seminars, masterclasses and screenings of classic and also contemporary videos created in the unique stop motion method. Stop motion is an animated film-making technique in which objects are physically manipulated in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit independent motion. Any kind of object can thus be animated, but puppets with movable joints or plasticine figures are most commonly used. This technique has an outstanding and long tradition in the Czech Republic.
Czech Republic is without a doubt one of the leading countries in stop motion animation. Czech animation has a excellent reputation and regularly appears on many International festivals. Furthermore the contemporary production of short movies confirms the long tradition and reputation.
Program of the special online edition will include panel discussions with leading artists and experts. Further the festival will offer projections of classic and also contemporary stop motion animation including works from the prestigious Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – FAMU.
Following guests will guide you throug the festival:
Tereza Brdečková (Czech Republic), journalist, film critic, author and screenwritter.
Martin Vandas (Czech Republic), stop motion animation producer
Daphne Rosenthal (Holland), visual artists focused on experimental cinema
Luca Raffaelli (Italy) screenwritter and expert on comics and animation
Patricia Ortiz Martínez (Spain) artist and animation director
Tami Berenstein (Israel) animation and documentary film director, illustrator, animator and conceptual artist.
Daria Kashcheeva (Czech Republic) animation director
Program on 4th of July
Screenings on 4th of July:
17:00 -18:10 Time Zone: London
Czech Animation Short Film Cycle I: Great Animation Classics. (Language: Czech with English subtitles)
18.30-19.40 Time Zone: London
Czech Animation Short Film Cycle II: Contemporary Stop-Motion (FAMU) (Language: Czech with English subtitles)
The festival Animayo presented already in the past important works of Czech classic animation artists like Jiří Bárta, Jan Švankmajer, Jiří Trnka, Karel Zeman and many more. Beyond that, the festival introduced as well works of contemporary productions and artists like Michaela Pavlátová, Jakub červenka, Galina Miklínová or Aneta Zábková.
Czech Centres are the core instrument of public diplomacy of the Czech Republic’s foreign policy, and strive to support the reputation of the Czech Republic in the world. They present Czech Republic in a wide range of cultural and social areas: from art through the creative industries to the achievements of Czech science and innovations.
Partners of the festival Animayo:
Czech Centre in Belgium, Spain, France, Greece, Holland, Izrael, Italy and Russia
Embassy of the Czech Republic in Colombia, Spain and Italy.
Further partners are FAMU, NFA, Congo Film School and Maur Films Production