Supporting Programme

Supporting Program

Aside the official competition programme FAB 2022 again offers a variety of special screenings, masterclasses, workshops, talks & presentations, interactive experiences and networking events associated with animation.

Workshops  |  Masterclasses  |  Interactive  |  Screenings  |  Talks & Presentations  |  Networking Events

Workshops

Playing with chance

Animation workshop for children with Gitte Hellwig

We invite children aged 9-12 to a free workshop in cooperation with the Kinderkulturmonat and Deutsche Kinemathek!
Using a technique developed by surrealist artists, we will playfully develop crazy characters. Your new figures will be entirely created by chance and based on your own ideas: Animals, people, fantasy figures: anything is possible! Afterwards, we will build these figures out of paper and other materials and set them in motion for a short animated film.
Registration through Kinderkulturmonat is required. Participation in the workshop is free of charge.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 1
Sunday 10/2/2022
1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Claymation

Workshop for Pupils with Izabela Plucinska

In this workshop the participants will get to know a traditional, analogue stop motion technique. The approach to sculptural work can be experienced in practice – from the idea to spatial imagination, the participants learn to transform imaginative ideas into moving images.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 10 persons. Participation in the workshop is free of charge, free slots can be requested and reserved at anmeldung@fa-berlin.com.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 2
Friday 9/30/2022
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.

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FOCUS COLLECTIVES

Morning Sketches

Sketching session with Yali Herbet (TOHU Animation)

“Morning Sketches” is a weekly collective sketching session led by Yali Herbet (TOHU Animation) that has been running for the past two years. After waking up, the participents ignite the day with inspiration and creativity. Each session features a different topic, as well as warm-up exercises to release the hand and the mind. The goal is to set aside self-criticism and observe our current abilities, with acceptance and playfulness!

Free participation, registration is not required.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 1
Saturday 10/1/2022  &
Sunday 10/2/2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Making animated music videos

Workshop for animators by Raman Djafari

How does one come up with a concept for an animated music video? And how do you visualize it? In this workshop, Raman will teach easy-to-use methods and techniques for developing concepts for animated music videos, gathering references, concept designing and putting together a pitch. Raman will talk about music as a catalyst for visual ideas as well as using the combination of images and sound to create an intense atmosphere.

The number of participants is limited to 10, tickets can be purchased through our website. Participation Fee: 25 €

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 1
Friday 9/30/2022
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Animated Documentary Ethics

​​Workshop for Professionals by Alex Widdowson

With great power comes great responsibility.” – Uncle Ben

In animated documentaries, the filmmaker has total control over how their participants behave, in what context they appear, and what they look like. There is also a tendency within the genre to tell stories of marginalised communities. We wouldn’t make documentaries if we didn’t feel compassion, but is having good intentions enough? As artists we should hopefully be aware that our creative expressions reveal elements of our unconscious. Our art is also shaped by the dominant ideologies of our culture. So, if we accept that we are not totally in control of what we make, how can we be confident the way we represent others will be beneficial or unproblematic? This practical workshop examines the key ethical issues in animated documentary practice and demonstrates methods for reducing risks associated with representing others.

The number of participants is limited to 10, tickets can be purchased through our website. Participation Fee: 15 €

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 1
Saturday 10/1/2022
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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NFTs for Artists

Workshop with Florian Adolph

Artist and NFT expert Florian Adolph give you comprehensive insight and practical guidance on how to create NFTs. You will learn how to find or develop individually suitable strategies. You will receive an overview and tips on best practices. In addition, we will discuss how to “”mint”” and how to build a community strategically and sustainably.

The prerequisite to participate in the workshop is the previous attendance of the introductory event “A room about nothing – in the Rabbit Hole of the NFTs” on 1.10.2022 from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

The workshop will last 3.5 hours. There will be a one-hour break.
Tickets can be purchased through our website. Participation Fee: 15 €.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 3
Sunday 10/2/2022
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Masterclasses

On Uncertainty, Vulnerability and Emotionality in Animation

Masterclass mit Raman Djafari

In his lecture, Raman Djafari will give insights into the making of animated films and music videos as well as into the structure of his narratives that connect the films beyond the individual project. Raman Djafari will talk about how doubts and uncertainty as a motif can become a creative strategy. He will explain how he searches for poetry in animated worlds and present his specific artistic means with which he explores questions of belonging and identity.

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COUNTRY FOCUS UKRAINE

The role of art during the war

Animation against war presented by Mykyta Lyskov

On February 24, 2022, Russia attacked Ukraine.
Thousands of people lost their lives and homes and were traumatised.
To deal with the pressure and vent their anger, animators began making films about Putin’s death. Trying to reflect the reality that changes every day, the artists created several hundred works that were distributed through social networks. We will look at the most interesting of them as we try to unravel the role of art in times of war.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 2
Saturday 10/1/2022
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Work processes of a concept designer

Masterclass with Sandra Brandstätter

Sandra Brandstätter (born in Austria, based in Berlin) talks about her not always straightforward career as a concept designer for 2D and 3D animated films. She gives an insight into her design process for productions such as the series “Trudes Tier”, the Oscar-nominated mini-series “Revolting Rhymes”. She explains how she applies her experience from the animation industry to other areas such as children’s book illustration, comics, or visualisations for urban development, without losing sight of her own style.

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Visualisation of the unspoken

Masterclass with Špela Čadež

Špela Čadež will present her work as a director, animator and producer. Her films transform intimate stories into universal ones. Her stories are linear or full of digressions and transitions between inner states, feelings and reality. Using analogue stop-motion animation, she tests a multi-layered technique, explores different visual solutions and deals with themes such as addiction, especially alcoholism, or verbal violence.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 2
Sunday 10/2/2022
1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

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Avec mon couteau

A masterclass on adapting stories across mediums with Jane Chung Hoffacker.

As we see more cross-over between animation, video games, live action, comics, novels, and board games, how does this trend affect your stories and process? How do you build expertise? In this masterclass, Jane Chung Hoffacker from “Incredible Dream” will share learnings from adapting some of the world’s biggest gaming IP to new markets.

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Animated films for the lockdown

An insight into the NETFLIX production “The House” presented by Angela Poschet

Angela Poschet is the line producer of “The House”, a 3 x 30 minute stop-motion anthology. She will give you an insight into the work on this production. The dark comedy is about a house and the three surreal stories of the people who have made it their home. THE HOUSE was produced during the pandemic from December 2019 to September 2021 and streamed worldwide on NETFLIX in January 2022.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 2
Saturday 10/1/2022
4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

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A room about nothing – In the Rabbit Hole of the NFTs

Introduction to cultural and ethical foundations beyond the hype with Florian Adolph

In the introductory lecture, Florian Adolph will talk about his experience with NFTs. Florian Adolph has been working with both analogue and digital means as an interdisciplinary artist for 17 years and is active in several NFT communities. The introduction will provide a first overview of the possibilities of NFTs beyond the hype. Cultural as well as ethical foundations are to stimulate a constructive discussion afterwards, with room for questions. The lecture is the kick-off event for the masterclass on the following day.

silent green Kulturquartier – Atelier 2
Saturday 10/1/2022
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

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Interactive

FOCUS COLLECTIVES

Activity: CO-MIX

A creative game invented by Stav Levi (TOHU)

CO-MIX is a game where artists and storytellers create different pieces of a visual story, and then connect the pieces together into a completely unexpected result. We start by meeting together and using our preferred tools to each draw a page, then mixing up the pages, giving each participant a gap to fill. Often hilarious, always satisfying, the resulted story is a masterpiece born of different individuals with their unique voice and style.

No registration required – just come along and join in.

silent green Kulturquartier – Lounge
Friday 9/30/2022

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

FOCUS COLLECTIVES

Activity: Animation Station

An open collaborative exquisite-corpse with COLA Animation

Using analogue techniques, we will be animating drawings in real life. It will be our pleasure to have you with us, no matter your experience level. Let’s meet, let’s draw, let’s have fun together.

No registration required – just come along and join in.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle (large hall)
Sunday 10/2/2022
11:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Screenings

Beyond Mainland

Voices of the Chinese Diaspora

People who have a connection to the Chinese cultural and linguistic area but do not identify with the People’s Republic of China are called 华人 (hua ren) in Chinese. With this selection of films, we want to celebrate the diversity of our animators, who not only represent different nations and cultures from the Chinese-speaking world, but also tell unique stories that reach beyond this identity.

The program was curated by Lucia Deyi.

City Kino Wedding
Saturday 10/1/2022

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.

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COUNTRY FOCUS FRANCE

En sortant de l’école

An original collection of animated poetry films

A wonderful collection of animated short films in which young directors from French animation schools freely but skilfully combine poetry and visual language. The film collection “En sortant de l’école”, put together jointly by Tant Mieux Prod and France Télévisions since 2013, is the only one dedicated to poetry and has already explored the poetic worlds of Jacques Prévert, Robert Desnos, Guillaume Apollinaire, Paul Eluard, Claude Roy, Jean Tardieu, Paul Verlaine and Andrée Chédid.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle Kino (large hall cinema)
Sunday 10/2/2022
5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.

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COUNTRY FOCUS UKRAINE

Groteske Retro Animation

Ukrainian Animation: ’80s-’90s selected works

We are pleased to present a retrospective programme curated by the Linoleum Festival (Kiev). The selection ranges from light-hearted explorations of the theme of “unpaid care work” to surreal and witty animated horror films and erotica steeped in irony. Discover the “animation gems” of one of the underrepresented animation stories.

City Kino Wedding
Saturday 10/1/2022
11:00 p.m. – 12:30 a.m.

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Online: Indiekino Club and filmfriend

Contemporary Ukrainian Animation

Up to date, witty, playful, bold, sometimes sad, sometimes bringing hope: Ukrainian animation unites different genres, presents diverse characters and explores multiple topics, always covering essential issues with the most comprehensive language – animation. So that the whole world can hear us.

Available for Indiekino-Club-members as well as on filmfriend (streaming service provided by many German public libraries)

The Programme was curated for the 6h Festival of Animation Berlin 22 by Anastasiya Verlinska (Fesival director of LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival)

Indiekino Club & filmfriend
Streaming from 9/25 – 10/9/2022

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COUNTRY FOCUS FRANCE

The Swallows of Kabul

Zabou Breitma, Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec
2019 France, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Monaco
01:21 Std, 2D

In the summer of 1998, Kabul, in ruins, is occupied by the Taliban. Mohsen and Zunaira are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they want to believe in the future but an ill-considered move by Mohsen throws their lives off track.

City Kino Wedding
Sunday, 10/2/2022
8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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Talks & Presentations

FOCUS COLLECTIVES

Advantages and disadvantages of collectivity.

Presented by Plastic Collective (Viborg / Dänemark)

Plastic Collective is a culture hub consisting of ten companies working in the creative sector together and individually. They create cultural projects which take form as exhibitions, happenings, shows, games, museum visualization, VR-projects, digital theatre and films. They will talk about how it all started, their work and how it has benefitted them individually to be in a collective.

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The taming of a seven-headed monster

Successes and difficulties at work presented by Studio monströös (Berlin)

How do you manage to synchronise seven brains to work together and build something fantastic?

Studio monströös will be talking about the experience of establishing something together, how to make decisions as a group and which strategies are required to make them. They will shed light on how they accumulated a wider community around the studio and what struggles they encountered on the route to success as a seven-headed monster.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle Kino (large hall cinema)
Samstag, 1.10.2022
3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

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Even a perfect chaos is something perfect.

Drawing strength and meaning from the community. Presented by TOHU (Jerusalem / Israel)

Each member of TOHU is a dedicated storyteller, provocative visual artist or comedic showrunner. Together they aim to bring an uncompromising artistic vision and story to life, liberating the art form from conventional expectations to push into unfamiliar territory.

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Fun and struggles of COLAboration

Presentation on the work and structure of an international production cooperative COLA Animation (Lissabon, Porto / Portugal)

Having worked for years in various projects of distinct animation techniques and being disappointed by the conventional production companies structure, we decided to come together and produce both commercial and artistic work in a nontraditional way. Our main goal is to make things happen and we’re honored to be able to help bring to life short films, VR experiences, practical special effects, stop-motion, 2d and 3d stories.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle Kino (large hall cinema)
Samstag, 1.10.2022
12:00 noon – 1:30 p.m.

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Animation in Collectives

Symposium with COLA Animation, monströös, Plastic Collective und TOHU

Animation projects often mean teamwork over many months. Maybe that’s one reason why more and more people have come together in animation collectives in recent years. We would like to talk about the benefits of collective work for the creative development of each member and if it works for all types of animation. With members of collectives from Denmark, Germany and Israel. Moderated by Annegret Richter, Managing Director of Animation Association Germany.

Participation at the event is free of charge, no prior registration required.

silent green Kulturquartier – Lounge
Sunday 10/2/2022
11:00 p.m. – 12:00 noon

COUNTRY FOCUS FRANCE

MIYU and Little KMBO as guests at FAB22

Panel with representatives of various French distributors in France

France is considered the land of milk and honey of animation. Almost nowhere else in the world are there so many structures tailored to animation. What can be learned from the neighbouring country? A panel is dedicated to the special features, strategies and market opportunities in the worldwide distribution of animated short films. Doris Gruel from Little KMBO and Zineb Kharroubi from Miyu Distribution will discuss.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle Kino (large hall cinema)
Saturday 10/2/2022
3:30 p.m – 5:00 p.m.

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Patreon Case Study

How to Patreon mit YIPPIEHEY

Patreon is the best place for creators to build memberships by providing exclusive access to their work and a deeper connection with their communities. In this session, you’ll get all the tips and tricks from Sarah Kockler (Creator Partnerships Manager at Patreon) for launching your membership strategy and learn first-hand from YIPPIEHEY what worked – and what didn’t.

Participation at the event is free of charge, no prior registration required.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle Kino (large hall cinema)
Friday 9/30/2022
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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FAB presents: She Drew That

The British animation director Jocie Jurtiz gives an insight into her career

FAB 2022 invites Hannah Lau-Walker, founder of “She drew That”, to host a satellite event at FAB. The “She Drew That” community aims at nurturing a more femme-inclusive industry and supports them in achieving senior positions.

Participation at the event is free of charge, no prior registration required.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle Kino (large hall cinema)
Sunday 10/2/2022
12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m.

FAB Pitching Session!

Presentation of project ideas

Back by popular demand, the FAB pitching session returns this year! Animation projects in various stages of development and aimed at adult or teenage audiences will be presented.
Pitch entries are diverse, representing different genres and formats. Together, we look forward to a stimulating exchange of ideas and invite you to a casual get-together with drinks and cake after the session.

The event is open to industry members by prior registration.

silent green Kulturquartier – Betonhalle Kino (large hall cinema)
Friday 09/30/2022
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 pm

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Networking events

Meet and Greet Kaffeerunde

Drink and Meet

Coffee round with FAB guests and the festival team

Fancy a coffee with Raman Djafari, Alex Widdowson, Holly Murtha or one of our other fabulous guests? Then you are welcome to our coffe circle in the lounge of the silent green Kulturquartier.

Participation at the event is free of charge, no prior registration required.

silent green Kulturquartier – Lounge
Friday, 9/30/2022
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Netzwerktreffen AG Animationsfilm

Get Together

Network meeting with AG Animationsfilm

Fancy some relaxed networking? Then you are cordially invited to the Get Together of AG Animationsfilm, the federal association of the animation film industry. Here you can have a cup of coffee and a croissant and talk to other interested animators from Berlin, Germany and all over the world.
Participation at the event is free of charge, no prior registration required.

silent green Kulturquartier – Lounge
Saturday 10/1/2022
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Let the Show begin!

Ceremonial opening and reception with ROMANO

A really nice slap on the butt, but with consent. Only one can do that: the one, the only, the true Romano. The good vibe rapper from Köpenick will heat you and us up at the opening of the 6th FAB edition and hopefully shape the basic mood of the entire FAB festival with his positive-optimistic beats. Clear the stage for Romano and welcome to the opening of FAB, everyone!

The opening is part of the event “German Competition”.

City Kino Wedding
Friday, 9/30/2022
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

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Award Show & Winners Reel

The jury bestows FAB awards

After three jam-packed FAB days, the jury honors the winners* in the categories Best International Animated Film, Best German Animated Film, Best New Talent and Best Animated Film Pink Panda.

Check this: The ticket for the award ceremony is also valid for the subsequent FAB closing party!

silent green Kulturquartier – Lounge
Sunday 10/2/2022
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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FAB Closing Party

Let’s celebrate, FAB-style

The FAB trophies have been awarded, the winners’ tears have dried, and the curtain is slowly closing at the City Kino Wedding after the last performance of FAB 2022. Now it’s time to go home – wait, don’t go home yet! Instead, join all the filmmakers, family members, viewers and supporters of the FAB in the silent green Kulturquartier to conquer the dance floor. And who could provide more fitting music than the legendary “The Shredder”? The man whose name promises so much action is the guitarist of “Eat Lipstick”, music producer, remixer, live performance DJ, satanic priest, troublemaker and diva. Let’s party, animation crowd!

silent green Kulturquartier – Lounge
Sunday 10/2/2022
9:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

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