Side Programme

side programme

Along with the animation competition, conducted a rich side program that comprised various workshops, school and studio presentations, concerts and exhibitions focused on animation related themes.

PROGRAMME TIMETABLE (PDF)

Screenings

THE FUTURE IS FEMALE!
Eastern European Voices I + II

This special programme was dedicated to female filmmakers from Eastern and Southeastern Europe. Some of the filmmakers are students, recent Film School graduates or at the beginning of their journey.

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THE FUTURE IS FEMALE!
The Happiness Machine

Twenty female artists created ten animated films to reflect various aspects of the Common Good Economy – its chances and risks as well as its theory and its practice will be brought up for discussion through animation, music and by advanced participatory forms of music theatre.

FOCUS STOP MOTION
Night of Horror

Horror has many faces – from subtle nightmares over morbid fantasies and haunting memories to the cruelties of a dystopian reality. The Night of Horror presented a selection of outstanding creepy short films from around the world, all of them animated in Stop Motion Animation. The film selection was curated by the famous stop motion director Anne Breyman.

FABULOUS BERLIN
Award Show and Berlin Surprise Screening

This year was once again our coveted trophy to be won. The prizes were awarded in the six different competition categories. Then the FAB team presented a colourful mix of current and older favorite films by Berlin filmmakers.

CLOSING EVENT
Annecy presents: WTF 2020

Houston, we have a problem… WTF2020 is doing WTF it wants!

As Neil Armstrong plainly put it on 20th or 21st July 1969: „WTF is a small step for man, but a giant leap for mankind“. In all modesty, let’s hope that this programme is declared as being in the public’s general interest in the near future…

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FAB PRESENTS
Dragon Rider

The young dragon Lung really wants to prove himself. That is why he and the goblin girl Schwefelfell go looking for a legendary place of refuge. On the way they get to know the orphan boy Ben. The dissimilar trio have a great adventure together. The survival of all dragons is at stake, as the evil monster Nettlebrand is after the mythical creatures.

workshops

PUPPET BUILDING FOR STOP MOTION ANIMATION
Forest Creatures

The filmmaker Anne Breymann gave insight into the puppet fabrication for her award-winning stop motion short „Nocturne“. Under her instruction, the participants learned how to build a forest creature in their own design that they can animate. In addition they had the opportunity to experiment with different materials and study how to create bones, flesh and skin of a basic stop motion puppet.

PITCHING WORKSHOP FOR FILMMAKERS
Easy Pitching

Pitching lies at the core of the creative industries. It is not enough to simply have a good idea. We want to share our idea and our artistic vision with the world and inspire others. It’s more than just a transactional move. In order to sell your project, it has to become apparent why your project is relevant here and now. Not only is pitching a crucial part of the work, it helps us as artists to heighten our own ideas and see them from another angle. This workshop addressed all aspects of a short pitching presentation.

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GESTURE AND DYNAMIC DRAWING
An Anatomy with Lars Weiler

Gesture is a present aspect in every form of visual art. This workshop showed its value and guided the participants, step by step, to implement gesture in their personal art works.

WORKSHOP
WORKSHOP with Special Guest Anete Melece

Our special guest Anete Melece revealed the secret of how the festival trailer 2020 was made and instructed the participants in the process learning a new artistic technique. In addition, the participants had the chance to design their own character stamps from scratch.

online masterclasses

ONLINE MASTERCLASS
Stop Motion Art Presented by Steamworks Studio

As there was an overwhelming rate of stop motion submissions, we invited you for an online appreciation and presentation of stop motion works hosted by the independent Chinese studio Steamworks. The studio shared exclusive insights of feature stop motion filmmaking including challenges and chances.

ONLINE MASTERCLASS
Content-Development for Animation with Kerrin Kokot

This webinar was hosted by the writer/producer team from JustFilms and gave an behind-the-scenes look at the development of an original animation series for Deaf preschool children, ideal for beginner writers/creatives.

COLOR IN ANIMATION
From Tradition to Digital Painting – P
resentation with
Natalia Freitas

Since the beginning of the black and white movie era, humanity felt that moving black and white images were unlike the human vision. Different techniques were tested in order to alter these monochromatic perceptions. This class presented a brief chronological history on the evolution and relevance of color in cinema. From hand-painted drawing to black and white film to the latest tridimensional paintings.

WHAT MAKES A GOOD DESIGN?
Presentation with Jennifer Ely (Netflix)

Netflix Color Designer Jennifer Ely talked about her theory of good design and presented concrete examples that show the interplay of layout, composition and color. This interdisciplinary presentation included examples of 2D animation as well as stop motion works.

Talks and Presentations

FAFF PRESENTS
Animation about Racism and Othering

London’s Factual Animation Film Festival was joining us this year for a masterclass on animated documentaries. Filmmaker Alex Widdowson and festival director Daniel Murtha showcased the potential of animation for nonfiction storytelling, with an exclusive programme of films on race, discrimination and othering.

TALK WITH ANETE MELECE
Self-exploration through Storytelling

Different experiences, sometimes even unpleasant ones, may transform into an impulse to tell a story. Working on that story and its characters is a process of self-exploration as understanding yourself better can help understanding and defining your characters and how they will meet their fate. In turn, this process might also have an impact on you. Anete Melece spoke on this procedure while working on her animated stories.

TALK WITH KERRIN KOKOT
Animation for Social Change

In the face of the pandemic, many productions switched from live-action to animated content. It has become apparent at the latest that animation is a flexible, multifaceted medium that grows with current challenges. Kerrin Kokot is an animation and documentary producer and showed in this event how animation can voice social issues for relevant content production.

TALK WITH CYRIL PEDROSA
Moving Images: Expression through Graphic Novels and Animation

Animator, Director and Graphic Novel Artist Cyril Pedrosa presented old and new pieces of his work and talked about artistic expression between different mediums.

meet and greet

MEET AND GREET
Breakfast with Anete Melece, David Murtha and Alex Widdowson

At our annual breakfast networking session we invited interested parties to a personal exchange with our special guests, accompanied by tasty croissants and coffee at Urania Café.

MEET AND GREET
Networking Event AG Animationsfilm

Anyone who was longing to talk to other people about their work situation, project or idea was kindly invited to join in this corona-compliant but still cozy networking meeting of the AG Animationsfilm at this year’s FAB. In addition to new contacts to great animation women and people of all genders in Germany, the network meeting also offered the opportunity to learn more about the animation film group and its work.

MEET AND GREET
Breakfast with Kerrin Kokot and Cyril Pedrosa

At our annual breakfast networking session we invited interested parties to a personal exchange with our special guests, accompanied by tasty croissants and coffee at Urania Café.

Regional studio presentations

LUMATIC & BABY GIANT HOLLYBERG

Lumatic and the Babelsberg based studio Baby Giant Hollyberg presented a nice selection of their best works.

ROBIN DAVEY & RANDOM COLLECTIVE

Robin Davey and Random Collective presented a nice selection of their best works.