This year’s Animatricks Animation Festival closed on Sunday, its films and event drawing approximately 1,600 festival-goers. This year’s most popular screening was the opening film Lisa Limone and Maroc Orange, a Rapid Love Story. Other top moments were the side events of which the open doors -event at animation studios, Storyboard training and the animation workshops gathered most people.
Baths (Łaźnia) by Tomek Ducki has won the international competition at Animatricks Animation Festival 2014. The best Finnish short animated film is Kari Pieskä’s No Time for Toes. Benjamin Arcand’s Wackatdooo and CHRZU’s The High Heel High have received honorary mentions.
By Turun Anikistit and animation community Paperihattu
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Upcoming Animatricks Festival celebrates the 100-year-old Finnish animation with blasts from the past and a bunch of flying creatures – watch out for the Angry Birds!
100th anniversary screenings include a documentary trilogy on Finnish animation by Juho Gartz and Lauri Tykkyläinen and Retro to Recent collection of Finnish children’s animation from the 1970s until today. Furthermore, Animatricks looks back in history and screens short Finnish animations that have been awarded at the festival between 2004 and 2013.
Here you’ll find info about the Animatricks Animation Festival, which takes place on 25–27 April 2014 in Helsinki, as well as our various round the year events.
Complete festival programme 2014 will be released here in April. Stay tuned for teasers & sneak previews!
Animatricks Animation Festival has launched a new portal for Finnish short animation. Animatricks Screen presents nearly 70 films which can also be watched online. The website is available both in Finnish and in English.
The Screen collection consists of short animations that have been shown at Animatricks Animation Festival 2009–2013 in the “New Finnish Animated Shorts” programme. The site contains information about the films, as well as links to video-sharing websites where the films can be viewed.
Finnish animation celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2014. The purpose of Animatricks Screen is to improve the availability and visibility of Finnish short animation both domestically and internationally.