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PROGRAM 30 JAN — 08 FEB 2020

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL


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WELCOME

WELCOME TO THE 5TH EDITION OF VOID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL! Welcome to VOID 2020. Entering our fifth year, we have thought long and hard on how to best celebrate such an important milestone. While staying true to the core of the festival, we have dreamt big and expanded our programme in new and exciting ways.

Velkommen til VOID 2020. På vej ind i vores femte år, har vi tænkt længe over, hvordan vi bedst har kunnet markere så vigtig en milepæl. Vi har drømt stort og udvidet vores program på nye og spændende måder, samtidig med at vi er forblevet tro mod festivalens ånd.

The 10 festival days are filled with the best animation the world has to offer and there is something for everyone. You can explore the golden age of Hungarian animation, experience the full breadth of contemporary Chinese animation in the blockbuster ‘White Snake’ and ‘S He’ or explore our many short film programmes, showcasing both emerging artists and retrospectives of two of the most important women in American animation: Sally Cruikshank and Suzan Pitt.

De 10 festivaldage er fyldt med det bedste, animationsverdenen kan byde på - og der er noget for alle. Du kan udforske ungarsk animations guldalder, opleve samtidig kinesisk animation med ‘White Snake’ og ‘S He’, eller udforske vores kortfilmsprogrammer, der tæller nye kunstnerer samt retrospektiver af to af amerikansk animations vigtigste kvinder: Sally Cruikshank og Suzan Pitt.

But this year VOID is so much more than just screenings. We have organized a series of masterclasses and talks featuring industry veterans, that will take you behind the scenes of some of the most acclaimed and audacious works of the last years. The masterclasses are a unique opportunity to meet and interact with the creators in person. The sessions open for everyone and we hope you will check them out. Enter the world of animation - which was made possible with the aid of our sponsors, partners, advisors, supporters, and with the indispensable team of passionate volunteers.

Men i år er VOID meget mere end bare filmvisninger. Vi har arrangeret en serie af masterclasses og talks med industriens veteraner, der vil tage dig med bag kulissen på nogle de seneste års mest roste og dristige værker. Disse masterclasses er en unik mulighed for at møde og interagere med skaberne. De er åbne for alle og vi håber, at I vil tjekke dem ud. Træd ind i animationens verden - hvilket er gjort muligt med hjælp fra vores sponsorer, partnere, rådgivere, og med vores passionerede frivilliges hjælp. Anne Winberg, Festivalleder & Claudia Cazzato, Festival Manager

Anne Winberg, Festival Director & Claudia Cazzato, Festival Manager

PRACTICAL INFO

PRAKTISK INFO

VOID International Animation Film Festival is a 10-day festival running from Jan 30 - Feb 8. Please note that all films at Cinemateket are in English or with English subtitles. One ticket costs 90 dkk, but students and members of Cinemateket can buy tickets for 55 dkk. All feature films are introduced by a short film from this year’s programme of up to 15 minutes in length.

VOID International Animation Film Festival varer 10 dage, fra 30. jan til 8. feb. Alle film vises i Cinemateket på engelsk eller med engelske undertekster. En biografbillet koster 90 kr, dog kan studerende og medlemmer af Cinemateket købe billetter til 55 kr. Alle spillefilm bliver vist med en kortfilm fra årets program med en længde på op til 15 min.

Tickets can be purchased at www.cinemateket.dk or via phone at +45 3374 3412. Find VOID at Cinemateket in Gothersgade 55, 1123 Copenhagen K.

Billetter købes på www.cinemateket.dk eller på telefon 3374 3412. Find VOID i Cinemateket i Gothersgade 55, 1123 København K.

Special Events

Meet the Creators

Competitions & Awards

Family friendly

Drinks will be served

Popular


WELCOME MEET THE JURY MEMBERS P.04 THANKS P.06 SPECIAL EVENTS P.07 FEATURE FILMS P.11 SHORT FILMS P.19 RETROSPECTIVES P.27 MASTERCLASSES & TALKS P.31 PROGRAM CALENDAR P.40

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DREAM TEAM Festival Director Anne Winberg Festival Manager Claudia Cazzato Festival Assistant Betina Husen Head of Programming Niels Harpøth Programming Assistants Alice Berchon Allan Sørensen Andreea Muscalagiu Claudia Munksgaard-Palmqvist Magnus Johnson Magnus Tugwell Laursen Film Technicians Cinemateket Operators Sponsorships Katharina Skadhauge Communication & Guest Coordination Nikolas Drivas Printed Program Coordinator Malene Nybroe Juul Graphic Design & Art Direction Fuhr Studio Print, Newspaper Dansk Avis Tryk Print, Posters Kandrups Bogtrykkeri

GET IN TOUCH Check the VOID website for more event details and the latest updates. Share your love by following us on Facebook and Instagram! www.voidfilmfestival.com @voidfilmfestival Email your questions and compliments at info@voidfilmfestival.com


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LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD JURY

MEET THE JURY MEMBERS

MARTIN WIKLUND

ANNEMETTE KARPEN Annemette Karpen’s contribution to Danish animation culture is staggering. In 1999 shefounded a chidren’s animation festival, which was integrated into the BUSTER film festival in 2001. Following that she became a driving force behind Project ANIMA, a mobile animation workshop that visits schools and teaches animation to the next generation. Furthermore, she has contributed a great deal of knowledge, writing a myriad of articles on animation as well as co-writing ‘Dansk tegnefilm gennem 100 år’.

In 2019 Martin Wiklund and Ulysse Lefort won The Lejf Marcussen Award for their strongly hallucinatory commercial for the Michelin-starred restaurant La Grenouillère, ‘Danse exquise’. Wiklund has been part of Collectif Quart Avant Poing since 2009 and has co-directed ‘5 Years After The War’ which screened at Odense International Animation Film Festival.

ULYSSE LEFORT In 2019 Ulysse Lefort and Martin Wiklund won The Lejf Marcussen Award for their strongly hallucinatory restaurant commercial for La Grenouillère, ‘Danse exquise’. Lefort has been part of Collectif Quart Avant Poing since 2009 and has co-directed ‘5 Years After The War’ which screened at Odense International Animation Film Festival.

ÉVA KATINKA BOGNAR A freelance animator, director and illustrator as well as assistant lecturer at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Éva Katinka Bognar is a prolific creator. Her short film ‘Hugo Bomfeldt’ competed at several festivals, winning the Prize of the Children’s Jury at Oberhausen International Short Film Festival.

NANCY DENNEYPHELPS A veteran of the animation festival circuit, Nancy Denney-Phelps was one of the first journalists focusing on the animation industry. Besides her journalistic work, which includes a regular blog on Animation World Network, she also curates film programs, produces music for animation and consults on animation film festivals, bringing years of experience and an unparalleled knowledge.


GRADUATION FILM COMPETITION JURY MEET THE JURY MEMBERS DAN RAMSAY You have without a doubt seen Dan Ramsay’s work. Since the turn of the millennium he has been a fixture at Aardman Animations, where he has worked as an animator on the second series of ‘Creature Comforts’ and lately ‘A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon’. Furthermore, he has also brought his skill to Laika, working on ‘ParaNorman’ and ‘The Boxtrolls’.

JULIETTE MARCHAND Juliette Marchand is the festival programmer at Viborg Animation Film Festival. She has previously taught at Baltimore’s Maryland Institute College of Art and mentored student projects at GOBELINS in Paris. Furthermore, she has worked as director, scriptwriter and director.

SARA KOPPEL An award-winning animator who still works with pen and paper, Sara Koppel has been part of the Danish animation industry since 1984, where she got her start as a 14-year old punk. Throughout her 30+ year career she has created a number of shorts including ‘1st Day & Next Minute’, ‘Little Vulvah & Her Clitoral Awareness’ and contributed to features such as ‘Clitorissima’.

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THANKS

OUR SUPPORTERS

THE 2020 EDITION OF VOID INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL WAS MADE POSSIBLE THANKS TO:

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SPECIAL EVENTS


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SPECIAL EVENTS

MUSIC VIDEOS STEP BY STEP SIMON LEHEMBRE 4 MIN 22 SEC, FR

FUZZY CAYON ANNE-SOPHIE 4 MIN 28 SEC, BE

VACATIONER - MAGNETISM RAMAN DJAFARI 3 MIN 42 SEC, DE

CORPS - À CORPS YOAHN STEHR 3 MIN, FR

JUICY - SOMETHING IS GONE LIA BERTELS 2 MIN, FR

LIKE US MAXIM DE GILDERM 2 MIN 29 SEC, NL

JERUSALEM OFER WINTER, SHIMON ENGEL 4 MIN 7 SEC, IL

LEA PORCELAIN - THE LOVE JAKOB SCHMIDT 3 MIN 37 SEC, DE

FJAAK - SNOW RAMAN DJAFARI 2 MIN 34 SEC, DE

FREEZ - FLAMMIN’ GOES FEAT MIKE LADD MARION CASTERA, KELZANG RAVACH 4 MIN, FR

MELISSA LAVEAUX ANGELIKO MARION CASTERA, KELZANG RAVACH 2 MIN, FR

FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH PARTY! CELEBRATING THE RELEASE OF THE FULL PROGRAM WITH MUSIC AND ANIMATION This evening VOID invites you to join us for a celebration of the publication of the complete festival program - the one you’re holding right now! To that end, we are screening two short film programmes: A surprise selection and an animated music video programme. After the screenings DJ Mohs potato will play some great tunes, while you can enjoy a refreshing drink - all for the price of one ticket. Denne aften inviterer VOID til fest for at fejre offentliggørelsen af det fulde festivalprogram. I den anledning fyrer festivalen op for to kortfilmskavalkader, nemlig et surprise kortfilm program og en animeret musikvideo-samling. Bagefter vil DJ Mohs potato servere sprøde toner, mens man kan læse det fulde program og få noget godt til ganen - alt sammen til én billets pris.

THURSDAY JAN 9. - 19:00 ASTA BIO/ASTA BAR LANGUAGE: VARIOUS SUBTITLES: ENGLISH TOTAL RUNTIME: 83 MIN 13 SEC


SPECIAL EVENTS

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OPENING NIGHT: MARONA´S FANTASTIC TALE A DOG’S LIFE Marona, born the runt of a litter of nine, looks back on her life and the lives she passed through as the loyal dog of several owners - including a small girl and a street acrobat. Anca Damian’s film combines bittersweet pathos with an exquisite visual aesthetic, developed in collaboration with Belgian artist Brecht Evens. Marona’s colourful world becomes abstract in playfully expressionistic ways: rooms disintegrate and characters’ contours dance along their bodies. The result is an enthralling dance between vivid style and the melancholic tone of the story.

Hunden Marona, den mindste af et kuld på ni, ser tilbage på sit liv og de liv, hun passerede igennem som en række ejeres loyale kæledyr - heriblandt en lille pige og en gadeakrobat. Anca Damians ekstraordinære film kombinerer bittersød patos med en udsøgt visuel æstetik, der er udviklet i samarbejde med den belgiske kunstner Brect Evens. Maronas farverige verden bliver abstrakt på legende ekspressionistiske måder: værelser desintegrerer og karakterers konturer danser langs deres kroppe. Resultatet er en betagende dans mellem en livlig stil og historiens melankolske tone.

After the screening, you are invited to the official opening of VOID 2020. We will serve a glass of bubbles and a slice of delicious cake and celebrate the fifth edition of the festival in Asta bar. No extra ticket is required.

Efter visningen serveres der bobler og lækker kage for at fejre den officielle åbning af VOID 2020 i Asta Bar. Ingen ekstra billet er påkrævet.

THURSDAY JAN 30. - 19:00 CARL BIO CHECK IT IF YOU LIKE:

European comics, bittersweet stories and a good cry

ORG. TITLE: L’EXTRAORDINAIRE VOYAGE DE MARONA COUNTRY: FRANCE, ROMANIA, BELGIUM YEAR: 2019 DIRECTOR: ANCA DAMIAN LANGUAGE: FRENCH SUBTITLES: ENGLISH LENGTH: 75 MIN


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SPECIAL EVENTS

VOID 2020 AWARD CEREMONY & CLOSING CELEBRATION THE GRAND FINALE SATURDAY FEB 8. - 21:30 ASTA BIO

VOID closes with a night to remember! First, we will proclaim the winners of the three awards: The Graduation Film Competition, The Audience Award and The Lejf Marcussen Award. The winning films will be screened following the announcement - but that is not all! During the ceremony we will also screen Sara Koppel’s ‘EMBRACES & the touch of skin’ - an animated poem about need for human contact - as well as provide insight into her creative process and the environment where all her ideas come to life. The evening concludes with a live animation performance by VR artist Carl Krull, whose seismographic method blurs the lines between the subject he portrays and their surrounding landscape. Take part in the festive and exuberant conclusion to VOID 2020!

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‘Embrace & a touch of skin’ by Sara Koppel

VOID afslutter med en minderig aften, hvor de følgende priser uddeles: The Graduation Film Competition, The Audience Award og The Lejf Marcussen Award. Efter uddelingen vises vinderfilmene - men det er ikke alt! Vi viser også Sara Koppels ‘EMBRACES & the touch of skin’ - et animeret digt om behovet for menneskelig kontakt - og giver indsigt til hendes kreative proces samt det miljø, hvor hendes idéer vækkes til live. Aftenen afsluttes med en live animationsperformance af VR-kunstneren Carl Krull, hvis seismografiske metode opløser grænserne mellem de portrætterede subjekter og deres omgivelser. Deltag i den festlige og sprudlende afslutning på VOID 2020!


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FEATURE FILMS


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FEATURE FILMS

WHITE SNAKE THE CHINESE EPIC BROUGHT TO LIFE

A fantastical tale based on the Chinese legend, ‘White Snake’ tells the story of Blanca, a snake demon who, while disguised as a human, loses her memory and subsequently falls in love with a snake hunter, much to the chagrin of her sister. ‘White Snake’ plays like an epic fantasy romance, full of action and with the occasional dirty joke. Dazzlingly realized with modern CGI in a co-production between Light Chaser Animation Studios and Warner Brothers.

‘White Snake’ er en fantastisk historie baseret på den kinesiske legende om Blanca, en slangedæmon der, mens hun er forklædt som menneske, mister sin hukommelse og efterfølgende forelsker sig i en slangejæger til sin søsters store irritation. ‘White Snake’ er en episk fantasy romance, fuld af action og krydret med voksenhumor. Filmen er blændende realiseret med moderne CGI i en co-produktion mellem Light Chaser Animation Studios og Warner Brothers.

FRIDAY JAN 31. - 21:30 ASTA BIO CHECK IT IF Wuxia, Disney, YOU LIKE: ‘Son of the White Mare’, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon’

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THE PRINCE’S VOYAGE A MONKEY’S TALE OF A MEETING BETWEEN CIVILIZATIONS

Laguionie returns with another feature in his gentle trademark style. Washing ashore, an ageing prince of a faraway monkey civilization is taken in by a young boy and his scientistsparents. As the prince bonds with the boy, he discovers a nearby Belle Époque city, a far cry from his home. A quiet contemplative film, ‘The Prince’s Voyage’ explores themes of cultural clashes and exchange, generational ties and deep humanism.

白蛇:缘起 CHINA 2019 AMP WONG & JI ZHAO MANDARIN ENGLISH 95 MIN

Laguionie vender tilbage med en ny spillefilm i hans særlige blide stil. En aldrende prins fra en abecivilisation langt borte skyller i land på en fremmed strand, hvor han tages ind af en dreng og hans forsker forældre. I takt med at prinsen knytter bånd til drengen, går han på opdagelse i den nærliggende Belle Époqueinspirerede by, der ligger langt fra hanshjemstavn - både geografisk og kulturelt. ‘The Prince’s Voyage’ er en stille og eftertænksomfilm, der udforsker kulturforskelle og -udvekslinger, generationelle bånd og dybfølt humanisme.

SATURDAY FEB 1. - 16:00 ASTA BIO

CHECK IT IF ‘Louise on the Shore’, YOU LIKE: Hayao Miyazaki Aesop,

ORG. TITLE: THE PRINCE’S VOYAGE COUNTRY: FRANCE YEAR: 2019 DIRECTOR: JEAN-FRANÇOIS LAGUIONIE & XAVIER PICARD LANGUAGE: FRENCH SUBTITLES: ENGLISH LENGTH: 75 MIN


FEATURE FILMS A SCANNER DARKLY THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON PHILIP K. DICK

Richard Linklater’s second foray into animation following ‘Waking Life’ is a drug-addled and anxiety-ridden trip. In the near-future mass surveillance is a fact of life. Keanu Reeves stars at his hazed best as an undercover cop, who slowly starts to lose the grip on his identity. Using squiggly rotoscoping, each second of the film induces the viewer with a sense of unease and paranoia. Featuring a stellar supporting cast including Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder and Robert Downey Jr., ‘A Scanner Darkly’ is a deeply resonant and foreboding gem.

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Richard Linklaters anden animationsfilm efter ‘Waking Life’ er et angstfyldt syretrip. I en ikke så fjern fremtid er masseovervågning kendsgerning. Keanu Reeves er i sit es som en omtåget undercover strømer, der langsomt mister grebet om sin egen identitet. Gennem brug af rotoscoping inducerer hvert sekund af filmen ubehag og paranoia i publikum. Med en strålende rollebesætning, der tæller Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder og Robert Downey Jr., er ‘A Scanner Darkly’ en ildevarslende perle, der resonerer i samtiden.

SATURDAY FEB 1. - 19:00 ASTA BIO

CHECK IT IF Science fiction, YOU LIKE: American 90’s indies, Terry Gilliam

ORG. TITLE: A SCANNER DARKLY COUNTRY: USA YEAR: 2006 DIRECTOR: RICHARD LINKLATER LANGUAGE: ENGLISH LENGTH: 100 MIN

PINOCCHIO THE BELOVED TALE RETURNS TO THE HOME COUNTRY

Carlo Collodi’s iconic children’s tale is brought to life in this 2012-adaptation, designed by Lorenzo Mattotti and directed by Enzo D’Alò. Mattotti’s distinctive style gives the film a tactile picture-book quality, perfectly fitting of the story of the wooden puppet, who dreams of becoming a real boy. A heartwarming and beautiful film, suitable for the whole family.

Carlo Collodis ikoniske børnefortælling bliver bragt til live i denne 2012-filmatisering. Filmen er instrueret af Enzo D’Alò og designet af Lorenzo Mattotti, hvis særprægede stil giver filmen en taktil billedbogskvalitet. Dette passer perfekt til historien om trædukken, der drømmer om at blive en rigtig dreng. En hjertevarm og smuk film for hele familien.

SUNDAY FEB 2. - 16:30 ASTA BIO

CHECK IT IF Old-school Disney, YOU LIKE: Asterix, ‘The Snowman’, ‘Lucky and Zorba’ A Meeting with Lorenzo Mattotti (P.33)

ORG. TITLE: PINOCCHIO COUNTRY: ITALY YEAR: 2012 DIRECTOR: ENZO D’ALÒ LANGUAGE: DANISH SUBTITLES: NONE LENGTH: 75 MIN


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FEATURE FILMS

AWAY JOURNEY LIKE NO OTHER

Produced, animated and scored by debuting director Zilbalodis, ‘Away’ plays quite unlike anything that has been produced in years. The film follows the silent journey of a man and his bird as they traverse a vast landscape by motorbike, pursued by a shadowy monster. It might be one of the most relaxing chase-sequences conceived, a hypnotic and poetic work of vast beauty. The film’s minimalist art style and storytelling creates a cinematic space for meditation and reflection. Zilbalodis will give a masterclass on the production of ‘Away’ on Monday February 3.

‘Away’ er en filmoplevelse ulig noget, der er produceret i mange år. Filmen følger en ung mand og hans fugls stille rejse via motorcykel gennem et storslået landskab, hvor de forfølges af et skyggemonster. Det må være en af filmhistoriens mest afslappende jagtsekvenser. Et hypnotisk og poetisk værk af stor skønhed, hvis minimalistiske look og fortællestil skaber et meditativt filmisk rum. Den debuterende instruktør Zilbalodis producerede, animerede og lavede underlægningsmusik til filmen. Mandag d. 3. februar afholder han en masterclass, hvor han fortæller om produktionen af ‘Away’.

SUNDAY FEB 2. - 19:00 ASTA BIO CHECK IT IF Journey (2012), YOU LIKE: Wim Wenders, Road movies, Michael Dudok de Wit’s The Making of ‘Away’ (P.35) ORG. TITLE: PROJĀM COUNTRY: LATVIA YEAR: 2019 DIRECTOR: GINTS ZILBALODIS LANGUAGE: NONE SUBTITLES: NONE LENGTH: 74 MIN

ZERO IMPUNITY TRANSMEDIA SCREAM

A harrowing documentary examining the systematic use of sexual violence as part of military operations. Built on testimonials and interviews, the documentary delves into the massive scale at which atrocities are perpetrated, the extent to which they are ignored, as well as the ripple effects that they have on the victims and their community. Part of a larger transmedia project including a digital protest march, ‘Zero Impunity’ is a necessary document of our times. Co-presented with Docs & Talks.

Struktureret omkring vidnesbyrd og ekspertinterview, undersøger den rystende dokumentar ‘Zero Impunity’ systematisk brug af seksuel vold i krigsførelse. Filmen afdækker den massive størrelsesorden ugerningerne begås i, graden til hvilke de bliver ignoreret i, og den bølgeeffekt de har på ofrene og deres samfund. ‘Zero Impunity’ er et nødvendigt dokument af vores tid og en del af et større transmedia projekt, der også tæller en digital protestmarch. Præsenteret i samarbejde med Docs & Talks.

MONDAY FEB 3. - 21:30 CARL BIO CHECK IT IF Waltz with Bashir, YOU LIKE: Alex Gibney, Tower, Laura Poitras ORG. TITLE: ZERO IMPUNITY COUNTRY: LUXEMBOURG, FRANCE YEAR: 2019 DIRECTORS: NICOLAS BLIES & STÉPHANE HUEBER-BLIES LANGUAGE: FRENCH SUBTITLES: ENGLISH LENGTH: 93 MIN


FEATURE FILMS FEAR(S) OF THE DARK FIVE TALES OF TERROR!

Designed and directed by European artists, ‘Fear(s) of the Dark’ has its roots in the proud tradition of the horror anthology. The film is a black-and-white collection of five terrifying tales of terror, all drawing on the primordial fear of the unknown monstrosities that lurk in the dark... With its distinctive look and carefully calibrated scares, it is guaranteed to send shivers down the spines of even the most hardcore genre-aficionado.

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‘Fear(s) of the Dark’ har sine rødder i den stolte tradition for gyserantologier. Filmen, der er designet og instrueret af europæiske kunstnere, er en sort-hvid samling af fem rædselsvækkende skrækhistorier, der alle trækker på den urgamle frygt for det ukendte og monstrøse, der lurer i mørket… Med sit distinktive look og nøje kalibrerede chok vil den med garanti få det til at risle koldt ned ad ryggen på selv den mest hardcore genre-aficionado.

TUESDAY FEB. 4 - 21:15 ASTA BIO CHECK IT IF ‘Extraordinary Tales’, YOU LIKE: ‘Creepshow’, ‘Tales from The Crypt’ A Meeting with Lorenzo Mattotti (P.33) ORG. TITLE: PEUR(S) DU NOIR COUNTRY: FRANCE YEAR: 2008 DIRECTORS: BLUTCH, CHARLES BURNS, MARIE CAILLOU, PIERRE DI SCIULLO, LORENZO MATTOTTI, RICHARD MCGUIRE LANGUAGE: FRENCH SUBTITLES: ENGLISH LENGTH: 85 MIN

Det Italienske Kulturinstitut inviterer indenfor til et år fuld af kulturoplevelser. Instituttet arrangerer koncerter, filmaftenener, udstillinger, foredrag, teaterforestillinger og meget mere. Der er fri adgang til Instituttets egne arrangementer, og alle er velkomne. Instituttet udbyder også italienskkurser med kursusstart d. 27. januar. Tilmeldingsfrist er d. 14. januar. Instituttet ligger 10 minutters gang fra Hellerup Station. Se mere her: www.iiccopenaghen.esteri.it www.facebook.com/DetItalienskeKulturinstitut www.instagram.com/iiccopenaghen


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FEATURE FILMS

SON OF THE WHITE MARE THE HUNGARIAN MASTERPIECE RESTORED WEDNESDAY FEB 5. - 21.15 CARL BIO CHECK IT IF ‘Fantasia’, YOU LIKE: ‘Belladonna of Sadness’, ‘Pink Floyd - The Wall’

ORG. TITLE: FEHÉRLÓFIA COUNTRY: HUNGARY YEAR: 1981 DIRECTOR: JANKOVICS MARCELL LANGUAGE: HUNGARIAN SUBTITLES: ENGLISH LENGTH: 81 MIN

No colours were left out in this avant-gardist acid trip that has received legendary status in animation circles due to its groundbreaking, fiercely unique style. The Hungarian cult masterpiece from 1981 has now been digitally restored in all its psychedelic glory. That the fairytale story is based on ancient Hungarian myths, in which three boys born by a white mare are sent on a heroic mission to an underworld to fight terrifying monsters, is of less importance compared to the kaleidoscopic, free-flowing visual feast on display. Last but not least, the ambient soundtrack is second to none.

Der er fuld knald på farveskalaerne i dette avantgardistiske syretrip, der har opnået sagnomspunden status i animationskredse for sin banebrydende stil. Det ungarske kultmesterværk fra 1981 er nu blevet digitalt restaureret og fremstår i al sin psykedeliske pragt. At der er tale om en eventyrlig historie baseret på ungarsk mytologi, hvor tre drengebørn født af en hvid hoppe sendes på en livsfarlig færd til en underverden for at bekæmpe frygtindgydende uhyrer, er af mindre betydning i forhold til billedsidens kalejdoskopisk frit flydende overflødighedshorn. Filmens ambient lydside er desuden i særklasse.


FEATURE FILMS WICKED CITY NEON-BATHED SCI-FI SEXPLOITATION

From the director of ‘Ninja Scroll’ comes a newly restored version of the neo-noir cult classic that is definitely not for the faint of heart. An aeons-long war between humans and interdimensional demons is coming to a close. A human agent of the secret Black Guard is paired with a female demon and assigned to protect an ancient diplomat, who is crucial to finalizing the peace. A pinnacle of 80’s anime sleaze, ‘Wicked City’ plays like a blood- and semen-soaked softcore exploration of deep, dark fantasies. Awash in stark neon colours and featuring mutating genitalia that would make David Cronenberg squirm: Spider vagina dentata, do we need to say more?

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Fra instruktøren af ‘Ninja Scroll’ kommer en nyrestaureret version af neo-noir kultklassikeren, der virkelig ikke er for sarte sjæle. En æoner lang krig mellem menneskeheden og interdimensionelle dæmoner nærmer sig sin afslutning. En menneskelig agent fra den hemmelige Black Guard sættes sammen en kvindelig dæmon for at beskytte en ældgammel diplomat, der skal spille en afgørende rolle i fredens færdiggørelse. Et højdepunkt inden for anime 80’er-smuds, ‘Wicked City’ udfolder sig som en blod- og sæddryppende softcore udforskning af mørke fantasier. Badet i neon og indeholder muterende kønsorganer, der kunne få David Cronenberg til at vride sig i sædet: edderkoppevagina dentata, behøver vi sige mere?

THURSDAY FEB. 6 - 21:30 ASTA BIO CHECK IT IF Exploitation films, YOU LIKE: H. R. Giger, 80’s aesthetics

ORG. TITLE: YÔJÛ TOSHI COUNTRY: JAPAN YEAR: 1987 DIRECTOR: YOSHIAKI KAWAJIRI LANGUAGE: JAPANESE SUBTITLES: ENGLISH LENGTH: 82 MIN

S HE STOP-MOTION REVOLUTION

In a dystopian cigarette-factory, male shoes of leather and metal rule supreme and the red high-heeled female shoes live in bondage. Killing one of her captors, a female shoe dons his black leather and ventures into the upper echelons of the factory - but the system is not easily escaped and the cycles of violence perpetuate themselves. An analogy of class and gender struggles, the used materials engage in a tactile dialogue recalling the works of Jan Švankmajer. At times ghastly and upsetting, always arresting and inventive.

I en dystopisk cigaretfabrik hersker herresko af metal og læder mens de røde, højhælede damesko lever i trældom. Efter at hun slår en af sine fangevogtere ihjel, ifører en kvindesko sig hans sorte læder og bevæger sig op ad fabrikkens rangstige - men det er ikke nemt at bryde ud af systemet og voldens cyklus fortsætter. ‘S He’ er en analogi over klasse- og kønskampe, hvor de anvendte materialer indgår i en taktil dialog, der genkalder Jan Švankmajer. Til tider grusom og forstyrrende, altid fængslende og opfindsom.

FRIDAY FEB. 7 - 21:30 ASTA BIO CHECK IT IF Jan Švankmajer, YOU LIKE: The Brothers Quay, The Wolf House ORG. TITLE: 女他 COUNTRY: CHINA YEAR: 2018 DIRECTOR: SHENGWEI ZHOU LANGUAGE: MANDARIN SUBTITLES: ENGLISH LENGTH: 95 MIN


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Besides handling Danish animator’s residual rights from Copydan, ANIS offers a job-forum, an awesome animation magazine, great events, and the possibility to apply for various funding for travel and vocational training.

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SHORT FILMS AMENDS (VR TRAILER) MIKKEL BATTEFELD 1 MIN 10 SEC

BIRDINOS AMALIE HOLST BLOCH 4 MIN 21 SEC

PATH OF THE SRAMANA (GAME TRAILER) MAYENNA SOPHIE PLASTOW-SMED 2 MIN 22 SEC

100,000 ACRES OF PINE JENNIFER ALICE WRIGHT 7 MIN 21 SEC

PRÄSTBARN JOEL STENBÄCK 7 MIN 4 SEC

SHERGAR CORA MCKENNA 7 MIN 6 SEC

ARTIFICIAL CONDITION WILLIAM BANG 3 MIN 6 SEC

THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP GRADUATION FILMS 2020 CELEBRATING A NEW CROP OF GRADUATES The Animation Workshop in Viborg is an institution like no other in Danish animation, churning out amazing talent and making it look easy. The time has come to celebrate a new crop of graduates with this very special exclusive screening of seven graduation works. All seven titles will be screened twice with the young creators being present for a Q&A. The Animation Workshop i Viborg er en institution uden sidestykke i dansk animation, der kultiverer fantastiske talenter og får det til at se let ud. Tiden er kommet til at fejre et nyt hold dimittender med denne ganske særlige og eksklusive visning af syv afgangsværker. Alle syv titler bliver vist over to omgange, hvor de unge skabere er til stede for at tage imod spørgsmål fra publikum.

FRIDAY JAN 31. - 19.00 + 20.15 ASTA BIO

LANGUAGE: VARIOUS SUBTITLES ENGLISH TOTAL RUNTIME: 32 MIN 30 SEC


SHORT FILMS TRACES SOPHIE TAVERT MACIAN, HUGO FRASSETTO 13 MIN, FR

DO IT AGAIN HSIN HSUAN YEH 4 MIN 17 SEC, TW

THE LEVERS BOYOUNG KIM 9 MIN 24 SEC, KR

CIRCUIT DELIA HESS 8 MIN 41 SEC, CH

VIOLENT EQUATION ANTONIS DOUSSIAS 5 MIN, GR LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

SPERMACETI JACKY DE GROEN 11 MIN 35 SEC, BE

I WANT ANNE ISENSEE 2 MIN, DE

PER TUTTA LA VITA ROBERTO CATANI 5 MIN 20 SEC, IT LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

MEMORABLE BRUNO COLLET 12 MIN 2 SEC, FR

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SHORTS I AUDIENCE AWARD COMPETITION PROGRAM This handpicked selection of shorts will take you on a journey through the adolescent hardships of ‘Traces’, the blooming of sexual exploration in ‘Do It Again’ and the contemplations of a pawn in ‘The Levers’. ‘Circuit’ brims with circuital symbiosis and ‘Violent Equation’ explores dark decadence. ‘Spermaceti’ tells a nautical tale of a young deckhand’s coming-of-age at sea while ‘I Want’ takes on the mêlées of today's youth. ‘Per tutta la vita’ is a surreal dive into the inner dwellings of a carny and ‘Memorable’ marks a shift in reality as strange events start to occur. This is an audience award competition – so cast your vote after the screening and award your favourite film! Denne håndplukkede samling af kortfilm vil tage dig igennem barndommens trængsler i ‘Traces’, den blomstrende seksuelle udforskning i ‘Do It Again’ og den ufrivillige briks tanker i ‘The Levers’. ‘Circuit’ brister med cirkulære symbioser og ‘Violent Equation’ udforsker mørk dekadence. ‘Spermaceti’ fortæller om en ung gasts opvækst til havs mens ‘I Want’ griber med ungdommens kampe. ‘Per tutta la vita’ er en surreel rejse ind i et karnevalstelt, mens virkeligheden skifter og mærkelige hændelser finder sted i ‘Memorable’. Filmene konkurrerer om publikumsprisen - så husk at stemme på din favoritfilm efter visningen!

SATURDAY FEB 1. - 21:30 ASTA BIO LANGUAGE: VARIOUS SUBTITLES ENGLISH TOTAL RUNTIME: 71 MIN 19 SEC


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SHORT FILMS MASCOT

SHORTS II

LEEHA KIM 6 MIN 50 SEC, KR

AUDIENCE AWARD COMPETITION PROGRAM

DÉJEUN ER SUR L’HERBE JOCELYN CHARLES, JULES BOURGÈS, NATHAN HARBONN-VIAUD, PIERRE ROUGEMONT 7 MIN 30 SEC,FR

FINDING URANUS IVAN LI 7 MIN, CA/HK

THE OPPOSITES GAME ANNA SAMO, LISA LABRACIO, 4 MIN 45 SEC, US

THE BLUE OF SALT ALICE BOHL 10 MIN, FR

MR. MARE LUCA TÓTH 19 MIN 26 SEC, HU

FINITY CALLING JASPER KUIPERS 15 MIN, NL LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

This eclectic mix of shorts starts off with ‘Mascot’ – a story about the struggles of an aspiring mascot. The questioning of your own convictions are seen in ‘Déjeuner sur l´herbe’ while ‘Finding Uranus’ portrays of an unnerving sexual fantasy with gruesome honesty. The poetic linguistic debates of ‘The Opposites Game’ pairs with the sentimental reminiscing of ‘The blue of salt’ that in turn contrast with the antics of a secret admirer in ‘Mr. Mare’. The conclusion is what a puritan masochistic hell must be like in ‘Finity Calling’. ‘ This is an audience award competition – so remember to vote on your favourite film after the screening. Dette eklektiske kortfilmsprogram starter med ‘Mascot’, der følger en aspirerende maskots kamp. ‘Déjeun er sur l´herbe’ stiller spørgsmål ved ens overbevisninger, mens ‘Finding Uranus’ afbilder seksuelle fantasier med grusom ærlighed. Den lingvistiske debat i den poetiske ‘The Opposites Game’ danner par med den sentimentale eftertænksomhed i ‘The blue of salt’, der i sig selv kontrasterer med en hemmelig beundrers narrestreger i ‘Mr. Mare’. Endeligt viser ‘Finity Calling’ hvordan et puritansk masochistisk helvede må se ud. Filmene konkurrerer om publikumsprisen - så husk at stemme på din favoritfilm efter visningen!

MONDAY FEB 3. - 19:00 CARL BIO LANGUAGE: VARIOUS SUBTITLES ENGLISH TOTAL RUNTIME: 70 MIN 31 SEC


SHORT FILMS ORPHEUS V SOPHIE TAVERT MACIAN, HUGO FRASSETTO, 13 MIN, FR LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

LAND

ANGELICA LENA, TEODORA PASQUINELLI, 6 MIN, GR

BACH-HÔNG ELSA DUHAMEL 18 MIN, FR

DANCING FROG KIM JINMAN 9 MIN, KR

KNIFE HANGING FROM A TREE JIHEE NAM 3 MIN 21 SEC, KR LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

PURPLEBOY

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SHORTS III AUDIENCE AWARD COMPETITION PROGRAM

This assortment of shorts begins in the comical dreamland of ‘Orpheus’ in which music and interpretive dance is key to survival. ‘Land’ follows a woman’s quest for refuge and the personal account of growing up in the midst of a war is examined ‘Bach-Hông’. ‘Dancing Frog’ offers a reprieve with a muscle memory leapfrogging adventure and a poisoned passion for fruit plays a pivotal role in ‘Knife Hanging From A Tree’. ‘Purpleboy’ faces the struggles of having an ambiguously gendered body and the program concludes with ‘Eaten’ and its fantastical inside-out journey up and down the food chain. This is an audience award competition – so remember to vote on your favourite film after the screening. Dette program starter med den komiske ‘Orpheus’, hvor musik og dans er nøglen til overlevelse. ‘Land’ følger en kvindes flugt, mens ‘Bach-Hông’ fortæller en personlig beretning om at vokse op under krig. Frøhop bliver til frøgallop i ‘Dancing Frog’ og en rådden passion for frugt gør udslaget i ‘Knife Hanging From A Tree’. ‘Purpleboy’ er fanget i en krop uden noget tydeligt køn. Programmet slutter med en fantastisk rejse ind, ud, op og ned ad fødekæden i ‘Eaten’.

ALEXANDRE SIQUEIRA 13 MIN 55 SEC, PT

Filmene konkurrerer om publikumsprisen så husk at stemme på din favoritfilm efter visningen!

EATEN

TUESDAY FEB 4. - 19:30 ASTA BIO

MOHSEN REZAPOUR 7 MIN 20 SEC, IR

LANGUAGE: VARIOUS SUBTITLES ENGLISH TOTAL RUNTIME: 70 MIN 24 SEC


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SHORT FILMS DREAM CREAM NOAM SUSSMAN 4 MIN 46 SEC, CA       

IT’S WET! ALEXIS GODARD KASSI, NAN HUANG, 7 MIN 18 SEC, FR

SURVIVAL HK LOUISE PAU 7 MIN 6 SEC, US

DIGITS OF PI TOM BESSOIR, 3 MIN 14 SEC, US LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

FIRST LOVE ANDREI GIRICH 3 MIN 30 SEC, EE 

ABOUT A WOMAN WHO WANTED TO FLY AWAY SASHA SVIRSKY 7 MIN 44 SEC, RU   

THERE WERE FOUR OF US CASSIE SHAO, 6 MIN 47 SEC, US    LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

LEMONCHOLY MAYA PIRULLI, MARILUZ RODRIGUEZ JR, 4 MIN 24 SEC, US

HIDDEN ZONE CHEE CHONG NG 9 MIN 20 SEC, MY

WINTER IN THE RAINFOREST TURUN ANIKISTIT 4 MIN 1 SEC, FI   

PINK PHANTOM CASSIE SHAO 6 MIN 47 SEC, US   

SHORTS IV AUDIENCE AWARD COMPETITION PROGRAM

Prepare to have your horizon expanded as we take you for a walk on the wild side of the underground. In this selection you will find the craziest, most bewildering and out there animation of the year. Here you will find works that push the boundaries of animation and even makes youreconsider what the form entails. A program for the connoisseur and the curious alike, we promise that the work you see here will be without equal. Gør dig klar til at få udvidet din horisont, når vi tager dig på en flippet rejse ned i undergrunden. I dette program finder du årets vildeste, forbløffende og outrerede værker. De skubber grænserne for animation og vil sågar få dig til aat genoverveje, hvad formen overhovedet indebærer. Vi lover at disse værker er uden sidestykke - et program for både connoisseurs og nysgerrige.

THURSDAY FEB 6. - 19:00 ASTA BIO LANGUAGE: VARIOUS SUBTITLES ENGLISH TOTAL RUNTIME: 66 MIN 45 SEC


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GRADUATION FILM COMPETITION

DAUGHTER DARIA KASHCHEEVA, 14 MIN 44 SEC, CZ

COMPETITION PROGRAM OF UPCOMING TALENTS

DEEPNESS OF THE FRY AUGUST NICLASEN, 4 MIN 2 SEC, DK

DANDELION IN THE WIND DO THI NGAN GIANG, 3 MIN 33 SEC, VN

400 MPH PAUL-EUGÈNE DANNAUD, JULIA CHAIX, LORRAINE DESSERRE, ALICE LEFORT, NATACHA PIANETI, QUENTIN TIRELOQUE, 4 MIN 50 SEC, FR

GRAVEDAD MATISSE GONZALEZ, 10 MIN 30 SEC, DE

HIDE N SEEK BARBORA HALÍŘOVÁ, 6 MIN 56 SEC, CZ

BEER BREAK

VOID continued the tradition of showcasing the best graduation films of the year, representing the cream of the crop of the best animation schools in the world. This program showcases the breadth of talented new filmmakers that are ready to take the world by storm, each of them bringing a new artistic voice, demanding to be heard. The films range from deeply political pieces to exquisite artistic renderings and everything in between. This screening includes a small break where VOID serves beer in the bar. VOID fortsætter traditionen tro med at vise årets bedste afgangsfilm, der repræsenterer cremen af dimittender fra verdens bedste animationsskoler. Dette program introducerer nye filmskabere, der er klar til at tage verden med storm. Hver af dem besidder en kunstnerisk røst, der forlanger at blive hørt. Filmene spænder fra dybt politiske råb til udsøgte kunstneriske værker og alt derimellem. Der er en kort pause i visningen, hvor VOID serverer øl i baren.

FRIDAY FEB 7. - 19.00 ASTA BIO

 

ANIMALS

TUE SANGGAARD, 6 MIN 11 SEC, DK

A BIRD WITH NO LEGS NICK CINELLI, 8 MIN 55 SEC, UK

MASQUERADE EMMA RAUTALA, 5 MIN 32 SEC, FI

CINETIC

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MARIE JULLIETTY, HUGO MEHEUST, THOMAS LAGANA, JOHANNA BARDON-BRUN, ROBIN BOUILLET, 6 MIN 27 SEC, FR

BLIESCHOW

CHRISTOPH SAROW 9 MIN 38 SEC, DE

HALF ASLEEP

CAIBEI CAI, 5 MIN, UK LEJF MARCUSSEN AWARD NOMINEE

NUMBER OF SHORTS : LANGUAGE: SUBTITLES LENGTH: TOTAL RUNTIME:

12 VARIOUS ENGLISH 5-10 MIN. PR. SHORT 86 MIN 18 SEC


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SHORT FILMS THE KIDNAPPING OF THE SUN AND THE MOON SÁNDOR REISENBÜCHLER 1968, 13 MIN

BEST OF PANNÓNIA HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HUNGARIAN ANIMATION

INAUGURATION MARCELL JANKOVICS 1969, 5 MIN

GOBBLE-GOBBLE ISTVÁN BÁNYAI 1977, 6 MIN

MOTO PERPETUO BÉLA VAJDA 1980, 8 MIN

THE FLY FERENC RÓFUSZ, 1980, 3 MIN

PRIVATE NIGHTMARE ISTVÁN OROSZ 1980, 8 MIN

COME TO THE CLEARING

A unique chance to take a trippy joyride through the golden age of Hungarian animation from the 60s to the 80s. For the last three decades of the Cold War, acclaimed Hungarian animation studio Pannónia was riding high due to the imaginative, often eccentric output of its many talented artists. This digitally remastered selection of classic short films displays a wide variety of techniques and styles. The narrative themes range from clever entertainment to fascinating avantgarde. In the 1980s, ‘The Fly’ bagged an Oscar, while ‘Wizards’ arrived as a spiritual companion to the cult hit feature ‘Son of the White Mare’, which screens on February 5. Højdepunkter fra ungarsk animations guldalder.Gå ikke glip af denne enestående chance for en tur på flyvende tæppe gennem ungarsk animations guldalder fra 60´erne til 80´erne. Det anerkendte ungarske animationsstudie. Pannónia havde sin storhedstid i løbet af den Kolde Krigs sidste tre årtier takket være en perlerække af talentfulde filmskabere og disses fantasifulde, ofte excentriske værker. Dette digitalt remasterede udvalg af klassiske kortfilm byder på mange forskellige teknikker og stilarter. Fortællingerne spænder over både begavet underholdning og fascinerende avantgarde. I 80’erne vandt ‘The Fly‘ en Oscar, mens ‘Wizards’ kan ses som en ven i ånden til kulthittet Son of the White Mare, der kan nydes d. 5. februar.

PÉTER MOLNÁR 1982, 8 MIN

SATURDAY FEB 8. - 16:30 ASTA BIO

WIZARDS

OTHER LIKE THIS: Waltz with Bashir, Alex Gibney, Tower, Laura Poitras

DÓRA KERESZTÉS/ISTVÁN OROSZ 1985, 6 MIN

MIND THE STEPS ISTVÁN OROSZ 1989, 6 MIN

LANGUAGE: SUBTITLES: TOTAL RUNTIME:

HUNGARIAN ENGLISH 73 MIN


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RETROSPECTIVES

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THE CRUCIAL SALLY CRUIKSHANK AMERICAN PSYCHEDELICOMEDY - IT’S A TRIP! Sally Cruikshank is a cartoonist and pivotal creator of American animation. Her work is notable for its psychedelic mixture of warmth, humour and often slightly disturbing content, exemplified most clearly in the cult classic ‘Quasi at the Quackadero’. She has also lent to talents to multiple features and tv shows throughout her long career - including a nightmare-sequence in ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ and several educational segments on ‘Sesame Street’.  VOID is proud to present a selection of Cruikshank’s finest work in collaboration with Women in Animation.  Sally Cruikshank er tegneserietegner og en vigtig skaber af amerikansk animation. Hun er bemærkelsesværdig for sin psykedeliske blanding af varme, humor og ofte lettere forstyrrende indhold - tydeligt eksemplificeret i kultklassikeren ‘Quasi at the Quackadero’. Sidenhen har hun bidraget til flere spillefilm og tv-serier - herunder en mareridtssekvens til ‘Twilight Zone: The Movie’ og flere pædagogiske segmenter til ‘Sesame Street’. VOID er stolt af at præsentere et udvalgt Cruikshanks fineste værker i samarbejde med Women in Animation. 

WEDNESDAY FEB 5. - 19:00 CARL BIO DUCKY *

QUASI’S CABARET (TRAILER) **

1971, 3 MIN

1981, 8 MIN

FUN ON MARS *

FACE LIKE A FROG **

1971, 5 MIN

1987, 5 MIN

CHOW FUN *

YOUR FEETS TOO BIG *

1972, 5 MIN

1994, 2 MIN

QUASI AT THE QUACKADERO *

FROM YOUR HEAD **

1975, 10 MIN

1997, 3 MIN

MAKE ME PSYCHIC ** 1978, 3 MIN

*PRINT COURTESY OF THE SALLY CRUIKSHANK AND JON DAVISON COLLECTION AT THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE. **PRINT COURTESY OF THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE.

LANGUAGE: VARIOUS SUBTITLES ENGLISH TOTAL RUNTIME: 70 MIN

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

TRACEY MILLER-ZARNEKE Tracey Miller-Zarneke is an American professional whose deep fascination for animation brought her to work on successful Disney productions such as ‘Chicken Little’ and ‘The Emperor’s New Groove’. Beyond her production experience, Tracey has authored fifteen books about animation from the perspectives of art appreciation, history and education. Tracey currently serves on the board of Women in Animation as the chairperson for Legacy and Archives, and for VOID, she has curated and will present the retrospective on Sally Cruikshank.


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RETROSPECTIVES THE PINNACLE OF SUZAN PITT CLASSIC KALEIDOSCOPIC EXPLORATIONS Suzan Pitt is one of the most acclaimed indie animators and VOID is proud to showcase a selection of the best work of a storied career. Her seminal work ‘Asparagus’ melted brains when it was shown with David Lynch’s ‘Eraserhead’, becoming a mainstay of the American midnight movie culture of the late 70’s and early 80’s. Her work is imbued with a palpable sense of personal exploration of grief and lust, making the films intimate to an almost unbearably - and extremely beautiful - extent. Suzan Pitt er en af de mest anerkendte indie-animatorer og VOID er stolte over at kunne præsentere de bedste værker fra hendes lange karriere. Den skelsættende ‘Asparagus’ smeltede hjerner, da den blev vist med David Lynchs ‘Eraserhead’. Dermed blev den en fast del af ‘midnight movie’ kulturen i sen-70’erne og start-80’ernes USA. Hendes værker gennemsyrede af en dybfølt udforskning af personlige tematikker som sorg og lyst, der gør filmene så intime - og ekstremt smukke - at det næsten er helt ubærligt.

SATURDAY FEB 8. - 19:00 ASTA BIO CHECK IT IF Waltz with Bashir, YOU LIKE: Alex Gibney, Tower, Laura Poitras

WHITNEY COMMERCIAL 1973, 3 MIN

CROCUS 1971, 7 MIN

ASPARAGUS 1979, 19 MIN

JOYSTREET 1995, 24 MIN

EL DOCTOR 2006, 24 MIN

*PRESERVED BY THE ACADEMY FILM ARCHIVE.

LANGUAGE: TOTAL RUNTIME:

ENGLISH 70 MIN 24 SEC


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FRIDAY

FEB 03

MONDAY

FEB 04

P.33

PRODUCING ANIMATION

16:15

BENJAMIN BIO

P.33

A MEETING WITH LORENZO MATTOTTI

17:45

BENJAMIN BIO

P.34

KICKSTARTER UNCENSORED

16:15

BENJAMIN BIO

P.35

THE MAKING OF AWAY

17:45

BENJAMIN BIO

TUESDAY

P.35

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON UNDONE

17:00

BENJAMIN BIO

FEB 05

WEDNESDAY

P.36

MASTERCLASS IN FAILING

16:15

BENJAMIN BIO

P.36

FROM IDEATION TO PRODUCTION

17:45

BENJAMIN BIO

FEB 06

THURSDAY

P.37

WORKSHOP IN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT BY DR

16:15

BENJAMIN BIO

FEB 07

FRIDAY

P.37

MARKETING FOR ANIMATED FILMS

17:45

BENJAMIN BIO

#Svanekebryghus #craftbeer #økologiskøl


MASTERCLASSES & TALKS PRODUCING ANIMATION MOVIEMAKING WITH THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Have you ever wondered what it takes to produce an animated film? Producer Therese Sachse will take us through the process that makes animated films come to life. We will navigate through the same questions experienced by the producers when setting up a new project: How to cast for a great team? Is it possible to foresee challenges in a production? Why is it pivotal to break the script down? This masterclass is based on the brand new course ‘Animation and Digital Media Producer’ offered by VIA/The Animation Workshop.

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Har du nogensinde tænkt på, hvad det kræver at producere animationsfilms? Producer Therese Sachse tager os igennem processen, der gør animationsfilm til virkelighed. Sammen med publikum vil hun navigere gennem de samme spørgsmål, som producere står overfor, når de forbereder nye projekter: Hvordan samler man et stærkt hold? Er det muligt at forudsige udfordringerne i en produktion? Hvorfor er det essentielt at foretage et script breakdown? Denne masterclass er baseret på det spritnye kursus ‘Animation and Digital Media Producer’, der tilbydes af VIA/The Animation Workshop i Viborg.

FRIDAY JAN 31. - 16:15 BENJAMIN BIO 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

THERESE SACHSE Therese Sachse has been working with animation since 1999. She has obtained a great deal of experience when it comes to international productions, both on TV series and feature films. Over the last 20 years, she has been wearing different hats in production ranging from line producer to production manager on known titles such as ‘LEGO Star Wars Freemaker Adventures’ season 1 and 2, ‘The Ugly Duckling & Me!’ and ‘Troll Tales TV series’. ‘Animals’, the graduation film by Tue Sanggaard produced by The Animation Workshop.

A MEETING WITH LORENZO MATTOTTI INTERVIEW TO THE CREATOR OF ‘THE BEARS FAMOUS INVASION OF SICILY’ FRIDAY JAN 31. - 17:45 BENJAMIN BIO 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A CHECK IT IF YOU LIKE: ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

Fear(s) of the Dark (P.15), Pinocchio (P.13), Comics & Illustration

LORENZO MATTOTTI After studying architecture, Lorenzo Mattotti committed himself to comics and illustration. He is recognised today as one of the most outstanding international exponents of the art. For children he has illustrated ‘Pinocchio’ by Collodi among many others; for the fashion world he reinterpreted the models of the iconic Vanity Fair magazine. He has carried out advertising campaigns and has illustrated the covers of The New Yorker, Le Monde and Suddeutsche Zeitung. His debut in directing, ‘The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily’ has premiered this winter.

Get in an in-depth look into the world of renowned illustrator and director Lorenzo Mattotti during this interview session. His latest film, ‘The Bears’ Famous Invasion of Sicily’, is but the latest jewel in the crown of the acclaimed artist, who has contributed to innumerable projects throughout his long career. During this session, Mattotti will cover his work and discuss his method, illustrating how he has achieved his singular aesthetic expression.

Få et dybdegående indblik i den anerkendte illustrator og instruktør, Lorenzo Mattottis, verden. Hans seneste film, den biografaktuelle ‘Bjørnene fra Sicilien’, er det seneste værk fra den roste kunstner, der har bidraget til utallige projekter gennem hans lange karriere. Ved dette arrangement vil Mattotti diskutere sit arbejde, metoder og illustrere, hvordan han er nået frem til sit enestående visuelle udtryk.


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KICKSTARTER UNCENSORED LIVE-STREAMING AND PANEL SESSION

Kickstarter has grown to become an almost essential element in the development and marketing strategy of independent animated film. However there seems to be no golden formula for success - or is there? This session sheds light on how to use the popular crowdfunding platform to the fullest. Joining us via livestream Liz Cook, Director of Documentary Film at Kickstarter will share insider tips and tricks on how to unlock the potential of the platform. Afterwards, Mikkel Mainz (Tales of Alethrion), Nikolas Kiær (serial Kickstarter) and Sarah Joy Jungen (Drops) will host a panel discussion on their learnings on Kickstarter.

Kickstarter er vokset til at være et essentielt led i udvikling og markedsføring af independent animationsfilm. Men der lader ikke til at være nogen skudsikker formular til succes eller er der? Dette arrangement vil kaste lys over hvordan, man udnytter den populære crowdfundingplatform til fulde. Liz Cook, Director of Documentary Film ved Kickstarter, vil via livestream dele insider tips og tricks til hvordan, man frigøre platformens potentiale. Efterfølgende vil et panel bestående af Mikkel Mainz (Tales of Alethrion), Nikolas Kiær (serie-Kickstarer) og Sarah Joy Jungen (Drops) dele deres Kickstarter-erfaringer.

MONDAY FEB 3. - 16:15 BENJAMIN BIO

25 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A + 20 MIN PANEL ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

LIS COOK Liz Cook is the Director of Documentary Film at Kickstarter. Previously she has worked in France with the U.S. State Department, in India with A.R. Rahman, composer and musician, and in NYC as the acquisitions manager for the digital distributor, SnagFilms. She has spoken at a variety of film festivals including Sundance, SXSW, TIFF, Tribeca, Cannes, Sheffield Doc Fest, Hot Docs, and IDFA.

MEET THE PANELISTS:

MIKKEL MAINZ DIRECTOR OF ‘TALES OF ALETHRION’

NIKLAS KIÆR JUNIOR PRODUCER AT MISO FILM

SARAH JOY JUNGEN ARTIST/ART DIRECTOR AT OX AND BIRD I/S

‘Tales of Alethrion’ raised half a million dollars via three Kickstarter campaigns.


MASTERCLASSES & TALKS THE MAKING OF AWAY MASTERCLASS IN MAKING A FEATURE FILM BY YOURSELF

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Directly from Latvia, Gints Zilbalodis will talk about the making of one of the year’s most peculiar animated features: ‘Away’. The film marks Zilbalodis’ directorial debut - a blend of fantasy, stunning visuals and poetic storytelling. Gints served as director, producer, animator, and composer for ‘Away’ and during his masterclass we will learn how he managed to finish the project counting on a very barebones production team, namely himself. You can watch ‘Away’ on Sunday February 2.

Den lettiske instruktør Gints Zilbalodis fortæller om tilblivelsen af en af årets mest særegne animationsfilm: ‘Away’. Filmen markerer Zilbalodis’ debut som spillefilmsinstruktør - en blanding af fantasy, bjergtagende billeder og poetisk historiefortælling. Gints instruerede, producerede, animerede og skrev sågar underlægningsmusikken til ‘Away’. Under denne masterclass vil publikum erfarer, hvordan han formåede at realisere projektet ene mand. ‘Away’ vises d. 2. februar.

Straight from the Netherlands, Peter Wassink will explore what it meant to act as Animation Supervisor on the critically acclaimed series ‘Undone’ by Hisko Hulsing now on Amazon Prime. He will also navigate us through some of the major challenges (and rewards!) associated with the role and invite us behind the scenes of the animated series. Hear more about Peter’s personal experience with one of the hottest animated series of recent years. Bonus: the masterclass is introduced by the screening of the Oscar-shortlisted short ‘Mind My Mind’, on which Peter served as animator.

Den nederlandske filmskaber Peter Wassink fortæller om arbejdet som Animation Supervisor på den kritikerroste serie ‘Undone’ af Hisko Hulsing, der nu kan ses på Amazon Prime. Han vil navigere publikum gennem nogle af de store udfordringerne (og belønninger!), der kommer med rollen, når han inviterer os bag kameraet på serien. Hør mere om Peters personlige oplevelse med en af de seneste års hotteste animerede serie. Bonus: masterclasses starter med en screening af kortfilmen ‘Mind My Mind’, hvor Peter arbejdede som animator.

MONDAY FEB 3. - 17:45 BENJAMIN BIO 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A ‘Away’ (P.14), Independent animation

CHECK IT IF YOU LIKE

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

GINTS ZILBALODIS Gints Zilbalodis (1994) is a Latvian filmmaker and animator. His fascination with filmmaking began at an early age watching classic films and making shorts and commercials. He has made seven short films in various mediums including hand-drawn animation, 3D animation and live-action and often mixing their characteristic aesthetics.

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON UNDONE A TALK BY ANIMATION SUPERVISOR PETER WASSINK

TUESDAY FEB 4. - 17:00 BENJAMIN BIO 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

PETER WASSINK Peter Wassink is an Amsterdam-based 2D animator and director with 20 years of experience. His filmography includes many gems of independent animation such as the series ‘Undone’, the feature ‘Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles’, and the short film ‘Mind My Mind’. Known as ‘Mr. TV Paint’ in the software community for his predilection for the tool, Peter he has been educating the new generations of animators at HKU University of the Arts Utrecht since 2004. ‘Undone’, the animated series available on Amazon Prime.


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MASTERCLASSES & TALKS

MASTERCLASS IN FAILING THE HIGH VALUE, NO-BUDGET APPROACH TO ANIMATED FILMMAKING

Have you ever been frustrated about how time consuming animation really is? Do you want to create mind-blowing animated masterpieces, but the money men are telling you no? Or been looking at a budget thinking: “Impossible!”? - Join Christen Bach on a philosophical take on refocusing your approach, crea-ting gold while being broke. Expect to learn how to reduce the distance from initial idea to finished product and how to fail your way to success. Based on a true story.

Har du nogensinde været frustreret over, hvor tidskrævende animation er? Vil du gerne lave fantastiske animerede mesterværker, men pengemændene siger nej? Eller har du nogensinde set på budgettet og tænkt: “umuligt!”? Christen Bach vi give sit filosofiske take på, hvordan man kan refokusere til tilgang og spinde guld uden en mønt på lommen. Du kan forvente at lære, hvordan man reducerer distancen fra grundlæggende ide til færdigt produkt og hvordan, man kan fejle sig til succes. Baseret på en sand historie.

WEDNESDAY FEB 5. - 16:15 BENJAMIN BIO 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

CHRISTEN BACH Christen Bach is a Danish animation director and visual artist. His work mainly focuses on human relations – often told through experimental or stylistic animation – using the absurd or the surreal to highlight the emotional content and to put the reality of the themes into perspective. He is working as an animation director and VFX-supervisor, both commercially and in conjunction with his personal projects. His work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim museum and featured in hundreds of festivals and galleries worldwide.

‘Bear Untitled’, an experimental short film by Christen Bach.

FROM IDEATION TO PRODUCTION AN INSIGHT INTO ESBEN TOFT JACOBSEN´S CREATIVE PROCESS

Esben Toft Jacobsen is one of those incredible talents who has managed to nonchalantly create for both cinema and TV, helming projects such as ‘Beyond Beyond’ and ‘The Rain’. He has been wearing many hats throughout his career: creator, scriptwriter and animation director. The result? Massive knowledge that he now wants to share with us! During the talk, Esben will guide us through a myriad of different projects, divulging. working methods, production rules, and valuable lessons learned along the way.

Esben Toft Jacobsen er et af de utrolige talenter, der på nonchalant vis har formået at skabe for både film og tv, hvor han har stået i spidsen for projekter som ‘ Fjerkongens rige’ og ‘The Rain’. Han har båret mange hatte gennem sin karriere: skaber, manuskriptforfatter og animations-instruktør. Resultatet? En kæmpe viden som han nu vil dele med os. Under talken vil Esben guide os gennem sine mange projekter, arbejdsmetoder, produktionsregler og værdifulde lektioner, som han har lært undervejs.

WEDNESDAY FEB 5. - 17:45 BENJAMIN BIO 60 MIN ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

ESBEN TOFT JACOBSEN Esben Toft Jacobsen has a background in computer games and has been working as an animation director/creator since he graduated from The Nation Film School of Denmark in 2006. His primary focus is projects for children and young adults. He has experience in scriptwriting, worldbuilding, pitching the stuff and actually making it. Esben has created and co-written two animated feature films, ‘The Great Bear’ and ‘Beyond Beyond’, one animated tv series, ‘Kiwi & Strit’ (2016) and worked on the live-action Netflix show ‘The Rain’ as creator and visual supervisor. ‘Beyond Beyond’ (2014) animated feature directed by Esben Toft Jacobsen.


MASTERCLASSES & TALKS WORKSHOP IN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT BY DR HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE GOLDEN AGE OF HUNGARIAN ANIMATION

THURSDAY FEB 6. - 16:15 BENJAMIN BIO

60 MIN + 30 MIN BREAK + 60 MIN ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

SIDSE STAUSHOLM Sidse Stausholm has more than 20 years experience as director of documentaries and creator of television programs. As Development Consultant at DR Medier TV she helps transform and move “old” media to new platforms. She also finds new ways of distributing content, gauge user behavior and needs through research. She facilitates development processes and innovation using Design Thinking, Google Venture Design Sprints and related methodologies.

‘Doggystyle’ was developed using the method illustrated in the workshop.

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What’s behind ‘Doggystyle’, one of DR’s most watched programs on DRTV? According to Sidse Stausholm, Development Consultant at DR Medier TV, the secret is staying relevant to the audience. Throughout a two-hour workshop, Sidse will illustrate a method which combines personal artistic vision with user insight to develop new content. We will learn more about how DR employs it in order to bring popular shows to the screen, try it out ourselves, and understand how it can be applied to animation. Be ready to challenge what you thought the creative process looked like. No experience needed! Hvad ligger bag ‘Doggystyle’, en af de mest sete programmer på DRTV? Ifølge Sidse Stausholm, udviklingskonsulent ved DR Medier TV, er hemmeligheden at holde sig relevant for publikum. Gennem en to-timers workshop vil Sidse gennemgå en metode, der kombinerer personlig kunstnerisk vision med brugerindsigt til at udvikle nyt indhold. Vi vil bl.a. lære hvordan DR bruger denne metode til at realisere deres projekter, prøve kræfter med det selv, og forstå hvordan det kan anvendes i animation. Vær klar til at få dine forestillinger om den kreative proces udfordret. Ingen erfaring påkrævet!


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MARKETING FOR ANIMATED FILMS

FRIDAY FEB 7. - 17:45 BENJAMIN BIO

BUILDING THE RIGHT MARKETING TOOLKIT FOR YOUR PROJECT 45 MIN + 15 MIN Q&A ABOUT THE SPEAKER:

LILIAN KLAGES Lilian Klages is the CEO and Executive Producer of the Germany-based companies Dreamin’ Dolphin Film and Zooper Film and the Danish Parka Pictures. Her focus is on international coproductions for both feature and tv series. Lilian is a professor at Film Academy Baden-Württemberg, where she teaches animation producers, a censor for The Animation Workshop in Viborg and founding member of the German chapter of Women in Animation.

‘Latte and the Magic Waterstone’, a feature film produced by Lilian Klages.

What’s the best way to promote an animated work? When do you start marketing it? What are the PR elements that contribute to the success of a film? During this masterclass Lilian Klages will introduce us to the art of thinking strategically, creatively and commercially right from the start of a project. Borrowing on real cases, Lilian will share with us the do’s and don’ts of how to market a film (and make sure to sell internationally). Beginners are welcome! Hvordan promoverer man bedst et animeret værk? Hvor starter man med markedsføringen? Hvilke PR-elementer bidrager til en films succes? Gennem denne masterclass vil Lilian Klages introducere os til at tænke strategisk, kreativt og kommercielt fra projektets start. Gennem rigtige cases vil Lilian dele do’s og don’ts i forbindelse med markedsføringen af film - herhjemme såvel som internationalt. Begyndere er velkomne!


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PROGRAM CALENDAR JAN 09

THURSDAY

P.08

FESTIVAL PROGRAM LAUNCH PARTY!

19.00

ASTA BIO/ASTA BAR

JAN 30

THURSDAY

P.09

OPENING NIGHT: MARONA’S FANTASTIC TALE

19.00

CARL BIO

JAN 31

FRIDAY

P.33

PRODUCING ANIMATION

16.15

BENJAMIN BIO

P.33

A MEETING WITH LORENZO MATTOTTI

17.45

BENJAMIN BIO

P.20

THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP GRADUATION FILMS

P.12

WHITE SNAKE

P.12

FEB 01

SATURDAY

FEB 02

SUNDAY

FEB 03

MONDAY

FEB 04 FEB 05

FEB 06 FEB 07 FEB 08

TUESDAY

19:00 + 20:15

ASTA BIO

21:30

ASTA BIO

THE PRINCE’S VOYAGE

16:00

ASTA BIO

P.13

A SCANNER DARKLY

19:00

ASTA BIO

P.21

SHORTS I

21:30

ASTA BIO

P.13

PINOCCHIO

16:30

ASTA BIO

P.14

AWAY

19:00

ASTA BIO

P.34

KICKSTARTER UNCENSORED

16:15

BENJAMIN BIO

P.35

THE MAKING OF AWAY

17:45

BENJAMIN BIO

P.22

SHORTS II

19:00

CARL BIO

P.14

ZERO IMPUNITY

21:30

CARL BIO

P.35

PERSONAL REFLECTIONS ON UNDONE

17:00

BENJAMIN BIO

P.23

SHORTS III

19:30

ASTA BIO

P.15

FEAR(S) OF THE DARK

21:15

ASTA BIO

MASTERCLASS IN FAILING

16:15

BENJAMIN BIO

P.36

FROM IDEATION TO PRODUCTION 17:45

BENJAMIN BIO

P.29

THE CRUCIAL SALLY CRUIKSHANK

19:00

CARL BIO

P.16

SON OF THE WHITE MARE

21:15

CARL BIO

P.37

WORKSHOP IN CONTENT DEVELOPMENT BY DR

16:15

BENJAMIN BIO

P.24

SHORTS IV

19:00

ASTA BIO

P.17

WICKED CITY

21:30

ASTA BIO

P.38

MARKETING FOR ANIMATED FILMS

17:45

BENJAMIN BIO

P.25

GRADUATION FILM COMPETITION

19:00

ASTA BIO

P.17

S HE

21:30

ASTA BIO

P.26

BEST OF PANNONIA

16:30

ASTA BIO

P.30

THE PINNACLE OF SUZAN PITT

19:00

ASTA BIO

P.10

VOID 2020 AWARD CEREMONY & CLOSING CELEBRATION

21:30

ASTA BIO

WEDNESDAY P.36

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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