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Call for Entries: KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

Hello friends from the animated media! We have just opened this year's competitions for animated shorts in the categories Professional, Student, Commissioned and 3-D Stereoscopic animation! Your entry will also automatically compete for the Amsterdam Audience Award, the Young Amsterdam Audience Award and the Political Animation Award. So don't wait any longer and get those animated beauties to our office, pronto!

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P.S. Don't forget to decorate your envelope to have a shot at the Most Awesome Envelope Award!

On a side note, without further ado, we proudly present to you the KLIK! World Domination Award! From now on, every year, this shiny and sparkly award will honor an organisation, studio or individual that helped Dutch animation take another step towards total world domination. Everyone - so yes, that includes you! - will be able to propose animators, producers, organisations, etc. who you think deserve this award.


KLIK GROWS UP . . . But doesn’t Outgrow Fun! KLIK AMSTERDAM ANIMATION FESTIVAL - 7 through 11 - November, 2012

The minute that I walked into the Eye it was apparent that KLIK had not changed, but the Eye might never be the same.  Cruising around in the air were a shiver of motorized inflatable sharks (yes, a group of sharks is indeed a shiver).  The greeters at the registration desk were handing out KLIKERS, small plastic clickers which are the symbol of the festival that the audience uses to register their approval rather than the usual clapping.

The opening night festivities got underway when as guests were invited to sit on the broad stairway leading from the ground floor to the mezzanine main screening room for a performance by Firma Zwakstroon.  The Dutch multi-disciplinary trio incorporated pantomime, music, and animation as they morphed into different shapes and forms, finally ending by disappearing into what seemed like large plastic bubbles.

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Perry’s Previews: 2013 Oscar Animation Shorts Review, Director Interviews & Prediction

By Perry Chen | Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:15pm

2012 was an amazing year for animation short films. This year’s Oscar nominees share one thing in common: they are all silent films, each demonstrating the power of pure storytelling with only visuals and music! The nominees are: “Paperman”, “Fresh Guacamole”, “Maggie Simpson in the Longest Daycare,” “Head over Heels,” and “Adam and Dog.”