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Klik Amsterdam Festival Sets Slate for its 10th Edition

Dozens of films in a dozen categories will unspool during the festival, set for Oct. 17-22 in the Netherlands.

The Klik Awards, better known as The Frankies.

The Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival is celebrating its 10th year and has announced a huge lineup of animated shorts and features. Set for Oct. 17-22, this year’s festival theme is “Never Grow Up.”

After reviewing more than 1,900 submissions, the festival’s line up features: 33 Animated Short Films; 33 Animation for Hire films; 26 Animated Shorts for Kids; 10 Animation for Art Lovers films; 18 Funny, Trippy Toons; 31 Animated Student Shorts; five Animated VR entries; 19 Animated Music Videos; 13 Animated Documentaries; 11 Political Animated Shorts; eight Emerging Animation Nations; and 26 Dutch Panorama entries.

The full list of films can be found here.

Every animated short has a shot at winning one of the KLIK Awards, a.k.a. The Frankies.

The festival has introduced two new awards: Best Animation for Art Lovers and Best Funny & Trippy Toons. Both have been part of the KLIK program for years and now have been promoted to awards.

Outside the competition, the festival also will screen feature films, host talks and present compilations.

Highlights include the pre-release of Loving Vincent, the world's first ever fully painted feature film; Ignacio Ferreras’ Wrinkles, a Spanish feature about overlooked seniors locked away in a retirement home; and Tehran Taboo, about sex, drugs and adultery in modern day Iran.

This year's Artists in Focus program welcomes Daron Nefcy, creator of Disney’s Star vs. The Forces of Evil, and Loving Vincent's directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

Source: Klik Amsterdam Animation Festival

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Tom McLean has been writing for years about animation from a secret base in Los Angeles.