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KLIK Announces 2018 Short Film Selections

The 2018 KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival unveils a diverse competition program including acclaimed filmmakers and relative newcomers alike.

‘Jeom’ by Kangmin Kim is selected to compete at KLIK 2018.

Organizers of the KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival have unveiled its official short film selections for competition in the 2018 edition, which runs October 10-14 in the Dutch capitol.

This year’s short film selections were chosen from 1,670 submissions from more than 80 countries, and include 68 short films in the international competition, 33 student films, 30 kids shorts, 16 Dutch films, and 14 shorts in the “WTF/LOL” category. In addition, 14 films were selected to compete in the Animated Documentary category. Feature film, VR, and “Poetry in Motion” selections will be announced at a later date. You can see the full list of selections here.

Illustration by Mirjam Debets.

Acclaimed filmmakers and relative newcomers alike are included in this year’s selections, including much buzzed-about films such as A Double Life by Dutch trio Job, Joris & Marieke, Solar Walk by Réka Bucsi, Weekends by Trevor Jimenez, Jeom by Kangmin Kim, and I’m OK by Elizabeth Hobbs. Bill Plympton’s Modern Lives was also selected for the international competition, along with The Fall by Boris Labbé, Cyclists by Veljko Popovic, and Fest by Nikita Diakur.

This year, under the theme of “State of Mind,” KLIK goes inward, celebrating the visual freedom of animation as a medium for the visualization and exploration of our emotions. KLIK promises to bring a whirlwind of animation goodness to EYE, Amsterdam for the 11th edition, with a diverse program of animated short and feature films by international talent alongside inspiring talks and workshops by renowned animators, carefully curated KLIK Specials, captivating games, and exciting Virtual Reality experiences.

As previously announced, Nora Twomey and Faiyaz Jafri will appear at KLIK 2018 as international guests and speakers. Other highlights include screenings of the newly-remastered re-release of George Dunning’s psychedelic Beatles classic, Yellow Submarine, I’ll Just Live in Bando by Yongsun Lee, and Cartoon Saloon’s The Breadwinner.

Source: KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

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Formerly Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network, Jennifer Wolfe has worked in the Media & Entertainment industry as a writer and PR professional since 2003.