Search form

KLIK Sets ‘Never Grow Up’ Theme for 2017

Special guest Daron Nefcy, creator and executive producer of the hit Disney series ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil,’ to attend 2017 edition of the KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival running October 17–22.

Daron Nefcy, creator and executive producer of the hit Disney series ‘Star vs. the Forces of Evil,’ to attend 2017 edition of the KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival as a special guest.

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival will celebrate its ten-year anniversary October 17–22nd, 2017 and has announced its first international guest Daron Nefcy (Disney).

KLIK is delighted to confirm the attendance of Daron Nefcy, creator and executive producer of the Disney hit series Star vs. the Forces of Evil. The Annie Award-nominated animated series features the pubescent alien princess Star Butterfly, as she navigates through high school and fights the forces of evil. In her presentation Nefcy will give a glimpse of the process of creating an episode for the show, from coming up with an idea, to storyboards, design, editing, music, sound and animation. Nefcy has been awarded Variety’s “10 Animators to Watch” and made Forbes 30 under 30 list of young entrepreneurs and change makers for 2015. The Los Angeles Times featured Nefcy in a cover story about the growing influence of women in animation.

Expect six full days of animated madness: the extensive KLIK program will include feature films, animated short compilations from all over the world, premieres, sneak previews, talks, installations, workshops, masterclasses and an electrifying closing party. On the anniversary, the festival will also take a retrospective look on its favorite animations from the past ten years. On Sunday, October 30th there is a special program for children, including animated shorts and creative activities.

The heart of the festival’s program is the international animated shorts competition. In carefully curated compilation programs, divided into several categories, KLIK presents the very best animated shorts from all over the world. These films compete for one of the highly coveted KLIK Awards. Last year the festival received over 1800 entries from 83 countries.

This year’s KLIK theme is “Never Grow Up,” putting the spotlight on animations that question common conceptions of age and the expectations that go with certain life stages. What does it mean to be “grown up?” What if you refuse to act your age? Alongside feature films, presentations and short film compilations, the experience of time is also expressed through special installations by national and international artists. Animation is the perfect medium, playing with ideas of circular and linear time and depicting timelessness.

For festival visitors who want to have a head start, KLIK introduces a passe-partouts with a reduced price. A passe-partout grants access to all screenings and programs during the entire festival (apart from masterclasses), and access to the (in)famous KLIK! KLIK! BOOM! party on Saturday, October 21th. These passes are only available online for a limited time for a reduced price.

Source: KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

randomness