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‘Red Turtle’ Helmer Presents Masterclass at Anima 2018

Michaël Dudok de Wit will use examples from his acclaimed films in teaching the topic of intuitive creativity.

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM -- ANIMA: The Brussels Animation Festival has announced it will present a masterclass from Michaël Dudok de Wit, director of The Red Turtle, on the topic of intuitive creativity during its 2018 edition, running Feb. 9-18 in Brussels, Belgium.

Michaël Dudok de Wit, director of ‘The Red Turtle,’ will teach a masterclass on intuitive creativity at ANIMA 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.

Selected and awarded at Cannes, nominated for an Oscar and a César, The Red Turtle is an acclaimed co-production by France, Belgium and Studio Ghibli for Japan. Devoid of dialogue, the beautiful and emotional film kept audiences spellbound for its 81 minutes running time without a single word spoken.

Dudok de Wit’s masterclass will explore the personal side of creation, the search for a good story and the conscious use of symbols and metaphors. The presentation will be illustrated by sequences from his own films, including The Red Turtle, The Monk and the FishFather and Daughter and The Aroma of Tea. 

The masterclass will be in English and is organized in collaboration with the VAF, Vlaams Audiovisueel Fonds. It will be held in Flagey on Feb. 14 from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Cost is 35 euros or 25 euros for animation students. Reservations can be made online.

Source: ANIMA 2018

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