September 15-19 - KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival is one of the city's most unique film festivals with a selection of animated films that go well beyond Walt's work. This year Klik takes over the Kriterion from 15 to 19 of September. This year's theme? Animation and science.
Animation has become an integral part of cinema, as stunning films like Wall-E blow our minds with almost real life imagery, or the imagination and beauty in a Hayao Miyazaki film can make you shed tears. Of course new artists are continually pushing the boundary of animation whether that's through perfect 3D computer rendering, the roughest sketch work or via meticulously shaped claymation.
Science and animation
Every year Klik brings a side programme to their films. This year, ready your beakers and prepare your guinea pigs because in 2010 Klik celebrates the relationship of science and animation.
The KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival has gone from strength to strength. First starting in Gent, Belgium before moving to Amsterdam for the Dutch edition in 2007 with screenings at De Nieuwe Anita, Ketelhuis and Filmhuis Cavia, this year the festival stars over 250 films from 32 different countries. Visit the Klik website for more information.