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Best Austrian Animation Festival: Practical symposium

Event Label
Organisational Units
Fine Arts
Location Venue (1)
Studio Building
Location Address (1)
Lehárgasse 8
Location ZIP and/or City (1)
1060 Vienna
Location Room (1)
2. floor, Multi-Purpose Space

The symposium will be in German language.

A project by ASIFA Austria in cooperation with Filmcasino, Sehsaal, the workshop for Artistic Animated Film at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna and

The focus of this year's practical symposium is the exchange of experiences between students and professionals from the film industry. The speakers of the first two panels are students and alumni of different schools, while the third panels will discuss animation work within the framework of projects such as Rotzbua, Sine Meta Drom and Mythos Mozart. A fourth panel will offer the opportunity to discuss funding perspectives for animated films with representatives from BMKOES (Art Ministery / Film Dept.) and ÖFI (Austrian Film Institute). 

12 h doors open

13–14 h
Panel 1 (60 min)
Artificial intelligence in animated films
Students from the competition program talk about their work:
Celine PHAM (FH OÖ – Campus Hagenberg) - LUCID
Verena REPAR (University of Applied Art - Vienna) - ECHOS OF GRIEF
KUBAKUB - Jakob Jakubowski (Academy of Fine Arts Vienna) – FAMILIAR
Moderation: Claudia Larcher (Visual artist, filmmaker, researcher in the field of artificial intelligence)

Break (30 min)

14:30–15:30 h
Panel 2 (60 min)
Schools for animated film in Europe
Filmmakers (some with films in competition) talk about their experiences at animation schools in Europe
Ani ANTONOVA - (CORNUCOPIA) talks about the Universidade Lusófona - Lisbon Sebastian DORINGER - (FISH BOY ) talks about Gobelin - Paris
Alexander GRATZER - (IN THE UPPER ROOM) talks about MOME – Budapest
Moderation: Nana Thurner

Break (30 min)

16–17 h
Panel 3 (60 min)
Working in professional animation productions
Reports from the animated film projects:
Tom STOCKINGER (animator): ROTZBUA (feature film with 3D computer animation)
(Puppet animations for a feature-length performance film) -  Marzie EMADI (puppet animation) will join the Q&A
Martin HEBESTREIT (arx anima): Myth Mozart (360 degrees animation installation)
Moderation: Thomas Renoldner

Break (30 min)

17:30– 18:15 h
Panel 4 (45 min)
State funding for animated films
At the beginning Jürgen Hager introduces the organisation ANIMA PLUS, and its activities in the area of production support for animated films. 
Peter Schernhuber (BMKOES / Art Ministery – Film Dept.) and Werner Zappe (ÖFI – Austrian Film Institute) talk about funding opportunities and perspectives for animated films, followed by a round table with audience participation.
Moderation: Jürgen Hagler (FH Upper Austria - Campus Hagenberg)

18:30 h end