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First Look 2012: International Animation Festivals

Posted by Charlotte Simmonds,

We tried to narrow it down to just one but, considering the world appears to be in the throws of a heated affair with all things animated, our task felt mighty . And then we thought hey, why consolidate when we can celebrate! The beautiful Etiuda&Anima in Krakow, Poland, showcases the best of international students and professional artists, while over in Turkey the student-created Istanbul Animation Festival is lining up its seventh offering, while the 19th annual Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film is in the works in Germany. And we can’t miss a plug for AniFest in the Czech Republic, with a new category for experimental film and a retrospective on legendary puppet-maker and animator Jiří Trnka. Glory days!

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Posted by Charlotte Simmonds

Californian Charlotte joined us as an editorial intern after studying at New York university and London Metropolitan University. She wrote for the site between January and March 2012.