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First Look 2012: International Animation Festivals

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!