Lucas Zanotto, ‘Eyes’, photography Achim Hatzius
It’s Nice That is delighted to give its support as a media partner to the 15th annual Pictoplasma Berlin Festival.
At the heart of the Festival, the conference presents 21 key lectures by the world’s most influential artists and upcoming talents, cutting-edge graphic and game designers and leading animation filmmakers, offering the chance to learn from and be inspired by some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde creators.
It’s Nice That will be covering the festival with exclusive features, as well as a panel discussion at the event, moderated by Deputy Editor Lucy Bourton. Lucy will be joined by Cornelia Geppert (game developer, Jo-Mei Berlin), Sophie Koko Gate (filmmaker London), Kristin Labriola (producer, Hornet Inc. New York), Elizabeth Porter (producer, Netflix Los Angeles), and Kitty Turley (producer, Strange Beast London) to discuss the theme of women working on the creative industries today.
A few weeks back now (although we assume most of its attendees and speakers have only just recovered), we took a trip to Berlin to visit Pictoplasma, an international festival of character design and art. What we discovered, however, wasn’t your usual conference spent slouched and half-listening to talk after talk, but a literal festival that included exhibitions, workshops, screenings – and karaoke. There’s also a giant, bumbling, fluffy mascot which will wander around during the day and hug you, or pour you a shot of vodka in the evening.
Following years of eagerly awaiting its line-up and watching from afar, we’re very excited that this year we will be partnering with Pictoplasma to cover its events and conference, and we’ll even be there ourselves! In the first of a series of articles, below we take you through what visitors can expect during the festival in May.