Togetherness will be screening at this years Animac Animation Festival.
Animac celebrates its 19th edition from February 19th to the 22nd in Lleida with a programme centered on the theme “The Artist’s Hand”, celebrating the multiplication of handmade productions and recognising the artist’s hands in digital animation processes.
Animac will feature two exceptional guests: Piotr Dumała, one of the most currently venerated European animators and winner of the Grand Prix in the recent Ottawa festival with Hipopotamy, which will be screened in Animac, and experimental animator Pierre Hébert, disciple of world-renowned experimental animation icon Norman McLaren.
As a new feature, Animac presents the brand-new Trajectory Award, which will honor the 25 years of existence of Studio Grangel, founded by Carlos and Jordi Grangel, two of our most international artists, who have collaborated with filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Jeffrey Katzenberg (DreamWorks), Tim Burton or Genndy Tartakovsky (Sony Pictures). The brothers Grangel will also give a conference and drawings of their characters will be displayed.
This year’s festival bets strongly on feature films and presents a list of independent animated features of exceptional quality like Rocks in My Pockets (Catalonia premiere), Song of the Sea, Seth‘s Dominion, O Menino e o Mundo (winner of the latest Grand Cristal d’Annecy), Truth Has Fallen and Giovanni‘s Island.
Animac does not forget the short films, soul of the Festival, and this year we’ll be able to see the latest works of international directors such as Torill Kove, Rita Basulto, Mirai Mizue, Olga or Priit Pärn; and national directors like Anna Solanas and Marc Riba, César Díaz, Jossie Malis, Laura Ginès, Andrés Raimundo Nieves and Trimono, among many others.
The Festival completes its programme with a list of conferences and workshops that will bring to Lleida the most active professionals currently working, such as Víctor Monigote (Mortadelo i Filemon) or Íker de los Mozos (Big Hero 6), among many others.
There will also be a space for meeting and experimentation in the Animacrea space, projections for young audiences and school sessions, meetings for sector professional and many more activities that will complete four intense programme days.