The organisational committee of the International Symposium Animafest Scanner IIII 2017, consisting of Daniel Šuljić (Animafest's artistic director), Franziska Bruckner, Holger Lang, Hrvoje Turković and Nikica Gilić (film theoreticians), chose among 34 submitted entries 16 works by participants from Europe, Asia and North America. They will present their research and results on 6 and 7 June in Zagreb.
This year's keynote is the winner of Animafest's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Animation Studies 2017, Maureen Furniss, American author, historian and animation theoretician. Mrs Furniss is the programme director for experimental animation at California Institute of the Arts, editor of Animation Journal magazine, and author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics, The Animation Bible and A New History of Animation. The speakers will focus on the following subjects: the changing roles of festivals, comic books and animation, animation in the mind, and new media animation – VR and the web.
Animafest Scanner is jointly organised by Animafest Zagreb and ASIFA Austria, with the support of the Austrian Cultural Forum in Zagreb, AG Animation (GfM) and Webster University from Vienna.
Historical and current trends, numerous perspectives, new findings in the fast-growing field of animation studies, paired with exciting speakers – all this and more awaits you at the Animafest Scanner symposium, in the context of screenings and other events organised by Animafest 2017.