World Festival of Animated Film /
28 September to 3 October 2020
World Festival of Animated Film / 28 September to 3 October 2020
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Behind the Scenes 2

Behind the Scenes 2: Group Exhibition of Grand Competition – Short Film Authors

Ulupuh Gallery
29/9 – 3/10 Tue-Sat 10-20 h
4/10 Sun 10-13 h
Opening: 30/9 Wed 13:30 h

Guided by the wish to unmask the comprehensive process of creative incubation and everything behind (the scenes) of the making of an animation film, the 30th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb for the second time in its side events presents a so-called making-of group exhibition of works by the filmmakers selected for the prestigious Grand Competition Short Film.

The exhibition works by invitation and, after the selection process of the 30th festival edition, it includes those filmmakers whose works were chosen for the mentioned short film category. It stems from the idea of promoting a broader presentation platform offering insight to the festival audience behind the scenes of the artistic process, unveiling some of the most interesting moments in the sense of work-in-progress stages that preceded the film’s completion.

It is worth mentioning that the concept of last year’s pioneer exhibition in its essential idea was defined as an overview of illustrative character exclusively, underlining the presentation of various and diverse techniques and ideas, as well as authorial approaches behind the selected Grand Competition titles.

This exhibition is therefore based primarily on the presumed freedom of choice of filmmakers who were, after the confirmation of their participation and receiving their works, curated and designed as coherent group exhibition mounted at the ULUPUH Gallery.

Among 41 film titles, i.e. their authors selected for the 30th Animafest Grand Competition, twelve of them accepted the invitation and, sending no more than five exhibits, answered the initiative of taking part in the group exhibtion, providing a broad range of artworks, from classical paintings, sketches, drawings, prints and cut-outs, to puppets and set parts, to specific installations, game versions and multimedia. Since with this, second in a row, Animafest group exhibition of most diverse artistic expressions and techniques we are gradually establishing grounds for continuous displaying of animation in galleries, it is our wish that in the upcoming festival editions we continue to examine and analyse animation and its authors as legitimate partakers in cinema programmes in the light of contemporary curatorial practices.

Betty, Will Anderson
Just a Guy, Shoko Hara
Leaking Life, Shunsaku Hayashi
Altötting, Andreas Hykade
Suggestions of Least Resistance, Michelle Kranot, Uri Kranot
Washing Machine, Alexandra Májová
Revolykus, Victor Orozco Ramirez
Murder in the Cathedral, Matija Pisačić, Boban Savić GETO
Tie, Alexandra Ramires
Arka, Natko Stipaničev
Ties, Dina Velikovskaya
My Exercise, Atsushi Wada
The Six, Chen Xi