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Its Such a Beautiful Day with Don Hertzfeldt
Saturday November 10, 22h00, EYE Cinema 4 // Get tickets
Don Hertzfeldt, whose work gained worldwide fame through the internet, started a trilogy in 2007 with Everything Will Be Okay, which continued in 2008 with I Am So Proud of You and concluded with Its Such a Beautiful Day in 2011. All three films screened back to back create a feature-length narrative in which our protagonist Bill goes through a life changing experience, taking the audience along for the ride. Hertzfeldt uses simple but very evocative stick figure animation together with live-action footage and a soundscape full of classical music to make you laugh out loud while expertly tugging at your heartstrings better than any Hollywood drama flick could ever hope to achieve.
Adventure Time with Cartoon Network
Saturday November 10, 19h30, EYE Cinema 1 // Get tickets
In the past few years, channel Cartoon Network produced some great series that deserve to be enjoyed in the privacy of your own home as well as with a rowdy crowd projected on a big screen. The show that kicks off and sounds off the program is recent algabreic hit Adventure Time, about Finn (the last human boy alive) and his best friend Jake (a magical shape changing dog) who fight evil in the post apocalyptic land of Ooo. They are being accompanied by other dynamic duos like Mordecai and Rigby from the bizarro Regular Show, Gumball and Darwin from the super-stylized The Amazing World of Gumball and Flapjack and Capn Knuckles from the supremely silly The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack. Unique humor, a sense of wonder and a fabulous feel-good vibe come together to form one heartwarming program that makes you want to hug your fellow film lovers and get right onto an awesome adventure with them.
Adventure Time's creative director Nate Cash will be present for a Q&A at the end of the program, so get ready to fire off all your questions!
Cartoon Network's [adult swim]
Sunday November 11, 17h15, EYE Cinema 4 // Get tickets
Cable television network [adult swim] plays a prominent role in American contemporary animation since its start in 2001. Being known for its risqué character, the channel has been instrumental in developing ground-breaking animated series for an adult audience. Some of its top series presented in this program show you why with gay prisoners jumping out of cakes, life lessons on multiplying interpreted from the Bible for personal benefit, and sexually tinted phone calls between anime chicks and tentacle monsters.
Presentation Time with Nate Cash
Friday November 9, 20h00, EYE Cinema 4 // Get tickets
Algebraic! Adventure Times creative director Nate Cash is coming to increase KLIK!s level of awesomeness! Hell tell you all about his magical work on Adventure Time and other awesome shows like SpongeBob Squarepants, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends and The Simpsons. What is it like to spend your days at Cartoon Network? How does Nate work, storyboarding and writing for the next Adventure Time episode to hit the TV screen? What did he learn in all these years of doing TV animation? We're sure you have even more questions for Nate, which he'll be happy to answer extensively.
And psst, he might just be willing to give some feedback on your portfolio while you buy him a drink afterwards...
Comedy Central presents: South Park at KLIK!
For over twenty years and counting, Comedy Central has become synonymous with adult animated fare. Comedy Centrals breakthrough hit and one of the longest running series of all times is South Park, set in the famous fictional mountain town. Its foul-mouthed citizens have been entertaining, shocking, provoking and even teaching us valuable life lessons since 1997. To celebrate having South Park as an extension in our lives, Comedy Central and KLIK! join forces during the Friday night of the festival to bring you South Park on the big screen like youve never seen it before.
Comedy Central presents: South Park in the American Society
Friday November 9, 18h00, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
Brian Dunphy, American professor and pretty much South Park expert extraordinaire, is flying over to Amsterdam to bring to you his presentation on the role South Park plays in American society. He points out the series highlights like their prediction on Americas response regarding Obamas election back in 2008, but also heartfelt moments depicting unconditional friendship and love. Besides an academic point of view on South Park, Dunphy also offers a look inside the kitchen of the American entertainment industry as he has worked in show business for companies like Disney, Comedy Central and HBO.
Comedy Central presents: The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air
Friday November 9, 19h45, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
Have you ever wondered how South Park is made? Some of the animation experts amongst you will know that Trey Parker and Matt Stone started out crudely animating cardboard cut-outs and now use sophisticated animation software to make the award winning show. But did you know that South Park is made in approximately the tenth of the time that an animated show usually takes to produce? In this fascinating peek behind the scenes of your favorite show, we follow Parker and Stone and their team of talented writers and animators during the making of the HUMANCENTiPAD episode. This highly entertaining documentary gives a personal look inside the bizarre professional lives of two of the entertainment industry's most successful creative minds. And afterwards, you can fire off questions at our American academic South Park expert Brian Dunphy, who served as an advisor to this documentary.
Comedy Central presents: South Park Tribute Night & Sing-Along
Friday November 9, 22h00, EYE Cinema 4 // Get tickets
In the 15 years of South Parks existence, the series imprinted many shocking, hilarious and memorable moments on our minds. Remember when Cartman hatched his insane revenge scheme on Scott Tenorman? Or when Tom Cruise, John Travolta and R. Kelly got trapped in a closet? While watching South Park is already one of the most entertaining activities known to man, enjoying it together with other aficionados elevates it into the most enjoyable experience you can engage in with a group of people (while still wearing your clothes)! Join a selection of animators, designers and others as they share their stories of South Park love with their favorite clips and impressions and be sure to swear your heart out on Fingerbang and Kyles Moms a Bitch during the South Park Sing-Along. You might just be the one winning that South Park goodie bag the evenings host will award to the best swearer!
Best of KLIK! 2012
Were not good at saying goodbye. Were actually great at it! We firmly believe in ending on the highest of notes, so weve assembled the creamiest of the crop of the festival in the suitably named program Best of KLIK! 2012. If youre a loyal fan, youll see all your favorite films again and if you want to be in the animated loop, look no further for a quick fix of the finest animated fare.
The Animated Works of William Kentridge
Sunday November 11, 14h15, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
Multidisciplinary South-African artist William Kentridge has used the medium of animation to denounce Apartheid in the late 80s and early 90s. He continues to deliver insightful commentary on South African society with his animation cycle following the lives of two fictional characters Soho Eckstein and Felix Teitlebaum. Kentridges films will be introduced by Sandra Coumans, author of the renowned book Geschichte und Identität on Kentridges multimedia-installation Black Box/Chambre Noire.
The Animated Works of William Kentridge is organized in cooperation with the Jewish Historical Museum, whos William Kentridge exhibition continues until November 25th 2012. The work exhibited, Black Box/Chambre Noire, is a mechanical theatre in which six mechanical figures perform against a projected background of animated charcoal paintings, dealing with the German colonialism in Africa back in 1904.
Emerging Animation Countries
Sunday November 11, 18h15, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
This year the selection committee of the KLIK! festival noticed an increase in the amount of different countries that submitted their animated shorts to KLIK!s International Competitions. Countries whose animation sector is still in its infancy and which previously werent on the international animation map now started producing animation and not without some fine outcomes - the films in Emerging Animation Countries give an interesting, not seldom political, view on their creators culture.
Saturday November 10, 00h00, EYE Cinema 4 // Get tickets
There are those films that make you go: What The Flying Fruitbatshit Crazy Fuck was someone sniffing or smoking?! If you are brave enough to venture into a program that collects the damned, the strange and the damned strange of the world of animation, youll never look at the medium in the same way ever again...
Dutch Delights / Hollandse Nieuwe
KLIK!s patented program celebrating the animated output of the Netherlands in these past two years. For an accurate overview of the state of Dutch animated films, accept no substitute!
De Duivendrechtse Disney - A Businessmans Idea of an Artist
Sunday November 11, 12h30, EYE Cinema 2 // Get tickets
Once... once Holland was on the verge of becoming an international power in the field of animation by bundling the strengths of draftsman and storyteller Marten Toonder and those of draftsman, décor designer and showman Joop Geesink. Together they were at the inception of the Dutch animated film by starting Geesink-Toonder Teekenfilm-Productie in 1942. With the big American cartoons in mind and the intense longing to reach a wide audience, both pioneers have been able to keep hundreds of draftsmen and animators at work for a long time, but ultimately the collaboration collapsed. This documentary shines light on the innovative entrepreneurship of Joop Geesink and the unique talents of his animators through interviews with former employees and numerous memorable film fragments.
Bonus: Piccolo, Saxo & Company - Philips, Joop Geesinks Filmproduktie Dollywood, the Netherlands, 1960, 13:30, Dutch
Ernest et Célestine (avant-premiere)
Sunday November 11, 18h30, EYE Cinema 3 // Get tickets
In this French animated feature film, orphaned mouse Célestine ventures into the dangerous bear metropolis. She meets bear Ernest in unfortunate circumstances - he wants to eat her - but Célestine is able to persuade him not to by promising shell give him everything he wants. The two loners find consolation in each other and become friends, against all prejudices of their surroundings. A heartwarming story beautifully told through elegant lines and a palette of soft watercolors. Ernest et Célestine dares to be sweet and simple, distinguishing the film from most animated features being made today.
Crulic: The Path to Beyond (premiere)
Thursday November 8, 19h15, EYE Cinema 2 (premiere) // Get tickets
When the Romanian Cladiu Crulic is falsely arrested in Poland for the theft of a wallet, he tries to prove his innocence by going on a hunger strike. This animated documentary made using a wide array of techniques tells a tragic true tale that happened in 2008 and which led to a scandal in Polish politics. Crulic: The Path to Beyond won the prestigious Cristal award at the Annecy festival and now screens at KLIK! as part of EYEs Previously Unreleased program.
Cinema Concert: The Adventures of Prince Achmed
Sunday November 11, 16h00, EYE Cinema 3 // Get tickets
The Adventures of Prince Achmed is the first European animated feature film ever made, based on the fairytales from One Thousand and One Nights. This silent film predates Disneys Snow White and the Seven Dwarves by eleven years and was made using a very special cut out silhouette technique by the female German animator Lotte Reiniger. The film will be screened accompanied by a live musical performance by the Sonja van Hamel Trio and takes place in cooperation with KLIK!s partner EYE.
Wednesday November 7, 21h45, EYE Cinema 3 // Get tickets*
Tim Burton revisits his seminal short in this black and white stop-motion feature film about a boy and his reanimated dog. With Frankenweenie, Burton returns to his animated roots delivering a beautifully crafted tale filled with many nods to classic monster movies. Featuring voice acting by veteran actors Christopher Lee and Martin Landau as well as reuniting Burton with Winona Ryder and Catherine OHara.
Please note: * KLIK! passes dont apply here! Frankenweenie screens in EYE as part of its regular program.