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KLIK! Competitions

The very best animation recently made on this planet. Talk to filmmakers in competition during the Friday and Saturday Morning Cartoons Q&A's

Animated Shorts 1

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 14:00
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 1, 65min 18:30

Animated Shorts 2

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 15:45
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 16:15

Animated Shorts 3

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 17:30
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 14:30

Animated Shorts 4

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 4, 65min 13:15
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 12:45

Animated Shorts 5

Fri 15 Nov, Torenzaal, 65min 14:45
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 11:00

Animated Shorts 6

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 2, 65min 17:30
Fri 15 Nov, Torenzaal, 65min 18:15

Animated Student Shorts 1

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 4, 70min 17:30
Sat 16 Nov, Torenzaal, 70min 11:00

Teenager Jámon, the only pig in his family, a mole that follows his dreams all the way to the beach, and the daily routine of the wind blowing around a windy country.

Animated Student Shorts 2

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 4, 65min 15:45
Sat 16 Nov, Torenzaal, 65min 12:45

Misha the polar bear, a former vodka-label star who’s hit rock bottom, and Olga the supermarket cashier, who spends her days unnoticed. And there’s more, as the unusual friendship between a rabbit and a deer is put to the test.

Animated Student Shorts 3

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 4, 65min 14:00
Sat 16 Nov, Torenzaal, 65min 14:30

There’s nothing easy about mending a bungled child, a princess is saved by a true hero, and a homeless and an alcoholic Soviet trumpet player gets the chance to live his past all over again.

Animation for Hire

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 4, 70min 15:45
Fri 15 Nov, Torenzaal, 70min 16:30

Your chance to experience works often made for the small screen in kingsize glory. The best commissioned films, including trailers, promos, bumpers, leaders, commercials, viral videos, and music videos.

Political Animated Shorts

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 4, 75min 14:00
Fri 15 Nov, EYE 4, 75min 15:00
Sun 17 Nov, Torenzaal, 73min 17:00

3-D Stereoscopic Animated Shorts

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 2, 60min 19:30
Fri 15 Nov, EYE 1, 60min 16:30

Every feature flick seems to be 3D nowadays, even the non-animated ones, but not every film makes thoughtful use of the technique. The independent stereoscopic shorts included in this program show you how stereoscopy can be used in different ways than just chucking random stuff in the general direction of your noggin.

Best of KLIK! 2013

Sun 17 Nov, EYE 1, 75min 13:45

We’ve assembled the creamiest of the festival crop, this years winners, in the suitably named Best of KLIK! 2013 program.

Best of KLIK! 2013/Closing Ceremony

Sun 17 Nov, EYE 1, 90min 19:30

We‘re not good at saying goodbye; we‘re actually great at it! As we firmly believe in ending on the highest of notes, we’ve assembled the creamiest of the festival crop, this years winners, in the suitably named Best of KLIK! 2013 program.

KLIK! Fabulous 50's

Let's celebrate the Fabulous Fifties with some gorgeous Cartoon Modern

Cartoon Modern: The Essentials

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 2, 90min 21:15
Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 90min 19:30

Cartoon Modern-guru Amid Amidi takes you on a journey through time and space, showcasing the absolute essentials that gave 1950s animation the look and feel it is known for today.

Cartoon Modern: The Essentials encompasses films by animation legends such as John Hubley and Tex Avery.

You’ll be able to see the Academy Award Winning animation Gerald McBoing Boing on the silver screen. Essential viewing, not to miss!

This program is made possible by the friendly folks at Sony, Thunderbean Animation, Rembrandt Films, Emily Hubley, Mark Kausler, Nancy and Nik Phelps, a.o.

Cartoon Modern: The Nuclear Family

Sat 16 Nov, EYE 1, 70min 22:45
Sun 17 Nov, EYE 1, 70min 15:30

KLIK! takes you back to that perfect moment in time, the fifties, when the air was clean, the grass was green, and a root beer float was still the swellest treat.

The Nuclear Family provides an animated overview of a decade when everything was better, when everything seemed possible: thrilling technological developments went hand in hand with the feeling society was perfectible, the family was the cornerstone of society and your future was bright. As long as you didn’t stand out, that is.

This program is made possible by the friendly folks at Sony, Thunderbean Animation, Pulp- o-Rama and EYE.

Cartoon Modern: East meets West

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 2, 90min 21:15
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 2, 90min 18:15

America wasn’t the only continent captured by the Cartoon Modern movement; in Europe, especially on the other side of the Iron Curtain, exciting changes in style and theme were also taking place. Throughout the 1950s and 60s these two very different parts of the world were connected through a worldwide animation movement.

In East Meets West, the American Amid Amidi and the Croatian Vanja Hraste offer insights into the similarities as well as the differences in their respective regions’ Cartoon Modern movement.

This program is made possible by the friendly folks at Zagreb Film and Chris Sobieniak.

Dutch Cartoon Modern

Sat 16 Nov, EYE 4, 75min 14:45

In the 1950s the Cartoon Modern movement also hit the Netherlands, where artists at the Toonder and Geesink Studios had a great admiration for the works of the American UPA Studios.

Toonder expert Jan-Willem de Vries will be present to put this drastic, though temporary, change in Dutch animation style in context.

Furthermore, Englishman Alan Standen will join us, exactly 60 years after he set foot on Dutch grounds to paint backgrounds at the Toonder Studios. Standen was strongly influenced by Cartoon Modern, already during his time at the English Halas & Batchelor studios. He’ll bring back memories about that groundbreaking time back in the 1950s and 60s.

Dutch Cartoon Modern is Dutch and English spoken.

Contemporary Cartoon Modern

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 2, 75min 19:30
Fri 15 Nov, Torenzaal, 75min 21:45

Cartoon Modern may have reached its zenith in the 1950s, but its style is still very much alive. Contemporary creators are very much inspired by the work made then and continue to explore the possibilities of this versatile movement. Check out these present-day animations inspired by those glorious films from half a century ago.

Gay Purr-ee

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 85min 21:30

When you think of Cartoon Modern, Gay Purr-ee may not be the first film that pops into your head. Yet this gorgeous film, the second and last feature-length animation by the legendary UPA Studios, is a vital part of the movement‘s history. Made in the early 1960s, its style is best described as Cartoon Modern meets Van Gogh. Gay Purr-ee features the vocal talent of Judy Garland in her first and only animated role, as well as the debut of one Robert Goulet.

France, 1895. The beautiful Mewsette (Garland) and Jaune Tom are cats living in the French countryside. Frustrated with Jaune Tom’s country bumpkin ways, Mewsette escapes to experience the refinement and excitement of ‘Gay Paris’. But when she falls into the clutches of the sleazy Meowrice, Jaune Tom and his friend Robespierre set off to Paris to find her.

KLIK! Films & Talks

This section takes you in all directions, tearing through everything and anything animation related like a roller-coaster ride—just the way we like it

The Congress

Sat 16 Nov, EYE 1, 122min 20:15

We proudly present a very special preview to The Congress, by acclaimed director Ari Folman (Oscar-nominated Waltz With Bashir). Last spring, The Congress premiered at the Cannes to great acclaim and now we’ll give you a very special preview before it hits the Dutch cinemas next year.

The Congress is an adaptation of the legendary sci-fi novel The Futurological Congress by Polish writer Stanislew Lem. Central to The Congress is an aging, out-of-work actress (Robin Wright playing an alternate-reality version of herself) who accepts her final job: preserving her digital image for a future Hollywood. For the next 20 years, the studio will have the rights to her image and will be able to have her star in all kinds of movies – even the most commercial kind. Moreover, she will need to disappear for the foreseeable future, so that in exactly 20 years she can be the guest of honor at the Miramount-Nagasaki Congress in a brand-new, fantastic looking world.

"A genius designer on an acid trip" is the way one character describes the futuristic animated universe of The Congress, which contains one of the most startling uses of the medium to come along in years. This feature-length film combines live-action and psychedelic animation into one gorgeous, trippy, mind-blowing piece of art. The Congress stars Robin Wright, Paul Giamatti, Jon Hamm, and Harvey Keitel.

Creating the new Mickey Mouse shorts: Paul Rudish

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 1, 70min 18:15

Emmy-winning animation director Paul Rudish is coming to KLIK!, all the way from Los Angeles! He gives a very special peek into the process behind Disney's newest and extremely popular Mickey Mouse shorts which Rudish created, wrote and directed. Fitting with KLIK!'s theme 'cartoon modern', Rudish will also talk about the great influence this movement has had on the fresh look he created for the Mickey Mouse shorts.

Besides his work at Disney, Rudish is largely known for his work at the Cartoon Network Studios; perhaps Dexter's Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, Star Wars: Clone Wars, Samurai Jack and Sym-Bionic Titan ring a bell? Writing scripts, designing characters, directing episodes, creating series... This man does it all. Don't miss his inspiring once-in-a-lifetime presentation at KLIK!.

P.S. Be sure to catch Paul Rudish later on Friday night too, in the Cartoon Network: Originals program, where he'll be answering questions straight from your burning Cartoon Network fanheart.

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony

Sat 16 Nov, EYE 2, 90min 22:00

One would be hard-pressed to find a cultural sensation as unique and unexpected as ‘Bronies’ (male My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic fans). Why are these grown men (and women) attracted to a cartoon intended for little girls? And why are they willing to brave society’s ridicule for their love of the show?

Bronies: The Extremely Unexpected Adult Fans of My Little Pony is a feature-length documentary that explores this strange cultural phenomenon, chronicling Bronies from around the world, each with their unique story, as they make their way to My Little Pony conventions in Germany, England, and to, the biggest convention of all, “BronyCon” in the USA. On the way, we discover that the essential story elements of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic – Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Loyalty, and Magic – have a universality that extends beyond age and gender, and that Bronies are pushing the boundaries of what society deems appropriate in their quest for a kinder, gentler future.

With a super special Q&A with Paul Rudish, who was development artist on the first season of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series.

Persistence of Vision

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 4, 83min 19:30
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 4, 83min 10:45

A tale of creative genius gone horribly awry, Persistence of Vision is the untold story of the best animated film never made.

Striving to make the greatest animated film of all time, visionary animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, A Christmas Carol) toiled for more than a quarter century on his masterpiece, The Thief and the Cobbler, only to have it torn from his hands. Filmmaker Kevin Schreck has woven together mind-blowing animation, rare archival footage, and exclusive interviews with key animators and artists who worked with Williams on his ill-fated magnum opus to bring this legendary story to the screen.

The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 4, 93min 21:30
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 4, 93min 12:45

The Thief and the Cobbler: Recobbled Cut is as close as you’ll get to seeing the greatest film animator Richard Williams (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?) was never able to finish (a tragic story told in the documentary Persistence of Vision).

This fan-cut version by Garrett Gilchrist gives you the best glimpse of what Richard Williams intended his film The Thief and the Cobbler to be. Following Williams original ideas’ as closely as possible, Gilchrist used fully-finished parts but also storyboards and tests, even adding additional music and sound effects in order to present a more complete film.

EUNIC Highlights in European Animation 1

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 4, 75min 19:15

EUNIC and KLIK! have banded together to bring you an overview of the wonderful, versatile, and exciting animated shorts Europe has to offer, with each participating country represented by an animated short that’s either a stone-cold classic or a brand-new marvel. You‘ll see older films that had an impact on the country‘s political history, films that placed their country’s animation on the map professionally, recent films with immense success stories, and films that showcase the very best a country’s culture has to offer. From 1960s Czech stop-motion animation to modern-day Israeli CGI (computer-generated imagery), this program has it all! This is part one of the EUNIC diptych.

About EUNIC:

EUNIC is the network of the international cultural relations institutes from the European Union’s member states. EUNIC’s members have an international reputation as Europe’s leading cultural relations practitioners. They seek to facilitate cultural co-operation; create lasting partnerships between professionals; encourage greater understanding and awareness of the diverse European cultures; and encourage greater language learning.

EUNIC Highlights in European Animation 2

Thu 14 Nov, EYE 4, 75min 21:00

EUNIC and KLIK! have banded together to bring you an overview of the wonderful, versatile, and exciting animated shorts Europe has to offer, with each participating country represented by an animated short that’s either a stone-cold classic or a brand-new marvel. You‘ll see older films that had an impact on the country‘s political history, films that placed their country’s animation on the map professionally, recent films with immense success stories, and films that showcase the very best a country’s culture has to offer. From 1960s Czech stop-motion animation to modern-day Israeli CGI (computer-generated imagery), this program has it all! This is part two of the EUNIC diptych.

About EUNIC:

EUNIC is the network of the international cultural relations institutes from the European Union’s member states. EUNIC’s members have an international reputation as Europe’s leading cultural relations practitioners. They seek to facilitate cultural co-operation; create lasting partnerships between professionals; encourage greater understanding and awareness of the diverse European cultures; and encourage greater language learning.

Emerging Animation Countries

Sun 17 Nov, Torenzaal, 60min 15:15

This year KLIK! received over 1.300 entries from 75 countries. The competition programs were compiled by painstakingly going through each and every one of these entries. For the second year running, however, KLIK! has also curated an extra out-of-competition program containing films from countries where animation perhaps does yet not have a big tradition, but where animation talent is on the rise.

Strikingly, the films presented in Emerging Animation Countries provide remarkable and often political perspectives on their nations of origin. A proper trip around the world from your safe and comfy cinema seat.

The Dissidents Kitchen 2.0: Critical Russian Internet Animation

Sun 17 Nov, Torenzaal, 60min 13:45

Presented by Timo Linsenmaier

Since Vladimir Putin’s rise to power in 2000, Russia has come under tighter and tighter censorship. The internet, however, has so far escaped such tight control, enabling online forums, and with them animation produced for the internet, to become what the kitchens of their flats were for former Soviet dissidents: relatively free spaces for discussion and the exchange of ideas.

Timo Linsenmaier’s presentation focuses on this new brand of online animation commenting on political and social realities, works virulently distributed to their audiences via the web. Using examples that have gained infamy on the Russian-speaking web (on sites such as Masyana, Tushite Svet, and Rasta-Pauk), this talk presents a representative cross-section.

Timo Linsenmaier Linsenmaier is writing his PhD on the aesthetics of Soviet animation. He studied Media Theory at the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design with Boris Groys and Animation History at VGIK Film School in Moscow with Stanislav Sokolov. He now lives and works in Brussels, Belgium.

Storytelling in the Spider-Man Universe

Fri 15 Nov, Torenzaal, 75min 20:00

Presented by Michael Minneboo

In Storytelling in the Spider-Man Universe, Michael Minneboo will look at the way the Spider-Man storytelling devices from the comics and animation series have changed over the years. He also examines what makes Peter Parker such a relatable hero and takes an in-depth look into his daily routines (even revealing what’s inside his refrigerator!).

Minneboo not only illustrates his lecture with examples from the comics, animations, and films, he also includes examples from the many homemade Spider-Man films that clutter the web: from Dan Poole’s classic adaptation of the Death of Gwen Stacy from the 1990s to DIY stop-motion fights between Spider-Man toys.

Michael Minneboo is a freelance journalist who writes about comics, film, animation, and visual culture for publications such as the VPRO Gids, Schokkend Nieuws, and the Stripgids. He also is crazy about Spider-Man. Ever since he came across a couple of Spider-Man comics as an eight year old, he‘s been stuck in Spidey‘s web, reading and collecting Spidey comics for most of his life now. He’s visited memorable places from the Spider-Man stories in New York, writes about him on a weekly basis for his website, and even gives lectures about the friendly neighborhood superhero.

A Peculiar Creature: The Animator

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 4, 80min 17:30
Sat 16 Nov, EYE 2, 80min 20:15

All the way up in the attic, someone is drawing sweat, ink, and tears to treat your eyes to wonderful animated films. Animation is the love of their life. Creating 24 frames a second is what they love to do 24/7. Get a glimpse into the life of the peculiar creature we love so dearly: the animator.

This special program, A Peculiar Creature: The Animator, is a tribute to these passionate, fun, and sometimes quirky creators consisting of self-mocking animation, serious explanations, and silly how-to’s.

Cartoon Network: Next Generation

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 1, 70min 20:00

Cartoon Network’s new generation of creators produces shows that appeal to both kids and adults (who are essentially still mostly kids inside, right?). Enjoy the quirky humor that the network has made itself known for in the past few years, with European premieres of Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa, the popular Regular Show and more.

After the films we’ll establish a live connection with the Cartoon Network studio’s in Los Angeles so you can ask Pete Browngardt, showrunner of Uncle Grandpa, all you want. Also don’t miss out on the Cartoon Network goodies!

Cartoon Network: Originals

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 1, 80min 21:45

Remember sitting in front of the TV, enjoying hours and hours of Dexter’s Laboratory, Cow and Chicken, The Powerpuff Girls? This is your chance to relive that golden age of Cartoon Network shows, but now bigger and better: On the big screen!

With an awesome The Powerpuff Girls cosplay act led by Sahar Demnati and a super special Q&A with Paul Rudish (director/storyboarder/ writer/art director on Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls). Paul will answer all your questions, straight from your burning Cartoon Network fanheart. And if this program is not crazy awesome enough already, we’ll also sprinkle you with Cartoon Network Originals t-shirts!

Comedy Central: Battle of the Fans

Sat 16 Nov, Torenzaal, 80min 19:45

So funny they should be arrested! Comedy Central and KLIK!, both masters of animation for adults, join forces to bring you the soon- to-be legendary Battle of the Fans.

We call out all South Park, Family Guy and Futuramafans to join the fight for their favorite series. Which fan base laughs the hardest at their series’ running gags? Which fan base serenades its favorite series most beautifully and can diss or shade the other two series into sweet oblivion? And finally, which fan base knows every millisecond and every inch of their favorite series?

At stake is the Comedy Central Fan Award, and for the fans that knew the most during the pubquiz there’s a well-stocked goodie bag.

Ready, steady, fight!

Midnight Madness

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 90min 23:30

Those films that make you go, “What the flying fuck were these people thinking/sniffing/smoking?” And, “Where can we get some more of that good stuff?” To share this wonderful feeling of alienation, bewilderment, and delight, we present you with the very weirdest the animation world has produced over the years. If you’re brave enough to venture into a program that collects the damned, the strange, and the damned strangest from the world of animation, you’ll never look at the medium in the same way ever again... Just keep repeating: “It’s only a movie! It’s only a movie! It’s only... a movie?”

Beyond the Uncanny: Classic Stop-motion

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 2, 75min 14:00
Sun 17 Nov, EYE 2, 75min 18:45

Whoever thought animation is always cute and cuddly hasn‘t seen these dark stop-motion animated shorts yet. Don‘t come crying to us when you‘re having nightmares about rubber organs and blood.

Together with EYE, KLIK! compiled a program filled with horror and made all the more eerie by that uniquely tactile stop-motion quality. This program alternates between the claustrophobic inside and the dangers from the outside world. Beyond the Uncanny: Classic Stop-motion features classic shorts such as the Quay Brothers’ Street of Crocodiles.

With an introduction by Anna Abrahams, programmer at EYE.

Beyond the Uncanny: Contemporary Stop-motion

Wed 13 Nov, EYE 2, 75min 15:45
Sun 17 Nov, EYE 2, 75min 20:30

Dutch Delights

Tue 12 Nov, EYE 4, 90min 22:00
Sun 17 Nov, EYE 1, 90min 17:15

It’s become a KLIK! tradition by now. Every year we compile a program of animated shorts and commercials all created in the Netherlands. Dutch Delights provides an overview of the country’s state of animation, proudly presenting striking shorts, student work, TV series, and commercials produced in the past year. Afterwards all your burning questions can be answered, as many of the chosen filmmakers attend the screening.

KLIK! for Kids

De leukste animatie voor kinderen van 4 tot 12

KLIK! Animated Shorts for Kids 4-6 years

Sun 17 Nov, EYE 2, 50min 13:45

KLIK! Animated Shorts for Kids 6-9 years

Sun 17 Nov, EYE 2, 60min 15:15

KLIK! Animated Shorts for Kids 9-12 years

Sun 17 Nov, EYE 2, 70min 17:00

Workshop: Dance Cycle Along

Sat 16 Nov, EYE Arena, 180min 12:00
Sun 17 Nov, EYE Arena, 180min 12:00
Sun 17 Nov, EYE Arena, 180min 12:00

Bij KLIK! kun je niet alleen de leukste animatie bekijken, je kunt het zelf ook maken! In deze workshop leer je hoe je je eigen stop-motion karakter kunt laten dansen. En niet zo zo maar dansen, jouw karakter kan straks dansen op Billy Jean van Michael Jackson! Je leert hoe je een eigen karakter kunt maken, vervolgens bekijk je allemaal soorten dansbewegingen om uiteindelijk de perfecte pasjes voor jouw stop-motion dans!

De workshop is voor iedereen vanaf 7 jaar.

KLIK! Industry

KLIK! Industry is our in-depth division focused on the needs of (aspiring) Dutch animation professionals, celebrating recent success stories, touching on universal issues, sharing knowledge, uniting and inspiring our nascent industry

Script Dating

Sat 16 Nov, Toren, 180min 13:30

If you’re a writer or animator (or a bit of both) and would like some expert feedback on a project amongst a group of friendly kindred spirits, then don’t miss out on this popular workshop!

Script Dating is an intensive afternoon workshop in which scenarists and animators can discuss their animated film ideas and projects with professional dramatists and with each other. Participants receive specific personal feedback from professional script advisor Matthew Curlewis (Amsterdam Writers) and Wilfred Ottenheijm (Mooves), both Script Dating veterans. It’s not all about advice, though, as you also can meet potential creative partners and discuss your projects with them during the workshop!

How to apply

Send us as much information as you can fit on up to 3 A4 pages of words and/or images in advance, answering the questions: Who are your characters? What world are they in? What’s the story? E-mail your document to scriptdating@klikamsterdam.nl.

Picnic with Thé Tjong-Khing

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 75min 11:00

Thé Tjong-Khing is one of the best illustrators in the Netherlands. A three-time winner of the prestigious ‘Gouden Penseel’ (Golden Brush) for best illustrated book, he was awrded the title for the first time with Wiele Wiele Stap in 1978, winning again for the classic Dutch children’s book Kleine Sofie en Lange Wapper in 1985 and most recently for Het woordenboek van Vos en Haas in 2003. Thé’s signature style of playful ink lines combined with watercolors make his work instantly recognizable. Whole generations grew up with the beautiful books he illustrated.

In 2004, Thé created Waar is de taart? (Where is the cake?), exclusively made up of full-page images that tell many stories, only one of which is that of the titular stolen cake. The gorgeous picture book won both the ‘Zilveren Penseel’ (Silver Brush) and the ‘Woutertje Pieterse Prijs’. Production company Submarine turned the story into a transmedia one with its very own television series and app called Picnic with Cake. Director Tom van Gestel and animation producer Frédéric Dirickx of the Picnic with Cake series will join Thé to talk about the creative process of turning Thé's drawings into a CGI animated series and interactive app.

Picnic with Thé Tjong-Khing is Dutch spoken. This program is composed in cooperation with Submarine.

Making Pim & Pom the Movie

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 60min 14:30

Pretty much every Dutch kid grows up with the wonderful work of children’s book illustrator Fiep Westendorp. In 2009, the Fiep Westendorp Foundation expanded her legacy with the animated series Pim & Pom. After two successful seasons, it was time for these two cute cats to go bigger and better: A feature-length film.

Pim & Pom: The Movie is one of the first homegrown animated feature films to hit cinemas in a very long while. What makes it even more unique is the fact that it’s an all-Dutch production, from script to post-production. Anyone interested in making feature-length animation in the Netherlands knows that’s nearly impossible, but the bold people at Fiep Westerdorp BV did it anyway.

Director Gioia Smid, art director/lead animator Marieke van Middelkoop, assistant director Hans Walther, and post-production man (as well as KLIK! presenter) Roloff de Jeu tell you how they made the nearly impossible possible anyway.

Making Pim & Pom the Movie is Dutch spoken.

Studio Talk: Tumblehead (Denmark)

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 70min 12:45

Tumblehead’s animated spaghetti western Rob ‘n Ron was a big online succes, going viral all over the internets. Not only will Tumblehead founders Peter Smith and Magnus Igland Møller deliver an in-depth presentation of Tumblehead‘s entire Rob ‘n’ Ron workflow and production pipeline, they’ll also share their expert tips and tricks on working on a project like this.

P.S. The film Rob ‘n Ron is part of the Contemporary Cartoon Modern program.

Getting your Series Going

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 90min 16:00

For animation, a TV or web series is the way to reach a wide audience. But actually getting your series going, for kids and adults alike, seems to be tough. Where to start? It might be possible to make a pilot without any money, but after that…

Will you aim for the internet? Pitch to a big broadcaster? Search for international co-producers? Perhaps contract your concept out to a production company? How do you decide, and what do those decisions mean for the artistic and production side of your series?

Five animators from the Low Countries (KLOMP! Animation, the Pegbarians, Thomas Huyghe, Patrick Raats, and Job, Joris en Marieke) will share the wisdom they gained while getting their series going over the past few years, covering internet versus television platforms, the do-it-yourself strategy versus the contract-it-out method, and also working in a team of one versus working in a big one of dozens of people.

Getting your Series Going is Dutch spoken.

Debutante Ball

Fri 15 Nov, EYE 2, 60min 18:00

Take a bow! It’s KLIK!’s very own Debutante Ball, with a whole new generation of Dutch animators presenting themselves in the best possible light. The graduating animation classes of 2013 from HKU, St. Joost and Willem de Kooning provide a glorious glimpse into their work by presenting two-minute showreels. A great chance to see the future of Dutch animation and to know who to call next time you need a precise miniature builder, realistic 3D modeler, or a cartoony 2D animator.

Studio Talk: Buck (LA)

Sat 16 Nov, EYE 1, 80min 16:30

Last year, Studio Buck went home with the KLIK! Award for Best Commissioned Animation. Buck is one of the world’s most creative and bold animation studios, so this was perhaps not the world’s biggest surprise. Next year they’ll celebrate their 10th anniversary, making for decade-long success story.

Buck’s Executive Creative Director Ryan Honey is at KLIK! to talk about the studio’s history, elaborate on their principles, and vent about the commercial animation industry and all its crazy ups and downs. Sprinkled throughout, Ryan will also be walking us through numerous Buck projects both old and new, supplying a unique peek into their production process from pitch to delivery.

Ryan is Buck’s co-founder and from that time on he has directed commercials for numerous major brands from all over the world. Be it live-action, CG animation, special effects, cel, stop-motion, or a combination of techniques, Ryan’s work continues to push the boundaries of innovation and quality in the commercial realm.

KLIK! Games & Art

Animation is not at all limited to the cinema. Animation is everywhere. From the phone in your pocket to the trendiest galleries. Heck, you could even find it on one of Amsterdam’s many bicycles!

Interactive Animation & Games

KLIK! Lobby

Sue Doeksen: Space Mobiles

EYE Arena

Though she hails from nearby North Amsterdam, artist Sue Doeksen creates completely original new worlds overpopulated with friendly shapes and colors, using a wide range of physical, digital, pencil-drawn, papercut, and animated media. Especially for KLIK!, she has built intergalactic fantastic space mobiles.

3, 2, 1, blast off!

Sue's space mobiles is an installation in the EYE Arena which you can see without tickets or anything. Free art for everyone, y'all!

Elevator of Tomorrow

EYE Arena

Ding, the elevator’s arrived! We invite you to get in and take a trip up (or down) to four futuristic and bizarre locations. At first sight, these floors might not have anything to do with each other, but don’t be fooled, there’s more to it than first meets your eye.

Made by HKU students Mark Bastiaan, Merel van den Broek, Nicole Derksen, Rogier Henkelman, Jurgen Hofman, Laurens van Walbeek and Rose Zhang under the supervision of Yvonne van Ulden, Tünde Vollenbroek and Egbert de Ruiter.

This video installations is shown in the EYE Arena and free to watch for everyone!

The Monkey Light Pro

EYE Arena

This successful Kickstarter project from California creates stunning animations within a bicycle wheel. Just start pedaling and once you’ve reached cruising speed, an LED display becomes visible from both sides of the wheel. It’s fully customizable too, as users can upload their own animations, making Monkey Light Pro a whole new canvas for animators.

Monkey Light Pro is displayed in the KLIK! Lobby free for everyone who likes to see cool new stuff.

KLIK! Events

Join the epic KLIK! celebrations and have a ball!

Opening Ceremony

Tue 12 Nov, EYE 1, 75min 19:30

The KLIK! Opening Ceremony is by invitation only

What does the all American fifties family bring with them in their flight from the Atomic Bomb? And will they survive? Duck and cover!

That’s all we can tell you about the opening act to this years festival by Puck van Dijk and Mark Thewessen.

But that’s not all!
We’ll also be handing out the first two awards of the festival!

We’ll be handing out the KLIK! Mopti Audience Award and this year marks the first time we get to present the KLIK! World Domination Award. This brand-new, though already highly coveted award will honor an organization, studio, or individual that helped Dutch animation take another crucial step towards world domination this year.

Please note, the Opening Ceremony is by invitation only.

Fabulous Fifties Party

Fri 15 Nov, KLIK! Lobby, 23:00

Shake the dust out off your petticoats, Brylcreem your hair, and take a sip from your soda fountain drink. Tonight we’re gonna party like it’s 1954!

Suitably smooth live music will be provided by the Leo Bouwmeester trio (an eminent institution in Amsterdam, where they run popular weekly jazz sessions). Tonight Leo will be accompanied by Jacko Schoonderwoerd and Victor de Boo. Afterwards, it’s time for the Pepmennekes to take the stage with some splendid slices of rollicking 50s fun.

Entrance is free to KLIK!'s Fabulous Fifties Party!

Sockpuppet Party

Sat 16 Nov, EYE Arena, 13:00

Saturday is SOCK-PUPPET-PARTY-DAY!

Organized by the tinkering party-people from cardboarders.com, you create your own sock-puppets during the day and put them to use at the best ever puppet party that evening with the French performance troupe Gangpol und Mit, the reigning champions of sock-puppet arm wrestling!

There will be special sock-puppet police making their rounds during the party to make sure people don’t have naked hands (yuk!). No worries though, they’ll be handing out anonymous plain socks to cover your shame. You better pimp them for partying in our sock-puppet sweatshop!

While you dream and draw up your personal sock-puppet friend you can enjoy the sweet sounds of DJ Woolly Bully (two Left Hands!).

Workshop: Dance Cycle Along

Sun 17 Nov, EYE Arena, 180min 12:00
Sun 17 Nov, EYE Arena, 180min 12:00
Sun 17 Nov, EYE Arena, 180min 12:00

Feeling inspired by all the gorgeous animation you’re seeing? At KLIK! you can now create your very own stop-motion character! And not just any ordinary stop-motion character, no, this one dances to Michael Jackson’s Billy Jean.

But how does it work, how can you get it to move, and how does it move to the music? That’s exactly the stuff you’ll be learning at Dance-Cycle-Along. At this workshop we’ll show you how to loop any movement and choreograph your own MJ dance.

From the youngest to the maybe-not-so-young-but-young-at-heart ones, this workshop is aimed at anyone who loves to learn and produce their own stop-motion character - basically anyone who loves fun stuff, because that’s what we’ll be doing.

Award Ceremony

Sat 16 Nov, Torenzaal, 75min 21:45

Expect high drama and rapturous KLIK! action during the long-awaited KLIK! Awards Ceremony.

KLIK! KLIK! BOOM!

Sat 16 Nov, Torenzaal, 23:00

This is the party you’ll tell your grandchildren all about...the parts that you’ll remember, that is.

This year, we have the privilege to welcome Gangpol & Mit, Eboman, and Baskerville into our KLIK! clique. Be prepared for unlimited awesomeness and dance, dance, dance!

Gangpol & Mit

These fabulous Frenchmen will open KLIK! KLIK! BOOM! with their peculiar universe of digital pop music and apocalyptic mind-blowing imagery. The audio-visual duo is known for the colorful geometrical creatures that populate their raucous shows. Sounds trippy? Well buckle up—that’s still only the start of the night.

EbOmAn

Eboman is like whiskey; this guy never gets old and only gets better. Every performance is unique, as he explores the possibilities of sampling stretches them into something completely new. Especially watch the way he includes video of the audience, you might be tonight’s star!

bASKERVILLE

Dutchies may have seen them perform at one of the many festivals Thijs van der Klugt and Bart Possemis have played, or on the wildly popular TV show De Wereld Draait Door. They’ve already played all over Europe, but now its KLIK!’s time to be blown away by Baskerville’s signture electronic songwriting.

Entrance 10 euro, tickets online at the KLIK! website or at the door.

Friday Morning Cartoons

Fri 15 Nov, KLIK! Lobby, 75min 11:00

Gooooood morning KLIK! What better start to your day than some Friday Morning Cartoons? Filmmakers competing in the KLIK! Competitions meet for Q&A’s led by your host, Hans Walther.

Saturday Morning Cartoons

Sat 16 Nov, KLIK! Lobby, 75min 11:00

Gooooood morning KLIK! What better start to your day than some Saturday Morning Cartoons? Filmmakers competing in the KLIK! Competitions meet for Q&A’s led by your host, Hans Walther.

Closing Ceremony/Best of KLIK! 2013

Sun 17 Nov, EYE 1, 90min 19:30

We‘re not good at saying goodbye; we‘re actually great at it! As we firmly believe in ending on the highest of notes, we’ve assembled the creamiest of the festival crop, this years winners, in the suitably named Best of KLIK! 2013 program.

KLIK! TV

Yeah, we've got our own TV Channel now. KLIK! TV FTW.

The KLIK! Music Channel

KLIK! Lobby

An awesome animated music video channel, bringing you videos from all over the globe - delivering nice tunes and splashing visuals to EYE.

KLIK! News

KLIK! Lobby

Daily newsflashes on all awesome KLIK! fun. Filmed by the lovely crew from Studio Mr Lee

KLIK! Commercial break

KLIK! Lobby

Just like regular televison our KLIK! TV has it's commercial breaks, but this one is filled with typical fifties ads for the newest products on the market. Made by HKU students Mark Bastiaan, Merel van den Broek, Nicole Derksen, Rogier Henkelman, Jurgen Hofman, Laurens van Walbeek and Rose Zhang.

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