Marcin Gizycki (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) and Agnieszka Taborska (Senior Lecturer, HAVC) recently presented a selection of films from the Animator Festival in Poznan, Poland at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC.
Gizycki is the Festival Artistic Director and Taborska has curated two programs and given lectures at Animator festival conferences. Anìmator, the largest animation festival in central Europe, is held annually in Poznań, one of the oldest cities of Poland and home to a famed animation studio. From the beginning, Anìmator focused on the relationship between music and animation art. Along with competitions, retrospectives, and an academic conference, the festival is energized with evening screenings set to live music. Internationally known artists and scholars who have recently visited are Czech filmmaker Michaela Pavlátová; British author and curator Jayne Pilling; Giannalberto Bendazzi, author of Animation: A World History; and artists Raoul Servais, Michel Ocelot, and the Quay Brothers.
Image: The magic Mountain, Anca Damian, 2015