Animated Humanity special programme and Fantoche Ιndustry Day coming up in the 14th edition of the Baden fest.
Fantoche, Baden takes a philosophical look at the conditions of human existence with its "Humanité Animée" programme whilst the Fantoche Industry Day transforms Baden into a national rendezvous for professionals from the fields of animation, interaction design, multimedia, advertising and game design.
The Animated Humanity progrramme reflects the fact that culture reflects all aspects of human existence – worries and fears, joys and sorrows, highs and lows, successes and failures.
Animation film makers have an important role to play in this reflection.
Programmers have chosen to focus on films from the 21st century – films which have been affected by the same social developments and political factors as they themselves.
Festival director Annette Schindler comments: It is important for us to highlight the philosophical scope of this topic while also emphasising humour and entertainment, thus establishing a programme which will leave a lasting impression on the audience.
The Industry Day brings together artistic and entrepreneurial creativity and acts as a national platform for the creation of animated films in Switzerland, both now and in the future. Fantoche is to become a national meeting place for professionals from the fields of animation, interaction design, multimedia, advertising and game design.
The interdisciplinary symposium (coming ater the Industry Talk 2015) expands into day-long programme, and showcases national studios, international case studies and the most successful animation campaigns.
Contacts can be made for the future and key knowledge generated concerning everything from founding your own company to implementing an advertising campaign.
Here's a 2015 festival retrospective:
Fantoche will be held for the 14th time in Baden, Switzerland from 6 to 11 September 2016.