VOID turns 5! As we celebrate our 5th edition of the festival, we have prepared a great program for you.
For our 5th edition join us between 30 January - 08 February 2020 at Cinemateket, for a festival full of surprises.
The 2020 edition of VOID International Animation Film has appointed two Jury committees for the LEJF MARCUSSEN JURY AWARD and the GRADUATION FILM JURY COMPETITION, respectively.
Jury: ANNEMETTE KARPEN, MARTIN WIKLUND, ULYSSE LEFORT, ÉVA KATINKA BOGNAR
Lejf Marcussen Award: Jejf Marcussen, a pioneering Danish filmmaker, was the first European to receive the prestigious Norman McLaren Heritage Award from ASIFA-Canada. Marcussen’s films have been shown at countless festivals all over the world. He worked at Danish Broadcasting Corporation) for many years, heading among other things ”The Workshop for Groundmagic”.
During VOID 2019, the Danish animation society ANIS inaugurated a new award after Lejf Marcussen, recognising animation that shows the spirit of his work, being personal, artistic and showcasing an interplay between music and imagery.
The first Lejf Marcussen Award was bestowed on digital 2D commissioned film Danse Exquise for Michelin-starred restaurant La Grenouillére, created by French experimental collective Quart Avan Poing.
VOID is an animation festival based in the beautiful capital city of Copenhagen, Denmark. During ten days at the end of January, VOID screens animation for adults and young adults - not for children.
VOID is part of a growing community of animation lovers, producers, and professionals, and we screen not only the best in animation that we can find worldwide but also that which dares to be different. We aim to push it, crush it and inspire the next generation of animated filmmakers to be not only tech-savvy and into their craft, but also daring, exploring and personal.
The name VOID refers to the blank canvas, the empty space, from which directors, animators, and artists create entire worlds of pure imagination. The name also refers to the gap in the programming of Danish cinemas. Aside from big-budget hits, animated films very rarely get a shot at the big screen. VOID works with the best cinemas, venues, and locations in Copenhagen to create all types of animated experiences.
The festival's primary film screening venue will once again be the Cinematheque at The Danish Film Institute in downtown Copenhagen.
Awards & Prizes
- VOID accepts all forms of animation - including works of fiction, music videos, commissioned and documentary works - but the festival does not accept films made for children. Projects that feature both animation and live action or other elements are eligible for consideration, as long as the animation carries a substantial weight in either story or style.
- The festival organizers reserve the right to dismiss any film that is deemed as being aimed primarily at a young audience or as not falling under the umbrella of animation. This decision is final and at the discretion of the festival.
- Films/projects must have been completed after January 1st 2018.
- Films must be Copenhagen premieres. Danish premieres preferred.
The fifth edition of VOID is taking place on Jan 30 - Feb 8, 2020, and will feature screenings, international guests, seminars, events, awards, and parties.