ANIMATION FRONT

Florence Miailhe Designs the BIAF 2022 Poster and Trailer
Florence Miailhe Designs the BIAF 2022 Poster and Trailer
'When The Idea is The Most Important”: Interview with Maja Gehrig (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'When The Idea is The Most Important”: Interview with Maja Gehrig (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'Once There Was A Sea', ''Love, Dad', Anne Frank' in the Anifilm Winners 2022
'Once There Was A Sea', ''Love, Dad', Anne Frank' in the Anifilm Winners 2022
'Bob Spit', 'Bestia', 'Frankelda' In the 2022 Quirino Awards Winners
'Bob Spit', 'Bestia', 'Frankelda' In the 2022 Quirino Awards Winners
(Exclusive): Garrano Animation Short Trailer by David Doutel and Vasco Sá
(Exclusive): Garrano Animation Short Trailer by David Doutel and Vasco Sá
Animation As Metaphorical Storytelling: Interview with Nils Hedinger (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Animation As Metaphorical Storytelling: Interview with Nils Hedinger (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Like Animation Projects That Go Deep Into the Subject': Interview with Saskia von Virág (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Like Animation Projects That Go Deep Into the Subject': Interview with Saskia von Virág (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Audience Will Always Be Different: Interview with Michael Frei (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
The Audience Will Always Be Different: Interview with Michael Frei (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Animated Multiverse: Review of the Contemporary Swiss Animated Production
Monoclub Chilemonos 2022: Three Weeks of Animation Activities
Monoclub Chilemonos 2022: Three Weeks of Animation Activities
'I Enjoy Getting Characters Back On the Stage: Interview with Marjolaine Perreten (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
'I Enjoy Getting Characters Back On the Stage: Interview with Marjolaine Perreten (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Exploring Different, Animated Worlds: Interview with Team Tumult (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Exploring Different, Animated Worlds: Interview with Team Tumult (Swiss Animation Portraits 2022)
Swiss Animation Focus at Annecy Festival: A Comprehensive Guide
Swiss Animation Focus at Annecy Festival: A Comprehensive Guide
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
55 European Animation Features Per Year. Do We Watch Them and Are They Enough?
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Flow by Gints Zilbalodis: First Teaser
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Deep Love by Mykyta Lyskov
Russian Animation Artists Against the War
Russian Animation Artists Against the War
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Guillermo Del Toro's Pinocchio: First Trailer
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview
Zoon by Jonatan Schwenk: Interview

The Netherlands Institute for Animation (NIAF) has just published an announcement that is "on hold" as of 1 January 2013.

niafThe NIAF has just uploaded an announcement on its website that "due to the uncertain political and financial situation, the Netherlands Institute for Animation film will no longer be manned" from 1 January 2013.

It library and multimedia centre will also be closing.

NIAf was founded  in September 1993, and its inception owes a lot to the recently deceased animator Gerrit van Dijk. Together with the Holland Animation Film Festival (HAFF), the NIAf is the only professional organisation in the country where animation as an art form occupies centre stage.

For more than twenty years, NIAf is "dedicated to developing talent for professionals in our artist-in-residence programme, developing and reali<ing educational projects for all age groups, promoting Dutch animation films and their distribution at festivals world-wide, recording and safeguarding the nation's animation heritage, and researching and contributing to splendid animation exhibitions."

NIAF executives still hope and negotiate with various institutions such as the EYE Film Institute Netherlands and other parties within and outside the animation sector, but nothing is certain.

Read why NIAf is relevant to all animators (not only Dutch animators), and watch a silent (but moving) protest from Dutch animators against the financial cuts in culture and the arts.

Drawings by (among others) : Piotr Dumala, Paul Driessen, Dario van Vree, Emma de Swaef, Maarten Koopman and Studio Smack.