May 08-12.19 – The 15th PICTOPLASMA BERLIN 2019 INTER_FACES! International Conference and Festival of Contemporary Character Design and Art
Berlin! To celebrate the festival’s 15th anniversary, Pictoplasma presents an all-new selection of trailblazing and trendsetting character design under the heading INTER__FACES from 08 to 12 May 2019 throughout Berlin. It brings together artists from around the world, working in such diverse genres as illustration, animation, digital design, games, urban, and the fine arts in exhibitions, film screenings, performances, and a conference.
Creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for figurative aesthetics, while the wider festival awaits the general public with cutting edge screenings that bring the latest animation to the big cinema screen, numerous exhibitions throughout the city present original works and outstanding character craftsmanship, and performances put the characters into direct play with the audience.
This year’s line-up includes Wes Anderson’s go-to character creator Félicie Haymoz, Sundance 2018 winner Jeron Braxton who explores the Black American experience via surreal Playstation 2 aesthetics; illustrator Laura Callaghan whose detail-saturated depictions of strong young women introduce a fresh criticality to female representation; creator of bestselling graphic novel and style-defining Netflix series Hilda, Luke Pearson, animation filmmaker Elenor Kopka whose ghosts and eerie blobs are set in occult worlds; filmmaker Nikita Diakur who shifts the boundaries between live action and animation; illustrator Yukai Du who elegantly fuses Impressionism and Brutalism; and digital artists Eran Hilleli, Julian Glander, and Laurie Rowan who move effortlessly between art, games, and animation.
What? Where? When?
CHARACTERS IN MOTION – animation screenings at Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Around the word in 80 animated shorts: the historic cinema Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg- Platz presents four programs featuring the freshest and freakiest character-driven animation shorts, plus a best of on its big screen.
09 May, 20:30 Screening 1 Character Journey 10 May, 20:30 Screening 2 Character Crisis 10 May, 22:30 Screening 3 Psychedelic Midnight Mix 11 May, 20:15 Screening 4 Character Comfort 11 May, 22:00 Screening 3 Psychedelic Midnight Mix 12 May, 18:00 Screening Best of Pictoplasma 2019