Eyes on the World
Can modern animation be humorous and thought-provoking, rather than commercialized? If you want to find the answer to that question, Canterburian Animation Festival is waiting for you.
On display is the best short animation from around the world over the past five years. At the Canterburian Animation Festival, the audience members get to choose which animation they want to play.
“All types of animation will be played," says David Cuevas, an organizer of the festival. "We are going to play (animations) made on paper, some with digital animation, stop-motion , pixilation and even some that are so weird in techniques, like one that made of bird poop.”
After all animations present, audience chooses which films are considered the best of the festival and the following week, the winner will be announced on social media.
This year’s highlights include political animations containing lots of satire, cute animations with very serious topics, and animations that have timeless stories.
“Last time we played many cute ones, but I think I really shouldn’t have played that," David reflected. "I am trying to avoid some cuter ones this time. I can still choose cute ones, but they have to have a message.”
This year, the festival organizers are focussing on hidden messages for the audience. Curious? Well, if you are planning to participate in the festival, why don’t you find these hidden messages in the animations you see.
Festival organizers have tried to improve the variety of premiers at festival this year, and the availability of food and as well some additional events. The purpose of this festival is not only to show and intellectualize the the underrated medium of animation, it's also geared toward sharing several different perspectives, art techniques, and stories from around the globe.
For whatever interests you, come to the 2017 Canterburian Animation Festival! The festival runs every day this week (Dec. 4-10) in the lecture hall. This year, festival organizers have also created virtual reality demos using cardboard SESQUI VR goggles, which allow users to see a limited variety of virtual reality short films.
“Come to Canterburian Animation Film Festival On December 4, If you are interested in many different animations around the world!”