4-14 SEPTEMBER 2014
Focus on Animation

What’s today’s global scene of animation like? What are the contemporary panoramas of animation? Every year the Milano Film Festival, with the Focus on animation, tries to answer these questions by screening over three hours of animated film in the Parco Sempione. The continuous affluence of the public to the animation marathon – which has become a real meeting place for animators, illustrators and film fans – bears witness to the vitality of a means of expression which has extended its domain well beyond the cinema screen.

This section aspires to being an X-ray of the world of animation, outlining the state-of-the-art on the most innovative techniques and on the most interesting artistic paths: 2D, live action hybrids, illustration, 3D, computer graphics, plasticine, stop motion, claymation, silhouettes and shadow theatre. No technique is overlooked and none is privileged. 

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Electrical Drawings - Workshop with Alan Holly

For the 19th edition, Milano Film Festival and Milano Film Network, inside the Focus on Animation, gives you the opportunity to create a musical animated shortfilm. 

The workshop will be led by the young Irish animator Alan Holly, who has collaborated withCartoon Saloon animation studio, founded by Tomm Moore, oscar winner for The Secret of Kells. 

The last work of Holly, Coda, has collected many international awards, not least the prize for best animation short film at the South by Southwest film and music festival (Austin, Texas). 

Coordinating a group of 15 participants and dealing with each other to agree on the various specificities that emerge in terms of graphics, Alan Holly will follow the creation of an original music video in 2D graphic, working on a music track especially created by the Milanese musicianAntiteq. 

The final edit will be presented at the opening of the animation marathon on the 8th of September.