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Animation is arguably the liveliest form of cinematic narrative to date. An independent genre wrought of a long tradition in dedicated and passionate handiwork that has only recently been superseded by digital tricks. Almost anything can be animated: a pencil, wax, dolls, washing powder, wool, spray cans, wire, sand, paper, oil paint on glass and not forgetting, the film itself.

AN 01 Animated Worlds I

Hand-made 2D films: Almost anything can be animated: a pencil, wax, dolls, washing powder, wool, spray cans, wire, sand, paper, oil paint on glass and not forgetting, the film itself.

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AN 02 Animated Worlds II

Join us on another excursion into the world of animation. A wild collection of classics comprising Oscar winners, fries, meat, an aquarium on the Titanic and campaigns in public spaces that all demonstrate the unlimited imaginative power of short film. Dr. Rolf Giesen, a specialist in animation film will present this pogram along with other extras at ShortFriday.

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AN 03 Chinese Animation - Mao's Heirs

Expect romping kung fu bunnies, but also reflections on war and peace, sushi, suicide, mad cow disease and the environment. Chinese animation at its best, shown abroad for the first time.

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