KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2017

KLIK Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary: 17-22 October 2017 at EYE Filmmuseum

We're celebrating our tenth edition with six days of animation-awesomeness. Expect something for everyone: Whether you're an animation fanboy/girl, animation professional, student, or designer.

Brace yourself for a dazzling showcase of the world’s best animated shorts and features, matched with fine presentations, workshops and zany parties. Immerse yourself in absolute animation frenzy and take part in this warm celebration of all that is animation.

With this year's themed program 'Never Grow Up' we put the spotlight on animations that question common conceptions of age and life stages. What does it mean to be grown up? What if you refuse to act your age? Expect feature films, presentations, short film compilations and more.



Read about ALL the Available ticket options HERE.

Meet the jury

Meet the members of our esteemed jury, who will be deliberating and selecting the best animated shorts from our Catch of the Year program.

Jury 1

Best Animated Short // Animated Student Short, powered by Cartoon Network

Hisko Hulsing

Greg Lawson

Jericca Cleland [Nørlum]

Jury 2

Best of Emerging Nations // Animation for Art Lovers // Political // Animated Documentary

Douwe Dijkstra [Filmmaker]

Sandra Beerends [NTR Television]

Leenke Ripmeester [EYE Collectie]

Jury 3

Best of Commissioned Shorts // Funny & Trippy Toons // Music Videos, powered by Xite // NL Awards

Thomas Bertrand Batlle [Bandits Collective]

Klaas-Harm de Boer [Filmmaker]

Geert Nellen [Digital Dreams]


All work and no play is definitely not KLIK’s style. So dust off your snazzy costumes or inventive outfits and join us in the KLIK Café, because Saturday dranks are on. Our annual soiree is the night all filmmakers, festivalgoers, and friends get together to mingle.

In past years KLIK put on a big show. This year we keep it simple, to save our energy for some wild ADE dancing. So join us Saturday, 21 October at 23.00 in the KLIK Café.

Psssst: It's free of charge and everyone is welcome!

Theme Program: Never Grow Up

The theme of this year’s festival is "Never Grow Up”, because we hope you don’t. We want you to laugh out loud, be silly, cry if you feel like it, and stay curious forever.

This means exploring the expectations and experiences that come with age, for instance in the wonderfully childlike Brazilian feature Boy and the World and the hilarious and touching Spanish film, Wrinkles, about seniors in a retirement home.

If you want something short but sweet, then check out our special compilation programs about everything from rejecting adult apprehensions in favor of living your dreams in YOLO, to the trials and tribulations of reaching maturity in Growing Pains.

So forget those pesky numbers in your passport about how old you are and join us on this journey through the ages.


LEADER KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2017

This year’s festival leader is a humorous trip down memory lane. In honor of our theme, Never Grow Up, KLOMP! Animation created a nostalgic homage to shows and films many of us grew up with and which still have an impact on our lives, from Steamboat Willie to Looney Tunes, Pokémon, Transformers, Dragon Ball Z, The Lion King, and plenty of other classics. Main character Klikbert the klikker runs through different styles and settings to finally make it to KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival.

The trailer is the result of collaboration between KLOMP! Animation, Colorbleed, Studio Plumeau, Elephant Ears, Kasper Werther, Hilde Buiter, Kabo Lam, and others.

The Art of Daron Nefcy | (Disney) Star vs. the Forces of Evil

We are extremely excited to confirm Daron Nefcy, creator and executive producer of the popular Disney TV series Star vs. the Forces of Evil, as one of our special guests.

Daron’s presentation will cover a little of everything: from ideas and storyboards, to design, sound, and of course animation. Daron herself is a rising animation star and only the second woman ever to create an animated series for Disney Television Animation.

She’ll also answer questions on (almost) anything, be it monsters or Mewni during the Up Close & Personal Masterclass at 11 am on Friday 20 Oct. So fangirls and boys, don’t be afraid to get all geeky.


See more SPECIAL GUESTS here.


Time to shoot some bad guys! In the EYE Arena you can play Cuphead, a run and gun video game released last month that’s heavily influenced by 1930s cartoon characters like Betty Boop and Popeye. The visuals and audio were created with the same techniques of the era, such as hand-drawn cel animation, watercolor backgrounds, and original jazz recordings.

Play as Cuphead or Mugman as you navigate strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn super moves, and discover hidden secrets while you try to pay your debt back to the devil.

Game animator Jake Clark from Studio MDHR will also give an Up Close & Personal Masterclass during the festival. Jake is also part of the KLIK & Play presentations.

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