KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival 2018

KLIK 2018 Edition Coming Up: 10 - 14 October

It's the height of the summer and we're in the middle of prepping KLIK 2018. The theme of this year's edition is State of Mind.

For this year’s theme program, State of Mind, KLIK will present a curated selection of films playing with the tropes of the theme, showing glimpses of the minds of others. As a result, KLIK hopes to spark both conversations and understanding for different perspectives and perceptions of the world.

This year, KLIK goes introspective and takes a look at the wondrous worlds of the mind. The visual freedom of animation as a medium makes it particularly great for the visualisation and exploration of a state of mind. Emotional states, attitudes, temperaments, dreams, meditation, drugs, mental disorders, as well as an animal’s mind are all represented in this year’s set of curated films. The world of the mind is endless, mysterious, and fascinating

Illustration by Mirjam Debets.

Confirmed Feature: Big Fish & Begonia

We're proud to announce that we'll be screening the 2016 epic, Chinese fantasy film Big Fish & Begonia by the directors Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun.


For festival visitors who want to have a head start, KLIK offers passe-patrout and Industry Accreditation for a reduced price. The KLIK Unlimited Pass and Industry Accreditation grant access to all screenings and programs during the entire festival (apart from workshops and masterclasses), and access to our (in)famous parties. These passes are only available online until 4 September. Get it here.

Confirmed feature: The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner (2017) is the newest feature coming from the revered Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon and the first solo feature directed by Nora Twomey. As if that wasn't enough Angelina Jolie co-produced this film and lent it a hint of her magical stardust.

Confirmed Feature: I'll just live in Bando

Another confirmed feature film for KLIK 2018 is the Korean indie animation I'll Just Live in Bando by Yongsun Lee.

Confirmed Guest: Nora Twomey

Nora Twomey is an Irish animator and the co-founder of the revered animation studio Cartoon Saloon. She worked on not one, but two Academy Award nominated films: The Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014). Her first solo feature, The Breadwinner (2017), is set in Kabul in 2001 and follows a young girl who disguises herself as a boy in order to support her family after her father is arrested by the Taliban. The film marks another Oscar nod for Nora, making it onto this year’s short list for best animated film. At KLIK she will share her inspiring story and give insights into her work process. KLIK will also be showing her feature film The Breadwinner.

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Confirmed Guest: Faiyaz Jafri

Faiyaz Jafri is a film maker and new media artist of Pakistani descent, born and raised in the Netherlands. He is the founder and curator of the Third Culture Film Festival in Hong Kong and teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York. His hyper-unrealistic style incorporates popular culture references that together merge in the creation of an absurd and psychedelic world. Faiyaz’ award-winning films have been featured at prestigious festivals and museums, and he has worked for commercial clients including IBM, Coca-Cola, and Ford. He will join the festivities to share insights into his extraordinary work.

Photo: Sergio Ivan Rebolledo

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