All programs in a list

Catch of The Year

Let’s dig right into the main course: our mouthwatering selection of the newest animated short films from all over the world.

After watching over 1,975 films, we hand-picked only the freshest and finest animated shorts, compiling a series of unforgettable screenings for you. With work from professionals and students side by side, and a selection of special compilations, there’s something to satisfy every craving.

Each of these films will take part in our yearly competition and have a shot at winning a KLIK award, a.k.a. a Frankie.

Want to get involved? Help select the winner of the KLIK Amsterdam Audience Award by choosing your favorite after each screening. You have the power. Use it.

Animated Documentaries

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 11:45
Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 15:30
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 22:00

With its rich metaphorical language, animation can visualize that which is invisible to the human eye. When there’s no footage of an actual event or only memories, turning to animation opens an alternative door to representing reality. The films in this program tell real life stories, using materials with a direct relation to a historical reality, like the audio recording of an interview. Choosing animation as a vessel for those stories, these filmmakers bring out a reality that otherwise might have remained unseen. 

Animated Music Channel

Tue 17 Oct, KLIK Café, 360min 17:00
Wed 18 Oct, KLIK Café, 780min 10:00
Thu 19 Oct, KLIK Café, 780min 10:00
Fri 20 Oct, KLIK Café, 780min 10:00
Sat 21 Oct, KLIK Café, 780min 10:00
Sun 22 Oct, KLIK Café, 780min 10:00

(outside of competition)

The music never stops at KLIK’s Animated Music Channel where we play the best recently released animated music videos. 

Animated Music Videos

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 13:30
Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 23:15

What do JAY-Z, Moby and Katie Melua have in common? Despite catering to very different audiences, all of them recently turned to animation to bring their music to glorious life on screen. So put on your dancing shoes, we’ve rounded up all the best new animated music videos.

Animated Shorts 1

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 15:15
Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 10:15

This compilation of animated shorts presents a selection of the magnificent works we received for this year’s international competition. Presenting the work of both professional and student filmmakers, this program serves up an entertaining, eclectic mix, showcasing a wide range of styles, techniques and themes.

Animated Shorts 2

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 17:00
Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 13:45

This compilation of animated shorts presents a selection of the magnificent works we received for this year’s international competition. Presenting the work of both professional and student filmmakers, this program serves up an entertaining, eclectic mix, showcasing a wide range of styles, techniques and themes.

Animated Shorts 3

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 20:45
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 10:00

This compilation of animated shorts presents a selection of the magnificent works we received for this year’s international competition. Presenting the work of both professional and student filmmakers, this program serves up an entertaining, eclectic mix, showcasing a wide range of styles, techniques and themes.

Animated Shorts 4

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 10:15
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 11:45

This compilation of animated shorts presents a selection of the magnificent works we received for this year’s international competition. Presenting the work of both professional and student filmmakers, this program serves up an entertaining, eclectic mix, showcasing a wide range of styles, techniques and themes.

Animated Shorts 5

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 12:00
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 13:30

This compilation of animated shorts presents a selection of the magnificent works we received for this year’s international competition. Presenting the work of both professional and student filmmakers, this program serves up an entertaining, eclectic mix, showcasing a wide range of styles, techniques and themes.

Animated Shorts 6

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 13:45
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 15:30

This compilation of animated shorts presents a selection of the magnificent works we received for this year’s international competition. Presenting the work of both professional and student filmmakers, this program serves up an entertaining, eclectic mix, showcasing a wide range of styles, techniques and themes.

Animated Shorts 7

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 10:00
Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 18:45
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 17:30

This compilation of animated shorts presents a selection of the magnificent works we received for this year’s international competition. Presenting the work of both professional and student filmmakers, this program serves up an entertaining, eclectic mix, showcasing a wide range of styles, techniques and themes.

Animation for Art Lovers

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 12:00
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 16:00

Why hello Michelangelo, you’ve come to the right place! This one is for the creatives and the connoisseurs.

We’ve put together a special selection of remarkable and imaginative short films. Cherrypicked from this year’s entries, these animated artworks tell exceptional stories in beautifully creative and experimental ways. So if you’re ready to let art be your guide, then you don’t want to miss this one.

Animation for Hire

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 2, 60min 15:00
Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 60min 17:15

We’re bringing you a compilation of the most exciting commissioned works we received this year. A varied collection ranging from commercials and explanimations to public service announcements, these animations show great attention to visual style and give you a taste of today’s trends.

Best of KLIK 2017

Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 21:00
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 14:00
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 21:30

You’re simply the best. At least we think so, which is why you also deserve the best. Best of KLIK 2017 takes the very best animated shorts from this year’s festival, as selected by both jury and the audience. We don’t know which films these will be yet, but we can guarantee that they’ll be nothing but the grandest and the greatest animated shorts.

Dutch Panorama

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 2, 90min 15:15
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 18:00

High flyers from the Low Countries — this homegrown talent stood out amongst the 200+ Dutch pieces KLIK received this year. Enjoys these Dutch animators’ striking shorts, music videos, and commissioned works. 

Emerging Animation Nations

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 15:30
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 12:30

This year KLIK received over 1,900 animated short films from 80+ countries. For this special program, we selected the most interesting shorts from nations that don’t yet have a big animation tradition, such as Nigeria, Thailand, Iran and Panama. Expand your horizon and sink your teeth in this intriguing selection of animated shorts. 

Funny & Trippy Toons

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 22:30
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 19:15

If you’re into edgy, crude humor (think South Park), then Funny & Trippy Toons is your kind of show. No high-brow wit or über-artsy shorts here, but a whole lot of old-fashioned thigh-slappery and belly laughs jam-packed in an endlessly entertaining collection of films that make your funny bone tingle (or scratch your head in puzzlement). So come on, treat yourself to this crazy, fun-filled ride — those thighs won’t slap themselves!

Political Animated Shorts

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 16:30
Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 18:45

These short films from around the globe demonstrate how animation can tackle some of today’s most pressing issues. Animators from, among others, Lebanon, France, the United States and India, address relevant, and sometime dangerous topics. 

Virtual Reality Showcase

Tue 17 Oct, EYE VR room, 300min 18:00
Wed 18 Oct, EYE VR room, 660min 11:00
Thu 19 Oct, EYE VR room, 660min 11:00
Fri 20 Oct, EYE VR room, 660min 11:00
Sat 21 Oct, EYE VR room, 660min 11:00
Sun 22 Oct, EYE VR room, 600min 11:00

Just imagine you’re on a boat in the middle of the ocean. No, a plane in midair. Wait, make that a camel in the middle of the desert. Thanks to virtual reality, you can be anywhere.

In our VR Room, you’ll get the chance to explore new worlds, interact with characters, and even change the course of events in this relatively new form of animated storytelling.

Sign up for one (or more!) slots, and make sure to try out the different goggles to explore the best animated VR creations that made this year’s selection, and other VR highlights.

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.

A is for Animation, M is for Miseducation

Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 13:30

M is for Miseducation

Adults always think they know what’s best for those poor, helpless children, but sometimes they get it wrong.

Straight from his vintage film vault, collector Roloff de Jeu, presents short films that were meant to educate children, but probably confused or shocked the crap out of them. Highlights include the cute but somewhat patronizing and sexist Story of Menstruation by Disney (1946) for young adults, and the obscure Think Metric! (1974).

All will be shown on 16mm for that full vintage glory.

Boy and the World

Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 90min 19:00

This beautiful Brazilian film will blow you away. Meet Cuca, a young boy from a cozy village who goes on a quest to reunite his family after his father leaves to find work in the city.   

Alê Abreu's Oscar-nominated gem is an explosion of music and color, showing the wonders and struggles of the modern world through the eyes of a small child.

 The film was created using a mix of drawing, painting, and digital animation. What starts off with relatively simple visuals takes on greater complexity as Cuca’s small world expands from farm animals and endless green fields, to favelas and neon signs. Through it all, the film’s compelling, melancholy story ties everything together. 

Boy and the World — O Menino e o Mundo

director
Alê Abreu
country
Brazil
year
2015
duration
1h20m
dialogue language
Portuguese & None
subtitles
English

Growing Pains

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 20:45
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 21:00

Congrats, you’re a grownup now! Or so you thought. Growing up is something each of us experiences in our own way, and some of us never really do. But what actually changes when you become a so-called ‘grown-up’? Is it a rite of passage that you go through? Or just new responsibilities and challenges you never asked for?

This compilation of short films is made up of animated gems examining this journey towards adulthood. Highlights include Teenage Diary Markoese Hamer, in which thirtysomethings revisit their teenage diaries, and The Runt, the Andreas Hykade classic about a beastly ritual.

Old is the new young

Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 17:15
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 19:45

What do you mean old? Life doesn't stop after 67. You’re way too young to retire and wither away while you work on some puny garden.

 In this program of short films, we’ll be looking at people in the later seasons of their lives who stop letting their age dictate their choices, and start making unique ones of their own. From a Kung Fu grandma in What a Peaceful Day to an elderly couple literally living the high life in At the Ends of the Earth, meet the stubborn seniors who’ve decided they’re ready for new adventures.

The Kids are Alright

Tue 17 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 21:15
Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 20:30

Kids are people too, with their own imaginations, dreams, and ideas about the world. They use these unique points of view to tackle problems big and small: from the death of a parent or sibling, to a lost teddy or a board game gone wrong.

This compilation of animated shorts asks you to look through the eyes of a child, with films like Anita Killi’s cutout animation Angry Man, dealing with domestic abuse, and Angela Steffen’s Lebensader, about a girl who discovers a whole world inside a leaf. Join us on this journey through the world of the young.

Wrinkles

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 18:45

A charming and polite prison movie, that’s the best way we can describe this black-hearted comedy. Wrinkles is a Spanish film about overlooked seniors locked away behind the iron gates of a retirement home.

Directed by Ignacio Ferreras and based on a graphic novel by Paco Roca, the story follows Emilio, a retired bank manager whose son puts him in a care home when he starts to become too forgetful. Once there, Emilio is befriended by the somewhat dodgy Miguel, who shows him how to survive and make friends in his new surroundings.

Though the film paints a desolate picture of retirement homes, we know that its equally lovable and quirky characters will make you laugh (and cry).

Wrinkles — Arrugas

director
Ignacio Ferreras
country
Spain
year
2011
duration
1h23m

YOLO

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 22:45
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 22:45

It might be the most overused acronym in pop culture today, but #YouOnlyLiveOnce (a.k.a. seize the day) remains a powerful phrase, especially to rally those of us who have become more apprehensive with age. This program of short films celebrates lives of hedonism without limits or fears.

From 1970s era rebels in The Man in the Blue Gordini and crazy evenings on the town in Joanna Quinn’s classic Girls Night Out, to the horrors of letting your inner self run free in the puppet animation Manoman, we’ll be looking at the eccentric and unadjusted – people who refuse to grow up and live only for the here and now. So, what’s on your bucket list?

Specials

These KLIK Specials are an anima-palooza of brand-new and classic animation highlights.

We’ve got special screenings of amazing full length feature films, including Loving Vincent, Tehran Taboo, Zombillenium, and In This Corner of the World. Make sure to also check out Wrinkles and Boy and the World in our theme program Never Grow Up.

For Cartoon Network fans we’ve got double the fun, with two specials on the crazily awesome Adventure Time. If you’re looking for more classic fairy tales (with a twist!), then check out Revolting Rhymes.

Fancy something a bit more musical? Well, you can enjoy a combo of classical music and cutout animation in Camille Saint-Saëns’ The Carnival of the Animals. And for Dutch 80s and 90s kids looking for a throwback we’ve got Han Peekel in the house for a special on Wordt Vervolgd.

Whatever floats your boat, tickles your pickle, creams your cheese, or peels your banana, our KLIK Specials have something for everybody.

Adventure Time: Islands Marathon

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 2, 90min 20:30

This year we’ve got a double whammy of everyone’s favorite kooky post-apocalyptic duo. The award-winning Adventure Time and the escapades of Finn and Jake will be front and center during two separate screenings.

For our second Adventure Time special we’ll have a back-to-back screening of the eight-part miniseries Adventure Time: Islands. Part of the show’s eight and most recent season, the miniseries sees Finn, Jake, BMO, and Susan Strong go on a maritime voyage and finally uncover the mystery surrounding the final fate of the human race. Episode four also helped snag Adventure Time’s seventh Emmy award last month!

Even if you’ve already seen it, you don’t want to miss experiencing this epic marathon on the big screen.

Carnival of the Animals

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 1, 30min 17:15
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 30min 10:00

Camille Saint-Saëns

Classical music and cutout animation are a match made in musical heaven in this brilliant 20-minute film by Aria Covamonas. A series of funny and surreal animated stories are paired with the fourteen movements of French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’ musical suite The Carnival of the Animals. Each movement stars a different animal, from the regal lion to the slowest tortoise.

Cartoon Network - Adventure Time

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 18:45

This year we’ve got a double whammy of everyone’s favorite kooky post-apocalyptic duo. The award-winning Adventure Time and the escapades of Finn and Jake will be front and center during two separate screenings.

Our first special will include a screening of three episodes and a Q&A with showrunner Adam Muto. So if you’ve got any burning questions on the Land of Ooo, Princess Bubblegum, or the Enchiridion, well, we don’t know if they’ll answer them all, but you can always try!

Cartoon Network will also be giving away an insane amount of cool goodies.

European Delights

Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 90min 17:45

presented by EUNIC

Oh yes, we’ve got a smorgasbord of European goodies and we’re not talking chocolates and cheese (although those are good too!).

European Delights is filled with tasty animated shorts from all over the continent, such as Ivan’s Need, a psychedelic Swiss creation about a young man’s obsession with kneading dough, and the hilarious Hungarian film Symphony No. 42, exploring the absurd relationship between humans and nature through vignettes like bears fishing.

In partnership with the European Union National Institutes for Culture, we’ve lined up amazing shorts from 12 countries, including the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Cyprus, Ireland, and Switzerland.

In This Corner Of The World

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 1, 135min 20:30

Calling this Japanese film a war drama would not do it justice. We prefer to describe it as a dreamy tale of courage and imagination under fire.

It follows Suzu, a young woman with a love of daydreaming, who in 1944 moves to a small town just outside Hiroshima. The first part follows her coming of age, while the second shows how war and constant bombings take their toll.

Directed by Sunao Katabuchi, the film painstakingly recreates pre-war Hiroshima through interviews with survivors and thousands of photographs, capturing provincial life in Japan before the world changed forever.

In This Corner of the World — Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni

director
Sunao Katabuchi
producer
Taro Maki
country
Japan
year
2016
duration
2h09m
dialogue language
Japanese
subtitles
English

KLIK KLIK DRANKS

 

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!

Loving Vincent

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 20:45

Animation has no boundaries. That’s why we love seeing where it can go, like with Loving Vincent - the world’s first ever fully painted feature film.

Every one of its 65,000 frames is a hand-painted oil painting. Let that sink in for a minute. Every frame, or 65,000 in total, is painted by hand. It was first shot as a live action film and then hand-painted over by 125 professional oil painters.

This remarkable film that tells the story of Vincent van Gogh’s passionate and short life, and mysterious death. Be sure to catch the pre-release - before it’s out in theaters  - during KLIK. Loving Vincent was written and directed by Dorota Kobiela & Hugh Welchman, and produced by Poland's BreakThru Films and UK's Trademark Films.

Loving Vincent

directors
Hugh Welchman & Dorota Kobiela
producers
Sean Bobbitt, Ivan Mactaggart & Hugh Welchman
countries
Poland & United Kingdom
year
2017
duration
1h35m
dialogue language
English
subtitles
Dutch

Midlife Mindfulness

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 120min 23:00

With the 10th Edition of KLIK, it’s time for some much needed introspection. This year we’re replacing the drunken chaotic debauchery of our past special Midnight Madness with Midlife Mindfulness, a contemplative journey to our inner selves with the help of meditative animation.

Join us on this spiritual journey to unlock your chakras, from your eyeholes to your badonkadonk. Afterwards you’ll feel so cleansed, you'll wonder if you've had an epic ayahuasca session, except in our program the diarrhea, vomiting, and uncontrollable sobbing are optional. We look forward to seeing you there. 

Animasté!

Revolting Rhymes

Wed 18 Oct, EYE 2, 60min 22:30
Fri 20 Oct, EYE 2, 60min 17:15
Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 10:00

Because who doesn’t love a fairy tale with a sinister twist? Based on the popular children’s book by Roald Dahl, Revolting Rhymes by directors Jakob Schuh, Jan Lachauer and co-director Bin-Han To blends the classic tales of Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, The Three Little Pigs, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Cinderella while spicing them up at the same time. This brilliant two-part film will have your eyes glued to the screen.

Still not convinced? Well how about we add a big bad wolf as our narrator who has all the answers and a story of his own.

Tehran Taboo

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 2, 100min 18:45

Though serious taboos in Iran’s oppressive theocratic state, sex, drugs, and prostitution are still a part of everyday life, inspiring the directorial debut of German-Iranian filmmaker Ali Soozandeh.

The story is about three women and one man struggling to survive in modern-day Iran- one character, a prostitute, is even forced to give a blowjob to a truck driver with her child in the backseat.

Aside from shock value and sharp social commentary, the film has the look of a moving graphic novel, combining rotoscoping and motion capture of live actors. For a film with unforgiving sensibilities and unique visuals, Tehran Taboo makes for an unforgettable cinematic experience.

Wordt Vervolgd

Sun 22 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 16:00

Han Peekel, presenter of the much loved Dutch television program Wordt Vervolgd about animated films and comics which aired in the 80s and 90s, will guide you through the history of his program and that of animation in general.

He’ll be sharing his favorite memories of what happened behind the scenes on his show and he’ll present three pieces of animation by his favorite animators. Afterwards there’s time for questions, and pictures and autographs for the fans! This program will be in Dutch.

Zombillenium

Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 22:45
Sun 22 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 20:00

Welcome to Zombillenium – the Halloween theme park where real monster hide in plain sight.

Directed by Arthur de Pins and Alexis Ducord, the film follows Hector, a safety inspector who gets turned into a monster and tries to flee the park to get back to his human daughter.

Along the way, we meet fascinating characters like Gretchen, a gothic skateboarding witch whose father is the owner of the park and the Devil himself, and Steven, a chiseled Twilight-parodying vampire who is also arrogant AF. If you’re up for a ghoulish animated feast, this one’s for you!

Zombillenium — Zombillénium

directors
Arthur de Pins & Alexis Ducord
producers
Henri Magalon & Léon Perahia
countries
France & Belgium
year
2017
duration
1h20m
dialogue language
French
subtitles
English

Artists in Focus

Animation is art, plain and simple. That’s why we want to give you some time to really get to know the artists. Join us for a special series of talks with today’s animation artisans.

They’ll walk you through their creative process, and you get to pick every speaker’s brain in an extensive Q&A afterwards. So grab your seats and go 1-on-1 with the people behind some of the greatest animation out there, including Daron Nefcy, creator of Disney’s Star vs. the Forces of Evil, and Loving Vincent directors Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman.

And who knows, the sparks thrown by our roster of animation geniuses might be just the thing you need to fire up your own creative spirit.

KLIK & Play I

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 1, 150min 10:30

This is your chance to get into the minds of some of the most fascinating animators in the biz. On ‘Inspiration Friday’, KLIK is teaming up with Playgrounds Festival, which celebrates and showcases the moving image. We’ve got two sessions with (inter)national names in animation. This includes panel discussions between the different speakers and plenty of room for Q&As with the audience.

Artists for the first session include Moth Studio, Edwin Rhemrev, and FX Goby.

KLIK & Play II

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 1, 150min 14:00

This is your chance to get into the minds of some of the most fascinating animators in the biz. On ‘Inspiration Friday’, KLIK is teaming up with Playgrounds Festival, which celebrates and showcases the moving image. We’ve got two sessions with (inter)national names in animation. This includes panel discussions between the different speakers and plenty of room for Q&As with the audience.

Artists taking the stage include Studio MDHR's Jake Clark, Norlum's Jericca Cleland and Bandits Collective.

The Art of Disney's Star vs. the Forces of Evil

Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 15:30

DARON NEFCY

It’s not always rainbows and butterflies, except of course if you’re Star Butterfly, the magical teen princess who loves kicking ass and adores all things cute. The brains behind Star Butterfly and the hit Disney TV series Star vs. the Forces of Evil will be on hand at KLIK this year for a special presentation and Q&A.

Creator and executive producer Daron Nefcy 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. So fangirls and boys, don’t be afraid to get all geeky!

The Art of Loving Vincent

Fri 20 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 18:45

DOROTA KOBIELA & HUGH WELCHMAN

Dorota Kobiela and Hugh Welchman are a writer-director team who have spent the last seven years working on something pretty extraordinary: the world’s first fully painted feature film.

Loving Vincent is a murder mystery that tries to unravel the strange last days before Vincent van Gogh’s death in 1890. Every one of its 65,000 frames is also entirely hand-painted in the Dutch painter’s bold and vibrant style.

Co-director Dorota is a student of both painting and film whose vision was the driving force behind this one-of-a-kind project, so make sure to ask her and Oscar-winning partner Hugh everything you want to know about the film, the story, or the inspiration behind it.

The Art of Revolting Rhymes

Sat 21 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 11:45

JAKOB SCHUH & BIN-HAN TO

Taking a popular book by Roald Dahl with classic illustrations by Quentin Blake and turning that into a brilliant two-part animated movie is no easy feat. But that is exactly what director Jakob Schuh and co-director Bin-Han To managed to do.

The two will host a special session where they will explain how they adapted the text of the much loved children’s book Revolting Rhymes into a script for two unique 30-minute films. The films of course pay tribute to the book’s twisted take on classic tales while managing to create a fantastical story and world all of its own. 

For Kids

So we like you adults and all, but the kids, they’re the future. That’s why KLIK has a special program just for them.

From the 1,975 films we received, we chose only the best and kid-friendliest to give the littler ones the feels and giggles they deserve. Our Animated Shorts for Kids are unforgettable collections of animated adventure, slapstick, and original stories you won’t see on TV. Suitable for kids between 3 to 12 years, these films are without dialogue, so language is not a problem.

As a bonus, only the kids get to cast their vote for the Young Amsterdam Audience Award.

Animated shorts for kids (10-12)

Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 75min 14:15

Nederlands

Especially for kids aged 10 to 12, we've rounded up a special collection of animated adventures, slapstick, and unforgettable stories you won’t see on TV! Most of the films are without dialogue.

Animated shorts for kids (3-5)

Sun 22 Oct, EYE 1, 45min 10:00

Nederlands

Especially for kids aged three to five, we've rounded up a special collection of animated adventures, slapstick, and unforgettable stories you won’t see on TV! Most of the films are without dialogue.

Animated shorts for kids (6-9)

Sun 22 Oct, EYE 2, 60min 11:00

Nederlands

Especially for kids aged six to nine, we've rounded up a special collection of animated adventures, slapstick, and unforgettable stories you won’t see on TV! Most of the films are without dialogue.

Disney NL Sing Along

Sun 22 Oct, EYE 1, 75min 12:15

Yes, you heard right. We’ve got a live Disney Sing Along with popular vlogger Yvar de Groot and voice actress Fé van Kessel. So get those “Bare Necessities”, remember to “Let it go”, and come feel like you’re part of the “Circle of Life” during this musical celebration. 

With songs from Moana, Frozen, Jungle Book, The Lion King, and more, there’s something for everyone to join in, and there’ll be a warm welcome from fabulous cosplayers portraying Cruella de Vil, Tinker Bell, Anna and Rapunzel. The program and songs will be in Dutch, making this perfect for kiddies between 6 to 10. Don’t worry, adults, or big kids, are more than welcome to join. Bonus points if you dress up like your favorite character.

Kids Workshop: Voice Acting

Sun 22 Oct, KLIK Café, 90min 15:30

Watching animation is a whole lot of fun, but actually being in animation is even more awesome. On Sunday, we have a voice acting workshop just for kids by Voicebooking.com. They’ll have professional recording equipment, a director, and voice talent with experience recording for Kung Fu Panda, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Pokémon.

The piece of animation that will be used has lots of different characters for the young ones to act out. So drop the kids off, while you sit back and enjoy a drink. The workshop is for children between the ages of 9-12 and will be in Dutch. Get there on time as there’s limited space.

Industry

For the last decade, KLIK strives to be the Miracle-Gro for the Dutch animation industry, ensuring that those young saplings flourish into thriving animation ecosystems. KLIK Industry is all about sharing knowledge, celebrating success stories, and bringing the animation community together.

Our Debutante Ball and Consultation Hours connect students and professionals across different fields and generations, while our Up Close & Personal Masterclasses give you the chance to go in-depth with animated pros.

Want to listen in on conversations with filmmakers from this year’s competition? Then join the Filmmakers Talkshow with Hans Walther. Or interested in finding out what’s happening in the Dutch animation scene? Then check out our new program, the NL Industry Yearbook.

Consultation Hours: getting your project started

Wed 18 Oct, KLIK Café, 150min 14:00

Need some professional help? In these 20-minute one-on-one meetings you can learn from two experts (one fund, one producer) on how to get your animated project started. Ask away!

This event is fully booked. Sowwy.

Experts:

  • Filmfonds - Jolijn van Rees
  • Creative Europe Desk - Amber Nefkens
  • Submarine - Janneke van de Kerkhof
  • Anikey - Chris Eimers-Mouw


Consultation Hours: working with a script coach

Wed 18 Oct, KLIK Café, 150min 11:00

Need some professional help? In these 20-minute one-on-one meetings you can learn from two experts (both scriptwriters with experience in animation) on what a script coach can do for your process and for the film. Ask away!

This event is fully booked. Sowwy.

Scriptcoaches:

  • Ernie Tee  
  • Jacqueline Epskamp  
  • Tallulah Schwab 
  • Jantiene de Kroon


Debutante Ball

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 2, 45min 17:15

Meet the class of 2017! Our annual Debutante Ball is where the newest generations of animators mingle with established and experienced professionals. Graduates fresh from AKV|St. Joost, Artez, Willem de Kooning Academie, and HKU present their one-minute showreels during special screenings attended by folks already working in the industry.

Afterwards, it’s all about getting your network on, with free drinks for all participants and attendees.

This event in invitation only.

Demo Voice-over Scriptwriting

Thu 19 Oct, EYE Room at the Top, 60min 16:00

One of the hardest things when writing a voiceover script is to write as you would speak. It's such a subtle difference that you might not realize it until you hear the voiceover. That’s why Voicebooking.com will give a free demo on how to write a script that pulls your audience into your story. The session with a veteran voice talent from the UK will let you experience the difference.

Reserve your spot here.

Happy 10th Birthday KLIK

Thu 19 Oct, KLIK Café, 120min 22:00

This event is invitation only.

KLIK Awards Night: The Frankies

Sat 21 Oct, EYE Room at the Top, 120min 19:00

“You like me! You really like me!” That’s right, it’s our very own awards ceremony, complete with sappy and inspiring acceptance speeches. 

This is the night our juries announce the big winners of the award for Best Professional, Student, Commissioned, Political Animated Short, Music Video, Documentary, Animation for Art Lovers, Funny & Trippy Toon, Best Animated Short from an Emerging Country, and plenty more. We’ll also reveal the Audience Award winner and give a shout out to homegrown Dutch talent via our KLIK NL Awards.

The winners will take home their very own coveted Frankie – a sculpture of our mascot and a symbol of ultimate animation achievement. Read more here.


This event is invitation only.

KLIK Opening Night

Tue 17 Oct, EYE 1, 90min 19:00

And so it begins. The 10th edition of KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival will make its grand opening on Tuesday 17 October.

Of course, we'll pay tribute to a decade of animation magic, and we'll be announcing the winner of the World Domination Award 2017 - our prize for Dutch animation studios or individuals on the path to global domination. Additionally, we'll be showing the world premiere of Bei Mir Bist Du Schön by director Bouwine Pool.

This event is invitation only.

NL Industry Yearbook I

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 2, 60min 10:00

This year we’re introducing the NL Industry Yearbook: An afternoon of talks about five of the biggest recent projects that left their mark on the animation industry in the Netherlands.

Of course we’ll be focusing on what the sector is all about: teamwork. What has been achieved by working together and how do people do it? Feel free to join and dive into the Dutch animation industry. This program will be in Dutch (sorry internationals!).

This event is for free and does not require registration.

Yearbook I features Dr. Panda (Daan Velsink, Polder Animation, Anikey Studios) and Dr. Panda Toto Time (Anikey Studios).

NL Industry Yearbook II

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 2, 60min 11:30

This year we’re introducing the NL Industry Yearbook: An afternoon of talks about five of the biggest recent projects that left their mark on the animation industry in the Netherlands.

Of course we’ll be focusing on what the sector is all about: teamwork. What has been achieved by working together and how do people do it? Feel free to join and dive into the Dutch animation industry. This program will be in Dutch (sorry internationals!).

This event is for free and does not require registration.

Yearbook II features My Magic Pet Morphle (Arthur van Merwijk) and Pettenpret (il Luster).

NL Industry Yearbook III

Thu 19 Oct, EYE 2, 60min 13:45

This year we’re introducing the NL Industry Yearbook: An day of talks about five of the biggest recent projects that left their mark on the animation industry in the Netherlands.

Of course we’ll be focusing on what the sector is all about: teamwork. What has been achieved by working together and how do people do it? Feel free to join and dive into the Dutch animation industry. This program will be in Dutch (sorry internationals!).

This event is for free and does not require registration.

Yearbook III features De Lummels (Ka-Ching) and Wellie Wishers (Submarine).

The Filmmakers Talkshow

Sat 21 Oct, KLIK Café, 75min 13:00

Saturday

Move over Oprah! Our host with the most Hans Walther will be serving up captivating conversations with international filmmakers featured in this year’s program.

Grab a cup of coffee, get a chair and get ready to listen to a fireside chat like no other. Check www.klik.amsterdam to find out at what time which filmmakers will be joining.

The interviews will also be recorded and posted on Skwigly.

This event is for free and does not require registration.

The Filmmakers Talkshow

Fri 20 Oct, KLIK Café, 75min 13:00

Friday

Move over Oprah! Our host with the most Hans Walther will be serving up captivating conversations with international filmmakers featured in this year’s program.

Grab a cup of coffee, get a chair and get ready to listen to a fireside chat like no other. Check www.klik.amsterdam to find out at what time which filmmakers will be joining.

The interviews will also be recorded and posted on Skwigly.

This event is for free and does not require registration.

The Filmmakers Talkshow

Thu 19 Oct, KLIK Café, 75min 13:00

Thursday

Move over Oprah! Our host with the most Hans Walther will be serving up captivating conversations with international filmmakers featured in this year’s program.

Grab a cup of coffee, get a chair and get ready to listen to a fireside chat like no other. Check www.klik.amsterdam to find out at what time which filmmakers will be joining.

The interviews will also be recorded and posted on Skwigly.

This event is for free and does not require registration.

Up Close & Personal I: Jake Clark (Cuphead)

Thu 19 Oct, EYE Room at the Top, 120min 11:00

This is your chance to go face to face with the very best in animation during our Up Close & Personal Masterclasses. This year Studio MDHR's Jake Clark, animator for video game Cuphead, will be leading one of our scheduled two-hour interactive sessions. Keep an eye on this website or pass by the KLIK desk for more details.

In EYE’s Room at the Top you can engage industry masters about their work process, vision, and career along with a small and intimate audience of (aspiring) professionals. To make the most of their time we ask all participants to prepare a set of questions. Each session will focus on a specific theme.

Up Close & Personal II: Daron Nefcy (Disney)

Fri 20 Oct, EYE Room at the Top, 120min 11:00

This is your chance to go face to face with the very best in animation during our Up Close & Personal Masterclasses. This year, Disney’s Daron Nefcy, creator of Star vs. the Forces of Evil will be leading one of our scheduled two-hour interactive sessions. Keep an eye on this website or pass by the KLIK desk for more details.

In EYE’s Room at the Top you can engage industry masters about their work process, vision, and career along with a small and intimate audience of (aspiring) professionals. To make the most of their time we ask all participants to prepare a set of questions. Each session will focus on a specific theme.

Up Close & Personal III: Jakob Schuh & Bin-Han To (Revolting Rhymes)

Fri 20 Oct, EYE Room at the Top, 120min 14:30

This is your chance to go face to face with the very best in animation during our Up Close & Personal Masterclasses. This year Jakob Schuh, director of Revolting Rhymes will lead one of our two-hour interactive sessions. Keep an eye on this website or pass by the KLIK desk for more details.

In EYE’s Room at the Top you can engage industry masters about their work process, vision, and career along with a small and intimate audience of (aspiring) professionals. To make the most of their time we ask all participants to prepare a set of questions. Each session will focus on a specific theme.

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