The eighth edition of Anim'est is nearing the end, but before we find out the winners of the awards await us an extremely interesting weekend, with masterclasses Ron Diamond, PIXAR and Michel Ocelot, a scary night and many good movies.
Friday, October 11th, announces two unmissable masterclasses: from 3pm at Cinema Elvira Popescu, Ron Diamond, a member of the executive committee of the American Film Academy, aims to inform and provoke prejudices about the secrets of the most coveted and respected award of the film industry, the Oscar. At the masterclass called The Steps to Winning an Academy Award, Ron will focus on movie registration rules, talk about the voting system and explain why certain films were disqualified from the race.
PIXAR is a name that means cutting-edge technology, extraordinary talent, memorable characters, but especially stories that impress you and that you return with love, again at 6.30 pm at Cinema Patria, Alex Woo, story artist at Pixar, who has worked on Ratatouille, WALL-E and Cars 2, gives all the animation fans a "Story is King" presentation, where he will tell them about the most successful studio titles and explain why Pixar chose to award maximum importance of the story. At both events the entrance is free.
Also on Friday, the public can meet again the special guest Michel Ocelot from 8:00 pm at Cinema Studio, at the gala screening Azure et Asmar, his 2006 animation about two brothers from the medieval Maghreb.
From 22:00 at Cinema Studio a Japanese visual orgy generated on the computer, not recommended for minors. A skeleton and an anatomical human model come to life with some Mafia rabbits and set up a revenge party in Afterschool Midnighters, a dementia signed by Hitoshi Takekiyo.
And if the evening is not yet frightening enough, from 11:00 pm at Cinema Patria the Creepy Animation Night begins ... Arrived at the fifth edition and has already become a tradition at Anim'est, the event will bring to the screen the strangest and most frightening animations , which will provoke, amuse and terrify the spectators all night. The films will be accompanied by a live-act Environments. The Bucharest band, composed of Stefan Panea, Alex 'Para' Ghita and Marius Costache will accompany the animated dubioseni with experimental music that is difficult to fit into a genre, into an uncomfortable and contemplative acoustic reverie.
Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 am at Cinema Studio, the third part of the Minimest competition is scheduled, where the youngest spectators are invited to short-films such as A snowflake, Emilie or Calare on a queue.
From 13.30 at Cinema Elvira Popescu, Michel Ocelot will be holding the masterclass "A Life in Animation". Ocelot attended the studies of institutions such as the Angers Regional School of Fine Arts, the National Higher School of Decorative Arts in Paris or the Los Angeles Institute of Arts. Although he uses different animation styles and techniques, Ocelot never gives up the fantasy world. Medieval princesses, fairies, wizards, Ocelot's films send viewers on journeys on magical realms, giving them stories full of imagination. The famous French director, animator and graphic designer is present in Bucharest throughout the festival with all his six feature films and a selection of 8 short films, and on Saturday he will meet again with the public to talk about his career in animation. The entry is free.
Starting at 19:00, the Cinema Elvira Popescu begins the Closing Gala. After the awards, at 20:00, Cinema Studio is scheduled Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the sequel to the beloved animation about the cooker of the inventor Flint Lockwood.
Sunday, October 13, Anim'est says goodbye this year, but not before giving viewers the chance to see or revisit award-winning films. At Cinema Patria, from 6:30 pm, the best short films from the competitive sections will be screened, and from 8:30 pm the trophy winner will be screened for the Best Feature Film.
The eighth Anim'est edition takes place on October 4-13, 2013, at the Patria, Studio and Elvira Popescu cinemas and at Club Control.