The film event will be shown two times, one Wednesday in the location „Royal“ where „Bit-Tuner“ (http://bit-tuner.net/) will produce the beats to it.
The second time it will be shown on Saturday at the „Fantoche on Bikes“, an open air bike powered cinema where „Obertonstruktur der Kaulquappe “(http://obertonstrukturderkaulquappe.ch/) will contribute the music. Both screenings will be free of charge, and open to everyone to go to Fantoche and enjoy our work on the big screen.
5 September, 9 p. m., no entry fee #gif #fantoche, 55‘
As an ever-changing online format for micro-animations, GIF culture is continuing to gain recognition as an art form. The combination of speed, innovation and almost limitless adaptability is key to its popularity. As part of a curated programme, Fantoche will show the funniest, most beautiful and most exciting GIFs set to a score performed live on-site.
In Animation Goes Multimedia Fantoche looks into the subject of the interaction of cinematic animation with other art genres in multimedia-based daily application.In this project we want to show how animation finds new areas of application through exhibitions, workshops and panel-talks. We would like to show the visitors how animation will draw attention in the future on a daily basis: what new worlds on your smartphone will you carry around in your pockets in the future? How are we being influenced by the more and more realistic gameworlds, books with augmented reality, and animation in urban space? What interfaces are there between animation and graphic design, game design, interactive design and publicity? Fantoche depicts complex contexts for a wide public with exhibitions where visitors can click and scroll actively.
When Fantoche first launched back in 1995, it announced itself as the “new arrival in the Swiss festival landscape, a sapling in the shadow of Zurich’s cultural hothouse.” The founders of Fantoche, Otto Alder, Frank Braun, Suzanne Buchan and Peter Hossli, were inspired by a sense of idealism, by an absolute love of animation, as well as by the desire to open up this “realm of boundless opportunities” to Switzerland.
Fantoche is both a festival for the general public and a meeting place for the film and creative industries in equal measure. It comprises an international and a national short film competition, a carefully chosen selection of animated feature films, its own programme slots for innovative computer games, themes with in-depth insights into the medium of animation and games, a multifaceted programme for children and young people, school classes and student groups as well as a diverse offering of lectures, panel discussions, presentations and exhibitions.