Animation Week at QFT 24th-30th August
The season showcases a diverse and entertaining selection of animations.
Joel Simon, creative director of Flickerpix Animations will kick off the week's activities with a personal introduction of his very latest stop-motion film MACROPOLIS, which was animated on the streets of Belfast over a five week period, followed by his first film choice - the original King Kong
The remainder of the week will be packed full of feature films, shorts, family favourites, hands-on animation activities, plus a claymation masterclass with Joel. A veritable feast of animated film through the ages, the programme includes Metropolis
(1927) which will be shown for the first time in 83 years as the director originally intended. Must-see classics such as Jason and the Argonauts
(1963) and The Golden Voyage of Sinbad
(1973) will provide a nostalgic and retrospective look at animation and demonstrate how far the discipline has progressed thoughout this century.
More recent animations such as the adventurous adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s novel Alice
(1988) by Chzech surrealist filmmaker Jan Svankmajer along with the compelling animation set in 1960’s France - Belleville Rendez-Vous
(2003) and the crazy colourful stop-motion animation A Town Called Panic (2009) provide the opportunity for children and young people to view a selection of films otherwise not available to them.