LINOLEUM International Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival (from English line and Latin oleum 'oil') is the biggest display of original animation in Ukraine. Apart from national and international competition programmes, the festival offers workshops and lectures held by the field's best players, screenings of experimental animation and video art, topical out-of-competition screenings, and a programme for children.
Our main aim is to prove that animation is not merely a tool to entertain kids but a form of contemporary art in which technological innovations—with the involvement of intellectual audience—tackle modern societal issues.
In 2017, the festival will be held on 28 September–1 October in Dovzhenko Centre, Kyiv. The audience will experience 250 films in 12 programmes, 10 workshops and lectures, and a special programme celebrating the 90th anniversary of Ukrainian animation. The festival is organised by Animagrad.