The 10th LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival will take place offline between October 4 and 8 at the first innovation park in Ukraine - UNIT.City, at the three central locations of the complex.
Visitors can expect an intense agenda - 3 Competition Programmes (7 screening blocks in total), 4 non-competition programmes, 5 special screenings, experimental animation and video art, 6 blocks for children of various ages, 8 lectures and workshops by leading Ukrainian and foreign animators.
In the biggest section – International Competition (42 films), there are 5 separate film selections named after one of the participating films: “Our Tight House”, “The Garden of Heart”, “Hidden Desires”, “And the Cranes Kept Dancing”, “Things that disappear”.
After a break in 2022, Ukrainian animators took revenge and created 10 powerful artworks to be presented in the Ukrainian competition this year. The national films will be screened in one big block with the NEW FACES programme, showcasing films by promising Ukrainian animators who have not yet participated in the LINOLEUM festival. This unified programme is called “Ukrainian Voices”. A Q&A session with the films’ authors will be held after the screening.
Music videos from artists who have worked for Thom Yorke and the most creative commercials - a total of 23 films - will compete for the main prize in the Commissioned Films Competition.
The non-competition programme is no less vibrant:
- LADIES FIRST – animated works about women, by women, for women;
- The craziest, most controversial and provocative shorts in #KILLMEPLEASE;
- Stories about the nature of fear and submission in “Might Trick Me Twice”;
- And named in honour of this year’s festival theme - “Once upon a time…”.
The Special Screenings will include:
- A Retrospective screening of films by the outstanding Ukrainian director and animator Volodymyr Goncharov, prepared by the Dovzhenko Center for the LINOLEUM festival;
- Animation of the Kherson film school: before, during and after the occupation + discussion with the films’ authors;
- O!PLA FOCUS ON POLAND vol. 11 - winners and films of the 11th Polish Animation Festival;
- Estonian short animation from the 70s and 90s, selected by the famous animator from Dnipro Mykyta Lyskov. Supported by Tallinnfilm (Estonia).
Experimental animation and video art have two blocks this year, while the Kids programme includes six blocks. Among them are a screening for 3-6 year-old kids, a screening for children aged 7-9 years, selections for 10-12 y.o and 13-16 y.o teenagers. In addition, the festival will screen a programme of thoughtful films made by children and teenagers, and a screening of films by students and beginners - both events are free.
Lectures and workshops will also be free. We will:
- talk about animation education with the authors of such successful animation cases as “Mavka: The Forest Song”, “Patron The Dog”, “YoYo”, and “Chuparskyi University”;
- tell young authors how to create a cool portfolio and successfully pitch their projects;
- talk with jury member Pablo Ballarin (Nikita Lyskov will moderate this meeting);
- learn new After Effects tricks;
- dive into the history of Ukrainian animation;
- learn about innovations in content production;
- study new approaches to analysing the audience and testing animated content;
- go through the process of creating graduation films from A to Z.
In addition, on the weekend of October 7-8, in the UNIT.Verse hall, from 12:00 to 19:00, there will be a fair of emerging artists, where they will present their works and products for sale and also hold master classes. At the fair, there will be an interactive zone from the festival partner Wacom, where visitors will have the possibility to test graphics tablets, buy LINOLEUM festival merch and books from the ArtHuss publishing house.
Detailed screenings and educational programme schedule is available at https://linoleumfest.com/uk/schedule
Admission to the events - by tickets for individual screenings or festival passes, which can be purchased online only by following the link: https://ticketsbox.com/ua/linoleum/
Admission to the educational programme is free upon registration https://cutt.ly/MwcKf8pl
In the event of an air raid, a shelter will be available for guests on UNIT.City's territory.
The LINOLEUM 2023 festival is supported by the USAID Competitive Economy of Ukraine (USAID CEP) program.
Funded by the Stabilisation Fund for Culture and Education of the German Federal Foreign Office and the Goethe-Institut. goethe.de
The International Competition programme is organised with the support of the Embassy of Switzerland in Ukraine.
Main partner: UNIT.City
Educational partner: Projector — Creative & Tech Online Institute
Publishing partner: ArtHuss Publishing House
Festival partners: Official Wacom monobrand store in Ukraine, Oleksandr Dovzhenko National Centre
Media partners: Telegraf, Marie Claire, #ProShoKino.