From September the 28ts to the 1st of October, Dovzhenko Centre will host the 12thInternational Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival LINOLEUM. Guests of the festival will see 250 short animated films from 45 countries, which were selected from more than 2000 submitted entries.
Jury, headed by Bady Minck, the director and artist, whose films have been presented at more than 500 international festivals, will determine an award-winning works in International and National competitions. Among the members are Michael Tsarev, the ideologist and founder of the LINOLEUM festival, Dmytro Lisenbart, the founder of Lisenbart Animation Studio, Sashko Danylenko, filmmaker and animator, Dmytro Derkach, co-owner of the network of cinemas Planet Kino, Andryi Bashtovyi, editor-in-chief of The Village, Olga Navrotska, fashion designer and costume designer for the animated film "Mavka. The forest song".
43 films from 23 countries entered the International Competition, and 18 - the National one, which allowed to form two blocks of Ukrainian films, which has not happened for all the years of the festival.
Anastasia Verlinska, programme director of the festival commented: "This year the programme of the festival will be more than eventful. In addition to the competitive programme, we will be focused at several points at once - Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Poland, as well as two programmes from the Japan Media Arts Festival and a selection of Asian animations from China, Japan, Taiwan, the Philippines and India. We were surprised, in a pleasant way, by the Ukrainian animators. We received about 40 entries, which is an absolute record for 4 years of the festival. The audience will be able to see two blocks of modern national animation at once and retrospectives of the best works of all the times of National Cinematheque of Ukraine (Kyivnaukfilm) and special premieres from Dovzhenko Centre ".
In addition to the mentioned above screenings there will be 10 workshops and lectures on animation and media art by industry professionals, a special programme dedicated to the 90th anniversary of Ukrainian animation, a selection of experimental animation and video art, thematic out-of-competition screenings and programme for children.