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Off the Screen: The Best of KLIK!: Contemporary European Animations

May 28

Off the Screen: The Best of KLIK!: Contemporary European Animations

Co-presented with the International Animated Film Association

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 • 7:00 p.m.

Location:  Exploratorium, Pier 15, Kanbar Forum

Admission:  Free. This program takes place outside of regular visiting hours and does not include access to the museum floor.

Join us as we host the KLIK! West Coast Tour in partnership with the San Francisco chapter of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA). Held annually at the EYE Museum in Amsterdam, KLIK! is an international festival celebrating the best of contemporary animations.

Klikkers Tünde Vollenbroek and Mathijs Stegink and animation director Joost Lieuwma (Things You'd Better Not Mix Up, Leaving Home) join us in person to present Dutch Delights, a program featuring the best animated shorts and commercials created in the Netherlands today.

The Netherlands has a successful history of animated shorts thanks to big names such as Paul Driessen (3 Misses), Borge Ring (Anna and Bella) and Michael Dudok de Wit (Father and Daughter), but it wasn't until some years ago that the sector really started to flourish. Despite recent financial cutbacks, the Netherlands Film Fund continues to invest in animation, supporting dozens of animated films a year, and Dutch animation students continue to achieve incredible successes online. Dutch Delights offers a look into this fascinating era in which Holland's animated shorts sector proves to be unique, qualitative, versatile, and bursting with young talent.