14.06 - 17.06.2012

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Big Animation Festival is one of the largest international animation festivals in Russia which includes film screenings, educational programs, exhibitions, meetings with film authors and master-classes with famous directors.

The most interesting collections chosen from the Moscow Festival 2011 program will be presented to the audience, as well as collections selected specifically for the festival in Nizhny Novgorod: films created by the best Russian directors – Aleksey Turkus, Sergey Merinov, Ivan Maksimov, Aleksey Demin, Dmitry Geller and Maria Muat. The festival’s program also includes short animation films, winners of prestigious international awards, from all over the world - from Argentina to Finland.

Among the famous names:
• British Studio AKA known for its idiosyncratic and innovative youth films.
• Renowned director Joanna Quinn (England). She is often referred to as Plympton in a skirt. Her amazingly drawn, ironic films with a boisterous, chunky hoyden as a main character are known and loved by everyone, from teenagers to seasoned film critics. All of her films received prestigious festival awards, from the Oscar nomination to the most eminent festival in Annecy.
• Also, as a part of the Cartoon Network channel animation night, European sensational series “Amazing World of Gumball”, which among other awards received an award at the Annecy festival, will be presented to the public.

Aside from the animation, the festival’s program includes a real “Cartoon Factory” where children will learn to create animation using different techniques: drawing and claymation, sand and even spaghetti animation.
Following sections will be functioning at the Factory in Nizhny Novgorod:
Dubbing section, cutout animation, sand animation, section of spaghetti animation and section of object animation.

Parallel with games and “light” master-classes more serious workshops will take place. Presenting a profession guide for teenagers, these workshops might help them to choose their future path.

ADMISSION FEE: individual – 100 rubles; groups from 15 people – 50 rubles; “Cartoon Factory” – 200 rubles (a child and an adult)
TIME: 14-17 June
ADDRESS: Arsenal, Nizhny Novgorod, Kremlin, building 6
INFORMATION: 8(831) 423-57-41

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