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EFA masterclass to spotlight animation

The European Film Academy’s masterclass will this year will focus on animation.

Held by author, designer and director Andreas Hykade, the EFA Master Class 2013 Animation Today will be dedicated to modern animation.

From September 9-15, participants will form a team and create an animated film from original idea to completed film.

Participants can come from any field, be it independent animation, games or commercial animation, and can work in various techniques, from 2D and 3D to puppets or pixilation.

As well as group sessions, screenings, case studies and lectures, the workshop will be feature animation filmmakers who will share their individual approach to the respective “topic of the day”.

Bavarian animator and professor Hykade has made films since the mid-1990s and his titles include We Lived In Grass (1996), Ring Of Fire (2000), The Runt (2007), Tom & The Slice Of Bread With Strawberry Jam & Honey (2009) and Love & Theft (2010).

Supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU and the MFG Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, the EFA Master Class will take place in Ludwigsburg in the south of Germany at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg’s Institute of Animation, Visual Effects, and Digital Postproduction.

Further information and application form available at www.europeanfilmacademy.org   

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