Call for Papers for the International Animafest Scanner VI 2019 symposium

World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb invites all interested  professionals and scholars to join the  Animafest Scanner VI 2019 international symposium. Submission deadline is 1st of March. 

The 2019 symposium Animafest Scanner VI is once more at the frontline of the discourse in animation studies. By focusing on the connection and relationship between animation and fine arts, on aspects of education and history in animation, and also on the interactions and synergies with virtual reality, Animafest Scanner VI invites international scholars to present and discuss new theoretical approaches and practical applications. Located at one of the most respected animation festivals in the world, it is a meeting point for many leading artists and professionals. The sixth edition of the Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies aims to stimulate the exchange between filmmakers and researchers.

International film, media, and art scholars are invited to discuss the newest findings in the field of animation studies. During the two-day event, ideas and thoughts will be exchanged with festival guests, filmmakers, producers, professionals, journalists, organizers of other festivals and theoreticians. The sixth Animafest Scanner Symposium for Contemporary Animation Studies is fully integrated into the World Festival of Animated Film - Animafest Zagreb and reaches out to scholars, artists, and an interested audience. The four key-topics of the symposium are complemented by additional animation screenings, presentations, and exhibitions.

This year´s keynote speaker is the recipient of 2019 Animafest Zagreb Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animation Studies, Jayne Pilling, a versatile scholar, educator and animation promoter.

 Topics for Animafest Scanner VI 2019:  

  • Animation in history
  • Animation and fine arts
  • Animation and (virtual) reality
  • Animation and education

Submission requeirments and application form are avaliable here. Submission deadline is 1st of March.

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