CHARACTER
POSTURE

12th

Pictoplasma
Conference & Festival
2016

CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN
AND ART

4 – 8 May 2016

 

Babylon
Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30 
10178 Berlin

Spring 2016 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most exciting meeting point for a diverse scene of international artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture. The festival showcases latest trends in figurative character design, from fine to urban arts, illustration, animation and graphic design. Creators, producers and fans meet for an unconventional conference with cutting-edge artist presentations, curated screening programmes bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen, and a series of exhibitions and group-shows invite visitors to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.

 

Berlin 2016

ARTIST LECTURES

5 – 7 MAY/

PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE

 

The central conference presents 18+ key lectures by the world’s most influential artists and upcoming talents, cutting-edge graphic, toy and game designers and leading animation filmmakers. It is the meeting point for 700+ international attendees, offering the chance to learn from and be inspired by some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde artists.

Berlin 2016

HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS

5 – 7 MAY/

CHARACTER
LAB

 

The Character Lab accompanying the Conference engages attendees in hands-on workshops with various media, spontaneous art happenings and playful networking. Benefit from collaborating closely with Conference speakers and participating artists, meet new friends and build long lasting collaborations.

Berlin 2016

TALENT MARKET

5 – 6 MAY/

CHARACTER
FORUM

 

The attendees take the stage: Set in an intimate, friendly atmosphere, registered Conference attendees get the unique chance to privately pitch their personal character based project to a room full of industry professionals, exclusive makers and shakers and selected talent scouts.

FIRST CONFIRMED CONFERENCE SPEAKERS …

MANY MORE PARTICIPATING ARTISTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON …

Berlin 2016

SCREENING PROGRAMMES

5 – 7 MAY/

ANIMATION
FESTIVAL

The Pictoplasma Festival 2016 brings freshly hatched characters to the big screen, whisking the audience around the world in newly curated programmes of selected eye-candy, psychedelia, and outstanding storytelling, with many of the international studios and filmmakers present for Q&A rounds after each screening.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES WAS FEBRUARY 1

Each submitted film/animation MUST be accompanied by a completed   ENTRY FORM >

Berlin 2016

FESTIVAL EXHIBITION

4 – 8 MAY/

FESTIVAL
EXHIBITION  

 

The main Festival 2016 exhibition stages new work by an impressive line-up of participating artists – presenting sculptures, paintings, art editions and multiples – many of them for the first time in Berlin.

Berlin 2016

ACADEMY GROUPSHOW

4 – 8 MAY/

ACADEMY 
ALL-STARS

 

A vast group show by the 3rd Pictoplasma Academy Alumni introduces the raw talent of our annual master-class and takes a fresh look at the upcoming faces of tomorrow.

Berlin 2016

ART HAPPENINGS

4 – 8 MAY/

CHARACTER ART
PERFORMANCES

 

For those never tiring, the Festival offers a dense line up of art happenings, live-performances and jam-sessions, culminating in the big Post-Pictoplasma Party on Saturday night.

Berlin 2016

SECURE YOUR FULL CONFERENCE & FESTIVAL PASS

ONLINE/

REGISTRATION

REGISTER NOW FOR YOUR FULL 5 DAY CHARACTER OVERLOAD!

 

 

SECURE YOUR   CONFERENCE PASS >

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

  • PICTOPLASMA FESTIVAL OPENING & CONFERENCE PRE-REGISTRATION

     

    /// EXHIBITION OPENINGS*
    14:00 – 20:00 Opening of the Pictoplasma Academy Alumni group-show*
    (* pre-registration for Conference attendees)

    14:00 – 20:00 Opening of the main Festival exhibition

    // WELCOME PARTY
    20:00 – 00:00 Pre-Pictoplasma Meet & Greet

    * Exhibitions remain open daily until Sunday, May 1, 12:00 – 20:00

  • CONFERENCE DAY 1

     

    //BABYLON
    10:00 – 11:00 Doors Open / Registration
    11:00 – 12:30 Screening Program 1
    (Conference premiere)

    14:00 – 15:30 lectures
    16:00 – 17:30 lectures
    18:00 – 19:30 lectures

    20:00 – 22:00 Screening Program 1
    (Festival re-run)

    //CHARACTER LAB
    13:00 – 19:00 Character Lab Workshop
    21:00 – 23:00 Art Happenings

    //FORUM
    20:00 – 22:00 Talent Market

  • CONFERENCE DAY 2

     

    //BABYLON
    10:00 – 11:00 Doors Open
    11:00 – 12:30 Screening Program 2
    (Conference premiere)

    14:00 – 15:30 lectures
    16:00 – 17:30 lectures
    18:00 – 19:30 lectures

    20:00 – 22:00 Screening Program 2
    (Festival re-run)

    //CHARACTER LAB
    13:00 – 19:00 Character Lab Workshop
    20:00 – 23:00 Live-Performances

    //FORUM
    20:00 – 22:00 Talent Market

  • CONFERENCE DAY 3

     

    //BABYLON
    10:00 – 11:00 Doors Open
    11:00 – 12:30 Screening Program 3
    (Conference premiere)

    14:00 – 15:30 lectures
    16:00 – 17:30 lectures
    18:00 – 19:30 lectures

    20:00 – 22:00 Screening Program 3
    (Festival re-run)

    //CHARACTER LAB
    13:00 – 19:00 Character Lab Workshop

    //POST PICTO PARTY
    22:00 – late  Post-Pictoplasma Party
    with Live-Concerts & Performances

  • PICTOPLASMA FESTIVAL FINISSAGE

     

    /// EXHIBITIONS LAST DAY
    12:00 – 20:00  Pictoplasma Academy Alumni group-show

    12:00 – 20:00 Main Festival exhibition finissage with drinks and surprises

* schedule subject to change