Conference & Festival
CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN
10 – 14 MAY 2017
From May 10 to 14 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most vibrant meeting point for a diverse scene of artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture. While international creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for tomorrow’s figurative representation, the wider festival showcases latest trends in character design and art, cutting edge screenings bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen at Babylon, and numerous exhibitions throughout the city invite you to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.
11 – 13 MAY/
* required prior online registration
At the heart of the Festival, the central Pictoplasma 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 800+ international attendees, offering the chance to learn from and be inspired by some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde artists.
FIRST CONFIRMED SPEAKERS
11 – 13 MAY/
and storytelling genius
The Festival’s film section brings animated newborns to the Babylon big screen, whisking the audience around the world in three freshly curated programmes brimming with psychedelic eye-candy and storytelling genius.
After their morning premiere for the registered conference attendees, with many of the international studios and filmmakers present for Q&A rounds, the programmes await the wider festival audience for their re-run in the evenings.
SUMBIT YOUR ANIMATION HERE >
CHARACTER WALK EXHIBITIONS
MAY 10 – 14
The accompanying Festival exhibitions stage 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. One highlight is the vast group show by the 4th Pictoplasma Academy Alumni, introducing the raw talent of our annual master-class and taking a fresh look at the upcoming faces of tomorrow.