This August 26–29 + September 17–18,
Pictoplasma welcomes all character design pioneers, creatives and enthusiasts
for a very special double-whopper HYBRID edition:
4-day PictoConference in Berlin in August (our first ever summer edition)
2-day global Online Fest in September
2021’s biggest celebration of the very best in contemporary character design and art!
17th CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL OF CONTEMPORARY CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART
This August and September 2021, Pictoplasma offers you all the unique chance to learn from, engage with and be awed by an unparalleled line-up of more than 40+ ONSTAGE and REMOTE artists from all corners of the world…
AUGUST 26–29, 2021
Artist Lectures & Presentations
Workshops & Art Happenings
Pictoplasma Berlin takes place at the extensive premises of a former crematorium, the Silent Green, a beautiful, vibrant cultural venue that already hosted several memorable Pictoplasma events. For the first time, Pictoplasma’s premiere summer edition will concentrate all activities at one lively venue, with conference talks, panels, animation screenings, workshops and exhibitions happening both inside and Open Air—ALL TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE GOVERNING RULES OF HYGIENE AND SOCIAL DISTANCE, while delivering tons of infectious character inspiration.
SEPTEMBER 17+18, 2021
In 2020, due to the pandemic, Pictoplasma was forced to cancel all IRL events and stream its first ever online edition, in Isolation, available for all and everywhere.
Now there’s no going back: The Pictoplasma Online Fest 2021 awaits you with more than 40 artist talks from all around the world, live hands-on workshops, panel discussions and screenings of animated shorts – broadcasted to your home on two channels over two jam-packed days, full of the very best in contemporary character design and art.
A fresh selection of cutting edge animated shorts and premieres await you on the big screen – or your home entertainment system – during four brand new, thematic programmes full of psychedelic eye candy and ingenious storytelling…
DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: APRIL 23
Obviously, given the pandemic, international events on a Picto-Uber-Festival-scale are simply not possible at the moment…
As such, the admitted amount of attendees will be considerably more intimate and personal. The event will follow the governing rules of hygiene and social distancing and gather all activities at one very special venue: the vast and friendly premises of a former crematorium, now a beautiful, vibrant cultural venue, offering more than enough space for all conference talks, panels, animation screenings, workshops, exhibitions, delicious food & drinks – both inside and Open Air.
In other words: This will be Pictoplasma’s first ever exclusive character summer-camp!
Starting from Saturday, the 1st of May 2021 at noon (CET), a limited amount of exclusive tickets will be available for you to join us physically and in person in sunny Berlin this August (strictly following the governing rules).
Alternatively, you can join us in September, via online streaming, from wherever you are!
Don’t know what to expect? Revisit the #Pictoplasma
2020 online conference—in Isolation. Currently all 40+ artist talks are still available FOR FREE. But not for very much longer…