Sophia Jansson at Pictoplasma 2018
Conference & Festival
02 – 06 MAY 2018
From May 02 to 06 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, and numerous exhibitions throughout the city invite all to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.
03 – 05 MAY/
LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS
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, offering the chance to learn from and be inspired by some of today’s most innovative and avant-garde artists.
First confirmed speakers: Jim Stoten (UK), Alberto Vásquez (SP), Charlotte Mei (UK), Victor Castillo (CL), Kévin Gemini (FR) and Sophia Jansson (FI)…
03 – 05 MAY/
The Festival’s film section brings animated newborns to the big screen, whisking the audience around the world in 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.
CHARACTER WALK EXHIBITIONS
02 – 06 MAY/
The accompanying Festival exhibitions stage new work by an impressive line-up of participating artists – presenting sculptures, paintings, installations, art editions and multiples – many of them for the first time in Berlin. One highlight will be the vast group show by the 5th Pictoplasma Academy Alumni, introducing the raw talent of our annual master-class and taking a fresh look at the upcoming faces of tomorrow.