We’re determined to make this first ever online edition ACCESSIBLE and FREE for all and everywhere, BUT we do need your help to pull this off:
Should you happen to find yourself in a position to be able to support the good cause, please feel more than welcome to use the slider on this rushed donation box (payments handled securely by PayPal), that will allow us to stay afloat and spread as much soothing, lively, uplifting character warmth as humanly possible!
Every little bit helps.
Alternatively you can support us directly via paypal.me/pictoplasma
SAVE A CHARACTER, SAVE THE WORLD!
While the world is facing an unprecedented situation, just as all of you, also we, Pictoplasma, are confronted with an unmatched challenge in the 16 years of our festival’s existence: for more than the past eight months we’ve been tirelessly working on our 2020 Berlin celebration of contemporary character design and art, which was set to be one of the biggest and most bad-ass ever.
Sadly, even after pushing the event from May to August, in light of the current global crises and resulting local ban on major events enforced until at least 31 August 2020, we find ourselves required to announce that there will be no physical Pictoplasma Berlin this year. Also all our other annual activities that usually keep us afloat, such as the Academy or our NYC edition, have to be cancelled. This unpredictable situation is quite a challenge for us.
No matter how devastating this year may be, we refuse to give up on 2020, and want to see the circumstances as an opportunity and an unforeseen starting point for something new: our first ever (and hopefully last?) digital ‘Pictoplasma in Isolation,’ set to take place as a free, full 2 day live stream this September:
PICTOPLASMA IN ISOLATION
18 + 19 September 2020
We are currently evaluating which of our festival formats can be transferred into the digital space, in order to spread inspiration, art and soothing character love to all four corners of the globe, wherever you are…
Keep an eye on pictoplasma.com for news on the online Pictoplasma celebration, featuring talks, animation screenings, panels and a special symposium.
And there’s another sliver of sunshine on the horizon: we do have official new dates to confirm for the real thing, ironically exactly 1 year after the original dates:
12—16 May 2021
Concerning all registered attendees of the originally planned Pictoplasma 2020 and options for your already bought tickets, we have reached out to each of you personally via Email (if you haven’t received anything please check your SPAM folders.) We thank you for your ongoing support and trust during these times.
PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH US BEFORE THE END OF MAY!
Virtual hugs go out to all of you, to be exchanged into real hugs, whenever and wherever you’re ready.
Peter and Lars and the entire Pictoplasma Team
Pictoplasma continuously works to keep the festival a welcoming, safe and friendly experience for all guests, staff, volunteers and artists. In other words, we do not tolerate threats of violence, unwelcome sexual attention, slurs or hate speech, including hurtful comments involving race, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical appearance, religious or political belief, age, whether they are personal or general. Anyone asked to stop any harassing behavior is expected to comply immediately.
If you can’t help make the world (at least during our festival) a welcoming, harassment-free and supportive place for all characters and humans alike, Pictoplasma is not for you. Whoever violates these rules will be expelled from the festival and conference without a refund at the discretion of the organizer.
If the behavior of anyone makes you (or anyone else) feel unsafe or unwelcome, please report it as soon as possible. Incidents can be reported to any member of festival staff or the festival and conference team at the info desks onsite, where we will be happy to help, contact security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe.