ANIMATION SCREENINGS 2018
BITS

3 – 6 MAY

ANIMATION
SCREENINGS
2018

BABYLON
ROSA-LUXEMBURGSTR. 30
10178 BERLIN – MITTE

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Pictoplasma illuminates the big screen of BABYLON AM ROSA-LUXEMBURG-PLATZ with the latest and most adventurous character-driven animation shorts, whisking the viewer around the world in four freshly curated official selection programs and a series of special screenings brim full with forward looking psychedelic eye-candy and storytelling genius.

THURSDAY, MAY 3
Program 1: ‘Stare into the Face Machine
Special: ‘Short Films by the 2018 Conference Speakers

FRIDAY, MAY 4
Program 2: ‘Endless Play, Infinite Lives
Program 3: ‘Psychedelic Midnight Mix

SATURDAY, MAY 5
Program 4: ‘Good Advice for Better Character
Special: ‘Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children

SUNDAY, MAY 6
Special: ‘Best of Pictoplasma Festival 2018

THURSDAY, May 3

SOG

Official Selection – Program 1 /

Stare Into The Face Machine

80min

Facial Recognition and other survival strategies—get face to face with the latest empathy-inducing animations by the likes of Jonatan Schwenk, Laurie Rowen, Elenor Kopka or Lucas Zanotto. 

THURSDAY, May 3

 

11:00*
CONFERENCE PREMIERE
with filmmaker Q&A
requires conference registration >>>

20:30
PUBLIC FESTIVAL SCREENING
Tickets available directly at the venue:
Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
(9,- Euro)

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Special Screening /

Short Films by the 2018 Conference Speakers

90min

Celebrate the oeuvre of the 2018 conference speaker line-up, including Berlinale awarded Réka Bucsi, Goya awarded Alberto Vázquez, and masters of the psychedelic craft Ged Sia and Encyclopedia Pictura. 

THURSDAY, May 3

 

22:30
PUBLIC FESTIVAL SCREENING
Tickets available directly at the venue:
Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
(9,- Euro)

FRIDAY, May 4

BLUE CHERRY

Official Selection – Program 2 /

Endless Play, Infinite Lives

80min

The characters come out to play—and you’re invited! Jump ’n Run through this side scrolling screening featuring the animated heroes of Vincent Tsui, Robert Löbel, Foamstudio and Nathan Jurevicius

FRIDAY, May 4

 

11:00*
CONFERENCE PREMIERE
with filmmaker Q&A
requires conference registration >>>

20:30
PUBLIC FESTIVAL SCREENING
Tickets available directly at the venue:
Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
(9,- Euro)

MAJESTIC BEAST / MAGICAL CAT / NOPE

Official Selection – Program 3 /

PSYCHEDELIC MIDNIGHT MIX

90min

The festival’s famed psychedelia night is set to bend your brain and question your understanding of traditional story-telling, with beautifully animated question marks by Brenda Lien, Wong Ping or David Lewandowski. Go! Don’t ask why! Thank us later.

FRIDAY, May 4

 

22:30
CONFERENCE PREMIERE &
PUBLIC FESTIVAL SCREENING
Tickets available directly at the venue:
Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
(9,- Euro)

SATURDAY, May 5

MIRROR, MIRROR

Official Selection – Program 4 /

GOOD Advice for Better Character

80min

Self-enhancement of the character-kind: Improve your well-being, grab good advice and stock up on a healthy portion of solace with these latest films by Jordan Bruner, Rory Waudby-Tolley, Sarina Nihei and Julian Glander.

SATURDAY, May 5

 

11:00*
CONFERENCE PREMIERE
with filmmaker Q&A
requires conference registration >>>

20:30
PUBLIC FESTIVAL SCREENING
Tickets available directly at the venue:
Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
(9,- Euro)

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Special Screening /

Psychonauts, the Forgotten Children

70min

Award-winning coming-of-age film written and directed by conference speaker Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero, based on Alberto’s comic ‘Psiconautas.’
(Spanish original with English subtitles)

SATURDAY, May 5

 

22:30
PUBLIC FESTIVAL SCREENING
Tickets available directly at the venue:
Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
(9,- Euro)

UGLY

Special Screening /

Best of Pictoplasma 2018

90min

For those with short attention spans or busy calendars, the festival concludes with a 90-minute compilation of hand-picked highlights. A feature film length, animated ‘Best of Best Ofs,’ so to speak. 

SUNDAY, May 6


18:00 + 20:00
PUBLIC FESTIVAL SCREENING
Tickets available directly at the venue:
Babylon, Rosa-Luxemburg-Straße 30
(9,- Euro)