As part of the Milan Machinima Festivalseries of international partnerships, we are curating a special program titled METROPOLITAN during the 14th MFFA ANIMATOR festival (July 9- 15 2021) in Poznan, Poland. This special feature - slated for Saturday July 10 2021 at 2 pm - consists of three outstanding works set in virtual cities and simulated urban environments, specifically:
Florian Hofnar Krepcik
Is it real love? Of course not!
Digital video, black and white, sound, 23’ 02”, 2012-2013 (The Netherlands)
In between identities
digital video, color, sound, 8’ 50”, 2015 (Austria)
Luca Miranda and Riccardo Retez
America (Remastered HD)
digital video, color, sound, 7' 24'', 2020 (Italy)
The International Animated Film Festival ANIMATOR is Poland’s biggest festival of animated film. Its first edition took place in 2008 as a culminating point of the celebrations commemorating the sixty years of Polish animation. Over three hundred productions from all over the world are screened during each edition of the Festival, including retrospectives, reviews, premieres or rarely shown works of animation pioneers. So far, the Festival guests have been such eminent global animation artists as Mariola Brillowska, Andrzej Chrzanowski, John R. Dilworth, David Ehrlich, Eric Goldberg, Yoram Gross, Emily Hubley, Igor Kovalyov, Bady Minck, Michel Ocelot, the Quay Brothers, Bill Plympton, Gerald Potterton, Zbigniew Rybczyński and Raoul Servais and major Polish animation masters: Witold Giersz, Jerzy Kucia, Mariusz Wilczyński, Piotr Dumała, Kazimierz Urbański. ANIMATOR has also been frequented by representatives of Polish animation studios and film institutions, animation historians and initiators of other festivals devoted to animation held both in Poland and abroad.