Symposium for contemporary animation studies at the World Festival of Animated Film Animafest Zagreb

5 – 7 Juni 2017

By connecting animation with fields like psychology, comics studies and new media applications, the symposium Animafest Scanner is again at the frontline of the discourse and the interaction between theoretical and practical approaches. Located at one of the most respected animation film festivals in the world, it is a meeting point of many leading artists and professionals. The fourth edition of the Symposium for Contemporary Animation Animafest Scanner IIII aims to stimulate the exchange between filmmakers and scholars.

This year’s keynote speaker is the recipient of the Animafest Zagreb Award for Outstanding Contributions to Animation Studies for 2017
Maureen Furniss, USA. She is a writer, critic, animation historian and theorist, as well as the program director of Experimental Animation at California Institute of the Arts. She is also the founding editor of Animation Journal and author of Art in Motion: Animation Aesthetics, The Ani- mation Bible, and A New History of Animation.


– The Changing Roles of Festivals
– Comic and Animation
– Animation in the Mind
– New Media Animation — VR and the Web

Projektleitung, Organisation: Franziska Bruckner, Holger Lang, Daniel Šuljić

Apply for the international ANIMAFEST SCANNER IIII 2017 SYMPOSIUM!

Submission Requirements
Submit an abstract for a twenty-minute theoretical or historical presentations held in English.
Presentations must be thematically related to this year’s symposium topics.
For each proposal the applicant is required to fill out a separate online entry form. Only correctly filled out forms will be accepted, entry forms are available here.

Submission deadline is 5 March 2017.

Terms and conditions of the public call can be found HERE, and you can submit your application HERE.