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It's cold, wet and dark—at least here in Berlin.
But that's OK, 'cause we've got something sunny and warm to look forward to:

Spring Awakening at Pictoplasma 2018!

Coming May 2018 the legendary Pictoplasma Conference and Festival of Character Design awaits you for a special treat: 5 bright days in Berlin, more than 20 awe-inducing artist presentations, 100+ fresh animations illuminating the big screen, a tour through numerous accompanying exhibitions and group-shows, hands-on workshops, out-of-body VR experiences, serious networking, endless play, performences, parties, inspiration and an opulence of character!

First announced conference speakers include:


Alberto Vázquez (SP), multi-award winning writer, animation director and illustrator with an artistic background rooted deep in underground comics.


Charlotte Mei (UK), artist and illustrator whose personal projects and commissioned work joyfully embraces the media of painting, drawing and ceramics.


Victor Castillo (CL), LA based artist, whose pantigs appropriate the narrative logic of children's tales and vintage comics to present pitch-black allegories about human nature.


Sophia Jansson (FI), nice of Tove Jansson (1914-2001), legendary creator of the Moomins, managing and protecting the heritage as Chairman and Creative Director of Moomin Characters Ltd.


Jim Stoten (UK), illustrator famed for his elaborate and intricate drawings of vast colorful landscapes with a distinct psychedelic flavor.


Kévin Gemin (FR), young, self-taught animator from France, better know as Kékéflipnote, who has taken the simple tools provided by his Nintendo DSi and 3DS console to captivate his audiences.


Danette Beatty (USA), 3D artist working at Ustwo Games in London, most recently as level artist on the celebrated indie puzzle 'Monument Valley 2.'

and many, many more to be revealed soon...

Of course, besides the back-to-back artist presentations, it's the official animation selection that serves as a welcome opportunity to overdose on gorgeous eye candy and mind blowing narration—so once again we re-new our open CALL FOR ANIMATION ENTRIES and invite you to submit your latest characters in motion for the big screen.

© Sarina Nihei, Rabbit's Blood (2017)


All information on how, what, and until when can be found here.

While more good reasons to look forward to the coming Spring awakening will continue to sprout during the next weeks, you might want to take a quick look at our enticing Early-Bird-Offer, which goes live TOMORROW, Thursday, the 30th of November at noon (CET), limited to the first happy 100 attendees!

The future is bright,

peter and lars

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