Animusic Night: music and animation at Anim’est 2016

Premiere of a video by Subcarpați, produced by Animation Worksheep

The best recent animated videos will be the attraction of a special night on the agenda of Anim’est Animation Film Festival: Animusic Night takes place on October 13th at Fabrica Club, and the evening schedule is rich in concerts, premiere screenings and the animated atmosphere the audience of this festival has become acquainted with on each edition.

32 videos are in the running in this year’s competition. This selection includes the most fantastic cat-related animation, to match the theme of the 11th edition, but also the latest work by renowned artists, such as Beck, David Gilmour, Marilyn Manson, Fever Ray or Todd Terje. These are joined by the video for the song Sailor, by the duo Platonic Scale and Alla (feat. Mr. Sax), created by Paul Mureșan – winner of the Anim’est prize in 2014, for Best Romanian short animated film („Pui de somn”). Awarding this year’s prize are Alexandru Ciubotariu, also known as Pisica Pătrată/ Square Cat, the author of the first street-art album in Romania, Andrei Robin Proca, frontman vocal, guitar and lyricist for the band Robin and the Backstabbers, and Ciprian Muntele, the voice of the morning show at Radio TANANANA, one of the most popular local radio stations playing alternative music.

Animusic Night is also the night of the premiere of the video for the song „Dintr-o lume în altă lume“/ “From One World to Another” by the band Subcarpați, produced during the 7th edition of the workshop Animation Worksheep.

Animation Worksheep is the education platform of Anim’est, whose coordinator is Vlad Ilicevici, executive director of the festival. The project is meant to support the primary goal of the association ESTE’N’EST, the organizer of Anim’est, namely to develop the local animation cinema industry. During this intensive animation workshop, the young animators are given all the necessary tools to create their own animation, under guidance from specialists in the industry. The latest edition of Worksheep gathered together, for three weeks, 13 young animators coordinated by the trainers Dan Panaitescu, Luiz Stockler and Anna Florea, and supervised by the Romanian animator Matei Branea and by the director and script-writer Andrei Tănase. The final product, a 2D animated video for a song on the latest album by the band Subcarpați, “Satele Unite ale Balcanilor”/ “The United Villages of the Balkans”, will be screened during Animusic Night together with other projects created by participants in the previous workshops of Animation Worksheep, among which two videos for songs by the bands Environments and Robin and the Backstabbers.

After the screenings, the night will continue with a concert by Orkid, a trio with post-rock, shoegaze and post-punk influences, made up of Vlad Ilicevici – voice, guitar, Radu Pop – percussion, and Andrei Tănase – bass guitar. This will be the launch concert for the first album of the band, “Standing Still in the Dark”, and will include all the nine songs on the album, each sung together with a guest musician. Opening for Orkid will be the alternative rock band ELEVEN, made up of Dani Avram (voice, guitar), Dorin Stan (guitar), Mugur Iliescu (bass guitar) and Radu Moldovan (drums, backing vocals).

The price of a ticket to Animusic Night is 15 lei and tickets are available on
The eleventh edition of the International Animation Film Festival Anim’est will take place between October 7th and 16th 2016 at CinemaPRO, Cinema Elvire Popesco, Cinemateca Eforie, The Cervantes Institute, CINETic Center, DESCHIS Gastrobar Club Fabrica and Club Control.

The International Animation Film Festival Anim’est, a member of the pan-European network Cartoon, is organized by the Este’n’est Association, with support from the National Center for Cinematography, the Ministry of Culture, the Administration of National Cultural Funds, the Cineasts’ Union in Romania and the Romanian Cultural Institute.