Marathon of horror and unconventional animation at Anim’est 2016

This fall, the 11th edition of the Anim’est Festival has prepared two theme nights that will once again convince the public that animated films can keep viewers frozen in their seats, peeking at the screen from behind their fingers. Creepy Animation Night is back, on October 8th, with a new series of scary screenings, while on October 14th its younger sister, Trippy Animation Night also promises new unconventional animated short films, a memorable show of sex, drugs & rock’n’roll not suitable for underage viewers.

Likely the most expected event on the Anim’est agenda, Creepy Animation Night will take place on the first weekend of the festival, at Cinema Pro, on Saturday from 23.00. With each edition, the night of bizarre animation has been attracting more and more Bucharest public to the cinemas, thus gaining the reputation of a unique event in the local festival scene. This year too, for the eighth time in the history of the festival, the public hooked on adrenaline will be offered three servings of horror/dark/gore animated short films, this time peppered with a surprise dose of erotic creepy and interspersed with two musical acts. There will be 25 short films, carefully selected from all over the world, a serving of animation to the taste of any aficionado of strange, malefic tales.

The viewers who crave more of this are invited Friday, on the second weekend of the festival, from 22.00, to DESCHIS Gastrobar, which will host the fifth edition of out-of-the-box animation screenings, called Trippy Animation Night Vol. 3. In a world where one can consume the most diverse audiovisual products 24/7, Michael Helmerhorst, the traditional curator and host of this event, seems to have taken on an impossible task. Nevertheless, the Dutch collector returns this year too with a brand new selection of original and charming animated films for the uninhibited, films handpicked either from rare, hard to access archives or from the vast virtual archive to which we are all connected non-stop. There will be more than two hours of kitsch, artistic and psychedelic experiments, strange characters and the ubiquitous tripping cats, matching the theme of this year’s edition, dedicated to those felines who conquered the big screens. After the screenings, the night will continue with ARME, a live house/garage project, made up of Arapaima & Empt., two well-known names in the Romanian electronic music scene, who promise a DJ set full of optimistic harmonies and catchy percussion.

The tickets for Creepy Animation Night and Trippy Animation Night will be available online, on The Creepy Animation tickets, worth 30 lei each, will also be available in the cinema, on the evening of the event. The tickets for Trippy Animation Night will also be available for sale at the door on the evening of the event, for 20 lei each. Underage persons will not be admitted to either of these screenings.

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 paneuropean 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.