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Nights of horror and bizarre animations at Anim’est 2017


     The first weekend of this year's edition of Anim’est International Animation Film Festival (29 September - 8 October 2017, Bucharest) brings two of the most beloved events of the festival's agenda, targeting the inhibited thrill-seeking grown-up audience: Trippy Animation Night on Friday 29 September, during the first night of the festival, followed by Creepy Animation Night on Saturday, 30 September.
     For the sixth time present at Anim’est, the Dutch Michael Helmerhorst, curator and host of the bizarre unconventional animation night – Trippy Animation Night – comes with a fresh show, meant to take the viewers out of their comfort zone. A selection of fast & furious animations, psychedelic videoclips and shocking advertisements, taken from rare archives or gathered from the generous YouTube will fill up a 2-hour programme destined exclusively to viewers over 18. Sideshow FreaksDrug Abuse & Other ExperimentsDark City Dames or Splatter & Gore are only a few of this year's edition sub-themes.  
     One of the most successful events of Anim’est agenda, Creepy Animation Night, reaches this year its 9th edition and is preparing a special program. The film selecting granting the audience access to the animation's darkest side, will be preceded by a performance signature of DIOSA, a unique project in the autochthonous landscape, initiated by composer and conductor Simona Strungaru. We are talking about a complex musical concept, combining classical music through complex orchestration elements with composing procedures specific to various periods in the history of music and with current electronic music elements. The project includes Simona Strungaru (conductor, piano), Gabriela Petecilă (flute), Bogdan Gugu (clarinet), Iulian Nițică (contrabassoon), Sebastian Burneci (trumpet), Cristian Lăbuș (trombone bass) și Natalia Pancec (violin). The project launched within the Creepy Animation Night will be accompanied by the views made at the latest edition of the intensive animation workshop Animation Worksheep, set up by Anim’est, and will have as theme the idea of the end of the day and of time, at midnight, when creepy creatures come to life and unexpected frightening events take place. The end of the performance will be marked by an artistic show by choreographer, actor and dancer Paul Cosma-Cimpoieru, inspired by the same theme of fighting against time. Responsible by the actors' look on scene will be the Salon FASON by Cristina Grama, together with Alexandra Grama, Christina Oné Photography and Maria Radu Makeup Artist.  
     DIOSA cine-concert will be followed by a 3-hour marathon of horror creepy animations, among which also the latest animation short made after the comic strips by Dave Cooper, a special guest of this year's Anim’est, and directed by Rune Spaans – The Absence of Eddy Table.
     Details at: www.animest.ro
(Translated by Stela Moise)
(11.09.2017)

Tags: animest 2017, cine-concert diosa, creepy animation night 2017, dave cooper, simona strungaru, treepy animation night 2017

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