KLIK! Starts Tomorrow in Amsterdam

Raymond Scott

The animation festival KLIK! begins tomorrow in Amsterdam and continues through September 19. They presented their first edition in 2007, and they’ve evolved into a full-fledged animation festival with lots of quirky events to boot.

Among the highlights: the Dutch premiere of Deconstructing Dad, a documentary about composer Raymond Scott (pictured above), whose songs have been used in cartoons by everybody from Bob Clampett to John Kricfalusi. Scott’s son, Stan Warnow, who made the film, will be present, and afterwards composer Nik Phelps will lead a jam session “in the spirit of Raymond Scott.”

Another interesting event is the Ren and Stimpy tribute, in which Dutch animators and comic artists will present their favorite scenes from the show and talk about how it changed their lives. The event also includes a karaoke sing-a-long with the Log Song and Happy Happy Joy Joy. There’s also the Animator’s Cage, in which “you can see animators in their natural habitat, [and] watch how animators create an animated film right before your very eyes!” One more event that caught my eye is the Political Animation Competition in which recent politically-oriented animated shorts will be screened. Tickets for the entire festival are reasonably priced and available on the festival’s website KlikAmsterdam.nl.


  • http://www.elliotelliotelliot.com Elliot Cowan

    I had a film nominated in two categories at last years Klik.

    Although I didn’t attend the festival, I got a LOT of email after it, so they’re doing something good there.

  • http://www.slimpickings.nl David de Rooij

    CartoonBrewTV Student Animation Festival episode Slim Pickings Fat Chances will also be shown at this festival on thursday and saturday!

  • Emily

    My friend Ethan Clarke’s film is in there! Go Ethan!

  • Willem-Jan

    Great start of the festival yesterday! A lot of people around the world (French, Chili) were gathered in Amsterdam. There was even an animated beer sequence. The labels had a frame of a short story on the backside. So if you finished the bear you had to put it on the bar in the sequence and this created an story.

    Hope to catch a few programs the next few days.

  • Hans

    Awesome festival!
    Been there every single day so far and saw a LOT of very good animated shorts! 2D seems to be totally back…