Bit Bang Fest, a one-day festival dedicated to animation, video games, and digital art, will take place this Saturday, October 22, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
The young event, which launched in 2015, aims to build a community for creative people interested in animation, games, and illustration. The event aims to “contribute to the development of the audiovisual industry across these areas, which relate to each other in terms of narratives and possibilities of integration,” Bit Bang Fest director Bárbara Cerro told Cartoon Brew. “It is a creative meeting point that enables collaboration between artists of different disciplines and generates a new form of language and other points of view.”
Bit Bang offers numerous screenings of new shorts, exhibitions, and game jams, but places a special emphasis on educational content by offering workshops, seminars, and masterclasses. There will be a workshop by Mariana Mallo and Damián Gonzalez about experimental animation using different techniques such as sand, clay animation, and suminagashi. A second workshop about stop motion will be presented by animation studio Can Can Club, while a third workshop will focus on storyboarding.
In addition, there will be indie game previews, and mapping and VJ performances. A particularly unique event is a screening of animated shorts curated by filmmaker Juan Pablo Zaramella, followed by a discussion/debate with the audience about the films that Zaramella selected.
Bit Bang Fest will take place at the Da Vinci School of Multimedia Arts and the Cosmos film theater. All of the events are free. For more info, visit BitBangFest.com or rsvp on the event’s Facebook page.