Gilliam will give a talk about his eventful career, which has ranged from animating (not least for Monty Python) to directing live-action features like Brazil and 12 Monkeys. There will be Q&As with filmmakers and artists including Tilby and Forbis, directors of When the Day Breaks; Chung, creator of MTV’s Aeon Flux; Dahee Jeong, director of the Annecy-winning Man on the Chair; and new media artist Kathy Smith. Many of these will be accompanied by a retrospective of the guest’s work.
Other events include a retrospective of the great Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer’s films, as well as a screening of a new documentary about him; a live animation demo with Jonathan Djob Nkondo, creator of the festival’s signal film and poster; and a spotlight on recent independent animation from Latin America.
Last year, as the Covid crisis spread, GLAS became one of the first festivals to cancel its in-person edition. The awards were handed out regardless, with Adrien Mérigeau’s Genius Loci, which is now nominated for an Oscar, winning two prizes. The organizers held a version of the festival online in October.
For the full program announced so far and other details, head to the festival’s website. A pass costs $50 ($25 for students); some programs are restricted to the U.S. or North America.
Images at top, left to right: “Aeon Flux,” “Sogni al Campo,” “Altötting”