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KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2009

Thanks to 24 Oranges, Dan & I discovered the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival being held this September 17-20th. This yearly festival was founded in 2007 to introduce a wider audience to the classic, weird, and quirky animation created around the world. This year’s offering includes several contest screenings, screenings of little seen “classic” animations, hands-on workshops, and lectures. The events run late (past midnight), but each day starts around 1pm, so plenty of time has been left in the morning to recover from the night before.

Dan & I have long enjoyed animation, so we were excited to discover a reasonably priced festival nearby. The feel of the website suggests that it is a very relaxed and fun festival. Even better, the program & films are all in English or have English subtitles. All in all, this is an excellent chance for expats to experience independent film in the Netherlands.

The adorable squid above is part of the KLIK! Gif Alert and is (c) its creator.

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