ANIMA Festival is the main event dedicated to the art of animation in Argentina. Τhe Festival showcases the most relevant of the animated world production and it is also a meeting point between the animators and their audience. ANIMA is a cultural and academic event, of international breadth, dedicated specifically to the art and technique of animation. Its periodicity is biennial, it is the only Festival held in Argentina which deals with the problematics of animation, and the second most important in Latin America. ANIMA is organized by the Centro Experimental de Animación (Dpto. de Cine y TV, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba) and Centro Cultural España Córdoba Animation is one of the richest branches of the audiovisual art.
Unfortunately, all this richness does not always show up in the animated productions exhibited in television or theatrical cinema, which are generally destined to a children audience. There are still authors though who leave their mark in the films they do, running away from serial, mechanized production. This is the kind of Animation to which ANIMA is dedicated. The itinerant screening for Athens Video Art Festival 2007 attempted to give a taste of the Festival’s spirit, and allows Anima to present a panorama on the state of contemporary animation.
In 2007 Athens Video Art Festival presenting a video selection featuring:
Intimate feeling with my friend
Joon Kim (Korea)
Melina Sydney Papua (Ireland)
For a tango
Gabriele Zuccheli (Italy)
Tessa Knapp (Germany)
Arte Proteico Collective (Argentina)
Patrick Smith (U. S. A.)