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ifva proudly turns sixteen this year. In our previous edition we had a retrospective on the best Youth category award winners from over the years. From November 2010 to February 2011 we invite audiences and animation artists to take a look back at Animation Category entrants from the past decade and a half and trace the development in the techniques and themes of local indie animation.

Adobe ifva+ Animation series
ifva has long been a nurturing ground for Hong Kong animation artists. Since the first ifva to the present, we have received over 600 animation entries, some by world-renowned professionals. Both the quality and quantity of productions have improved greatly over the years. LO Chi-ying, who had served as Animation Category jury member for the ifva almost every year since our first edition, will share with audiences his vast knowledge of the local animation scene. Using ample video clips as illustration, he will discuss the past and future development of local animation.    

Venue: Kubrick-bc (Shop H2, Prosperous Garden, 3 Public Square St., Yau Ma Tei)
Conducted in Cantonese, free admission on a first-come-first–served basis.  
(Please reserve your seat ahead of time.)
For reservation: http://www.hkaconlineregistration.com/event.php?en=Mjg=

ifva+_nov: Hong Kong Animation Movement
Using world classic animation as a starting point, this seminar introduces audiences to various animation genres and techniques. As we all know, ifva has helped foster the production of many local animation works in the past 15 years, many of which had subsequently gained industry recognition and even world attention. The emergence of independent animations have had a significant impact on the commercial industry, and through viewing international and local works, we will discuss how indie and commercial animations dialogue with one another.

Date and time: 12 November 2010 (Friday), 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Speakers: CHUNGWai-kuen (VJ Webly), John CHAN@Postgal, TSUIChun-yu & CHAN Wai-yi

ifva+_dec: Genres and Styles of Animation
From traditional hand-drawn to 3-D computer animation, artists have been using different means to explore the endless possibilities of animation and create their own poetics, aesthetics, genres and styles of animations. In this seminar professional animation artists will demonstrate the usages and techniques of different artistic mediums, including clay, models, paper puppet, paper cuts, pictorial, live, puppets, computer, 2-D, 3-D, plastic cutouts, glass, pinscreen and sand drawing, which is sure to be very inspiring for present and aspiring animators!

Date and time: 10 December 2010 (Friday), 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Speakers: Buck MOK & Thomas LEUNG

ifva+_jan: Animation Talents
In recent years a great many small and medium sized animation companies, partnerships, associations, animation festivals, etc, have emerged in Hong Kong. How were they established, what are their characteristics and specializations, and how do animators survive? In the past ten years, many local animators have contributed to the local animation scene by experimenting with different art forms, forming partnerships with other artists and trying to inspire the next generation of animation artists. Several working industry professionals will reveal their success stories in this seminar.

Date and time: 14 January 2011 (Friday), 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Speakers: Gabriel PANG, Mandy TSANG & Emily WONG

ifva+_feb: Animation Development Lifeline
We often hear about maintaining Hong Kong’s competitive edge, but what exactly constitutes our uniqueness? Whether indie artists or industry professionals, local animators must develop their own distinctive style if they want the world to take notice. How to maintain and even expand upon our strengths is a topic of great relevance to the local animation scene. In this seminar renowned animators will share with the audience their experiences in breaking into the international scene and bringing Hong Kong style animations to the world stage.     

Date and time: 11 February 2011 (Friday), 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Speakers: Albert YU, YUEN Kin-to

Note: The organizers reserve the right to make changes to the programmes without notice. The content of these seminars do not reflect the views of the organizers.