• Sociëteit De Kring (map)
  • 7 Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen
  • Amsterdam, NH, 1017 RP
  • Netherlands

We are thrilled to welcome this session as our special guest Oscar-nominee, rockstar animator and Dutch proud PAUL DRIESSEN. We are also proud to screen his latest short film THE ORIGIN OF SOUND, co-directed with TOON LOENDERS.

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Genesis, the seventh day, early in the morning. The Creator realizes he forgot to add sound to the world! He starts fixing this by using his weird collection of animated cartoons. But not to the liking of his creatures...


In 1964, Paul Driessen started to animate commercials in Amsterdam. A few years later George Dunning invited him to work on THE YELLOW SUBMARINE in London, UK. In 1970 Paul Driessen emigrated to Canada and started a freelance animation career, producing most of his personal films for the National Film Board of Canada. Since 1976 he also animated and directed many of his films for independent producers in The Netherlands.
Of late his projects are also made with the support from Belgian and French production houses. Paul Driessen has won a great many international awards for his work.
His film 3MISSES earned him an Oscar nomination in 2000. From 1988 to 2005 Paul Driessen taught animation at the University of Kassel (DE).

In our Official Selection, you can watch and meet the teams of:

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Guillaume Versteeg | Experimental | 04:58    

Uncloud is an experimental short dance project, focusing on the connection between artists and audiences, creators and spectators, control and uprise. It's a surprising mix of sci-fi and dance elements, creating a mood piece that questions the nature of control as an audience.

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Simone Peelen | Documentary | 15:00

Nobody prefers to not gain any likes for his or her Facebook message. Our visual culture reflects a fake reality in which perfection is the most important and everyone presents him- or herself in the best way. In this documentary people who are inside of this visual culture, respond to the phenomenon. Everything is possible, but the stakes are high; who fails, doesn't belong anymore. So you must be someone if you like it or not.