Animation Nation 2016 Adam Elliot

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

Welcome to Animation Nation 2016!

Animation holds a special place in many audience’s hearts and minds. It is therefore indeed an honour and privilege to present this new edition of the festival as its festival director. Animation Nation has a great legacy since its inception in 2004 under the wings of founder Dave Chua and his team.

This smaller edition focuses on the exuberance and vibrancy of quality award winning animation works from Brazil to Australia and Europe. We are hosting award-winning animator Adam Elliot in Singapore who will be joining us as we screen his complete works (thus far).

We also present also a screening of selected Singapore shorts from new and upcoming talents and an industry SG indie panel. Imaginarium Studios will be doing a special presentation on performance capture.

Besides the talks and screenings scheduled, it is important to look forward to the future of where animation is headed both locally and internationally. Animation Nation 2016 is a much needed oasis where we can be inspired to dream it up all over again. I would like to thank the 2016 festival committee for all their hard work in bringing my big dream to reality and all our sponsors and supporters including yourselves!! Be blinded and dazzled by the magic and beauty of it all!

Michael Lim
Animation Nation Director
Singapore Film Society