For 10 years Recife is connected with the international contemporary animation production. Year after year, Animage updates the public with the best short and feature films released around the world. If wasn't for Animage the large majority of these films would never hit the screens in town. The festival offers moments of fun and reflection to audiences of various ages, besides promoting artistic interchange with workshops and academic activities.
Renowned artists and new ones, who later would become widely recognized, have participated at the festival throughout this decade. Animage tunes with artistic avant-garde while, at the same time, recovers classics of infinite richness. Its programme reinforces and consolidates its own identity emphasizing original authorship year after year.
New special selections are presented at Animage. In 2019, for example, we have the longing of proximity with the South-American production, represented by a special selection of Chilean short films offered by Chilemonos festival. Once again, we also opened communication channels with Africa, by the need of inspiration and connection with artists who work with animation at the continent.
Animation is the perfect art form to free the imagination and to transmit subconscious expressions, being it through figurative or abstract motions. It's a language which enables the maximum freedom of audiovisual creation with infinite narrative possibilities. At the same time, it maintains the connection with reality and the world, being it in works with social content or even in experiments using doc resources.
Animage is conducted by Rec-Beat Productions.