KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival

Oct 10, 2018Oct 14, 2018
EYE Film Institute, IJpromenade 1, 1031 KT
10 euros for a single film ticket; 40 euros for a multipass; 75 euros for an unlimited pass

KLIK Amsterdam Animation Film Festival is an annual celebration of all things animated. The extensive programme presents feature films, compilations of animated shorts from all over the world, premieres, sneak previews, talks, installations, workshops, exciting virtual reality elements, masterclasses and an electrifying closing party.

Extraordinary animation from around the world

The festival has something for every taste, from design lovers to fans of pop and visual culture. A special international competition for animated films presents some of the best animations from all over the world, divided into several categories. Last year the festival received over 1.800 entries from 80 countries.


Confirmed animation features

The animation films that will be shown at KLIK Animation Festival will include the following:

  • The Breadwinner (Nora Twomey and Cartoon Saloon, 2017)
  • Yellow Submarine (George Dunning, 1968)
  • I’ll just live in Bando (Yongsun Lee, 2017)
  • Mutafukaz (Shôjirô Nishimi & Guillaume Renard, 2017)
  • This Magnificent Cake! (Marc and Emma, 2018)
  • Big Fish & Begonia (Liang Xuan and Zhang Chun, 2016)
  • Paprika (Satoshi Kon, 2006)

For exact film timetables and locations, check out the KLIK Amsterdam 2018 time schedule.

Confirmed guests: International animators at KLIK

This year, KLIK zones in on the introspective side of animation, taking a look at the inner mind. Here are the confirmed guests who lend their insights on their points of view:

Nora Twomey

Irish animator Nora Twomey who has created three Oscar-nominated feature-length animated films, will be one of the top guests at the festival. At KLIK, she will share the story behind creating her latest film The Breadwinner, which will be shown at the festival.


Faiyaz Jafri 

Faiyaz Jafri will share insights on his extraordinary work and his hyper-unrealistic style of animation. Born and raised in the Netherlands and of Pakistani descent, Faiyaz Jafri is founder and curator of the Third Culture Film Festival in Hong Kong and teaches at Parsons School of Design in New York.

Aya Suzuki

Best known for the work on Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs, Aya Suzuki specialises in story, layout, character and FX animation. At KLIK the British/Japanese animator will be talking about her work and experience.

Book your tickets to KILK

Festival passes are available online. Single film tickets are available from three weeks before the festival begins. Book your tickets and passes on the KILK website. It costs 10 euros for a single film ticket; 40 euros for a multipass and 75 euros for an unlimited pass.