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NEW MASTERCLASS SERIES

Finnish Animation Guild’s new series of Masterclasses offer an unique opportunity for the audience to hear more about animation art. In this series a diverse selection of Finnish and international animation artists talks about their films and working process. In…
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THOUGHTS FROM ANIMATION MENTOR PROGRAM

The second Animation Mentor -program came to an end on February 15th, when the program's mentees and mentors meet at the program's closing ceremony at Helsinki's Lasipalatsi. In the meeting, the experiences and learnings of the last six months were…
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CALL FOR ANIMATION EXHIBITION

Finnish Animation Guild calls for work proposals / ideas from its members for an animation-themed group exhibition. From the ideas, a proposal for an exhibition ensemble is curated for The Kunsthalle Helsinki's open call for exhibitions. The Taidehalli Foundation selects…
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LYHYTELOKUVAPÄIVÄ

Finnish Short Film Day is held for the 11th time on December 21st, and the celebration will start a week prior on the 14th of December. The day’s origins go back to France, and its purpose is to increase the…
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International Animation Day

International Animation Day 10/10/2023 Finnish Animation Guild celebrates the International Animation Day on Saturday 28.10. in Central Library Oodi. There will be a screening of international short animations in Aura room at the 2nd floor at 16.30. The films seen…
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VR animation workshop in autumn 2023

VR animation workshop in autumn 2023 10/06/2023 Deepen your VR skills and get support from professional instructors and peer artists. Finnish Animation Guild and MUU ry will organize a week-long VR workshop for their members in autumn 2023. The course…
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NORDIC ANIMATION PITCH

NORDIC ANIMATION PITCH 04/03/2023 The first nordic short animation pitching event Nordic Animation Pitch will held in Helsinki, Finland 15.-17.5.2023. In 2022 Finnish Animation Guild started to develop a new program for short animations from Nordic countries. The aim for…
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Animaatiokilta edusti Fredrikstad Animation Festivaleilla Norjassa

Animaatiokilta edusti Fredrikstad Animation Festivaleilla Norjassa 09/11/2022 The Finnish Animation Guild’s project Nordic animation Pitching is progressing. Project coordinators Hämid Shajarian and Petri Järvinen presented the project at FAF’s “Meet the festivals” event. “We were part of FAF’s festival program…
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INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY

INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY 16/10/2022 Finnish Animation Guild celebrates the International Animation Day on Friday 28.10. in Central Library Oodi’s Maijansali with two free animation screenings. 16.30 – a screening with International animation association’s ASIFA’s short animations around the world. 18.30…
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FINNISH ANIMATORS AGAINST WAR

The was in Ukraine has shocked us all. The collective support and people's willing to help has increased, but at the same time many might wonder how they could help and show their solidarity for Ukrainian people. Sometimes even a…
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PUPPET ANIMATION IN KONTTORI

Finnish Animation Guild together with Muu ry:n will organize an animation screening on Wednesday 23.2. at 6.00 pm in Cable Factory's Konttori in Helsinki. The screening will include the fresh Finnish shot animations. This time all the animations in the…
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ANIMATION MENTOR -PROGRAM

Finnish Animation Guild launch an Animation Mentor -program in February 2022. An aim for the six months program is to unite Finnish animation field, support the professional identity of animation artists, to help members in their professional career and to…
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THE INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION DAY

On Thursday 28th October is The International Animation day. This day commemorates the first public performance of  Émile Raynaud's Théatre Optique at the Grevin Museum in Paris, 1892. It is considered to be a first public screening of animations. Finnish Animation…
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ÄÄREEN – FINNISH ANIMATION GUILD’S EXHIBITION

Ääreen – Documentary in Animation brings animations on all screens in Central Library Oodi. All through October, screens in the Oodi lobby will be transformed into an animation exhibition featuring works by the Finnish Animation Guild and by animation students…
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Ääreen – interactive dolphin pods and animations in Oodi Central Library

 Ääreen is a project that showcases Finnish and international interactive, documentary animations. Running throughout October, the programme consists of exhibitions, screenings, discussions and interviews that bring together experts from a broad range of disciplines and offer multidisciplinary experiences for the…
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ÄÄREEN – OPEN CALL

Finnish Animation Guild, together with Arts Promotion Centre Finland and Central Library Oodi opens an open call for animations for Ääreen – documentary animation month in Oodi.We are looking for short animation loops. All the selected animation will be combined…
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LOGO ANIMATION COMPETITION

Finnish Animation Guilds announce logo animation competition! Animate our new logo and you can win money prize! Create a short proposal for an animation which Finnish Animation Guild could use in the future for it's site, sosial media and other…
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JOHN POMEROY MASTERCLASS

Finnish Animation Guild has a great pleasure and honor to have a legendary animation director and animator, John Pomeroy as a guest for a online Masterclass.John Pomeroy is an American animator with outstanding career. He has worked for several major…
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ÄÄREEN. SELECTED PROJECT.

What it's to be a doplhin? Ääreen. Documentary in animation - project will bring interactive documentary animation to Central Library Oodi's Kuutio premise. Jury has chosen a project called "In another's skin. Bio sonar - How it is to swim…
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ÄÄREEN – Documentary in Animation Masterclasses

Ääreen-project introduces four outstanding, international new media art professionals. These experts artists push technological boundaries to create deeply meaningful, immersive art works. Join the masterclasses in January: Mon 18.1. at 13-15 Hanna Haaslahti: Immersive ArtWed 20.1. at 13-15 Jaakko Kemppainen:…
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ÄÄREEN. Selection results.

Ääreen. Documentary in animation -project got delightful amount of project proposals during the open call. From these very high quality applications jury selected following four proposals/groups for the next phase: Unski Immonen and Väinö Makkonen - Metsäkansa (working title)Leena Pukki…
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Board member news

Finnish Animation Guilds yearly convention was held on 30.10. Due the current pandemic restrictions the meeting was held in Finnish Animation Guild Discord server. In the convention organizations action plan and budgetary estimate was confirmed. Participant fee was agreed to…
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