events: This Saturday, October 19, Estonian Animation Screening, Toronto

By Mike Valiquette

logoTartu College in Toronto is presenting a “pay-what-you-can” screening of Estonian animated films. If you’ve ever attended the Ottawa International Animation Festival, you may have heard mythical references to Estonian Animators. Your animation education isn’t complete without at least one reference to Priit Parn. And you’ be surprised to learn where the Kalsky-Csupo aesthetic some of you grew up on in early Simpsons episodes and Rugrats actually has it’s origin.

Here’s the link: http://estdocs-animation-2013-eorg.eventbrite.ca/

Here’s the info:

2:00PM Screening

An hour-long program of critically acclaimed Estonian animation that will astound, entertain and challenge viewers.

Estonian Animation

Keha mälu  Body Memory
Villa Antropoff
Ussinuumaja  The Maggot Feeder
Köögi dimensioonid  Kitchen Dimension

Estonia is a small nation with a big reputation when it comes to animation.
Estonian animation dates back to the 1930s when animators first created short, experimental works. The art form blossomed in the 1950s with puppet animation, and the nation’s international reputation continued to grow through its stunning and innovative stop-motion, cel, multi-media and now computer-generated works.
EstDocs presents an hour-long program of critically acclaimed Estonian animation that will astound, entertain and challenge viewers.
Body Memory shows us that our bodies retain ancestral pain.
In Villa Antropoff, a man engages on a long trek to reach his dream.
The Maggot Feeder is based a dark, murderous Chukchi folk tale.
Kitchen Dimension is an orchestrated journey into a morning kitchen.

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