The launch of the Frankfurt Animation Film Festival, Sweat and Tears, takes place on 26 and 27 January 2018 in the Saasfee Pavillon. More than sixty animated short films from the past twenty years will be shown which present the art form as an arena for experimental young designers reflecting the aesthetic expressions of the genre. The project has been initiated as a collaboration between the Saasfee artists’ collective and the animators, Merlin Flügel and Marc Rühl. The short film presentations will be complemented by audience discussions with key figures from the international world of animation. The entry fee for both days of the festival is twelve euros, the concessionary fee costs eight euros.
Design Indaba Festival
The Design Indaba Festival in South Africa presents a varied programme of speakers, musicians, and film and design exhibitions, that brings together the best from the creative industries in Africa and from around the world. The “Emerging Creatives” exhibition is already a regular feature of the festival and in 2018 will once again be showcasing 40 selected designers under 30 years as well as graduates and their work. In addition to the conference, Indaba Simulcast offers designers, students, and young experts the opportunity to follow the presentations via a live broadcast from the main stage to various locations, including Cape Town and Johannesburg. Standard price tickets for the three-day event cost 7,470 South African rands (about 460 euros).