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5. International Animators Festival

The festival is arranged, this year, in collaboration with Institute of Française with the motto of  “Picturing better days”. The guests of honor of the festival are the famous French animator Jean François Laguionie and writer Anik Le Ray. This year’s most important section is Animators Festival Film Competition for the national short films.

The opening will be with the award ceremony and the screening of the awarded films. The sections of the festival are the Feature Film Screenings of Laguionie (Louise en Hiver/Louise by the Shore) and Black Mor Island, a Short Film Section of him and Talk, Short Films from ASIFA Croatia, Talk with Anik Le Ray, screening of Ernest&Celestine and the Tribute. The venues of the festival are Institute of Française/Taksim nd KargaArt/Kadıköy


Orhan Büyükdoğan

Born in 1935. Turkish Cartoonist, Animator and Director.

Orhan Büyükdoğan, one of the first animators in Turkey, graduated in 1960 from the Painting program at the Academy of Fine Arts. As many other cartoonists of the era, he produced animations for advertising agencies. Among his most renowned commercials are the Eti Biscuits film with the famous slogan “I have a puzzle for you, kids” and the 1975 “Is the building manager asleep?” İzocam commercial. Büyükdoğan is one of the founders of the Animation Department at Anadolu University. He is the recipient of the Children’s Foundation’s 1992 AKM Animation Award. Having founded the Orhan Büyükdoğan Cartoon Studio, he has produced projects for the state-owned Turkish Radio and Television Corporation and the Ministry of Culture. Among these films are “Dede Korkut,” “Bamsı Beyrek” and an environmental awareness series consisting of thirteen episodes. Wooden men, glass men and paper men are among the artist’s famous cartoon series. Quant-Art paintings, produced with a unique, personal technique, are among his original works. His interests include quantum, classical music and Sufism.

International Animation Days 2015

International Animation Days are organized cooperation with Canlandıranlar Association in Institut Français de İstanbul.

With the support of Institut Français de Paris, ASIFA and AFCA



Films subtitled Turkish or English.

At the Forest

A film from the director of March of the Penguins; Luc Jacquet and ecologist/botanist Francis Hallé. A lyrical and magical story of the formation and life of Amazon rainforest over seven hundred centuries.


The Wind Risen / Le Vent Se Lève

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II…


The Congress / Le Congrès

An old and jobless actress who once held great promise receives an unexpected offer: want to scan her entire being into their computers and purchase ownership of her image for an astronomical fee. After she is scanned, the studio will be allowed to make whatever films it wishes with her 3-D, including all the blockbusters she chose not to make during her career. It is an adapted film from the book, The Futurological Congress, of Polish author Stanislaw Lem.


The King and Mockingbird / Le Roi et l’Oiseau

It is a story of a chimney sweep and a shepherdess seek to escape from the clutches of a tyrannical king. The film is by some today regarded as a masterpiece of French animation better source needed] and has been cited by the Japanese directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata as an influence.


Princesse Kaguya

It is the last feature film of Isao Takahata after 14 years; illustrating the story of an old bamboo cutter and his wife life with a growing rapidly magical baby in an epical and lyrically. One day an old bamboo cutter found a tiny girl grows rapidly into an exquisite young lady inside a shining stalk of bamboo. The mysterious young princess enthralls all who encounter her – but ultimately she must confront her fate, the punishment for her crime.


Discovering the Far / Découvrir l’Ailleurs

Les Pieds Verts France 2012 4’10” Français Directeur : Elsa Duhamel   La sole, entre l’eau et le sable France 2011 15’ Directeur : Angèle Chiodo   Miniyamba France 2012 14’35” Directeur : Luc Perez   Pinchaque, le Tapir Colombien France 2011 5’ Directeur : Caroline Attia-Larivière   Nadira et le Mauve France 2014 3’ […]


Jeunes Festivaliers

Atome France 2013 4’ Directeur : ArtFx (Montpellier)   The Island Keeper France 2012 4’ Directeur : ArtFx (Montpellier)   L’uxoricide France 2014 4’ Directeur : Ecole Estienne (Paris)   Je Repasserais Dans La Semaine France 2013 8’ Directeur : EMCA (Angoulême)   Le 12ème Homme France 2012 9’ Directeur : ENSAD (Paris)   Vie […]


The Great War: Animated Memories

Grande Guerre : Mémoires Animées


En Sortant de l’Ecole

“En sortant de l’école” is a collection of 13 animated short films, which aims at matching 13 poems from the French poet Jacques Prévert with the talent and graphic creativity of young directors, just out of animation schools. The diversity of the animation techniques is the keystone of this project. Children aged 7 and above […]


Canlandiranlar Festival 2

The guest of honor of Canlandıranlar Festival, this year, is Italian director Alessandro Rak, with his last film The Art of Happiness.
There are selections from the famous international festivals; Annecy, View and O!pla in the screening program of the festival. Screenings also includes the new animation films from Turkey and Canlandıranlar Talent Camp.
The mastership films of Frederic Back to be also screen in the name of him. There is also a special section for the audience with impaired hearing and for audience with impaired vision.

Festival events consist of a talk with guest director Alessandro Rak and a panel about relationship between the animation and contemporary art.

Guest of Honour: Alessandro Rak

IMG_3946Alessandro Rak was born in Italy in 1977 and graduated from Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia Film School in Rome. He is a cartoonist, animator and filmmaker. Along with Andrea Scoppetta as the animation studio Rak&Scop, creating a fruitful artistic partnership that in a few years has produced entertainment but also comic books and studies, demos and character designing for various production companies. His most important work is the 2013 made film The Art of Happiness of which he is a director and co-writer. The film was selected for 70th Internatonal Venice Film Festival and premiered publicly at Lucca Comics and Games 2013. The film has won the best film prize in various fstivals. Besides his first feature The Art of Happiness, Rak has also awarded short films and videos.

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The Art of Happiness


The feature film of Canlandıranlar Festival is the new film (2013) of the guest Alessandro Rak; The Art of Happiness (L’arte della felicità).

The first run of this film 2D/3D hybrid helmed film was in the 70.Venice Film Festival.

The story of the film is about two brothers, two continents, two lives…but one soul! The day Neapolitan taxi driver Sergio receives a letter containing bad news, he is confronted with his past. And what he sees is a lonely man of forty who has turned his back on his life as a musician and a dear brother. Regrets and buried memories surge forth from his taxi, but perhaps there is a glimmer of hope.

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Canlandıranlar Animators Talent Camp Films

kare01Directors who want to make their animated shorts send their projects to the selection of Canlandıranlar Talent Camp. The accepted projects are followed for an entire year throughout all stages of production: scriptwriting, storyboard, production, sound, music. Professional consultants are called to give advice, production companies give technical support at various stages. At the end, the short films are presented at a Gala evening of the Canlandıranlar Film Festival. Subsequently films are sent to international festivals. During the Canlandıranlar Festival the gala of the latest films takes place at the opening night and all of the Canlandıranlar Talent Camp films are screened at Istanbul Modern.

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Italy Selection

Capellacci_FobieGuardrailItalian film scholar Paola Bristot with composer, sound-designer and promoter of animated film, Andrea Martignoni deal with uniting the circuit of animated film artists, give an opportunity to contemporary authors to reach an international audience. In the two parts of the Italian Selection in Canlandıranlar Festival consists of the films from their archives.

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Poland Selection

POTENCJALNE-PROBLEMY-DOZORCY-MARIANA_THE-POTENTIAL-PROBLEMS-OF-MARIAN,-THE-CARETAKER_strThe Festival of Polish Animation O!PLA was created by the independent cultural project Animation Across Borders. Animation Across Borders, which started in 2012 focuses on distribution and promotion of, animated films.
The main aim of O!PLA is delivering the art of animation, to all the people in the country with screenings of films and organizing workshops or educatioanal meetings.

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Animations from Turkey


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In Memory of Frédéric Back

TARATATA02The animation master, whose been lost battle against cancer last year at the age of 89, Frédéric Back, was a famous awarded artist by both his drawings and animation films. Back had been nominated for Academy Awards for 4 times and won the Oscar two times; in 1981 with his film Crac! And in 1987 with his film The Man Who Planted Trees. He worked many years in Radio Canada and put his signature under many projects, he was also the creator of the work of art at famous Place-des-Arts station of Montreal Subway in 1967.

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Selections From Festivals


Canlandıranlar Festival made a selection from the 2013 film lists of important international festivals. The films Ab Ovo, Around The Lake, Because I’m A Girl, Feral, Gloria Victoria, Rabbit and Deer, Subconscious Password, Tresspass, The Triangle Affair are selected from the Annecy Festival which has a history of more than 50 years. And the films Shave It, Batz, A La Françise are selected from the biggest 3D festival in Italy, VIEWFest.

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Accessible Screening

hxQHl920vvxxFAB3LwEA8sqIo6ZEveryone has a right and freedom of tasting a good animation film! This is what Canlandıranlar Animators Festival believes. With the support of Ankara Accessible Film Festival, Canlandıranlar Animators Film Festival has included Goro Miyazaki’s From Up on Poppy Hill to its program.

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IAD 2013


Date Time Title Director Year Country Length (mn) Language
Feature film
Monday 12:30 Couleur De Peau Miel Laurent Boileau – Jung 2012 France 75 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazılı
French Short films 47
Monday 14:30 Madagascar, Carnet de Voyages Bastien Dubois 2009
11 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazılı
Fard David Alapont, Luis Briceno 2009
13 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazılı
Babel Hendrick Dusollier 2009
15 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazılı
Le Petit Dragon Bruno Collet 2009
8 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazılı
Selection from Istanbul Animation Festival – part 1 75
Monday 15:45 Guide Dog Bill Plympton 2006 Amerika 5 Dialogsuz
Mind the Gap Anastasia Zhuravleva 2005 Rusya 5 Dialogsuz
Save our Bacon Peter Baynton 2010 İngiltere 14 İngilizce, Türkçe Altyazılı
Tyger Guilherme Marcondes 2006 Brezilya 5 Dialogsuz
Islwyn Ogwyn Jem Roberts 2005 İngiltere 4 Dialogsuz
Tongueling Elli Vuorinen 2010 Finlandiya 4 Dialogsuz
Berni’s Doll Yann Jouette 2008 Fransa 11 İngilizce / Türkçe Altyazılı
458nm Jan Bitzer, Ilija Brunck, Tom Weber 2006 Almanya 7 Dialogsuz
Kidnap Sijia Luo 2009 Amerika 3 İngilizce / Türkçe Altyazılı
The Cat Piano Eddie White & Ari Gibson 2009 Avustralya 8 İngilizce / Türkçe Altyazılı
Lapsus Juan Pablo Zaramella 2007 Arjantin 4 Dialogsuz
Something Left, Something Taken Max Porter & Ru Kuwahata 2010 Amerika 10 İngilizce / Türkçe Altyazılı
Selection from Istanbul Animation Festival – part 2
Monday 17:30 All Consuming Love Louis Hudson 2011 İngiltere 11 İngilizce / Türkçe Altyazılı
Seven Minutes in the Warsaw Ghetto Johan Oettinger 2012 Danimarka 8 Dialogsuz
The Triangle Affair Andres Tenusaar 2012 Estonya 10 Dialogsuz
Tunnel Maryam Kashkoolinia 2012 İran 7 Arapça / Türkçe ve İngilizce Altyazılı
Flood Julia Gromskaya 2012 İtalya 5 Dialogsuz
tWINs Peter Budinsky 2011 Slovakya 6 Dialogsuz
Zbigniev’s Cupboard Magdalena Anna Osinska 2010 Polonya/İngiltere 15 Lehçe / Türkçe ve İngilizce Altyazılı
De riz ou d’Arménie Helene Marchal, Samy Barras, Romain Blondelle, Céline Seille 2011 Fransa 7 Fransızca / Türkçe ve İngilizce Altyazılı
Big House Kristjan Holm 2011 Estonya 10 Dialogsuz
Feature Film
Monday 19:30 Hahamın Kedisi Joann Sfar 2011 Fransa 100 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazılı
Michel Ocelot Films’
Tuesday 12:30 Azur Et Asmar Michel Ocelot 2006 Fransa 99 İngilizce
Meral and Cemal Erez Films 49
Tuesday 15:00 Echecs – Satranç Meral Erez, Cemal Erez 2007 Fransa 6 Dialogsuz
Le Ministre Felicite Meral Erez, Cemal Erez 2002 Fransa 15 Dialogsuz
Haset (Envie) Meral Erez, Cemal Erez 1998 Türkiye 17 Dialogsuz
İpler – Les Cordes Meral Erez, Cemal Erez 1983 Fransa 11 Dialogsuz
Michel Ocelot Films – Selection of short films 78
Tuesday 16:15 La Belle Fille Et Le Sorcier Michel Ocelot 1991 Fransa 26 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazısılı
La Bergere Qui Danse Michel Ocelot 1991 Fransa 26 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazısılı
Le Princes Des Joyaux Michel Ocelot 1991 Fransa 26 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazısılı
Michel Ocelot Feature Film
Tuesday 18:45 Kirikou Des Hommes Et Des Femmes Michel Ocelot 2012 Fransa 88 Fransızca, Türkçe Altyazısılı