CONFERENCE

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PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE
2015

CONFERENCE
ON CONTEMPORARY
CHARACTER DESIGN AND ART

30 APRIL – 2 MAY 2015

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburgstr. 30
10178 Berlin – Mitte
Germany

The annual Pictoplasma Berlin Conference is an incomparable experience: unconventional design and illustration lectures, forward looking animation film festival and a line up of hands-on workshops and jam sessions in one, it’s all about the playful exploration of contemporary characters in today’s global visual understanding.

The diverse line-up of participating artists covers a wide range of media and disciplines, such as illustration, game design, installation, urban and fine art, offering the chance to learn from some of today’s most innovative and influential artists and illustrators, cutting-edge graphic, toy, game or fashion designers and leading animation filmmakers.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NO LONGER AVAILABLE

CONFIRMED
SPEAKERS:

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AKINORI OISHI (JP)

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ANIMALITOLAND (ARG/SP)

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BIRDO (BR)

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BROSMIND (ES)

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STEFANO COLFERAI (IT)

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JOAN CORNELLÀ (SP)
Unfortunately, due to a sudden illness in his close family, Joan Cornellà is no longer able to join us. Even though this is very last second, we are honored and eternally thankful that our long-time friend and artist extraordinaire Fons Schiedon has agreed to jump in. Fons will present his recent project, a massive motion graphic novel realized with the help of conference speakers Birdo Studio.

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YVES GELEYN (FR)

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HIKARI SHIMODA (JP)

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LOUP BLASTER (FR)

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NICOLAS MENARD (CAN/UK)

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MR KAT (PER)

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NADINE REDLICH (DE)

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ANDY RISTAINO (USA)

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STICKY MONSTER LAB (KR)

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TADO (UK)

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WONG PING (HK)

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YOMSNIL (KR)

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LUCAS ZANOTTO (FIN/IT)

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PICTOPLASMA
CHARACTER LAB
WORKSHOPS

The Character Lab returns to Platoon just up the road from Babylon – registered attendees are exclusively awaited with the unique chance to take a taste of three different hands on workshops. Benefit from working close with conference speakers and revisiting friends, meet new friends and build long lasting collaborations, with a tasteful coffee or a beer from the bar.

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ACADEMY
CHARACTER-BIBLE

APRIL 30, 13-19:00

Pictoplasma Academy tutors Rilla Alexander and Nathan Jurevicius give a crash-course on all things character design, with an introduction on how to pin down the rich world of your imagination into a professional character bible…

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STEFANO COLFERAI
PLASTICINE PULP PARADE

MAY 1, 13-19:00

CGI was yesterday! Join Stefano Colferai for a real 3D mash-up – with plasticine. We’ll have everything set up for you: tons of gooey clay, molding matts, scalpels, first aid kits, and a mini-fotostudio to immortalize your creation.

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SHOBOSHOBO’S
FASHION PIMP

MAY 2, 13-19:00

Bring your sweater, grab the scissors, heat up the floc-press, go wild, pimp up your gear, characterize to the max, and proudly premiere the resulting character-fashion at the Saturday night Post-Pictoplasma Party!

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THE NEW
CHARACTER
FORUM

1 + 2 MAY 2015
12:30 – 14:00

GRÜNER SALON
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 2,
10178 Berlin – Mitte
Germany

EXCLUSIVE ENTRY ONLY FOR SELECTED APPLICANTS

Set in an intimate, friendly atmosphere and lovingly hosted by Academy Tutors Rilla Alexander and Nathan Jurevicius, conference attendees selected upon application get to privately pitch their personal portfolio or character based project to industry professionals from companies such as Lego, Disney, Hornet, Passion, Sony Pictures, Agent Pekka, Strange Beast, Wooga and WGSN…

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PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE
2015
SCHEDULE*

*Schedule is subject to change

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29

14:00 – 20:00

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18:00

Conference Pre-registration
Pictoplasma Academy All Stars
Opening
Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99
10245 Berlin – Friedrichshain

Pictoplasma Festival Exhibition Opening
Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35
13347 Berlin – Wedding

THURSDAY, APRIL 30

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburgstr. 30
10178 Berlin – Mitte

10:00
11:00
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14:00
16:00
18:00

22:00

Doors Open / Attendee Registration
Welcome Speech
Screening 1 – Animation Program

lectures: Lucas Zanotto, Brosmind
lectures: Nadine Redlich, Stefano Colferai
lectures: Wong Ping, Fons Schiedon

Screening 2 – Psychedelic Midnight Mix

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE
Schönhauser Allee 9
10119 Berlin – Mitte

13:00 – 19:00

20:00 – 23:00

Character Lab Workshop

Art Happenings & BBQ

FRIDAY, MAY 1

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburgstr. 30
10178 Berlin – Mitte

11:00

14:00
16:00
18:00

Screening 3 – Animation Program

lectures: Mr Kat, Nicolas Ménard
lectures: TADO, Yomsnil
lectures: Loupblaster, Akinori Oishi

GRÜNER SALON – VOLKBÜHNE
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 2,
10178 Berlin – Mitte

12:00 – 15:00

Character Forum* – Talent Presentations
* on application only

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE
Schönhauser Allee 9
10119 Berlin – Mitte

13:00 – 19:00

21:00
23:00

Character Lab Workshop

PictoTalk – Erik Willer, PictoPsychologist
Live Performance – tba

SATURDAY, MAY 2

BABYLON
Rosa-Luxemburgstr. 30
10178 Berlin – Mitte

11:00

14:00
16:00
18:00

Screening 4 – Animation Program

lectures: Animalitoland, Birdo
lectures: Yves Geleyn, Hikari Shimoda
lectures: Sticky Monster Lab, Andy Ristaino

GRÜNER SALON – VOLKBÜHNE
Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 2,
10178 Berlin – Mitte

12:00 – 15:00

Character Forum* – Talent Presentations
* on application only

PLATOON KUNSTHALLE
Schönhauser Allee 9
10119 Berlin – Mitte

13:00 – 19:00

Character Lab Workshop

URBAN SPREE
Revaler Str. 99
10245 Berlin – Friedrichshain

22:00 – 19:00

Post-Pictoplasma Party

SUNDAY, MAY 3

12:00 – 20:00

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12:00 – 20:00

Pictoplasma Academy All Stars
Urban Spree, Revaler Straße 99
10245 Berlin – Friedrichshain

Pictoplasma Festival Exhibition
Silent Green, Gerichtstraße 35
13347 Berlin – Wedding

Finissage with Bloody Marys

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CONFERENCE VENUE

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BABYLON

Rosa-Luxemburgstr. 30
10178 Berlin – Mitte
Germany

Once more the historic film theatre in the heart of Berlin invites international visitors to indulge in an extended weekend of illuminating screenings, artist talks, exclusive presentations and inspiring interdisciplinary exchange.

The classy cinema offers state of the art projection and sound, a beautiful interior, Germany’s oldest functioning cinema organ, additional breakout zones and generous lounges.

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CHARACTER LAB VENUE

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PLATOON KUNSTHALLE

Schönhauser Allee 9

10119 Berlin
 – Mitte
Germany



The stunning container architecture of PLATOON KUNSTHALLE Berlin houses the Cenference’s Character Lab, where international attendees and speakers come together for spontaneous doodle sessions, workshops and art happenings.