Our Amsterdam animation discussion event is coming up fast on July 27th! Last week we met Anna Eijsbouts, who will be one of our three ‘show & tell-ers’. Let’s meet show & tell-er #2, Luuk van Huët:
Luuk van Huët is a writer, film critic and festival organiser. In 2007, he was one of the founding fathers of the KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival, which started in De Nieuwe Anita, also our venue for this Manifest edition. He is still involved in the festival as a programmer and as one of the initiators of the Midnight Madness section of KLIK! Check out last year’s festival leader from talented Amsterdam-based stop-motion studio Blnd:
Leader KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival 2015 from klikamsterdam on Vimeo.
Still from ‘The Beast of Love’s Burden’ by Cole Mercier, selected by Luuk van Huet for the 2015 Klik! Midnight Madness program.
Luuk studied Cultural Studies at the Free University in Amsterdam and has written for the Amsterdam Weekly, Cineville.nl, Filmfocus.nl, the Nieuwe Revu and Time Out Amsterdam. Currently he works at the filmmaking platform Filmpeople.nl, he works as a script doctor and writes recurring columns for the Zone5300 and Cine.nl.
Photo of one of the Loesje posters during their ‘Free a Girl’ campaign. Text translates as “Legal prostitution, and now solve the abuse.” Photo from Parool.nl.
Luuk has been a part of the Loesje Amsterdam collective for the past 18 years, writing posters and putting them up to liven up your day with his fellow Loesjes. He is also the host of the Psiego Bunker Cinema initiative, free screenings of 16 mm films together with guerrilla filmmaker Mr. Psycho in the Vondelbunker, a former nuclear bomb shelter built during the Cold War, located in the Vondelpark.
The door to the Vondelbunker, Vondelpark.
Really cool that Luuk can join us on the 27th and share his various expertise. What animated clip will he show? Clue: it won one of the very first editions of the Klik festival, and is a fascinating, dark 3D CGI animated short film.
See you Wednesday, July 27th, at 20:00, at De Nieuwe Anita! Here is the Facebook event and the listing on AmsterdamAlternative.nl. You can also sign up for our monthly e-mail, and don’t forget that Manifest is on Twitter, @ManifestRoffa! Manifest is always open to the public, FREE and in English!