self-portrait of Bill Plympton

How to survive in the world of independent animation. Masterclass with Bill Plympton.

For adults

How to survive in the world of independent animation. Masterclass with Bill Plympton.

Bill Plympton will talk about his career as animator, and about how he’s been able to survive as an independent filmmaker. During the masterclass, the director a selection of his shorts, perform a live drawing demonstration, and give a free sketch to all attendees!

On the same day, Saturday, April 20, at 7:30 p.m., as the closing film of the festival, we will present Bill Plympton's latest feature-length animation "Slide".

Screening combined with the announcement of competition results.

The masterclass will be held in English.

Participation in the workshops is free.


Bill Plympton

The colorful sketch shows a man with blue eyes and brown hair.

Bill Plympton is considered the King of Indie Animation, and is the first person to hand draw an entire animated feature film. Bill moved to New York City in 1968 and began his career creating cartoons for publications such as the New York Times, National Lampoon, Playboy, and Screw. In 1987, he was nominated for an Oscar for his animated short Your Face. In 2005, Bill received another Oscar nomination, this time for his short Guard Dog. Push Comes to Shove won the prestigious Cannes 1991 Prix du Jury; and in 2001, another short film, Eat, won the Grand Prize of the Cannes Critics' Week. After producing many shorts that appeared on MTV and Spike and Mike's, he turned towards feature films. Since 1991, he's made twelve feature films. Eight of them, The Tune, Mondo Plympton, I Married A Strange Person, Mutant Aliens, Hair High, Idiots and Angels, Cheatin', and Revengeance are all animated features. Bill Plympton has also collaborated with Madonna, Kanye West, and Weird Al Yankovic in a number of music videos and book projects. In 2006, he received the Winsor McCay Lifetime Achievement Award from The Annie Awards.