New Films from the GLAS Animation Festival

Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:00p.m.
Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St., Chicago, IL
United States
Tomek Popakul, Acid Rain, 2019. Image courtesy of the artist and Animoon.

Each year, the GLAS Animation Festival showcases a thrillingly expansive range of films from around the globe. Founded in 2016 by animators Jeanette Bonds and Einar Baldvin, it has become a singular platform for art and industry alike, highlighting experimental and visionary threads across the spectrum. Bonds presents a selection of films from the festival’s 2019 edition, including Grand Prix winner Acid Rain (2019), a mind-bending tale of street life and love by Polish animator Tomek Popakul, as well as festival favorite Agua Viva (2018), an exquisite portrait of the inner life of a Chinese manicurist by Alexa Lim Haas. Also on the program are Marta Pajek’s Impossible Figures and Other Stories III (2018), Lénaïg Le Moigne’s Clemence’s Afternoon (2017), Alain Biet’s Grands Canons (2018), and Boris Labbé’s La Chute (2018).

Multiple directors, 2017–19, France/Poland/United States, multiple formats, ca 80 minutes followed by discussion

Curator Jeanette Bonds in person

Jeanette Bonds is cofounder and director of GLAS Animation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to independent animation. She served as animation producer for David Gilmour's Girl in the Yellow Dress directed by Danny Madden, directed visuals for Nick Thornburn’s music tour, and directed visuals for Kid 606’s B Minor music video. She is currently a director and producer at B&B Pictures, a company founded with her longtime collaborator Sean Buckelew. Bonds is part of the international animation collective Late Night Work Club, a programmer at Slamdance Film Festival and FMX–Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media, a contributor to Short of the Week, and serves on the board of directors for ASIFA-Hollywood. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Experimental Animation from the California Institute of the Arts and continues to make films and installations.

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