Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
8-12 of December 2009

The Institute of Design of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts will organise the first Lucerne International Animation Academy from the 8 – 12 of December 2009. The goal of this Symposium is to encourage a theoretical debate about current and historical questions of animation as an independent form of the “Moving Picture Production” in Switzerland.

This event mainly addresses researchers, lecturers and students in the field of media (animation, film, special effects). During this unique platform in Lucerne, highly qualified lecturers from theory and practice will discuss topics about animation.

The questions on the specifics of dramaturgy in animation film will be the main focus. It will be discussed whether it is right to use dramaturgic concepts of real films for animation. The objective is to find out whether or not there are independent rules for the Dramaturgy in animation films. Presentations, keynotes, workshops and film presentations will be held in order to discuss the main subject of this event in an interdisciplinary way. The results will be published and used in practical and theoretical lessons in animation and film schools.

Lucerne International Animation Academy
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
School of Art and Design
Sentimatt /Dammstrasse 1
CH-6003 Lucerne