Animated short films

Already in the previous editions of our international comic competition “Animate Europe” in 2013, 2015 and 2017, we asked comic artists and graphic novelists from all over the world to share with us their ideas about Europe. Its overwhelming success is a clear sign that artists have fascinating visions to share: comic books, exhibitions and via the world wide web. Our comics travelled through Europe and overseas, they sparked discussions and inspired people to get involved with Europe.

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Animate Europe 2019 “Europe+” is officially launched!

Animate Logo 2019 Europe +

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What does the imminent Brexit, the ban on halogen lightbulbs, the difficulties to distribute refugees and the German emissions scandal have in common? They don’t exactly spark enthusiasm for the European Union.

But we absolutely want to spark enthusiasm – and boost the discussion on the European Union. Because a unified Europe is important to us. Because we believe in the potential of the European Union. Because exchange with other people is essential even – or even more so – when you disagree.

And we are also interested in your opinion, your story. Are you a comics artist and would you like to tell us what you perceive to be the added value of the European Union? What you like about the EU? Then register for our international comics competition Animate Europe, this year with the topic “Europe +” – Added value of the European Union.

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From 75 to 7: Our „Re-Animate Europe Finalists“

From personifications of the mythical Europe, from stories of refugees and migration to tales about European art and culture – we were overwhelmed by the record number of entries for our “Re-Animate Europe” comic competition.

By our deadline in early February we received 75 entries from 24 different countries.  Our expert jury surely didn’t have an easy job selecting our seven finalists.

In the end, however, they found consensus and agreed on the following artists (in alphabetical order):

Jordana Globerman (UK): “My Uncle’s Dream”
Find her here: http://www.jordanagloberman.com/

Stefan Haller (Switzerland): “Back to the Grass Roots”
Find him here:
http://www.stefanhaller.ch/illu/comic1.html

Štepánka Jislová (Czech Republic): “How to Save the World”
Find her here:
http://www.jislova.com/

Noelle Kröger (Germany): “There’s a Way”
Find her here:
https://noellekroeger.tumblr.com/

Magdalena Kaszuba (Germany): “Spaziergang durch Europa/ A Walk Through Europe”
Find her here:
http://magdalenakaszuba.blogspot.de/

Davide Pascutti (Italy): “The CreatEUre”
Find him here: http://davidepascutti.deviantart.com/

Paul Rietzl (Germany): “A Dream of Europe”
Find him here: http://www.paulrietzl.de/website/pages/page_start.html

The seven finalist were now asked to send in their full eight-page comic story. End of May, our jury will meet once more to determine the winner of this years’ competition.

We’re more than looking forward to getting our hands on the completed stories – and finding out who has the most convincing story of how to “Re-Animate Europe”!