Pictoplasma is the international festival for character design – from fine to urban arts, illustration to animation, fashion, games and graphic design.
Since its very first edition in 2004, the Pictoplasma Festival has been the meeting point for a diverse scene of artists and creatives from round the world, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture. The unique focus of the event lies on the empathic quality characters perform to communicate with the viewer, regardless of medium or genre, which is the secret for the collaborative, interdisciplinary and playful atmosphere among the attendees. The annual festival consists of an unconventional conference with artist lectures; cutting edge screenings bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen; and exhibitions invite the general public to experience characters from fine to urban arts.
For its 13th edition, from May 10 to 14, Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most vibrant meeting point for a diverse scene of artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture. While international creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for tomorrow’s figurative representation, the wider festival showcases latest trends in character design and art, cutting edge screenings bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen at Babylon, and numerous exhibitions throughout the city invite you to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.
Throughout the year, Pictoplasma continues to promote character driven arts around the globe, and curates immersive group exhibitions at renowned museums and galleries from Madrid to Paris and Mexico, while its publications enjoy world wide cult status amongst creatives, collectors and fans. As educational counterpart to the festival, the Pictoplasma Academy, has a curriculum of short courses and a master-class, where attendees kick-start a character related project in close collaboration with industry leading artists, filmmakers and producers.