The first annual GLAS Animation Festival, which aims to highlight innovation in animation and showcase new voices at the forefront of the field, will take place March 3–6 in Berkeley. The packed program ranges from new, experimental works to snapshots of influential moments in the history of animation. Opening night will feature Perfect Blue
, a 1997 feature-length psychological thriller by acclaimed Japanese director Satoshi Kon and a series of shorts curated by Undervolt & Co., an experimental video art label. Some schedule highlights from the rest of the weekend include thoughtful compilations, such as Paranoia and Technology in Contemporary Animation
and Experimental CGI,
and a screening of the stop-motion movie Coraline
followed by a Q&A with its internationally-famous animator Henry Selick. Events and screenings will take place at Shattuck Cinemas, the David Brower Center, and the Berkeley Art Center. Individual tickets and festival passes are available.