Jan Svankmajer to Attend International Image Festival in Mexico


Jan Svankmajer to attend International Image Festival in Mexico.

Jan Svankmajer the legendary director from the Czech Republic is scheduled to attend this years Festival Internacional de la Imagen 2018 (International Image Festival) which will take place in Hidalgo, Mexico. The following is a translated description of the event and Svankmajer’s attendance from the somoselmedio.org website.

“CDMX April 4, 2018.- The Autonomous University of the State of Hidalgo (UAEH) opens its doors to carry out the eighth International Image Festival (FINI), where it will be addressed with the “Frontiers” thematic axis, with one of the emblematic countries in the history of art as is the Czech Republic.

The Festival will take place from April 26 to May 4, 2018, in Pachuca, Hidalgo, where various branches and alternative visual techniques at professional and student levels will participate, with the participation of 1,308 works from 78 countries on different continents.

During the presentations, you can enjoy film cycles, concerts, gastronomy and presentations of the various participants in the meeting of images and ideas.

The FINI, will feature the work of renowned artists such as photographers Alex Webb, Lorenzo Armendáriz, Rebecca Norris and as a special guest, will be the presence of Czech surrealist artist and creator Jan Švankmajer, which uses techniques such as stop motion and the filming in real image.

Švankmajer bases his animation films on the literature of great writers, combining elements such as sculpture, graphic design, drawing and surrealist poetry.”

Here is the link to the somoselmedio.org article which is in Spanish. LINK