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SEVENTH PYR FESTIVAL EDITION
PyR JUNIOR Festival in Wroclaw
PUNTO Y RAYA JUNIOR 2021

The third edition returned to Wroclaw as a coproduction between MAD (BCN) and PyRLAB (WRO), and took place October 22 - 24th 2021 at CNP Centrum na Przedmieściu, CeTA (Audiovisual Technology Center) and Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy PAN. Activities included the International Junior Showcase, live performances, workshops, installations, guest screenings, and more.

Most Recent
Guest Screening
October 26, 2021 / 18:00h

Japanese Abstract Film Panorama
Japanese Abstract Film Panorama
In collaboration with PJAIT (Warsaw)
PJATK
Junior Workshop
October 24, 2021 / 10:00h

MIKRO AbstrAKCJA Workshop and Bacteria
MIKRO AbstrAKCJA Workshop and Bacteria
Revealing Nature's tiniest secrets
Instytut Immunologii i Terapii Doświadczalnej PAN
Closing Party
October 23, 2021 / 18:00h

Closing & Special Mentions Ceremony
Closing & Special Mentions Ceremony
We say Goodbye with parting gifts
CNP
PyRformance
October 23, 2021 / 17:00h

Live Visual Music
Live Visual Music
Listening with our eyes and hearts
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 23, 2021 / 15:30h

Ice cream in All Flavours
Ice cream in All Flavours
Workshop around the book by Paweł Mildnera
CNP
Station
23 - 23 of October, 2021

Screen Printing
Screen Printing
Print your festival bags with Panato Sito
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 23, 2021 / 14:00h

Visual Music Workshop
Visual Music Workshop
Learn how to listen with your eyes
CNP
Station
23 - 23 of October, 2021

FilmStacja
FilmStacja
Open station for the creation of collective animations
CNP
Guest Screening
October 23, 2021 / 14:00h

Visual Music # 2
Visual Music # 2
See what you Hear
CNP
Station
23 - 23 of October, 2021

StylStacja
StylStacja
Body Painting with Abstract Patterns
CNP
Guest Screening
October 23, 2021 / 13:30h

Microcosmos
Microcosmos
Exploration of the world under a microscope
CNP
Junior International Showcase
October 23, 2021 / 13:00h & 16:00h

Matter
Matter
Turning Matter into Material
CNP
Junior International Showcase
October 23, 2021 / 12:30h & 15:30h

Surprising
Surprising
They'll make you go... Wow!
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 23, 2021 / 12:00h & 14:00h

MikroAbstrakcja
MikroAbstrakcja
Workshops exploring Nature under the Microscope
CNP
Junior International Showcase
October 23, 2021 / 12:00h & 15:00h

Colour
Colour
It's all in your Head!
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 23, 2021 / 12:00h & 14:00h

alehop! Urban Explorers
alehop! Urban Explorers
Discovering Nature on various scales
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 23, 2021 / 11:00h

I see, there is Heaven above me
I see, there is Heaven above me
Workshops around the book by Urszula Palusińska
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 22, 2021 / 12:15h

Dots and Lines: WANTED!
Dots and Lines: WANTED!
Workshops with the Municipal Police Headquarters in Wrocław
CNP
Installation
22 - 24 of October, 2021

Curiosity Cabinet
Curiosity Cabinet
Collecting Treasures from Urban Nature
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 22, 2021 / 10:00h & 11:00h

The Pit
The Pit
Workshops based on Emma Adbage's book
CNP
Junior Workshop
October 22, 2021 / 9:00h & 10:30h

How to make Animations
How to make Animations
Based on the short film
CeTA
Best of PyR Screening
October 19, 2021 / 18:00h

The Best of Punto y Raya 2018
The Best of Punto y Raya 2018
Abstract Art in Motion
PJATK

The finalist and awarded films in our PyR Festival 2018 edition @ CeTA (Wroclaw) will be screened at PJAIT Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in our series of presentations in Warsaw. With additional support from Instituto Cervantes in Warsaw.

The screening will be introduced by curators MAD (PyR founders), Prof. Jakub Karpoluk and Prof. Olga Wroniewicz (PJAIT).

National Panorama Screening
October 19, 2021 / 16:00h

Spanish Short Film Panorama
Spanish Short Film Panorama
Over 15 years of Punto y Raya in Spain
PJATK

World premiere of this selection illustrating the Abstract Film production in Spain throughout the 15 years of Punto y Raya trajectory (2007-2021). In collaboration with PJAIT Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology and Instituto Cervantes in Warsaw.

The screening will be introduced by curators MAD (PyR founders), Prof. Jakub Karpoluk and Prof. Olga Wroniewicz (PJAIT).

Junior Workshop
October 18, 2021 / 10:00h

Pure Visual Music
Pure Visual Music
Learn how to listen with your eyes
PJATK

We kick off our activities at PJAIT this October with an absolute Live Visual Music workshop with by Aurora Gasull with the participation of hearing-impaired children from the Głuchoniemych Institute in Warsaw!

Junior Workshop
October 06, 2021 / 12:00h

Cymatics
Cymatics
Materialising Sound
MNACTEC

At the MNACTEC in Terrassa (Catalonia) we will discover how to SEE what we HEAR through the phenomenon of Cymatics, and use it to draw gorgeous patterns with various materials for our abstract film.

Junior Workshop
October 06, 2021 / 12:00h

Symphony of a Museum
Symphony of a Museum
An Homage to Modernity
MNACTEC

Help us animate this gorgeous Museum through the magic of video and stop-motion. We will unveil the stories hidden in powerful machineries, appliances, means of transport, and other kinds of objects from the early 20th century as they progressed through time.

Junior Workshop
October 05, 2021 / 17:00h

Animating with Toys
Animating with Toys
From Functionality to Abstraction
Centre Civic Convent Sant Agustí

Within the context of the Casales Infantiles at Convent Sant Agustí (Barcelona), we will go through its toy collection and give them a new function as 'stars' in our abstract movie.

Junior Workshop
October 02, 2021 / 10:30h

Claymation
Claymation
Animating gestures with Clay
Terracotta Museu de Ceràmica de la Bisbal

We continue our 2021 educational programme in Catalonia with a stop-motion workshop with clay at the Terracotta Museu (La Bisbal d'Empordà).

Junior Workshop
September 11, 2021 / 11:00h

Punkte und Striche in Bewegung
Punkte und Striche in Bewegung
Setting colours & shapes in motion
Künstlerhaus

Punto y Raya returns to Künstlerhaus with another abstract animation workshop.

Junior Workshop
September 04, 2021 / 11:00h

Punkte und Striche in Bewegung
Punkte und Striche in Bewegung
Setting colours & shapes in motion
Künstlerhaus

Punto y Raya returns to Künstlerhaus with another abstract animation workshop.

Online Workshop
24 - 31 of August, 2021

Drawing with Lines
Drawing with Lines
Abstract Animation inspired by Bridget Riley's work
Toon Club

Toon Club (Mumbai, India) returns to PyR with great ONLINE Animation Workshops taught in ENGLISH. Do register to participate!

Junior Workshop
August 24, 2021 / 10:00h

MIKRO AbstrAKCJA # 3
MIKRO AbstrAKCJA # 3
Revealing microscopic secrets from the distant past
Muzeum Przyrodnicze Uniwersytetu Wrocławskiego

Last in the scientific and creative workshops series using microscopes. Held at Museum of Natural History at Wrocław University.

Online Workshop
August 23 - September 03, 2021

Moving Paintings
Moving Paintings
Abstract Animation inspired by Wassily Kandinsky's work
Toon Club

Toon Club (Mumbai, India) returns to PyR with great ONLINE Animation Workshops taught in ENGLISH. Do register to participate!

Junior Workshop
August 22, 2021 / 10:00h

MIKRO AbstrAKCJA # 2
MIKRO AbstrAKCJA # 2
Revealing the microscopic beauty of Nature
Plac zabaw Brodzik Karłowice

Second in the scientific and creative workshops series using microscopes. Held at Plac zabaw Brodzic Karłowice.

Junior Workshop
August 21, 2021 / 10:00h

MIKRO AbstrAKCJA # 1
MIKRO AbstrAKCJA # 1
On viruses and other tiny creatures
Instytut Immunologii i Terapii Doświadczalnej PAN

First in the scientific and creative workshops exploring Nature under the microscope! Held at the Institute of Immunology & Experimental Therapy in Wrocław.

Best of PyR Screening
July 28, 2021 / 14:00h

The Best of Punto y Raya 2018
The Best of Punto y Raya 2018
Abstract Art in Motion
Cinema São Jorge

Punto y Raya returns to Lisbon within the context of the 20th MONSTRA Animation Festival.

The screening will be complemented with a discussion panel about Experimental Animation the following day, moderated by Miguel Pires Matos and with the participation of Otto Alder, Natalie Woolf and Nöel Palazzo. What do we mean when we talk about Experimental Animation? What criteria do different festivals use to select material for this particular category?

Workshop
May 23, 2021 / 11:00h

The Story of the Line and the Dot
The Story of the Line and the Dot
Stop-motion animation Workshop
La Casa Encendida
Best of PyR Screening
May 22, 2021 / 12:00h

The Best of PyR Junior 2019
The Best of PyR Junior 2019
Films awarded by the audience and other gems
La Casa Encendida

The best of PyR Junior 2019 arrives at La Casa Encendida (Madrid) as part of the En Familia Primavera 2021 programme. The activity complements the experimental animation workshop titled The Story of the Line and the Dot.

Article
01 of January, 2021

2021 Punto y Raya Festival Call for Entries
2021 Punto y Raya Festival Call for Entries

The world event for Abstract Film launches its 7th Call for Short Films, with free online submissions

Workshop
November 15, 2020 / 10:00h

Not as Portrayed
Not as Portrayed
Design Thinking Activities for children
CAT
Workshop
November 14, 2020 / 10:00h

Four Slimy Superpowers
Four Slimy Superpowers
Junior Animation Activities starring Slime
CNP
Workshop
November 07, 2020 / 18:00h

Without a Shadow of a Doubt
Without a Shadow of a Doubt
Photo/Film Junior activities during a Wrocław stroll
Plac zabaw Brodzik Karłowice
Guest Screening
October 09, 2020 / 18:00h

Phantasia
Phantasia
Twisting the Mind’s Eye
Blickle Kino im Belvedere 21
Workshop
October 09, 2020 / 14:00h

Punkte und Striche
Punkte und Striche
Junior Animation Workshops in Vienna
Künstlerhaus
Article
25 of September, 2020

Punto y Raya on Metrópolis (RTVE)
Punto y Raya on Metrópolis (RTVE)
TV Show devoted to Contemporary Art and Culture broadcasted on La 2 (Spanish Television)
RTVE
Guest Screening
January 03, 2020 / 19:00h

PyR Genre: Abstract Art in Motion
PyR Genre: Abstract Art in Motion
Abstract Animation created by Women within the context of the Monochrome Neutral Gender Exhibition
MUSAC
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