This International Showcase features shortfilms created BY children under 13 during workshops held at collaborating institutions, and by various individuals. We received over 60 films from 12 countries in our 2021 Call for Entries. 53 films were chosen for this showcase, produced in 10 countries from 4 continents. The films were structured into three screening reels with an approximate runtime of 30'.
Live Visual Music
This Live Performance is based on the groundwork carried out at two different workshops in Poland:
a. Visual Music Workshops for hearing-impaired children from Instytut Głuchoniemych, held in Oct. 2021 at PJAIT Polish-Japanese Academy of Information Technology in Warsaw.
b. Visual Music Workshops held during PyR JUNIOR Festival at CNP, prior to this session.
Under the creative guidance of visual artist and animator Aurora Gasull (Barcelona), participants will be inspired by the silent work produced by the children in Warsaw. We will learn to listen with our eyes, sensing the rhythms and melodies they have created. Then, we will start creating our own imagery using computers with TouchDesigner and KORG nanoKontrol 2 interfaces, in playful dialogue with this source material.
And experimental animator & musician Maciek Bączyk (Wroclaw), will introduce a whole new dimension to our live performance: Music, seeking to make us conscious of the engaging and creative act of listening with our ears, and of how many of us take it for granted.
Abstract creation Workshops open to children of all ages, held at CNP Centrum na Przedmieściu, Audiovisual Technology Center CeTA and Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy PAN. The disciplines are Animation, Fine Arts, Micro-Photography, Expanded Cinema, and more.
Two programmes curated especially for family audiences by MAD. One is devoted to the marvels of the microscopic world. The other brings together works created by children for previous editions of the PyR Junior Festival with other short films made by professionals.
In this semi-private space at CNP we will exhibit our processes and results from the alehop! Urban Explorers workshop, by the artist, designer and cultural mediator Anita García (Barcelona) with the collaboration of biotechnologist Marta Piksa (Wroclaw).
In this Curiosiy Cabinet we will exhibit the beauty of the patterns (geometric and organic), textures, shapes and colours that we have collected (or prepared for our research under the microscope) from Nature, suggesting new dialogues and interpretations between the Micro and the Macrocosm. Workshop participants will also be able to use some tools such as an overhead projector, coloured acetate, found textures and objects ... to project and animate figures with their hands, generating images in real time reminiscent of the Object Theatre tradition.
Running continuously on Saturday Oct. 23rd (14-18h), no prior registration is required to participate in these playful stations.
Join these permanent stations to print your own festival bags with Panato Sito, get your body painted with gorgeous abstract patterns & motifs, and/or create a collective animation with other festival participants that will participate in our upcoming Junior festival!
Closing & Special Mentions Ceremony
We'll close another edition of Punto y Raya Junior with a special event, where we'll give away Participation Diplomas to ALL creators, some beautifully illustrated Books, and Honourable Mentions to the authors of the films most voted by our audience in each Junior International Showcase programme:
We'll close another edition of Punto y Raya Junior with a special event, where we'll give away Participation Diplomas to ALL creators, some beautifully illustrated Books, and Honourable Mentions to the authors of those films most voted by our audience in each Junior International Showcase programme.