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Start Me Up: Debuts of Masters

Kaboom 2023: Start Me Up: Debuts of Masters

The song "Start Me Up" by The Rolling Stones might be a sexual metaphor, but it can definitely apply to debut films by renowned animators as well.

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"If you start me up, I'll never stop", the band sings. These world-class filmmakers certainly didn't stop. And they all had to start somewhere, anxiously finishing their very first project. Go back to where it all began for acclaimed animators like Paul Driessen, Michaël Dudok de Wit, Emma De Swaef, Gil Alkabetz, Julia Pott and more!

The films shown in this programme are either spoken or subtitled in English.

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Kaboom 2023

Mark your calendar, set the alarm… March 30th through April 2nd. Let yourself be immersed in the animation world during Kaboom Animation Festival. The festival can also be followed online until 2 April.

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