We are an innovator and connector between makers, industry, education and audience, providing a stable fundament to boost new and relevant developments in the moving image fields of animation, visual effects, digital arts, film and games.
We are a platform that showcases and celebrates the creative image. We stimulate new developments, signal innovative movements, we inspire an international creative industry and connect you to the best and brightest artists and animators, extraordinary filmmakers, game-, sound- and graphic designers.
Since 2006 we have organized several Playgrounds festivals and conferences. What was first a yearly event turned in 2017 into a year round program with several events and festivals where the international creative industry comes together. Where you get inspired by artist talks, workshops, films and masterclasses. Where you meet your biggest heroes and witness mesmerizing performances.
During the year we offer several inspiring festivals and events, either online, on location or in a hybrid form. In Playgrounds In Motion we organize festivals in different cities and countries, focussing on different themes every time. In Motion London (Sept 2023) was focused on animation & motion design. In Motion Rotterdam (Oct 2023) provides a catwalk of cutting edge creativity, motion & design and a focus on trailblazers and audio-visual innovators. At Playgrounds The Art Department we put in the spotlight the design process of films, animations and games.
And we bring you even more….
We regularly broadcast inspiring talks, panels, demo’s and studio visits at Playgrounds TV: our very own tv channel. Also good to know you can rewatch loads of talks, demo’s and panels at our own streaming platform: REPLAY.
Talent development is the core of Playgrounds. This is key in all our activities and we have developed a tailor made talent program called Next. Partners in Next are Submarine Channel, The Panics, BROET, Natlab, Studio Biarritz, Herrie Film & TV, BredaPhoto, Art Academy St. Joost and Kaboom film festival. Supported by Provincie Noord-Brabant, Netherlands Filmfund and Netflix.
Did you know that you can be part of Playgrounds? Playgrounds is always looking for volunteers. As a PLGR-volunteer you become a member of the family and get full acces to the festival. We’ll provide catering and – depending on the location – pay for (possible) travel expenses plus a volunteer fee. And that’s on top of the wonderful experience you’ll have while working at a creative festival.
If you’re interested in volunteering please fill out this form.