Past events

20 May 2022 - 21 May 2022
Telling Stories: Film Industry Days
fact, fiction and telling stories in film for professionals
14 May 2022 - 15 May 2022
The Art Department Berlin 2022 (sold out)
concept art & design for film, animation and games
12 May 2022 - 13 May 2022
Workshop Character Design in Animation by Aaron Blaise – Berlin (sold out)
exclusive 2 day workshop by Disney animation legend
1 April 2022 - 1 May 2022
Expo Joop Bongaerts
30 April 2022 - 1 May 2022
Workshop Character Design in Animation by Aaron Blaise – Amsterdam (sold out)
exclusive 2 day workshop by Disney animation legend
21 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
The Art Department Eindhoven 2022 (sold out)
biggest creative meetup for concept artists and designers in film, animation and games in Europe
21 April 2022 - 22 April 2022
Expo Sketch & Explore: the art behind film, animation & games
dive into to design process of blockbuster games and films
6 April 2022
Playgrounds TV: Maureen van der Hout
in-depth interview about illustration and character design
5 February 2022 - 24 March 2022
Expo: Manly Myths
a new take on masculinity by Max and Tosca van der Weerden
23 March 2022
Playgrounds TV | The Book Club: Iris Compiet
the book club sessions
9 March 2022
Playgrounds TV: KA-CHING CARTOONS
in-depth interview
25 February 2022
Next Academy: mastertalk by researcher Soraya Pol
23 February 2022
Playgrounds TV | The Book Club: Björn Hurri
the book club sessions
9 February 2022
Playgrounds TV: Wilbert Plijnaar
in-depth interview
26 January 2022
Playgrounds TV | The Book Club: Abigail Larson
the book club sessions
11 November 2021 - 17 January 2022
Expo: (Post) Hairiness with Furry Friends and Foes
free exhibition at central station Breda
12 January 2022
Playgrounds TV: Mikey Please
an in-depth interview with an amazing animation director
15 October 2021 - 17 December 2021
Next Academy x CineSud: Writers Room Fiction 2021
a 3 day course in writing for fiction for Dutch speaking filmmakers
15 December 2021
Playgrounds TV: Aimée de Jongh
an in-depth interview with a sizzling comic book artist and illustrator
1 December 2021
Playgrounds TV: Xaviera Altena
an in-depth interview with an empowering and very recognisable artist
24 November 2021 - 25 November 2021
Playgrounds Blend 2021 (online only)
online fest on cutting edge creativity
17 September 2021 - 19 November 2021
Next Academy x CineSud: Writers Room Documentary 2021
3 day course in writing for documentary for Dutch speaking filmmakers
17 November 2021
Playgrounds TV: The Power of Playing
panel on game design, storytelling and interaction
3 November 2021
Playgrounds TV: Piet Kroon
in-depth interview