In 2017 we started this fest and conference to celebrate the design process of film, animation and games. The last years we had the pleasure to have industry greats such as character designers Carter Goodridge (Despicable Me), Loish (Horizon Zero Dawn), Peter De Sève (Ice Age), Borja Montoro (Moana), but also amazing concept artists, VR heroes and world builders like Jama Jurabaev (Ready Player One), FX Goby (Back to the Moon) and Santa Monica Studios (God of War) on our stage.
We’re happy to meet around 4.000 filmmakers, concept artists and other creatives in Eindhoven in our impressive industrial venue Klokgebouw.
In 2019 we expanded our adventures to the amazing city of Berlin to meet 1.500 Berlin based creatives.
In 2020 we organized two online editions of The Art Department. For free, to support the community. And we connected with all of you around the globe! Ca. 60.000 (!) unique viewers joined us for talks, demos, panels, portfolio reviews, paint-overs and a slow tv sketching channel.
In April and May 2022 we returned to Eindhoven and Berlin and hosted two editions of The Art Department at both cities. These festivals were sold out and we had a blast!
Save the date:
✨20+21 April 2023, Eindhoven
✨13+14 May 2023, Berlin
Watch the after movie of 2022 here ⬇️