Charlotte Mei @ Pictoplasma Berlin 2018

14th

PICTOPLASMA
CONFERENCE &
FESTIVAL
BERLIN

02 – 06 MAY 2018

From May 02 to 06 Pictoplasma transforms Berlin into the world’s most vibrant meeting point for a diverse scene of artists and creatives, trailblazing the face of tomorrow’s visual culture.

While international creators and producers meet for a central conference to exchange strategies for tomorrow’s figurative representation, the wider festival showcases latest trends in character design and art, cutting edge screenings bring the latest animation eye-candy to the big screen, and numerous exhibitions throughout the city invite all to experience original works and outstanding character craftsmanship.

First confirmed speakers: Jim Stoten (UK), Alberto Vásquez (SP), Charlotte Mei (UK), Victor Castillo (CL), Kévin Gemini (FR) and Sophia Jansson (FI)…

Character Portraits by Pictoplasma Publishing

OPEN 24/7

PICTOPLASMA
PUBLISHING

The ultimate source books for character designers, connoisseurs and the creatively curious…

Alumna Esra Büyükdoganay @ Pictoplasma Academy

THE NEW

PICTOPLASMA
ACADEMY


Bring your character skills to the next level:


Since 2013, Pictoplasma brings the experience, knowledge and expertise of its conferences and festivals to a new level of inspiration and intensity with unique 8-day masterclasses in BERLIN and MEXICO CITY. Selected Academy participants get the unique chance to work on refining their personal projects and ideas under the close guidance of acclaimed artists and designers with years of experience and international standing.

El Grand Chamaco on Pictofolio

PICTOPLASMA’S

ONLINE
CHARACTER
COMMUNITY

Pictoplasma’s new online home for characters—and their creators!


When Pictoplasma went online in 1999 via 56k modem, it was our goal to serve as the world’s first platform for a new generation of character-driven visuals. Only a few months later our database imploded and all was lost.

Now, after more than 17 years of closely accompanying a global scene of artists in the real world, through our festivals, conferences, exhibitions, publications and the Academy, we feel the time has come to start over, do it right, and create a soulful and supportive online community, where artists can push characters to new visual heights.

Rodrigo Hernandez  #CharacterFaceOff Challenge

Recent Call for Entries:

CHARACTER
FACE-OFF
CHALLENGE

Pictoplasma and Project 1324 challenged young, emerging artists AGED 18-24 to truly express their personality with a self-portrait that lets their real character shine.