This year’s Octopus workshop will take a slightly different form than usual. Viktor Stribog, an independent multimedia artist, author of the famous “TV Mushroom Land” and the visual identity of this year’s edition of our festival, invites you to an intensive workshop on designing characters for animated films.

The workshop will include theory and practice of creating characters for 2D and 3D animation using various techniques and programs (especially Blender). The workshop is aimed at intermediate animators already working on their own projects, as well as beginners.

During the class, the presenter will demonstrate the process of conceptualizing and creating characters using his own work as an example, share experiences and advice on working one-on-one, and help create or polish characters created by participants.

● Please send applications by July 14, 2024. at Those who are willing, please send an email with a description of the project that would be developed at the workshop.

● Cost of attending the workshop: 400 zloty

● Regulations available on HERE.

● Workshop date: August 7-9, 2024.

The workshop will be held as part of the Octopus Industry Section created in cooperation with the Institute of Urban Culture, operator of the Gdansk Film Fund.