Playgrounds 2020: Main Titles

The Panics

From the creator:

Directing these festival titles under such peculiar circumstances meant director Erwin van den IJssel had to think outside the box. We may all be practising social isolation right now, yet there also seems to be a spirit of collaboration and solidarity, and Van den IJssel wanted to show this in these titles.

After finishing the animation, each frame was sliced into individual parts and printed out, before being packaged and sent to members of The Panics. Directing at a distance worked a charm, and with just three weeks, 962 pages, 3848 edges cut, 22 participants, 8 ink cartridges, and 3 paper cuts and the titles were delivered.

Playgrounds, the festival for the creative industries, moved their festival online after it became clear social distancing restrictions would make a physical event impossible. However, the spirit very much was kept alive and on April 16th they hosted artists talks, panel discussions, portfolio reviews, and more online.


Directed by Erwin van den IJssel
Produced by and featuring The Panics
Producer: Liene Berina

Music & Sound Design by Amp. Amsterdam
Additional Animation: Federica D'Urzo

Special thanks to: Anneka O'Brien, Hugo Morais and Leon van Rooij