Select Page

WeAnimate Day 2023

On June 3rd WeAnimate will be celebrating the WeAnimate Day at the Film School in Copenhagen.

#WeAnimate Day 2023

On June 3rd WeAnimate will be celebrating the WeAnimate Day at the Film School in Copenhagen.


This year’s program offers unique insights into everything from creating a massive non-linear Netflix experience to pursuing your indie projects to next-level world-building.

WeAnimate Day will inspire all members of the animation and interactive communities, so make sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event.

Rikke Asbjørn

Chris Garbutt


“We Lost Our Human”

We kick things off this year with a keynote from Rikke Asbjørn and Chris Garbutt, the writer/director team behind Pinky Malinky and Netflix’s groundbreaking We Lost Our Human. Premiering in March 2023, We Lost Our Human is the largest interactive special to date on Netflix, and an exciting step forward in non-linear streaming entertainment.

Rikke Asbjørn and Chris Garbutt will share exclusive behind-the-scenes insight into the production of We Lost Our Human, discussing the specific methods and challenges in creating a story with billions of possible permutations.

Simon Jon Andreasen


World building

WeAnimate Day attendees will also be treated to a world-building Masterclass by award-winning director, researcher, and educator Simon Jon Andreasen. Known for his work in early experimental games like Globetrotter and Blackout, he has continued to pioneer new frontiers in animation, games, and digital experiences.

Through his years of working and teaching in games and animation, Simon has developed a completely new approach to worldbuilding. This fall, he will publish a new handbook on worldbuilding, and this masterclass includes a sneak peek from the book, along with expert insights and concrete tools to use in creating your own universe

Mads Vadholt

Exclusive presentation:

The Forest Quartet 

The event also includes an exclusive presentation from Mads Vadholt about the creation of his indie game The Forest Quartet. A 3-act puzzle adventure game, The Forest Quartet was released in December 2022 and has won rave reviews from The Guardian, The Indie Informer, and others, while winning the Excellence in Audio award from the Independent Games Festival.

Mads will share his process and insights as an indie game developer, animator, and composer, and his experiences working on a passion project.

Snobar Avani

“Dream” by Snobar Avani



This year’s WeAnimate Day also includes a screening of the animated short film “Dream” by Snobar Avani. This beautiful film is based on Snobar’s own experiences as a child fleeing to Denmark from turbulence in Kurdistan, and shares unique insight on how war can affect children.

#WeAnimate Day 2023

Along with these inspiring events, WeAnimate Day is also a great opportunity to connect and socialize with other members of the Danish animation and creative communities, so make sure to join us:

● Date: June 3, 2023
● Time: Starting at 12 noon
● Place: The Danish Film School Theodor Christensens Pl. 1, 1437, Copenhagen
● Registration: Registration is 375 kr for members of ANIS, and 2,450 kr for non-members.

Full program

Arrival, networking and a sandwich

World Building Masterclass with Simon Jon Andreassen

Keynote on “We Lost Our Human” by Rikke Asbjørn and Chris Garbutt

Creating the game “The Forest Quartet” by Mads Vadsholt and screening of the short film “Dream” by Snobar Avani.

Dinner and socializing.

WeAnimate Day is financially supported by the Danish Film Institute and the The Danish Animation Society ANIS, and is organized in collaboration with The Danish Film School, Viborg Animation Festival, Open Workshop, Animation Denmark, and Danish Film Directors and is sponsored by Copenhagen Bombay.


WeAnimate Magazine is dedicated to all the people who animate and make things, lines, and ideas come to life.
WeAnimate ApS is founded and owned by The Danish Animation Society (ANIS)

Tell us what you think? Tell us at | #weanimate | our Privacy Policy