MASTERCLASS TON CRONE (partnership with Cinanima)

November 13th 2015, 9h30-12h30


The work of Ton Crone as ​​a producer and the way you promote animation in The Netherlands​, namely in what concerns the assistance and opportunities to new talents, the animation investigation in The Netherlands and the development of educational projects related to animation. ​


As Director of the Vereniging Nederlandse Animatie Producenten (VNAP, association of Netherlands animation producers) Ton Crone (1948) promotes the broadening of production opportunities for animation films and series in the Netherlands. In addition to founding the association, Ton was director of the Netherlands Institute for Animation film (NIAf) for more than twenty years where young talent was given the opportunity of experimenting and making short films and where he promoted research into animation film in the Netherlands, international distribution, and many educational projects relating to animation film .

Ton also produced over 30 short animation films and supervised several projects. The transition from analogue to digital processes was a major move for change in support and research in the animation sector.

From 1997 to 2001, as treasurer of the Association International du Film d’Animation (ASIFA), Ton focused on the modernisation of the association. From 1999 to 2006 he was President of the Society for Animation Studies (SAS), where he concentrated particularly on the international expansion of the SAS with non English-speaking members and more exchange between scientists and animation filmmakers.