Discover Bumberfest’S Animation Hub: Where Creativity And Innovation Ignite

Seattle’s Bumbershoot Festival Unveils Stellar Animation Lineup for 2024

May 24, 2024

Seattle, Washington – The iconic Bumbershoot Arts and Music Festival returns to Seattle Center for its 51st year, promising an unforgettable experience for art and music enthusiasts alike. This year, the festival introduces a captivating Animation District, a testament to the festival’s commitment to showcasing groundbreaking artistic expressions.

The Animation District: A Showcase of Innovation

The newly established Animation District at Bumbershoot will serve as a vibrant hub for animated art and technology. Attendees will have the exclusive opportunity to engage with industry luminaries, witness cutting-edge installations, and delve into the latest advancements in animation.

In-Person Presentations by Animation Masters

The Animation District will feature exclusive in-person presentations by renowned directors and artists:

* Troy Quane, director of Netflix’s Oscar-nominated “Nimona”
* Shannon Tindle, writer/director of Netflix’s highly anticipated “Ultraman: Rising”
* Mike Lasker, VFX supervisor, and Patrick O’Keefe, production designer, of Sony Pictures Animation’s Oscar-nominated “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse”

In these presentations, attendees will gain invaluable insights into the creative process, technical advancements, and storytelling techniques that shape the art of animation.

Big Fake Deep Foot Competition: A Playful Exploration of Deepfake Technology

Bumbershoot 2024 marks the inaugural year of the “Big Fake Deep Foot Competition.” This international competition invites artists and filmmakers to showcase their comedic and thought-provoking deep fakes featuring Bigfoot. The competition aims to explore the ethical implications and technological limits of this rapidly evolving technology.

Experimental Animations and Installations

The Animation District will also host a diverse range of experimental animations, art installations, and youth animation programs curated by Orion Razat. These immersive experiences will push the boundaries of traditional animation, blending art, technology, and unconventional storytelling.

Culinary Arts and Music: A Northwest Celebration

Beyond the Animation District, Bumbershoot continues its tradition of showcasing exceptional Culinary Arts offerings from over 50 Pacific Northwest restaurants, wineries, and breweries. The festival also boasts an impressive music lineup, curated by Chris Porter, featuring renowned artists such as Pavement, James Blake, Courtney Barnett, and Freddie Gibbs.

A Legacy of Artistic Innovation

Held in Seattle Center’s expansive campus, Bumbershoot has a rich 50-year history as a breeding ground for artistic innovation. The festival has presented groundbreaking performances by emerging and established talents who have gone on to achieve global recognition. In 2024, Bumbershoot continues its mission to inspire and connect audiences through a diverse range of artistic expressions.

Tickets and Information

Single Day and Two-Day passes for Bumbershoot 2024 are now available at For a comprehensive overview of the festival, visit the official website. Detailed information on the music, visual arts, and culinary arts lineup is also available online.