These mesmerising GIFs made for a GIF festival are works of art

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Imagine an entire festival dedicated to celebrating GIFs.

Next month, Singapore's holding a large outdoor GIF festival, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the GIF. 

Best of all, 50 selected GIFs will play in a mesmerising loop on large screens, as workshops and exhibitions go on.

The organisers, the National Arts Council's Noise group and kult Singapore, told Mashable that 500 GIF submissions flowed in from designers here, created just for GIF Fest 2017.

Here are some of our favourites:

Ho says this GIF was made with Photoshop, compiled from images and videos found online. Of the 70 or so frames, "each is spliced together individually, much like how one would with a flip book."

The organisers said: "What blew us away was the huge variety of GIFs received — there are cinemagraphs, stereoscopic GIFs and stop-motion animation."

If you're going to be in Singapore for the week starting Oct. 4, you should check out the event.

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Topics: animation, art, Culture, , gif-festival, web culture


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