An opportunity to move away from animation but for a very good cause: Illustrative is an international festival for contemporary illustration and graphic art, founded in Berlin 2006. After the previous festivals in Paris and Zurich were a great success, the Illustrative Art Festival Berlin will return to Berlin in 2009 for 17 days on October 15th. Please do have a look at their website. There you can see not only photos and press, but also the artists. The main exhibition is selected by the curator as well as an international Jury. Apart from that, everyone (artists, illustrators, graphic designers) who is interested in participating in the Festival will have the possibility to join the Call for 2009.