Animation! 2018

Latin American animation continues to arouse great interest in new territories and markets. At Animation!, our goal is to accompany that movement by opening new paths and removing obstacles.

Consolidating the alliance with the MIFA Market at Annecy International Animated Film Festival, the most important of its kind in the world, there was a selection of projects in development for Latin American feature films and TV series which were presented in Animation! Pitching Sessions.

For third consecutive year, we made available a program of activities that allowed professionals from the region to access new international markets, as well as to receive advice to build strategic partnerships.

The Work in Progress program for animated feature films Animation! WIPs by Annecy focused on an exclusive selection of Latin American productions soon to be finished.

The Animation! Training Sessions, led by international experts, addressed specific topics regarding project sales and global trends. They also provided keys to build a solid and successful business model.

The program was completed with networking activities and presentations given by special guests. Key players in content development provided participants with feedback and joined us in the search for creative potential in the region.

Animation! is a global business space for Latin American animation projecting out into the world.

ANIMATION! 2018 WINNERS

The winning projects are:

MIFA / Annecy (France) Award: Accreditation and official selection for 5 projects to take part in an Animation! special section at MIFA 2019.

Annecy

Feature Films Category

Title: Cachalote / Sperm whale


Direction: Angelo Defanti
Production: Bárbara Defanti
Production company: Sobretudo Produção (Brazil)

Title: La balada del fénix / The ballad of the phoenix

La Balada del Fénix
Direction: Rodolfo Ambriz / Arturo Ambriz
Production: Rodolfo Ambriz / Arturo Ambriz / Carlos Carrera
Production company: Cinema Fantasma (Mexico)

TV Series Category

Title: Distrito Yorudan / Yorudan District

Distrito Yorudan
Direction: Damián Fernández Gómez
Production: Ignacio Malter
Production company: Bellolandia (Argentina)

Title: Tally Molly

Tally Molly
Direction: Nadia Ronquillo
Production: Marta Gennari
Production company: Nadia Ronquillo (Ecuador)

Title: The Pleasefixers

The Pleasefixers
Direction: Carlos Redondo
Production: Marcelo Quesada
Production company: Osopez (Costa Rica)

The jury also decided to give special mentions for the following projects, which will receive accreditation to participate in MIFA 2019:

Special Mention

Project: Dos Pajaritos / Two little birds

Dos pajaritos
Palermo Estudio (Uruguay) / Can Can Club (Argentina)

 

Special Mention

Project: Zebra Íris

Zebra Iris
Estúdio Makako (Brasil)

OTHER AWARDS:

Special Award The Ibero-American Animation League consisting in tickets, accommodation, support and accreditation for 1 project leader to participate in the 2019 edition of the Quirino Awards for Ibero-American Animation (Tenerife, Spain); and tickets, accomodation and accreditation (Summit Passport) for 1 project leader to take part in the 2019 edition of Pixelatl Festival (Mexico).

La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana

Title: Dos pajaritos / Two little birds

Dos pajaritos
Direction: Alfredo Soderguit – Alejo Schettini
Production: Alfredo Soderguit (Uruguay) / Luciana Roude (Argentina)
Production Companies: Palermo estudio (Uruguay) / Can Can Club (Argentina)

 

Señal Colombia Award: Direct access to participate in the 2019 pitchings.

Title: Dos pajaritos / Two little birds

Dos pajaritos

Direction: Alfredo Soderguit – Alejo Schettini
Production: Alfredo Soderguit (Uruguay) / Luciana Roude (Argentina)
Production Companies: Palermo estudio (Uruguay) / Can Can Club (Argentina)

Title: Luna y el Gran Danés / Luna and the Great Dane

Luna y el gran danés
Direction: Alejandro Imondi / Sebastián Mignogna
Production: María Rosario Carlino
Production Companies: OSA Estudio / El perro en la luna (Argentina)

Festival Pixelatl (Mexico) Award: Accreditation (Summit Passport) for 1 project leader to participate in the 2019 edition.

Title: Boris Cloud y la fábrica de nubes / Boris Cloud and The Cloud FactoryBoris Cloud y la fábrica de nubes

Direction: Thomas Roger
Production: Fátima Ferretto
Production company: UNTREF Media (Argentina)

Animation! / Bridging the Gap Special Call

Special call for Argentine animated TV series projects that were finalists in the INCAA contests.

  • DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF NATIONAL SERIES CONTEST – 2018
  • DEVELOPMENT AND PROMOTION OF NATIONAL WEB SERIES CONTEST – 2018

Representatives of Bridging The Gap interviewed the project leaders during the days of Animation! / Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires.

The winning project received a grant to participate in Bridging The Gap 2019 including registration fee, accommodation and support during the days of the course, provided by Bridging The Gap 2019.

Winning project:

Title: Cowbots, gauchos de metal / Cowbots

Cowbots

Direction: Alfio D’antona
Production: Dalmira Maria Tobal Claria
Production company: Dalmira & Alfio Studio (Córdoba, Argentina)