Special Mentoring Program for Women Animation Directors with the Support of Institut Français d’Argentine

Programa Mentorías

After five years of successful collaboration with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its market MIFA, both in France and the region arose the shared will to generate a space to develop the female creators’ potential, in an industry in which few women have access to the directing role.

Carrying on the close cooperative bond between Latin America and France, and in alliance with the Institut Français d’Argentine, Animation! launches the Special Mentoring Program for animation projects led by women, with the goal of carrying out actions in favor of gender equality, encouraging co-productions and pursuing the global dissemination of Latin American talent.

All Latin American series and feature film projects that were registered in the 2020 Animation! Pitching Sessions and accredit a woman in the role of director qualified for this program.

Five projects were selected by an international jury and were granted access to a production, script and pitch training given by three international experts. The program has been held virtually, between January and March 2021.

After completing the Mentoring Program and thanks to the support of the Institut Français d’Argentine and the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, the projects were showcased at a special focus in MIFA 2021.

The directors of the projects also took part in the panel Animation! Pan Latam Female Directors Mentoring Program sponsored by WIA (Women in Animation) in which the organizers and the mentors looked back on the training and shared some thoughts about the importance of this kind of programs.

SELECTED PROJECTS

CONDENADITOS / CURSED CHILDREN

Amarres

Project Details and Contact

LOOKING FOR: Graphic Artists, Screenwriters, Studio, Co-producers, Broadcasters, Investor, Sales Agent
COUNTRY: Bolivia
COMPANY:
CO-PRODUCING COUNTRIES: Alemania (Studio Seufz) – Argentina (Celeste)
DIRECTION: Matisse González
PRODUCTION: Yashira Jordán, Stephan Michel
PROJECT TYPE: Feature Film
TECHNIQUE: 2D
GENRE: Comedy, Tragedy, Coming of Age
TARGET: Adults
LENGTH: 80 min.
BUDGET: € 1.800.000

SYNOPSIS: An ironic tragedy, that passed from generation to generation, befalls each and every member of the Esmoruco family. Nobody can escape the curse. But Kiki, the youngest daughter and the next one in line to have her life ruined by this hex, does not believe that. She is convinced there must be a cure.

Contact
Matisse González
[email protected]
+49 157 36 91 37 31
www.celesteestudio.com

FLAVOR QUEST

Flavor Quest

Project Details and Contact

LOOKING FOR: Studio, Co.producers, Broadcasters, Investor
COUNTRY: Chile
COMPANY: Estudio Rayo Púrpura
DIRECTION: Maria Coello
PRODUCTION: Fabián Flores
PROJECT TYPE: TV Series
TECHNIQUE:2D
GENRE: Adventure, Comedy, Children
TARGET: Kids 9 to 12 years old
FORMAT: 26 x 11 min.
BUDGET: € 554.760

SYNOPSIS: Vera is a magical cook apprentice who travels the world of Ambrosía, rescuing the ingredients and flavors, hoarded by the Great Taster. In company of her steed Chigu, the hungry warrior Candi, and guided by a magical cookbook, Vera will face the forces of the Great Taster, in her mission to set free the lost flavors and restore Ambrosia’s balance.

Contact
María Coello
[email protected]
+56 9 30 91 95 08
www.behance.net/rayopuestudio

LA CARPETA DE GRETA / GRETA’S JOURNAL

Project Details and Contact

LOOKING FOR: Studio, Co-Producers, Broadcasters, Distributors, Investor, Sales Agent
COUNTRY: Peru
COMPANY: Wuf Studio
DIRECTION: Elva Alessandra Arrieta Tabuzo
PRODUCTION: Carlos Falconi Valderrama
PROJECT TYPE: TV Series
TECHNIQUE: Stop motion
GENRE: Children
TARGET: Children
FORMAT: 13 x 11 min.
BUDGET: € 420.000

SYNOPSIS: Greta is a girl who spends her days discovering the world with her journal and her best friends Raymi a relaxed llama, Fito a very cautious guinea pig and Tita a funny little plant. From bees to stars, from hand washing to emotions, these friends learn by playing every day while having fun in a valley in the Peruvian highlands.

Contact
Elva Arrieta
[email protected]
+51 950 61 61 73
www.wufstudio.com

LA SOMBRA DEL ALTIPLANO / HIGHLANDS SHADOW

La sombra del Altiplano

Project Details and Contact

LOOKING FOR: Co-Producers, Broadcasters, Investor, Sales Agent
COUNTRY: Argentina
COMPANY: Ojo Raro
DIRECTION: Paula Boffo
PRODUCTION: Patricio Plaza
PROJECT TYPE: TV Series
TECHNIQUE: 2D Traditional
GENRE: Folklore Fantasy, Action, Mystery
TARGET: Young Adults
FORMAT: 9 x 22 min.
BUDGET: € 2.700.000

SYNOPSIS: Juana is a twelve years old girl from La Quebrada de Humahuaca, Argentina, whose older sister Marisol has been kidnapped by a women trafficking network.
Juana makes a deal with “Las Degolladas”, spirits with dark powers in the form of two machetes. The power of the wicked blades will transform Juana into “Highland’s Shadow”, a revenge-thirsty heroine who seeks to annihilate the abusers of the region and free her sister.

Contact
Paula Boffo
[email protected]
+54 9 11 69 50 68 35
www.ojoraro.com.ar

MUJER FUTURA / FUTURE WOMEN

Mujer Futura

Project Details and Contact

LOOKING FOR: Broadcasters, Distributors
COUNTRY: Argentina
COMPANY: Tamandua Estudio / Primavera Films
DIRECTION: Emilce Avalos
PRODUCTION: María Fernanda Torrera
PROJECT TYPE: TV Series
TECHNIQUE: Mix media, 2D, Cutout, experimental animation
GENRE: Documentary, Experimental Animation
TARGET: Kids and teenagers 9 to 15 years old
FORMAT: 7 x 7min.
BUDGET: € 150.000

SYNOPSIS: Future Woman is an animated documentary series that aims to reflect the impact of feminism in women’s everyday life. It’s an investigation based on interviews made by and with women in this particular moment of transition, revealing the changes that will help us to map out the women of the future, and thus, our greater society.

Contact
Emilce Avalos
[email protected]
+54 9 11 69 76 79 97
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