The Ibero-American Animation League

Animation! Ventana Sur, together with the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards (Tenerife) and Pixelatl Festival (Mexico), joined forces to create the Ibero-American Animation League.

This alliance responds to the objective shared by the three events to promote the creation and development of audiovisual projects across the region, consolidating collaboration bonds among Ibero-American countries.

Since its launch in 2018, different initiatives have been carried out, the most important being La Liga award, an invitation for an Ibero-American project as fully paid participant in the three events. On the other hand, for the Annecy Festival and its Market MIFA, there was a special program bringing together Ibero-American participation in the event.

La Liga

The first awarded project in 2018 was “Two Little Birds”, a co-production between Can Can Club (Argentina), Palermo Estudio (Uruguay) and the French company Autour de Minuit, leaded by Nicolás Schmerkin

In 2019, the winning project was the Chilean “Firsts” from Typpo Creative Lab & Pájaro, which will participate in Quirino Awards and Pixelatl during 2020.

One of the most important news of 2019, was the announcement of the the incorporation of the Annecy Festival and its market MIFA as “Friend of The League”. This new collaboration figure with The League will allow for greater exchanges with the French event and it will allow for the joint design of actions to promote Ibero-American animation even further.

On the other hand, to continue spreading this collaborative spirit, Ibero-American artists have been invited to make their own version of the original logo designed by the Argentine Juan Pablo Zaramella. Studios from Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Colombia, Spain and Ecuador were the first ones to create pieces that circulated on social networks.