Info Focus @MIFA 2022

Animation! Ventana Sur, together with the Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards (Spain) and Pixelatl Festival (Mexico), joined forces to create La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana (the Ibero-American Animation League) with the shared objective of promoting the creation and development of audiovisual projects across the region.

In special alliance with the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market (MIFA), Ibero-American feature films and series projects were selected to be pitched in the special program La Liga Focus @MIFA.

During the pitching session, the awarded projects of Animation! Pitching Sessions 2021, the selected project from the Animation! Mentoring Program for Female Creators and the short film project granted with La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana award at Shortway / Pixelatl will be showcased.

FEATURE FILMS PROJECTS

CHASKIS – MESSENGERS OF THE SUN

Winner at Animation! Pitching Sessions 2021

After the eclipse announces the arrival of the Supay, God of the Underworld, Yori, Ch’aska and Sach’a, three young Chaskis, will meet Sami, a baby with mysterious abilities. While traveling through the Andes, the Chaskis must prevent the Supay from capturing Sami, the key to destroying the world.

Detalles del Proyecto y Contacto

LOOKING FOR: To tell fantastic stories that generate cultural and national pride, without ever ceasing to believe in the magic of our roots. We are looking for co-production companies willing to bet on this exciting and learning story in a novel 2D format.
COUNTRY: PERU
COMPANY: Star Toons Animation
DIR: Alex Agurto Quesada
PROD: Mario Santillana Vargas
TECHNIQUE: Traditional, Cartoon, Sakuga
GENRE: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
TARGET: Kids 8 to 14 years old
LENGTH: 80 min.
BUDGET: USD 4.680.000

Contact
Alex Agurto Quesada
[email protected]
51 9 37 80 60 83
www.startoonsanimation.com

HALLOWEEN

Winner at Animation! Pitching Sessions 2021

The clock that controls the universe’s time has been damaged, condemning Bogotá to relive Halloween day over and over again. Grandfather, Alicia and Rodrigo suspect their mysterious new friend Mortis might be behind it. They must solve the mystery and free humanity from this suspense and adventure loop.

Detalles del Proyecto y Contacto

LOOKING FOR: Financing. International co production to access different funds. To receive advice to grow the project.
COUNTRY: Colombia
COMPANY: Lucy Animation Studio
DIR: Silvia Prietov
PROD: Karina Forero
TECHNIQUE: 2D
GENRE: Fantasy, Comedy
TARGET: Family
LENGTH: 90 min.
BUDGET: USD 457.200

Contact
Silvia Prietov
[email protected]
57 30 46 60 96 87
www.lucyanimationstudio.co

SERIES PROJECTS

GATO OCHO

Selected from Animation! Mentoring Program for Female Creators

For Kitty Eight and his friends, Duckie Two and Dina Seven, every day is perfect for a brand new adventure, but they won’t be alone; their trustworthy magic crayon will be there to lend some magical help. All they have to do is use math to activate its magical powers!

Detalles del Proyecto y Contacto

LOOKING FOR: Co-production, financing and distribution opportunities
COUNTRY: Peru
COMPANY: Bicicleta Casa Audiovisual
DIR: Grace Cárdenas Cano
PROD: Rebeca Venegas Gonzales
TECHNIQUE: Cut Out
GENRE: Edutainment
TARGET: Kids 3 to 5 years old
LENGTH: 26 x 5 min.
BUDGET: USD 533.000

Contact
Rebeca Venegas Gonzales / Grace Cárdenas Cano
[email protected] / [email protected]
51 9 45 17 07 74
https://bicicleta.com.pe

COTTON BOTTOM TOWN

Winner at Animation! Pitching Sessions 2021

A giant pink cloud of smog covers Cotton Bottom Town and numbs the adults into a trance of work and submission. When Log and his band of friends try to discover what the cloud is hiding, they will be challenged by all sorts of mysterious conflicts and adventures.

Detalles del Proyecto y Contacto

LOOKING FOR: Sell the project to OTT platforms or international co production
COUNTRY: Colombia
COMPANY: Caballo Loco Studio
DIR: Felipe Rodríguez / Sebastián García (co director)
PROD: Luisa Fernanda Velásquez
TECHNIQUE: 2D
GENRE: Comedy
TARGET: Kids 7+
LENGTH: 26 x 11 min
BUDGET: USD 1.815.792

Contact
Felipe Rodríguez / Luisa Velásquez
[email protected]
57 30 53 21 00 90
www.caballolo.co

BERG’S BOOK

Winner at Animation! Pitching Sessions 2021

Berg’s Books, the home and business of the Ksiazkaberg family, strives to remain standing in technological times, as we follow the 12 year-old son, Benny, who battles the insecurities of his age, balancing old and new, virtual and real, tradition and innovation.

Detalles del Proyecto y Contacto

LOOKING FOR: Co production and international financing
COUNTRY: Brazil
COMPANY: Latina Estudio / Maun Studio
DIR: Rubens Belli
PROD: Cao Quintas
TECHNIQUE: 2D using the Harmony pipeline in Toon Boom platform.
GENRE: Comedy, Adventure, Drama
TARGET: Kids 7+
LENGTH: 26 x 11 min
BUDGET: USD 1.400.000

Contact
Cao Quintas / Kim Loeb
[email protected]
55 1 19 89 30 12 38
www.latinaestudio.com

SHORT FILM PROJECT

DON’T CRY

Selected by La Liga in Shortway / Pixelatl

Stuck at an empty train station in Berlin, a young Colombian woman befriends the ghost of La Llorona (the weeping lady) and inadvertently captivates each other to get over their sorrows.

Detalles del Proyecto y Contacto

LOOKING FOR: To partner with a studio to produce the short film and financing opportunities
COUNTRY: Colombia
COMPANY: Independent
DIR: Mila (Juan) Useche
TECHNIQUE: 2D-3D hybrid
GENRE: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
TARGET: 8+
LENGTH: 6 min.
BUDGET: between USD 100.000 and USD 150.000

Contact
Mila (Juan) Useche
[email protected]
49 1 52 37 61 46 85