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 is a special program bringing together Ibero-American participation in the event.

La Liga

From 2019 the Annecy Festival and its market MIFA were incorporated  as “Friend of The League”. This new collaboration figure with The League allows for greater exchanges with the French event and the joint design of actions to promote Ibero-American animation even further.

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, led by Nicolás Schmerkin. After a successful journey and thanks to a co-production agreement, the series was released on Señal Colombia in July 2021.

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

In 2020, the awarded project was the “Olivia and the Shadows” from the Uruguayan company Chucho.TV. Thanks to this award, the project gained visibility, which led to co-production agreements with Chilean and Peruvian partners. This allowed it to obtain funds such as FONA and DAFO. With 25% of its budget covered, the project is now in the pre-production stage.

In 2021, the award went to “Livraria Berg” from the Brazilian companies Latina Estudio, Belli Studio y Ultrassom. The project will be showcased at Quirino Awards and Pixelatl in 2022.

In 2022 La Liga awarded the Colombian project “Chocó: And the Magic Jungle” which will take part in Quirino Awards and Pixelatl 2023.

Furthermore, La Liga gave a prize at Shortway / Pixelatl to the shortfilm Mexican project “Unfolding Myself”, which will be showcased at MIFA / Annecy together with the winner projects of Animation! 2022

On the other hand, la Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana awarded to projects in 3D Wire 2019 (now called Weird): the feature film “Os demónios do meu avô” co-production between Portugal, Spain and France (Sardinha em lata, Basque Films, Marmitafilms) directed by Nuno Beato and the Spanish series “T-Rey” (Barbara Animation Studio) directed by Aurelie Lilly Bernard and Jose Ignacio Molano (Mol). The award, collaboration between INCAA, Ventana Sur, ICAA and La Liga, allowed them to travel and participate in the 2019 edition of Ventana Sur in Buenos Aires.

Finally, 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. Click here to take a look at the animated logos.