The 3D Wire market will celebrate its 11th edition in Segovia between September 30th and October 6th, with the professional part being on October 3rd, 4th and 5th. This animation, video games and New Media reference event, has also presented its poster for this year, designed by the Valencian animation studio Silly Walks.
CALL FOR ANIMATION, VIRTUAL REALITY AND VIDEO GAMES/APPS PORTUGUESE-SPANISH PROJECTS
The selection of animation and video game projects in the market is open to all types of works (in their different stages of production), but only those coming from companies or producers registered in Spanish or Portuguese territory will be valid. The maximum number of applications that can be submitted is 3 projects per company and having the same title in different categories is not allowed.
In the terms of participation all animation techniques and formats are accepted in the categories of short films, feature films, animation series and video games, as well as apps and projects developed in virtual reality where the animation has a remarkable presence.
In the VR (Virtual Reality) category may participate both short films or audiovisual pieces of a narrative nature, such as experiences or video games where the animation is very present.
Of the projects received a selection will be made and published in the 3D Wire Market catalog, in order to promote and help the distribution. These works, in addition to being able to aim to different recognitions, may be included among the presentations that during the market will be carried out by their own creators or could receive business and creative advice from international experts in animation and video games, with different professional profiles (producers , distributors, buyers, publishers, televisions, etc.).
The public entity, RTVE, maintains one more year its interactive prizes to the most innovative project of videogame/app, and VR videogame. These recognitions are granted by the interactive media department of RTVE; where the selected project can be presented to the Directorate of Interactives of RTVE.
Besides, Movistar+ supports the call for the fourth consecutive year by giving the Movistar+ Short Film Project Award. The short film selected in this section will obtain the acquisition of the emission rights by Movistar+ for an amount of 9,000 euros during the term of 2 years and unlimited number of passes, being the first year exclusively for the aforementioned channel. In addition, the work will be officially released in the 2020 or 2021 edition of the 3D Wire Market. Last edition, this recognition was obtained by The Watchmaker, by Maxi Valero.
Along with these awards, will also be given the Best Young Creator Series Project. The prize will be chosen among all the participating projects of animation series whose director or producer is their first or second series and will receive a free accreditation for the next edition of Annecy-MIFA (professional accreditation MIFA).
CALL FOR EUROPEAN NEW MEDIA, INNOVATIVE & TRANSMEDIA PROJECTS
3D Wire also opens its call for European New Media, Innovative & Transmedia projects. The borders between animation, video games and new media are increasingly more subtle, creating a single industry of greater power and projection. In addition, the way content is consumed and shared is constantly evolving, becoming more interactive.
With these premises, the projects are no longer conceived as animation or video games in a unilateral sense, but as transmedia products; which also involves new technologies and advanced supports such as augmented reality, 3D printing, gamification, app toys, wearables ...
The main objective of this call is to promote the European market of animation and video games, increase the visibility and circulation of projects from the European Union and help find new partners to finance, develop and create strong European IPs of transmedia projects.
The call includes all animation projects, video games or new applications of technology that complete and reinforce the experience and transmedia development. In any case, projects must be related to animation or video games.
To participate, the projects must be carried out by European producers or be co-produced with European countries. They must also be designed to be distributed on two or more platforms.
CALL FOR ONLINE SERIES PROJECTS
3D Wire completes its calls with the online animation series, open to everyone, but with a maximum of three works per candidate company.
Átomo Network, as the main collaborator, will award a series of recognitions to the best online animation series: Átomo Network Award, for the best web series in any language other than Spanish; and Premio Robot Atómico, for the best web series in Spanish.
For both awards, the series must be aimed at a Teen (12+) or adult (18+) target, but in no case Kids (6-11) or Preschool series.
The Átomo Network Award includes the Átom statuette, the dubbing and publication of the series in Spanish (neutral) on the Átomo Network Channel and the option of co-production in case of successful publication of the series. It will be essential that there are at least 5 episodes produced to qualify for this award.
The Premio Robot Atómico includes the Atom statuette. If the series already has five or more episodes produced, the option to publish the series will be granted on the YouTube channel Atom Network Network through a distribution agreement with the subsequent distribution of revenues between the series and Atom Network.
These recognitions will be awarded among those online animation series projects that express their desire to participate and accept the conditions of the Átomo Network awards.
In addition, 3D Wire and Átomo Network will award the Átomo Grand Prix, to the best web series presented at the Festival, rewarding the technical and artistic merit. The winning series will receive the exclusive statuette of Atom Network and 3D Wire.
Deadline for all project categories: 24 July 2019
2019 Call For Entries: Festival
The selected works will be part of the annual short films catalog of the 3D Wire market, a complete selection of more than 200 works of the most recent animation with the contact data of each work to facilitate its distribution and sale. All these titles will be available to accredited professionals in the screening booths of the event to be watched, respecting and safeguarding the copyright. Among the short films selected for the catalog, a selection, that will integrate 3D Wire Fest, the competitive part, will be made. This official section, divided into national and international, will be announced in September and during the contest will be valued by both a specialized jury and the public that will deliver various awards. 3D Wire Fest is a qualifying festival of the European Animation Awards and therefore the European and Spanish winning short films will be automatically pre-selected and will be able to participate in this prestigious European award.
Jury Awards, composed by national and international professionals of the animation:
Audience Awards, as result from the votes of the screenings:
Silly Walks authors of the poster of the 11th edition
The poster of this edition is a creation of Silly Walks, a 2D animation and visual development studio based in Valencia. A powerful image in blue and pink tones that aims to convey the essence of the event as a meeting point for the industry and that makes use of the iconic cubes, hallmark of the Castilian-Leonese event. The studio has a solid track record started in 2013. Producers of pieces for television, films, video games and advertising, Silly Walks has an outstanding international prestige as witnessed by customers of the scope of Nickelodeon, 11 Bit Studios or Lorenzo Jovanotti; becoming nominated for the Quirino Awards for one of his most recent works: Lorenzo Live 2018 intro.
2018 Festival Coverage:
2018 Festival Trailer:
2018 Festival Poster:
The 10th anniversary poster is designed by Guillermo García Carsí. An illustration which envisions the pilgrimage of the entire industry of animation with Segovia as a meeting point, all crowned with a large cake that commemorates the tenth edition of the event. Guillermo Garcia Carsi is the creator and director of the acclaimed animation TV series for children Pocoyo, and has a long list of awards that guarantees his international success; such as Annecy Best TV Series and BAFTA Best Pre-school Series, among others. On 2009 he founded the production company El Señor Studio with his sister Beatriz; its first project Doomed, was awarded in seven festivals, including Best Comedy Fernand Raynaud at Clermont Ferrand Festival 2012. He is currently working in projects development for Disney EMEA, which he combines with some other own projects and giving lectures.