3D Wire Selection: 153 Animation Projects and 41 Short Films
- Eliane Gordeeff
3D Wire selects 153 projects that represent the vanguard of animation end video games.
The 3D Wire Market announces the 153 projects that will be part of the catalog of its 11th edition. The Segovian event will present the next works of the Goya Awards winners: Alberto Vázquez and Chelo Loureiro; as well as the multi-awarded video game: A Place for the Unwilling.
A total of 18 feature films, 30 short films, 27 animation series, 27 video games and 10 transmedia projects make up a selection that is completed with 41 international web series. The event held in Segovia from October 3rd to 6th will also feature the presentation of some of the projects as the three-time winner of a Goya Award, Alberto Vázquez (“Decorado”, “Birdboy: The Forgotten Children”) or the debut in the direction of the multi-awarded producer Chelo Loureiro. The people in charge of the video game “A Place for the Unwilling”, a work acclaimed by critics and industry will also attend the event.
In the cinematographic section, the selection has about fifty productions where we find the directorial debut of the filmmaker Chelo Loureiro: “Valentina”; a children's tape that enters the world of a girl with Down syndrome. The protagonist seeks to overcome her fears and become a trapeze artist thanks to the support of her grandmother.
Loureiro has a recognized prestige as a producer; in fact, she has been nominated six times for the Goya Awards, taking one of the statuettes. Tapes such as “The Happets in Kingdom of the Sun”, or “O Xigante” guarantee a trajectory that has always been characterized by its vindication of the role of women in the audiovisual field.
Another of the titles featured in this 3D Wire edition will be “Homeless Home”, the Galician short film Alberto Vázquez. He will show the progress of what is his new work, a work that he juggles with his feature film “Unicorn Wars”. This multi-faceted filmmaker has won more than 100 international awards in events such as the Annecy Festival, Chicago or the Platino Awards. His works have also been exhibited at prestigious festivals around the world such as Cannes, EFA Awards, Toronto, Clermond-Ferrand or Animafest Zagreb.
The presentations of feature films and short films will be completed with the latest short film by Carlos Salgado: “Wayback”, along with two Portuguese works. The first one, “My Grandfather's Demons” (feature film) is directed by Nuno Beato, known in the Castilian-Leonese event to which he has already attended on several occasions, and the second is the short film “Eduardo, Walter & Leonidov” by Miguel Pires de Matos, a rereading of the popular story of “Three Little Pigs”.
The series section has 27 proposals, but there will be a total of four that focus the attention of those present thanks to the presence of those responsible. The first one is “Adventures in Bodytown”, directed by Rogelio Folgueras, animator who has worked, among other projects, in “The Amazing World of Gumball”. The other three are “BFFS! Best Friends Forever Stranded!” by Jose Balbuena, “Dazzen Madah” of the experienced Luis Pelayo Junquera and Enol Junquera, and “T-Rey” by Lily Bernard along with José Ignacio Molano (Mol).
Video Games, Transmedia Projects and Online Series
3D Wire has among its backbone axes video games and New Media, something that can be seen perfectly in the selection of projects. In this 2019, there will be a presentation focused on one of the most acclaimed Spanish video games at festivals, at the same time as by the specialized press: “A Place for the Unwilling”. An open-world narrative game developed by the Alpixel Games studio that enters an apocalyptic world. The second proposal in this area will be the “Super Dogeball Beats” music video game from Finalboss Games.
Regarding transmedia work, Rubén Fernández will be present and will talk about his “Flambe Protocol”, a work for all ages set in a small restaurant in the French Pyrenees in 1944.
Finally, the online series will also be represented and it will be through two international proposals. The first is “Tales of Alethrion - Season Two” by Mikkel Mainz (Skjald Aps), a Danish production aimed at the adult audience and focused on the adventures of a group of heroes inspired or influenced by the main warrior: Alethrion, who however will not be so heroic as any of them believe. The second is the Mexican “The Adventures of Luisito & Tonino”, a work focused on the little ones and directed by Steve Zapiain.
Awards For Projects
This international reference market, in addition to being a global showcase, also rewards the projects and works. The public entity, RTVE, maintains one more year its interactive awards for the most innovative video game / app project, and VR video game, which may be submitted to the RTVE Interactive Directorate. Movistar+ supports the call for the fourth consecutive year by awarding 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 for a period of 2 years and unlimited number of passes, being the first year exclusively for the mentioned channel. In addition, the work will be officially released in the 2020 or 2021 edition of the 3D Wire Market.
In the series section, the recognition created last year for those whose director or producer is their first or second series is consolidated. The winner of the Best Young Creator Series Project will get a free accreditation for the next edition of Annecy-MIFA (MIFA professional accreditation).
Regarding webseries, Átomo Network (main contributor) and Ánima will grant a series of awards to the best webseries.
This year, as a novelty, there will be a La Liga Award where two series or feature film projects of the call will be supported to travel to Ventana Sur Animation! next December in Buenos Aires. The institutions that collaborate in this initiative are INCAA, Ventana Sur, ICAA and La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana.
Short films Selection: Nominated for Oscars, Goya or Annie can be seen at the Segovian event
41 Short films from 20 countries, works from Europe, America, Asia and Oceania will compete for the jury and audience awards.
The Spanish selection has a total of 9 productions where there are directors who won the Goya Award or who have worked in large animated Hollywood productions. The last works of Daniel Martínez Lara or Cesar Díaz among others, will be presented in the national competition.
A selection divided into 32 works in the international competition and 9 in the national one. The selection combines young talents and great names of international animation, which have recognitions of the most prestigious festivals and nominations for awards such as the Oscars, the Annie or the Goya awards; as well as a curriculum where great animated Hollywood productions appear.
In the national section we find 6 Spanish productions and another 3 in co-production with France and the Netherlands, respectively. Among the directors, names known for the Castilian-Leon competition such as Daniel Martínez Lara, winner of the 3D Wire Fest in 2015 and the Goya Award with his previous work (Alike); In this 2019 he will present his latest work: Hero, co-production between Spain and the Netherlands. Another of the participating co-productions is Lemons by Daniela Godel (Spain-France), selected in the last edition of Annecy. And Blind Eye a choral work of seven directors, students of the French school Gobelins, where Diego Porral is located (awarded in 3D Wire 2017 and nominated for the Goya Awards in its most recent edition).
Another name that has already been part of the contest before is David Fidalgo with Homomaquia, selected in the 2017 projects section. Carlos Baena with his multi-award-winning short film La noria also attended the event last year.
Alongside these titles, others appear in competition such as Muedra de Cesar Díaz Meléndez, animator who has worked on feature films such as Frankenweenie by Tim Burton, Anomalisa by Charlie Kaufman or Isle of Dogs by Wes Anderson. Also, the music video of the band Izal: The Amazing story of the Man that Could Fly and didn’t Know How, from the director Manuel Rubio, Idle by Pablo Muñoz, and I'm not Scared of the Crocodile by Marc Riba and Anna Solanas. Four of the nine national titles are works made in stop motion.
The international competition consists of 32 works from cinematographies as diverse as Japan, Iran, Australia or the United Kingdom, among others. A combination that will offer the public a picture of the current animation worldwide, combining young talents with established names such as Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas; both directors have worked for Disney in titles like Frozen or Rompe Ralph! and with One Small Step, the work in competition, they got an Oscar nomination. Other names that obtained this same nomination with one of their previous works are the Dutch Job Roggeveen, Joris Oprins, Marieke Blaauw; their latest work will be seen in Segovia: A Double Life.
The official section also features works recognized by festivals such as Cannes, Locarno or Sundance; this is the case respectively of And Then the Bear de Agnès Patron, I’m Going Out for Cigarettes by Osman Cerfon and Untravel by Nikola Majdak Jr. and Ana Nedeljkovic.
And then the bear
The list is completed by a collection of animations that accumulate recognition from the public and the industry, a careful and high-level selection as the selection committee said.
The competitive section of the Festival has a jury already announced that it is formed by the Spanish director, screenwriter and producer Nuria G. Blanco (member of the Hollywood Academy), Argentinian Silvina Cornillón (coordinator of Ventana Sur Animation!), The Belgian Oscar Award nominee producer Vincent Tavier, and French Marc Aguesse (Catsuka manager). La Cárcel Espacio de Creación will be the space where the projections will take place over four sessions between September 30th and October 6th, when the 3D Wire List of Winners will be seen.
The four members of the jury arrive thanks to the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E) through their Program of Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the modality of Visitors.
By last, there will be a special session of humor short films that will take place on September 24th at 9:00 p.m. at the Bar Santana. An act that completes a large film program with free admission to all sessions.
Special Session For Children
The contest presents another year a special screening dedicated to the little ones. The Peque 3D Wire is carried out as part of one of the main objectives of the market: audiovisual literacy and the creation of new viewers among the younger audience. On this occasion the special screening of the Danish feature film The Incredible Story of the Giant Pear, directed by Philip Einstein Lipski, Jørgen Lerdam and Amalie Næsby Fick, will take place. An adventure tape for the whole family where sea creatures, pirates and giant pears are mixed.
The screening will take place on Friday, September 27th at 6:00 p.m. at La Cárcel Espacio de Creación.
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