The organization of the event received 186 projects – between short films, feature films and series – of a whole of 28 countries: Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, El Salvador, Ethiopia, the Philippines, Guatemala, Kenya, Morocco, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Níger, Panama, Peru, Dominican Republic, Peru, Senegal, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The committee of selection of BTG chose the feature films “Forest of Fireflies” by Gilberto Amado (Dominican Republic-Guatemala), “Nuna: the Last Myth of the Wamani” by Jimy Carhuas (Peru), “Homeless, the Movie”, of Jorge Campusano and José Ignacio Navarro (Chile); the short films “Cassius“, by Christian Zamora (Nicaragua); “Raíces“, by José Alejandro Yañez (Colombia); and the series “The Artcraft” by Juan Carve (Uruguay); “Cosmic Twins” by Lázaro Hernández (Rich Coast), “Triângulo das Bermudas” by Gabriel García (Brazil) and “The Far West” by Arturo Montero López (Mexico). Also, it was chosen an African project thanks to Fundación Mujeres por África: the short film “My Normal Kenyan Family”, by Ng’endo Mukii (Kenya).
Moreover, the Spanish projects “Street Driver“ by Rocío Álvarez (thanks to Canal +), “Amor de mono” by Trimono (thanks to 3D Wire) and “Wormhole“, by Jezabel Alonso, Diego Martinez de Guereñu and Cesar Peire (thanks to U-tad), and the French project “La 4ème Planéte”, by Titouan Bordeau and Jean Bouthors (thanks to Institut Français Espagne), were the European representatives in the workshop. Being a total of 30 countries those that took part in this first edition.
During the last edition of Cine Court Animé Festival, International animation short film from Roanne (France), we have presented the project selected for the full BTG, Animation Lab scholarship given by l’Institut Français Espagne. The awarded project is La 4ème Planète by Titouan Bordeau and Jean Bouthors, a transmedian sci-fi project.
The scholarship covers course tuition, accommodation, meals and plane ticket from Paris to Madrid, allowing the two French animators to develop and improve over a week, and with the other selected projects, their project through mentoring by experts and decision makers weighty people in animation film industry.
The Cine Court Animé Short Film Festival of Roanne in collaboration with the Institut Français Espagne support the initiative Bridging the Gap, Animation Lab facilitating access to a French student in the course. For this, they have opened a call for projects: animation series, feature films and short films, in its different production stages: in preproduction, in production or finished. Of all the projects received one will be selected.
The Institut Français Espagne will concede the selected project a full scholarship to Bridging the Gap which includes the registration worth 1,200 euros (comprising course, accommodation and meals) plus flight to Madrid from Paris. The selected creator will have to afford the displacement Madrid – Valencia and include the logo of Bridging the Gap in the project once completed.
The course will be taught in English, July 20th-25th in Valencia.
Participation is open only to French nationality creators. And each participant can present a maximum of two projects.
The deadline to submit a project is March 13th.
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