Nine animated projects from Latin America will participate in this workshop for young professionals which will be hold in Valencia (Spain) July 20th – 25th 2015.
Talented young professionals of the animation from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Dominica Republic and Uruguay among the selected participants.
The initiative is organized by Bridging the Gap and co-organized by The Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) through ACERCA Program and FIIAPP (The International Latin American Foundation for Public Administrations and Public Policies).
Culturarts IVAC Generalitat Valenciana and Diputació Valenciana collaborates in the initiative as well as it receives the support of about ten international organisms and institutions.
The international animation workshop Bridging the Gap – Animation Lab (BTG), which will be celebrated between July 20th – 25th in Valencia (Spain), it has announced the projects selected to participate in its first edition, among which there are nine coming from Latin America.
From the 186 projects the organization received, the selection commitee 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, Movie, by Jorge Campusano & José Ignacio Navarro (Chile); the short films Cassius, by Christian Zamora (Nicaragua); Raices, by José Alejandro Yañez (Colombia); and the TV series The Artcraft, by Juan Carve (Uruguay), Cosmic Twins, by Lázaro Hernández (Costa Rica – El Salvador), Triângulo das Bermudas, by Gabriel García (Brazil) and The Far West, by Arturo Montero López (Mexico). Furthermore, it will be choosen an African project: the short film My Normal Kenyan Family, by Ng’endo Mukii (Kenia).
Due to the high quality of the projects received the organization decided to increase the number of scholarships from 5 to 6, being six the beneficiary projects: Cassius, Forest of Fireflies, The Artcraft, Cosmic Twins, Raices and Nuna: The Last Myth of the Wamani. Moreover, the Chilean project Homeless, Movie, will receive an equal scholarship by Prochile and Dirac; the Mexican The Far West will receive the support to participate in BTG thanks to Pixelatl and the Foundation Mujeres por África will sponsor the participation of the project My Normal Kenyan Family.
The selection joins to the projects already announced Street Driver, by Rocío Álvarez (Spain) grant offered by Canal + Espagne and The 4th Planet, by Titouan Bordeau & Jean Bouthors (France) which received the scholarship of Institut Français Espagne.
On behalft of the project selected by U-tad, University Centre of Technology and Digital Art, it is the Spanish short film Wormhole, by Jezabel Alonso, Diego Martinez de Guereñu, & Cesar Peire.