Weird Market Unveils Project Selections; 3D Wire Fest Slates 37 Shorts

A total of 200 projects will make up the final catalog of the 13th edition of Weird Market, International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market. The selection that covers all areas and disciplines of the animation industry is made up of 19 feature films, 34 short films, 31 animated series, 36 video games, 28 web series, 17 transmedia projects, 20 comics and 15 board games. The event, which will be held from September 24 to October 2, will feature an on-site presentation of 19 of them. (View the full catalog here.) Presentations will include:

  • Nayola (Feature Film) by Portuguese director José Manuel Ribeiro. A co-production between Portugal, France, Belgium and the Netherlands that delves into the heartbreaking lives of three generations of women from the same family ravaged by the civil war in Angola. Ribero’s career accolades include the Pardino D’Oro from the Locarno Film Festival in 2016.
  • Roped (Short Film) by Carmen Córdoba. The Andalusian filmmaker accumulated more than a hundred awards with her first creation (Roberto) and will present this new work (in pre-production) where she deepens into motherhood from all its prisms.
  • Buffet Paraíso (Short Film), the directorial debut of animator Héctor Zafra, who has worked on multi-award-winning productions such as Mum’s the Word by Khris Cembe and Birdboy: The Forgotten Children by Alberto Vázquez and Pedro Rivero.
  • Homework (Short Film) by Ignacio Diaz Arjona, an illustrator who has done work for Netflix, Playstation and Nestlé and who has a vast legion of followers on social media thanks to his personal and colorful drawing style.
  • IBIS (Short Film) by Maria Burgués and Enric Sant, one of the winning works of the first edition of Next Lab and winner of the Best Short Film Project Award at the CEE Animation Forum 2021.
  • I, Elvis Riboldi (Series), Season 2. Developed by the Peekaboo Animation studio, this Spanish-French animation co-production is the adaptation of a collection of books whose first chapters were pre-sold to more than 130 territories in Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East.
  • My Brother is a T-ReZ (Series). Portuguese studio Lusco Fusco and Spain’s Mr. Klaus are in the pre-production phase of this work directed by Javier Peces.
  • Farmacois (Series). A 52 x 7′ Spanish production supported by Tenerife studio La Casa Animada.
  • Tiger’s Trigger (Series), from Spain’s Lamae Studio, directed by illustrator-actor-filmmaker Javier Botet.
  • The Well Hunting (Series), an Annecy-recognized webseries from Kawanimation (France).
3D Wire Fest '21 short film selections
3D Wire Fest ’21 short film selections

The 13th edition of the 3D Wire Fest, International Animation Festival announced the 37 short films in its official competition section; 27 in the international competition and 10 in the national. The final program reflects “where multiple styles and themes are combined; a reflection of the reality of the animation sector at a global level” according to José Luis Farias, director of the festival.

The selection includes 10 Spanish productions, one of which is co-produced with Argentina, another with Portugal and two with France. Among the prominent names are three-time Goya award winner Alberto Vázquez with his latest work Homeless Home, a co-production with France which won the jury prize at Annecy. And Sam Ortí, who has created stop-motion works for two decades earning numerous recognitions, with Routine: the Prohibition, which premiered at Sitges.

Spanish selections also include 3D Wire 2019 Movistar+ Short Film Project Award winner Leopoldo el del bar by Diego Porral; Quirino darlings Wayback by Carlos Salgado and Loop by Pablo Polledri; Umbrellas by José Prats and Álvaro Robles; The Monkey by Lorenzo Degl’Innocenti and Xosé Zapata; Selection Process by Carlota Pereira, Kokuruga by Choche Hurtado and The Ducks by Ángela Arregui.

France leads the most-represented countries in the international competition with nine works: A la mode by Jean Lecointre; A Stone in the Shoe by Eric Montchaud (co-production with Switzerland); Carried Away, a collective work by Etienne Fagnère, Manon Carrier, Johan Cayrol, Alo Trusz, Jean-Baptiste Escary; Horacio by Caroline Cherrier; Precious by Paul Mas; Souvenir Souvenir by Bastien Dubois; the national premiere of Swallow the Universe by Luis Nieto; Trésor by Alexandre Manzanares, Guillaume Cosenza, Philipp Merten, Silvan Moutte-Roulet; and Trona Pinnacles by Mathilde Parquet. The international selection also includes:

  • All Those Sensations in My Belly by Marko Djeska (Croatia/Portugal)
  • Bench by Rich Webber (U.K.)
  • Boxbalet by Anton Dyakov (Russia)
  • Dry Sea by Yves Bex & Bart Bossaert (Belgium)
  • A Film about a Pudding by Roel Van Beek (U.K.)
  • Hijack139 by Joachim Berg & Sondre Johre (Norway)
  • In Nature by Marcel Barelli (Switzerland)
  • Incomplete Woman by Huh Su-Young (S. Korea)
  • Kkum by Kang-Min Kim (S. Korea)
  • A Most Exquisite Man by Jonas Taul (Estonia)
  • Only a Child by Simone Giampaolo (Switzerland)
  • Pilar by Moldybyrd Studio; Yngwie Boley, Diana Van Houten, Janis Joy Epping (The Netherlands)
  • Tie by Alexandra Ramires (Portugal/France)
  • Tío by Juan Medina (Mexico)
  • Tourist Trap by Vera Van Wolferen (The Netherlands)

3D Wire Fest and Weird Market will be held on site at La Cárcel_Segovia Centro de Creación in Segovia, Spain from September 24 to October 2. |



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