The 3D Wire Market (Oct. 4-6) has selected 153 projects for the catalog of its 11th edition — A total of 18 feature films, 30 short films, 27 animation series, 27 video games. 10 transmedia and 41 international web series. The event held in Segovia will also feature presentations by high-profile creators such as three-time Goya Award winner Alberto Vázquez (Decorado, Birdboy: The Forgotten Children) or multi-awarded producer Chelo Loureiro. Key creatives of acclaimed video game A Place for the Unwilling will also attend the event.
A full list of the presentation projects is available here.
In the cinematographic section, about 50 productions, attendees will find the directorial debut of the filmmaker Chelo Loureiro: Valentina; a children’s tale 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. She has been nominated six times for the Goya Awards, taking one of the statuettes. Films such as The Happets in the Kingdom of the Sun or O Xigante illustrate a trajectory that has always been characterized by its vindication of the role of women in the audiovisual field.
Another highly-anticipated title featured in this 3D Wire edition will be Homeless Home, from Galician animator Alberto Vázquez. The director of Goya Award winning short and feature Decorado and Birdboy: The Forgotten Children will share the progress of what is his new short film, a work that he is juggling with his feature film Unicorn Wars. This multifaceted filmmaker has won more than 100 international awards in events such as the Annecy Festival, Chicago film festival and the Platino Awards. His works have also been exhibited at prestigious festivals around the world such as Cannes, EFA Awards, Toronto, Clermont-Ferrand and Animafest Zagreb.
The presentations of feature films and short films will also spotlight 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, who has already attended the Castilian-Leonese event on several occasions. 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, an animator whose credits include The Amazing World of Gumball. The other three are BFFS! Best Friends Forever Stranded! by Jose Balbuena, Dazzen Madah by the experienced Luis Pelayo Junquera and Enol Junquera, and T-Rey by Lily Bernard and José Ignacio Molano (Mol).
In the video games and new media section, there will be a presentation focused on one of the most acclaimed Spanish video games: 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 Dodgeball 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.
Online series will also be represented through two international proposals. The first is Tales of Alethrion Season Two by Mikkel Mainz (Skjald Aps), a Danish production aimed at adult audiences and focused on the adventures of a group of heroes inspired or influenced by their warrior leader, Alethrion — who, however, will not be as heroic as any of them believe. The second is the Mexican project The Adventures of Luisito & Tonino, a work focused on the little ones and directed by Steve Zapiain.
This international reference market, in addition to being a global showcase, also awards exceptional works. The public entity, RTVE, will once again present 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 winner will be acquired for broadcast by Movistar+ for an amount of 9,000 euros for a period of two years (first year exclusive) and an unlimited number of passes. In addition, the film will be officially released at the 2020 or 2021 edition of the 3D Wire Market.
In the series section, the recognition created last year for first time series directors or producers 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).
Átomo Network (main contributor) and Ánima will grant a series of awards to the best webseries.
And new for this year, 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.
Visit mercado3dwire.es/en, where you can find the lists of the selected projects under Submissions > Projects.