Tegucigalpa-based animation studio, school & creative boutique BAST is looking to give the Honduran animation community a boost in a challenging year with the inaugural Animation Jam Honduras. The virtual event will offer a chance for local artists working in all animation techniques to showcase their talents and take a shot at some amazing prizes.
“In Honduras we’re preparing ourselves to build up an animation industry. We will be officially launching our online Animation School, between December and January, setting the foundation for our Honduran animation industry,” BAST Studio’s CEO & Project Manager Alexandra Jimenez and Founder & CCO Osman Barralaga told Animation Magazine.
The Animation Jam will take place from December 11 at 7 p.m. CST to December 13 at 7 p.m. CST. Here’s the breakdown:
- December 10 – Participant pre-registration deadline.
- Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. – Theme/topic revealed and Animation Jam begins.
- Dec. 13 at 6:30 p.m. – Final 30 minute countdown and close of competition streamed over Facebook Live.
- Dec. 14-16 – Judges review the projects.
- Dec. 17 – Judges select 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.
- Dec. 18 at 7 p.m. – Winners announced over Facebook Live.
The contest is open to both amateurs and professionals aged 18+, located in Honduras.
“Even though our event right now is only for people based in Honduras, we would love for the animation community to keep posted with it, as it’s a small step locally, we believe that it will have some impact globally,” the BAST principals added.
Further details of the Jam will be revealed and questions answered over Facebook Live this Friday, December 4 at 7 p.m. CST, featuring already confirmed international judges: Mexican-American filmmaker Ana Lydia Monaco; co-founder & co-director of The Animation Centrifuge, Fraser MacLean (Scotland); and artist/photographer Anubis Vrussh (Panama).