Mexico-based creative industries organization Pixelatl is gathering the most promising animation projects in development from across Latin America for its 2019 IdeaToon Bootcamp, taking place May 27-29 in Cuernavaca.
Out of 341 submissions from 14 countries, 24 projects have been selected by an international panel for the fine-tuning intensive, where eight international industry experts will offer guidance through specialized workshops, courses and feedback sessions with participating creators.
IdeaToon is an annual contest for animated series and features in development, seeking concepts from the Latin American region with the potential to attract global audiences. Organized by Pixelatl, the Bootcamp offers creators help in developing the projects through expert counseling, professional networking and the facilitation of international partnerships for development, co-production and distribution.
“In the six years that we have had this call, the balance is very positive,” said Jose Inesta, Director of Pixelatl. “There are six animation series in production, and over 50 option deals, service contracts and co-production agreements for Mexican and Latin animation studios, as a direct result of IdeaToon. Some series have already aired on TV or web, but we won’t rest until our youth can watch original content from Latin America.”
The selected projects for 2019 are:
- Collided, by Carla Angélica Barragán and Alberto Beltrán (Mexico City)
- Talbot’s House, by Alán Ashuni García Osorio (Michoacán, Mexico)
- Vera Ventura, by Jess Aran, Macarena Zanet and Lucas Lombardi (Argentina)
- Silver Keepers, by Martina Massun (Argentina)
- Loo & Loo, by Luis Andrés Ramírezy Jonathan Freeman (State of Mexico)
- All Aboard, by Omar Sealtiel Escobar Enriquez (Jalisco, Mexico)
- PJ Girl vs Dr.Suits, by Miriam Masso, Bruna Skrzypek, Lívia Constante and Larissa de Lucca (Mexico City)
- Inworld, by Andrés Alberto Gómez Jiménez (State of Mexico)
- A Thousand Whiskers, by Jorge Estrada (Mexico City)
- My Future Selves, by José Joaquín Garin (Argentina)
- Geonauts, by Jesús Daniel E. Garcia, Felipe Moreno and Gloria Félix (Jalisco, Mexico)
- Monkey and Friends, by Mariana Gallegos and Jorge Camps (Mexico City)
- Phoebe Magical Newbie, by Irais Guzmán and Marcos Vargas (Mexico City)
- The Human Adventures of Bay and Dot, by Mirelle Ortega Molina (Veracruz, Mexico)
- Noisy Nomads, by Sebastian Ramirez and Diego Ramírez (Mexico City)
- Batra, by Fernanda Liedo, Monica Monsanto and César Larriva (Mexico City)
- Sato, by Adriana Somoza (Venezuela)
- Lulo Shines, by Alberto Angel Pozos (Mexico City)
- Together Is Better, by Jaime Álvarez and Sandra Castro (Peru)
- Clara, by Oscar Alejandro Trejo (Mexico City)
- Is That a Dog?, by Marisol Sandoval (Jalisco, Mexico)
- Key Keepers, by Cecilia Nuztas and Oscar Hernández (Jalisco, Mexico)
- Annie and Matt, by Alfredo Ponce and Eliely Silva (Mexico City)
- Ambrosía, by Alejandra Espinoza and Jorge Acevedo (Puebla, Mexico)
Learn more about Pixelatl and its initiatives by following @pixelatl on social media.