Beginning this yr, Spain’s Animayo Gran Canaria will locations not one, however two animated quick movies within the operating for an Oscars. Each the winner of Animayo’s Worldwide Jury Grand Prize and – efficient this 17th version – and the most effective Spanish-language animated quick will probably be eligible for consideration within the animated quick movie class of the Academy Awards.
Information broke days after the competition wrapped Could 7 which noticed “Prisoner Outdoors” by Germany’s Igor Medvedev snag the Worldwide Jury Grand award, which features a money prize of €3,000 Euros and the aforementioned eligibility for Oscar consideration. Quick facilities on a long-confined prisoner who makes use of his creativeness to flee from his cell.
Additionally eligible for Oscar consideration, the most effective quick movie in Spanish – the Animation With an Ñ Award, went to “Leopoldo el del Bar” (“Leopoldo from the Bar”), by Spain’s Diego Porral, which revolves round Leopoldo, an previous man who has frequented the identical Madrid bar for a few years. When the bar is shut down, his loneliness catches up with him within the form of a chatty pigeon which leads him to simply accept his destiny in an sudden means.
Among the many standouts was greatest director and greatest pupil movie awardee, “Goodnight Mr. Ted” by Nicolás Sole, a darkly comedian black and white mash-up of genres, with nods to “Taxi Driver” and “Toy Story.”
Talking at a joint press convention held on the Gran Canaria Island Council, its President, Antonio Morales, congratulated Animayo director and producer Damián Perea on the competition’s rising success.
“The Animayo Competition is a real privilege for Gran Canaria. It has turn into an incredible showcase for coaching and employment within the worldwide audiovisual sector, an rising but exponentially rising and highly effective sector,” he famous.
Perea agreed: “The Canary Islands are the tri-continental bridge between America, Africa, and Europe.”
Henri Magalon, producer and founder-CEO of Perhaps Motion pictures, France, chaired the worldwide jury composed of main lights in animation, together with Carlos Zaragoza, a manufacturing designer, Sony Photos Animation); Claus Toksvig, CEO – accomplice and producer, Nørlum Leisure, Denmark; Aurora Jiménez, a visible growth artist at DreamWorks Animation; and Hidetaka Yosumi, a personality technical director and facial rig developer at Studio Nowake, Japan).
“On high of the good and heat group that welcomed us all, I used to be glad to see some buddies from America coming again to Europe after COVID. I used to be notably impressed by the very top quality of the masterclasses and the number of quick movies in competitors,” Magalon instructed Selection.
Magalon, whose Perhaps Motion pictures has produced such acclaimed hits as “Ernest & Celestine” and “Calamity Jane,” additionally offered a masterclass on his profession as a producer, as did his fellow jury members with whom he deliberated over the 60-plus shorts in rivalry.
“By assembly native abilities and studios, I additionally found that the regional monetary system is already offering an ideal setting for excellent movies and collection, making the Canary Islands among the many greatest locations for animation,” he famous.
“I had a good time on the competition but it surely was a extremely packed program particularly for us within the jury with three rounds of conferences, watching over some 60 quick movies in a really restricted time. However we made it and we’re additionally actually glad in regards to the winners we picked,” mentioned Toksvig, whose firm’s credit embrace the Oscar-nominated “Tune of the Sea” and “Large Hero 6.”
The competition marked its first totally in-person version because the pandemic broke with an attendance of 15,610 whereas the masterclasses recorded greater than 2,000 attendees and 235 recruitment classes resulted in 53 candidates aspiring to affix such corporations as Skydance Animation, The SPA Studios and Poland’s Platige Picture.
Carlos Zaragoza and Aurora Jimenez of Sony Photos Animation and DreamWorks Animation, respectively, held a workshop on idea artwork for movies whereas Daniel Lara, director of Barcelona-based boutique animation college Pepe Faculty Land, led a workshop on the usage of animation instruments such because the Blender Grease Pencil.
Till June 30, Animayo will probably be accepting purposes for its Animayo Scholarships for Expertise, with greater than €500,000 ($520,000) out there for each on-site and on-line coaching, with entry to a very powerful nationwide and worldwide sector-related universities and colleges that will probably be collaborating with Animayo for the 2022-2023 educational yr.
Animayo ran from Could 4 -7. The web version of Animayo begins in October.
Grand Jury Award
“Prisoner Outdoors,” Igor Medvedev, Germany.
“Good Night time Mr. Ted,” Nicolás Sole Allignani, Spain.
“Frydenlund Hair Parlour,” Hanne Berkaak, Belgium, Norway.
“Absence,” Marc Hericher, France.
“Leopoldo el del Bar” (“Leopoldo from the Bar”), Diego Porral, Spain.
“Flower below Water,” Aitor Oñederra, Spain.
Greatest Cease Movement
“Elena,” Biruté Spdeikaité, Lithuania, France, Croatia.
Greatest Pupil Quick Movie
“Good Night time Mr. Ted”
Greatest Grownup Quick Movie
“Depths of Night time,” Step C., Hong Kong.
‘Animation with an Ñ’ Awards:
Greatest Quick Movie in Spanish – Animation with an Ñ.
“Leopoldo el del bar”
Social Consciousness Award in Spanish
“Mula,” Carlos Balseiro, Mariano Benayón, Spain.
Winners: Cinematics, Commissioned, and Music Movies
Greatest Video Sport Cinematics
“Resident Evil: Village Story,” Platige Picture, Poland.
Greatest Music Video
“Las Miradas Perdidas” (“The Clean Stares”), Clara Rodríguez, Uruguay.
“TEDx: Actual,” Substance, Berno, Bullpen, Mighty Good, Mixcode, Nereo, Oddfellows, Submit Workplace, Spillt, State, Australia.