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Young Artists Developing Personal Projects: Apply To Bridging the Gap Animation Lab

The deadline to submit a project to Bridging the Gap is next Monday, April 24.

Now in its third year, Bridging the Gap helps young artists from around the world gain a deeper understanding of the animation industry by giving them access to and guidance from industry professionals. The program is open to young professionals and students who are developing or producing series and feature film ideas. Filmmakers with short films who are looking to expand the concept are also invited to submit their projects.

Twelve artists will be selected to participate in the one-week intensive animation lab, set to take place July 16-22 on the Spanish island of Tenerife, a place that we just covered yesterday on this site.

Throughout the week, participants will work closely with a half-dozen or so industry pros, each of whom will present workshops and consult one-on-one with the attendees. Here is a video summary of last year’s event in Spain:

Participants must pay a 1,500 euro registration fee that includes accommodation and meals. However, three full scholarships, including airfare to Tenerife, will be awarded to candidates from the following countries:

Latin America and the Caribbean: Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Dominican Republic

North Africa and the Middle East: Mauritania, Morocco, Western Sahara, Palestinian Territories

Sub-Saharan Africa: Mali, Niger, Senegal, Ethiopia, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique

Asia: Philippines

Bridging the Gap will also offer a full scholarship to one participant from a country not included in the list above, while the Spanish animation conference 3D Wire will offer a scholarship to a participant from Spain. Two additional scholarships will be awarded to participants from Tenerife.

For additional information and to apply before April 24, visit the Bridging the Gap website. Bridging the Gap is organized by various Spanish and Tenerife government agencies, as well as the Spanish animation conference 3D Wire.