The 10th edition of 3D Wire will feature 106 Spanish and Portuguese animation projects in development and production, spread out across features, shorts, tv series, video games, and virtual reality.
The market-oriented event held annually in Segovia, Spain is a one-stop event that offers an excellent overview of how Spain’s and Portugal’s animation industries are evolving.
The breakdown of the 106 projects is as follows: 17 feature films, 18 short films, 29 animation series, 39 video games, and 3 vr projects. A list of the projects can be found here. In addition to those projects, an additional 9 European transmedia projects and 11 international on line series were also selected.
Here’s an overview from the organizers of some of the highlights of this year’s project selections:
- One of the projects most known to the general audience is the Spanish 3d production: Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds; a film directed by Toni García and produced by Apolo Films. This ambitious bet aims to relaunch the iconic character of the 80s that is based on the novel by Alexandre Dumas.
- Portuguese director Jose Miguel Ribeiro will talk about his new work, the feature film Nayola. A production of Praça Filmes that immerses the adult public in an Angola under the vision of three generations of women: grandmother, daughter and granddaughter; an initiatory journey in a country that undergoes a true metamorphosis.
- Another feature film about which will be given more details will be the co-production between Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States of Wise Blue Studios’ Mibots. Currently in pre-production status, the film has already confirmed its scriptwriter, Rob Edwards (screenwriter of Disney films The Princess and the Frog and Treasure Planet), who will work from an original idea of the Spanish Maxi Valero.
- Colossal Jane (pictured at top) will be one of the short films presented. Its author, Roc Espinet, has worked as an animator in the two most awarded works of Spanish cinema in the past year, the feature film Birdboy: The Forgotten Children and the short film Decorado, both directed by Alberto Vázquez. In addition, Espinet was already selected in 2016 with his transmedia project: Girl and Wolf.
- Iván Carmona and María Buitrago, responsible for the Madrid studio Sunshine Animation Studio, will come to advance news of the short film I’m not Alone —a story about a devastated and dominated by machines world where a child must face his past in order to have a future.
- The series will have its own voice with projects much expected for children like Turuleca’s Funny Farm by Víctor Monigote or Tiko Taiko by Manuel Sicilia and Jesús Gallego. Monigote, multidisciplinary artist responsible for the artistic direction of the blockbuster Mortadelo and Filemon: Mission Implausible by Javier Fesser, will present the aforementioned work with his personal stamp and where he turns to the animal world to get into musical learning. Sicilia (Justin and the Knights of Valour) and Gallego, on the other hand, will bring a comedy of space adventures that is immersed in science for the little ones. The first is a production of Tandem Films, while the second is a co-production between Rokyn Animation and Gallego Bros.
- In video games, there will be Endling. An ecological adventure (for PC and console) developed by the Spanish studio Herobeat Studios that takes us to a world devastated by humans seen through the eyes of the last fox of the Earth. Jingle & Merry: Who gave Christmas Away? will also be discussed. This title is a proposal of Whytah Games that takes us to Santa’s toy factory and where the player must put himself in the place of the elves, Jingle and Merry, to save the most important night of the year. Another title, Kluest from Sons of a Bit Entertainment, is an app for mobile devices that makes use of augmented reality in an innovative way.
3D Wire takes place from October 4 through 7. For more details on the event and accreditation, visit the event’s website.