Eighteen children between six and twelve of Spanish and Jordan origin collaborated on an animated short film with the partnership of PDA (Pequenos Dibujos Animados-Small Cartoons) and the Cervantes Institute. The production took place in Amman, Jordan over five days.
The eight-minute short film titled MY FRIEND AMYAD is based on the real life of two Bedouins living in the desert of Wadi Rum. The team of eighteen kids, who made the drawings, the backgrounds and the conception of the idea, was coordinated by PDA (Pequenos Dibujos Animados-Small Cartoons), an association of audiovisual artists which makes animated short film projects to encourage early childhood development. With the use of an educational methodology, they are trying to teach and explain the process of creating animated audiovisual projects.
In addition to this work, the association has raised a tour of animation developed in different parts of Spain and around the world, including Madrid, Zlin (Czech Republic), Rome, Oran (Algeria). The PDA team includes Mario Torrecillas (director), Tyto Alba (artist and animator), David Borrull (animation director) and Pablo Hernandez (visual arts expert).
Animacam has selected this animation for competition in the Short Film category of the Official Selection.