International animation, games and new media market now open for project submissions, with prizes to be awarded at 10th annual event running October 1-7.
3D Wire, the International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market, has issued a call for projects for its 10th edition to be held in Segovia, Spain this coming October 1st-7th, 2018.
The call for animation, VR experiences and video games projects further highlights its Portuguese-Spanish scope after being opened to the whole peninsula last year, and has the collaboration of the Embassy of Portugal in Spain.
For the second consecutive year, 3D Wire is issuing an international call for online animation series with Átomo Network, the Spanish language community for animators, artists and creators, a joint venture between Frederator Networks in the United States and Ánima Estudios in Mexico.
For 2018, 3D Wire will host three different calls for projects: Portuguese-Spanish animation, VR (virtual reality) and video games projects; European transmedia and new media projects; and international online animation series projects. The deadline for submissions in all project categories is August 10th.
Call for Portuguese-Spanish Animation, VR Experiences and Video Game Projects
Only projects from companies or production companies registered in Spain or Portugal can participate. A maximum of three projects per company may be submitted. All animation techniques and formats are accepted in the categories of short films, feature films, animation series and video games, as well as apps and projects developed in virtual reality where the animation has a notable presence.
Both short films or audiovisual pieces of a narrative nature, such as experiences or video games, can participate in the VR category.
In addition to being eligible for different awards, several projects may be selected to receive business and creative consultancy from international animation and video games experts, with different professional profiles (producers, distributors, buyers, publishers, televisions, etc.).
The public entity, RTVE, presents its interactive awards to the most innovative video game and VR video game. These awards are granted by the Interactive Media Department of RTVE, where the selected project can be presented to the Interactive Directorate of RTVE.
Moreover, Movistar+, for the third consecutive year, will award the Short Film Project Prize Movistar+. The short film selected in this section will be licensed by Movistar+ for 9,000 euros for a two-year term, the first year being exclusive. In addition, the short film will be officially released in the 2019 or 2020 edition of the 3D Wire Market. Last year, Blue & Malone: Impossible Cases by Abraham López, got this award.
New this year, among all participating animation series projects that are the first or second series from the director or production company, one will be recognized as the Best Young Creator Animation Series Project, with an award of a free accreditation for the 2019 edition of Annecy-MIFA (MIFA professional accreditation).
Call for European Transmedia and New Media Projects
3D Wire has a unique view where animation, video games and new media create synergies merging into a single stronger industry sector. It understands that the development of these industry sectors involves new actors. Nowadays, the way we consume and share content is changing, being more interactive – that means projects no longer are only animation or video game but are transmedia products. That also implies breakthrough technologies and new devices such as augmented reality, 3D printing, gamification, connected toys and wearable technology. This is a call for these kinds of innovative projects.
The main aim of this call is to encourage and facilitate European co-production to reinforce the European A/V sector capacity to operate transnationally, as well as to foster European animation and games markets, increase the visibility and circulation of EU projects and help find new partners to finance, develop and create strong European IP transmedia projects.
Animation, games or new technology projects that can complete and enhance the transmedia experience can be submitted. New tech devices and projects have to be related to animation or video games.
In order to apply, the projects must be developed by European producers or in co-production with European countries. They also have to be designed to be distributed on at least two different platforms.
Call for Online Series Projects
3D Wire dedicates this call to online animation series open to all the whole world. Átomo Network, as the main collaborator, will give a series of awards to the best online animation series; the Átomo Network Award, to the best web series in any language other than Spanish; and the Premio Robot Atómico, to the best web series in the Spanish language.
For both prizes, the series should be directed towards Kids (6-11), Teens (12+) or Adults (18+), but in no case to Preschool audiences. Any submitted series must have at least five episodes produced to be eligible for this award.
The Átomo Network Award includes the Átomo statuette, the dubbing and publication of the series in Spanish (neutral) on the Átomo Network Channel and the option of co-production in case of successful publication of the series.
The Premio Robot Atómico includes the Átomo statuette, an advance of $500 for the series and a distribution agreement to publish it on Átomo Network Channel, with the subsequent distribution of benefits between the series and Átomo Network. The Átomo Network Award includes the option of co-production in case of successful publication of the series.
These awards will be given among those online animation series projects that express their desire to participate and accept the conditions of the Átomo Network Awards (above mentioned).
In addition, 3D Wire and Átomo Network will award the Átomo Grand Prix, to the best web series presented at the festival, rewarding technical and artistic merit. The winning series will receive the exclusive statuette of Átomo Network and 3D Wire.
Presentation of Projects by Their Authors
Among the projects submitted in the three different categories, a selection will be made that will be published in the 3D Wire Market catalogue, in order to promote and help the distribution. The publication is distributed at the main international animation, video games and new media festivals and markets in addition to free online distribution that reaches every year more than 7,000 professionals from the sector.
Among the selected projects, several will be chosen for presentation by their authors during 3D Wire 2018.
Mariano Melman-Carrara Confirmed as 3D Wire Presenter
Mariano Melman-Carrara will be one of the headliners of this edition of 3D Wire. The Argentinian resident in London will present, “Production Applied to VR, Case Study of ‘Back to the Moon’,” where he will talk about his experience as a producer at Nexus Studios for the Google Doodle VR experience commemorating the anniversary of the artist, director and cinematographic icon Georges Méliès. In addition to the aforementioned project, Melman-Carrara been involved with other VR projects such as the Google Spotlight Stories VR short, Rain or Shine.
Along with Melman-Carrara, Eva Figueroa and Juan Pedro Arroyo, 2D animation supervisors on Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, will present on working with mixed techniques in an audiovisual products.
Source: 3D Wire
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.