3D WIRE REVEALS ITS PALMARÉS AND ITS NEW NAME: WEIRD MARKET
- The jury awards “Muedra”, “Sweet Night” and ” I’m Going Out for Cigarettes” for best national, international and European short films respectively
- “Mémorable” and “La Noria” get the audience recognition
- In the section of projects “Leopoldo el del Bar” by Diego Porral (Movistar + Short Film Project Award) and “Gris” (RTVE Award for the most innovative video game) join the list of winners
- The market closes a cycle and presents its new denomination: Weird Market
The 11th edition of 3D Wire has its winners, the short films “Muedra” and “Sweet Night” have been proclaimed winners by the jury of the national and international category respectively, while “I’m Going Out for Cigarettes” is crowned as the best European work. With this record, the Segovian event closes a cycle and announces its new name: Weird Market; a denomination that seeks to reflect the new forms of artistic expression that the event already makes space for, such as comics or board games
The jury wanted to recognize in the national section the work of Cesar Díaz Meléndez. “Muedra” gives a new recognition to this filmmaker’s long professional career, which has undergone outstanding work as an animator in productions such as “Frankenweenie” by Tim Burton, “Anomalisa” by Charlie Kaufman or “Isle of Dogs” by Wes Anderson.
The international section, together with Belgian short film “Sweet Night” de Lia Bertels and the French “I’m Going Out for Cigarettes” by Osman Certon, the jury wanted to give a special mention to “Under the Rib Cage” (France, Belgium), directed by Bruno Tondeur.
The audience awards have fallen to the French short film “Mémorable” by Bruno Collet (International) and “La Noria” by Carlos Baena (National). Two of the 41 productions that made up the official section, representing 20 different countries in Asia, America, Europe and Oceania
RECOGNITIONS TO ANIMATION AND VIDEO GAMES PROJECTS
The call for projects is another fundamental piece of this market, in this area there were a total of 153 selected from which a total of nine have been distinguished with various awards.
The Movistar + Short Film Project Award of this eleventh edition has been for “Leopoldo el del Bar“, by Diego Porral. The recognition is endowed with the acquisition of the emission rights of the awarded short film by Movistar + and for an amount of 9,000 euros for a period of 2 years (unlimited number of passes), being the first year exclusively for the aforementioned channel. In addition, the work will be officially released in the 2020 or 2021 edition of this market.
RTVE chose the most innovative video game project. The winner has been “Gris“ from Nómada Studio; being granted the possibility of being presented now to the RTVE Interactive Directorate.
The award for the best Young Creator’s Series Project is “The Mystery of Cucut City“, by Héctor Arnau Fernández, who receives a free accreditation for the next edition of Annecy-MIFA (professional accreditation MIFA). Another recognized project is “BFFS! Best Friends Forever Stranded!“, its author José Balbuena takes a free place for the animation short films, series and feature films executive production course of Media Training Consulting.
In the Átomo Network call for online animation series projects, the Átomo Grand Prix was awarded to the best online series presented at the Festival, the Australian “The Twist“ by Brendan J. Doyle (Broken Yellow). On the other hand, the Ánima Award for children’s online series has been for the Spanish “Laika, Space Adventures“ by Alex Cervantes (Hampa Studio)
The other two awards are the Premio Robot Atómico for the Argentine “Can i Keep him?” by Rosario Carlino (Osa Estudio), and the Átomo Network Award for the Danish “Tales of Alethrion – Season Two“ by Mikkel Mainz (Skjald Aps).
The award list is completed by the “La Liga Award”, created this year. In its first edition, the winners have been the “T-Rey“ series and the feature film “My Grandfather’s Demons“. The first is a Spanish series (Barbara Animation Studio) in 2D directed by Aurelie Lilly Bernard and Jose Ignacio Molano (Mol) and the second is a co-production between Spain, Portugal and France (Sardinha em lata, Basque Films, Marmitafilms) directed by Nuno Beato.
The award is given to the Spanish production company and allows both works to travel to Ventana Sur Animation! next December in Buenos Aires. The institutions that collaborate in this initiative are INCAA, Ventana Sur, ICAA and The League of Ibero-American Animation.