The call for projects ended on July 21st 2021. We will announce the list of selected projects in September.
CALL FOR PORTUGUESE-SPANISH ANIMATION AND VIDEO GAMES PROJECTS
The selection of animation and video game projects in the market is open to all types of works (in their different stages of production), but only those coming from companies or producers registered in Spanish or Portuguese territory will be valid. The maximum number of applications that can be submitted is 3 projects per company and you cannot participate with the same title in various categories.
In the terms of participation all animation techniques and formats are accepted in the categories of short films, feature films, animation series and video games.
Of the projects received a selection will be made and published in the Weird Market catalog, in order to promote and help the distribution. These works, in addition to being able to aim to different recognitions, may be included among the presentations that during the market will be carried out by their own creators or could receive business and creative advice from international experts in animation and video games, with different professional profiles (producers , distributors, buyers, publishers, televisions, etc.).
The public entity, RTVE, continues supporting this call for projects and it will give three awards: the Best Video Game Project, the Most Innovative Video Game Project and the Video Game Weird Plus, to the video game that breaks molds, to the weirdest. These awards are granted by the Interactive Media Department of RTVE; Where the selected project can be presented to the Interactive Directorate of RTVE.
Besides, Movistar+ supports for the fifth consecutive year the call granting the Movistar+ Short Film Project Award to the best national short film. The short film selected in this section will obtain the acquisition of the rights of emission by Movistar+ for an amount of 9,000 euros during the term of 2 years and unlimited number of passes, being the first year in exclusivity for the aforementioned channel. The national premiere of the winning short film should be done in Weird Market, in either of the next two editions (2022 or 2023). Which means that the short film can be released outside Spanish territory before Weird Market.
Along with these awards, will also be given the Best Young Creator Series Project. The prize will be chosen among all the participating projects of animation series whose director or producer is their first or second series and will receive a free accreditation for the next edition of Annecy-MIFA (professional accreditation MIFA).