Speed meetings

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  • Tuesday 13 July: 9:00 – 21:00 | Animation projects speed meetings

Animation! Ventana Sur:

Animation! is a global business space for Latin American animation projecting to the world. This section of Ventana Sur Latin American film market (co-organized by INCAA and Marché du Film), features regional and global perspectives on animation. Projects seeking strategic alliances, special presentations, networking activities and training sessions are some of the key elements in Animation!

ACE Animation Special:

The ACE Animation Special is a workshop for experienced producers who want to diversify their activities to include, and/or deepen their knowledge of, developing and producing long form/feature film animation production for an international audience (cinema, broadcast or streaming).

Works In Progress:

Participate in meetings with some of the animation works in progress from Russia and Chile!

 

Projects

Animation Days

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Presented by: ACE Animation Special

Original title: Deleted

Directed by: Zoran Krstic

Produced by: Aleksandar Protic (MIR MEDIA GROUP)

Company: MIR MEDIA GROUP

Country: Serbia

Country of production: Serbia

Runtime: 100 min

Completed in: 2023

Looking for: Financing, co-producer, sales agents

Synopsis:

The year is 2758. The Planet is completely polluted, forcing the humans to live in the underground caves, and under the control of centralized artificial intelligence. The AI controls the entirety of human race and their facilities labeling humans practically useless. They are enclosed in individual cells underground while simultaneously “living” in a virtual world of a generic 21. century city. A small amount of people are chosen for reproduction while the rest are deleted – rejected.

Target audience: Cinephiles, males and female 20+, male skewed, lovers of animation, sci-fi, supernatural and thriller

Project status: Development

Animation Days

Kiri and Lou The Movie

Presented by: ACE Animation Special

Original title: Kiri and Lou The Movie

Directed by: Harry Sinclair

Produced by: Fiona Copland

Company: Field Theory

Country: New Zealand

Country of production: New Zealand

Runtime: 70 min

Completed in: October 2023

Looking for: Financing, sales agents

Synopsis:

A kindly purple prehistoric creature, with an embarrassingly stretchy trunk, rescues an ungrateful little dinosaur from a flood and teaches her how to be a friend.

With warm, gentle humor and uplifting song, Kiri and Lou will survive an epic adventure and come to appreciate each other’s special qualities.

Target audience: Children and family

Project status: Script development

Animation Days

Sidi kaba and the gateway home

Presented by: ACE Animation Special

Original title: Sidi kaba and the gateway home

Directed by: Rony Hotin

Produced by: Special Touch Studios

Company: SPECIAL TOUCH STUDIOS

Country: France

Country of production: France

Runtime: 90 min

Completed in: 2023

Looking for: Financing, sales agents, festivals

Synopsis:

With the help of the goddess Mami-Wata, Sidi Kaba, an 8-year-old boy tries to find his brother taken prisoner by slave traders. A fantastic epic that takes us on the roads of slavery.

Target audience: Family

Project status: In Financing

Animation Days

Comrades

Presented by: ACE Animation Special

Original title: Comrades

Directed by: Olivier Patté

Produced by: Maria Blicharska

Company: Blick Productions

Country: France

Country of production: France

Runtime: 95 min

Completed in: /

Looking for: Co-producer

Synopsis:

Arrested with his mother at the beginning of the Second World War and deported to the gulag in Siberia, 11-year-old Jakub has only one wish : to return home to Poland. A seven-year journey begins that takes him from the vastness of the Siberian Taiga to the desert confines of Soviet Uzbekistan via the great steppes. Accompanied by the rebellious Sasha, driven by his passion for the stars and an overflowing imagination, Jakub writes his story before our eyes.

Target audience: Children of more than 12 years and adults

Project status: Development

Animation Days

The treasure of Barracuda

Presented by: ACE Animation Special

Original title: El tesoro de Barracuda

Directed by: Adrià Garcia

Produced by: Valerie Delpierre

Company: INICIA FILMS. S.L

Country: España

Country of production: Spain

Runtime: 90 min

Completed in: End of 2023

Looking for: Financing, european co-producers

Synopsis:

Trying to find her parents, the girl Chispas, disguised as a boy, ends up by mistake in a pirate ship! A ship full of fearsome pirates who have a problem: to find the treasure they crave, they must read a book. But the only one who can read on board is Sparks, so they make her stay with them until they find the treasure.

Target audience: Adult, children, teenagers

Project status: In concept, early development

Animation Days

VALENTINA

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: Valentina

Directed by: Chelo Loureiro

Produced by: ABANO PRODUCIÓNS

Company: ABANO PRODUCIÓNS SL

Country: España

Country of production: Spain

Runtime: 65 min

Completed in: 2021

Looking for: Financing, sales agent, festivals

Synopsis:

Valentina is fed up of her Down’s syndrome, convinced that it prevents her from making her dream true: becoming a trapeze artist. But a magical journey will reveal to her all that she is capable of doing.

Target audience: Preschool, family

Project status: In Production

Animation Days

The whisper of the sea

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: The whisper of the sea

Directed by: Marcela Rincón

Produced by: Maritza Rincón

Company: Fosfenos Media

Country: Colombia

Country of production: Colombia, Mexico

Runtime: 80 min

Completed in: June 2025

Looking for: Artistic colaboration, co-producers, financing, sales agents.

Synopsis:

Dominga, a nine-year-old girl, along with her mother and grandmother, have been displaced from the Colombian Pacific. She sings to fly with her imagination to her beloved beach and dreams of the moment of playing in the sea again, where the memory of her father awaits her. A bicycle trip is her only option to return to live the greatest adventure, reconcile with her past and re-conquer the territory of her affections.

Target audience: Family

Project status: Development

Animation Days

Heart of Darkness

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: Heart of Darkness

Directed by: Rogério Nunes & Vini Wolf

Produced by: Sébastien Onomo & Rogério Nunes & Guille Hiertz

Company: Karmatique Imgs Lt

Country: Brazil

Country of production: Brazil, France

Runtime: 78 min

Completed in: July 2023

Looking for: Financing, co-producers, sales agents, festivals

Synopsis:

Rio de Janeiro, near future.
Marlow is a police officer assigned to a mission to find Captain Kurtz, a famous policeman who went missing in mysterious circumstances. Marlow has to do his mission in a boat, undertaking a dangerous journey through the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Target audience: Teens, young adults

Project status: Pre-production

Animation Days

Perlimps

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: Perlimps

Directed by: Alê Abreu

Produced by: Laís Bodanzky & Luiz Bolognesi & Ernesto Soto

Company: Buriti Filmes

Country: Brazil

Country of production: Brazil

Runtime: 75 min

Completed in: Summer 2022

Looking for: Financing, co-producers, sales agents, festivals

Synopsis:

Claé and Bruô, secret agents from enemy Kingdoms, must overcome their differences and combine forces to face the dangerous Giants and save the Perlimps from the Green Slime that threatens to swamp the forest.

Target audience: Children & Family

Project status: In Production

 

Animation Days

Kayara

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: Kayara

Directed by: Cesar Zelada

Produced by: Sergio Zelada & Jose Zelada

Company: Cinema Management Group

Country: USA

Country of production: Peru

Runtime: 88 min

Completed in: Q4 2023

Looking for: Financing, co-producers, distributors

Synopsis:

Long ago, the Inca Messengers (Chasquis), were fast, strong and only men, until Kayara, who is determined to be the first female to break into the exclusive league of all-men messengers of the Incan empire. In her conquest, she protects the undiscovered Golden City that is still hidden today from the great dangers of exploitation and stolen resources.

Target audience: Family – Kids +8

Project status: Financing / Pre-Production

Animation Days

ROBOTIA, THE MOVIE

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: ROBOTIA, THE MOVIE

Directed by: Diego Cagide

Produced by: Nicolás Couvin (Malabar Producciones)

Company: Malabar Producciones

Country: Argentina

Country of production: Argentina - Chile

Runtime: 76 min

Completed in: March 2023

Looking for: Coproducers, TV Broadcasters, pre-sales, vod platforms

Synopsis:

In a world inhabited by androids, a girl dreams of playing football, despite her family’s ban. Her friends will come to her aid to help her fulfill her wish, and to show everyone what they are capable of doing, on and off the football field.

Teaser

Target audience: 4 to 8 and FAMILY

Project status: In pre-production. Animation will begin by the end of 2021 or 1st quarter of 2022.

Animation Days

Nihonjin

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: Nihonjin

Directed by: Celia Catunda & Kiko Mistrorigo

Produced by: Ricardo Rozzino

Company: Pinguim Content

Country: Brazil

Country of production: Brazil

Runtime: 80 min

Completed in: 2023

Looking for: Financing, Sales Agent, Festivals, Distributors and Co-producers from France or Japan

Synopsis:

“Nihonjin” tells the story of Noboru, a 10 year-old boy, who discovers the past of his grandfather Hideo and the Japanese immigration to Brazil. Having lived his whole life as a
Brazilian kid, Noboru struggles to understand his grandfather’s personality and his own cultural identity. Throughout the film, Hideo presents to Noboru Brazil as he experienced it, finally connecting with his grandson.

Target audience: Family, 8+

Project status: Pre-production

Animation Days

My Friend The Sun

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: My Friend The Sun

Directed by: Alejandra Perez

Produced by: Miguel Angel Uriegas & Genaro Lopez

Company: Fotosintesis Media

Country: Mexico

Country of production: Mexico

Runtime: 80 min

Completed in: August 2024

Looking for: Co-producers, festivals

Synopsis:

A city trickster who makes a living by lying about his culture’s myths, must rekindle his only daughter’s trust by navigating these myths in reality.

Target audience: Family, Children 7-14

Project status: Development

Animation Days

Kai

Presented by: Animation! Ventana Sur

Original title: Kai

Directed by: Milton Guerrero Prado

Produced by: Rita Street & Marie Castañeda

Company: Red Animation Studios

Country: Perú

Country of production: Argentina

Runtime: 100 min

Completed in: October 2023

Looking for: Financing, co-producer, Distribution

Synopsis:

When Kai learns she is the daughter of the great shaman Illari, she decides to obtain magic for herself by finding the lost Temple of Asirus and pass a dangerous test. Unfortunately, Katari, the only other shaman in Kai’s world, wants to possess Kai’s potential power so that he can become an all-powerful Magical Creature. In order to defeat Katari, Kai learns that she must let go of her selfish dreams of power and glory and rely on her own grit, ingenuity, empathy and love.

Target audience: Family film

Project status: In Production