For Animation Filmmakers:
For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals
Weird, International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market opens the submissions for animation short films for its 12th edition, which will take place from September 28th to October 4th 2020 in Segovia, Spain.
The works received will take part of the annual catalogue of short films of the Weird market, a complete selection of around 200 titles of the latest and best animation works with the contact details of each project to facilitate the distribution and sales of them. Professionals who attend the market could watch all the selected titles in the screening booths.
EVERY TECHNIQUE OF ANIMATION IS ACCEPTED and the length allowed, credits included, is 30 minutes for the national and international short films and 10 minutes for the music videos.
2020 Call for Projects
Portuguese and Spanish 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.
EUROPEAN NEW MEDIA, INNOVATIVE AND TRANSMEDIA PROJECTS
The call includes all animation projects, video games or new applications of technology that complete and reinforce transmedia experience and development and that are carried out, produced or co-produced by European countries.
Weird dedicates one more year this call to international animation webseries. Where Átomo Network, as the main collaborator, will grant a series of recognitions to the best animation webseries according to their production stages.
EUROPEAN BOARD GAMES PROJECTS
This year, Weird launches a call for projects of European board games that want to be known in their different stages of production in order to promote and help the distribution of the European board game industry.
EUROPEAN COMIC PROJECTS
This year, Weird launches a call dedicated to European comic projects in their different stages of production and whose objective is to encourage young cartoonists, illustrators and screenwriters to present their original works, where creativity, innovation, experimentation and creativity stand out. as well as highlight the importance of comics and illustration as a means of communication and transfer of ideas.
Deadline: 24 July 2020
2019 Event Coverage
Silly Walks authors of the poster of the 11th edition
The poster of this edition is a creation of Silly Walks, a 2D animation and visual development studio based in Valencia. A powerful image in blue and pink tones that aims to convey the essence of the event as a meeting point for the industry and that makes use of the iconic cubes, hallmark of the Castilian-Leonese event. The studio has a solid track record started in 2013. Producers of pieces for television, films, video games and advertising, Silly Walks has an outstanding international prestige as witnessed by customers of the scope of Nickelodeon, 11 Bit Studios or Lorenzo Jovanotti; becoming nominated for the Quirino Awards for one of his most recent works: Lorenzo Live 2018 intro.
2018 Festival Coverage:
2018 Festival Trailer:
2018 Festival Poster:
The 10th anniversary poster is designed by Guillermo García Carsí. An illustration which envisions the pilgrimage of the entire industry of animation with Segovia as a meeting point, all crowned with a large cake that commemorates the tenth edition of the event. Guillermo Garcia Carsi is the creator and director of the acclaimed animation TV series for children Pocoyo, and has a long list of awards that guarantees his international success; such as Annecy Best TV Series and BAFTA Best Pre-school Series, among others. On 2009 he founded the production company El Señor Studio with his sister Beatriz; its first project Doomed, was awarded in seven festivals, including Best Comedy Fernand Raynaud at Clermont Ferrand Festival 2012. He is currently working in projects development for Disney EMEA, which he combines with some other own projects and giving lectures.