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Animation

Six animation projects—the majority educational and adventure genres—all focusing on children as their main audience. These are the Colombian audiovisual industry projects selected in the Animation category for BAM 2022 in search of partners and co-producers to complete their financing.

Evaluation committee

Manuel CRISTOBAL

España

Audiovisual producer and consultant, member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of the USA and Spain, member of CARTOON’s board of directors. Since 2001, he has produced eleven feature films, eight of them in animation. He has won five Goya Awards for Best Animated Film, an EFA Award, a Platinum Award, and is a two-time winner of the Jury Award at Annecy with films like Wrinkles, Another day of life, and Buñuel in the labyrinth of the turtles, among others.

Rosana URBES

Brasil

Animator, illustrator, and storyboard artist. She worked at Disney Studios for 6 months on films such as Mulan, Tarzan, and Lilo & Stitch. She currently lives in São Paulo, Brazil, where she develops animated films, books, and workshops with her producer Planta Filmes. She directed and animated Guida, a film that won over 70 awards nationally and internationally, including awards at the Anima Mundi Festival, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, and the Havana Film Festival. She is currently finishing the short film Safo with support from BNDES, among other projects.

Selected projects

Six animation projects—the majority educational and adventure genres—all focusing on children as their main audience. These are the Colombian audiovisual industry projects selected in the Animation category for BAM 2022 in search of partners and co-producers to complete their financing.

ANIMETRICS

Juan David ORTIZ MARTÍNEZ

8 min. x 13

Children / Educational

Astrohouse Contenidos Audiovisuales

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To learn the human language, Flora the crocodile, Mole the tapir, and Ori the jaguar invent a game: wordplay. What is a sad word like? What would happen if I combine two words to get a new one? Do you know any words that sound in the wind? What could be the greatest Word of all? While they sleep they create fantastic places: forests with capital letters, plains full of vowels, alien planets with floating syllables... But when they wake up in them, Mole is not able to wake up, Flora is afraid of shadows, Ori wants to be a singer but he lost his voice...The new words will help them to solve each problema while they understand the things that happen in the world of human language.

CHOCO: THE LAND AND THE MONSTERS

Estefanía PIÑERES

90 min.

Children / Adventure

Letrario

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Chocó, a fearful and compassionate girl, must face her worst nightmare when her brother, Nuquí, is devoured by Mukira, one of the monsters stalking her village. Driven by her instinct and guided by the wisdom of Lolo, a mysterious and magical old woman, Chocó will embark on a journey in search of the monster to perform a dangerous ritual to bring Nuquí back. However, after capturing Mukira, Chocó will understand that monsters are far from being what humans believe. A discovery that will lead her to make decisions that will change her destiny, that of her people...and that of the monsters.

IN GOD’S RIGHT HAND

Andrés CUEVAS

8 min. x 12

Children / Adventure

Cuevasfilm Cine Entretenimiento

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Eva, leading a group of orphaned children and together with Abue Lina, an old woman they adopted, travels the country to find Don Pera, the only one who can help and protect them. For being so charitable, Don Pera received five powers with which he has turned the world upside down. He never loses a game, and with all the money he earns, he creates shelters where the poor eat, the sick are cured, and the homeless find a home. But finding it won’t be easy. The powers of evil—the devil and death— are determined to destroy him and his followers and are prepared to use the dirtiest tricks and the most evil traps to achieve it.

INSECTA

Andrés ARÉVALO ROZO

11 min. x 24

Children / Comedy

Jaguar Digital

Synopsis

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One day, Maya (14) wakes up from accidental cryogenics in a world dominated by giant insects: she is the only survivor of the extinct humans, which are now called “homosaurs” and their fossils are exhibited in the Insecta Bugseum. In this strange society, Maya befriends Bobarumen, Naaro, and Doxter, a trio of young cockroaches with high school socialization problems. The inseparable friends Will have to face the absurdity of reconciling human logic, customs, and practices with those of insects.

TALES FROM TWEET TOWN

Jorge Alberto VEGA RIVERA

7 min. x 26

Children / Educational

Corporación La Valiente Estudio

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Welcome to Villa Pio where the cubic birds live! Pedro and his friends live in Villa Pío’s central park. Pedro is the first cubic bird and with his gang, made up of a smug little cubic bird, a cactus with wheels, and a gluttonous hamster, they live strange adventures in a curious town where stories and fantastic tales are the solution to almost everything.

UGAMÚ

Yuly VELASCO

8 min. x 13

Children / Family

Mito Estudio Creativo

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When Ugamú started to be Oscar’s imaginary friend, he never thought he would be by his side for so long. Now Óscar is 13 years old and Ugamú is no longer the playful friend he used to be. Old, bitter, and ailing, all he wants is to be able to retire and go sunbathe, far away from Oscar and his desire to play all day long. The only way to achieve this is to make Oscar fase new experiences that make him act like any other teenager, and thus forget him. But he never succeeds. Oscar lives each experience in his own way, always imposing his authenticity and childlike essence.