– Renowned names from the industry like James Curran (Slim Jim Studios), Miguel del Rosario (Animation Council of the Philippines & Toon City Animation), Michelle Nardone (The Animation Workshop), Shamik Majumdar (The Walt Disney Company) and Michael Liebe (Kickstarter) are some of the confirmed international guests.
– Colombia, this edition’s guest country, will have a notable delegation.
– The market expands its locations to the Zuloaga Museum.
– The accreditation period for animation, video game and new media professionals is now open.
The 3D Wire market confirms its first contents with a focus on other animation forms like the field of GIF animation; James Curran and Pedro Alpera are two of the guests that will attend this new edition. The market will take place in Segovia, from October 5th to 8th, and it will also count on the presence of first-class international speakers like Shamik Majumdar, Creative Director at The Walt Disney Company, and Michael Liebe, video games representative for Kickstarter Europe. Besides, the event announces the presence of an important delegation from Colombia (this year’s guest country) with the aim of strengthen the co-productions; and the expansion to a new location, the Zuloaga Museum. “A step forward in all aspects that places 3D Wire once again as a referent for animation, video games and new media inside and outside our frontiers” says its director, José Luis Farias.
3D Wire Market announces its first names and the program’s central axis. As every year, the event’s purposes is to keep being at the forefront of the industry by focusing on different areas such as GIF animation, which will be one of the lines of content in 2017. Therefore, it will guest two distinguished personalities from that field: the British animator and designer James Curran and the Sevillian animator and illustrator Pedro Alpera. Both names have gained great prestige in this area that, almost 30 years since its creation, has become as a tool used by millions of people every day. Alpera is notorious for his animations for Wetransfer, the online file transfer service. While Curran, under his studio Slim Jim Studios, has regularly worked for clients like Disney, Nike and Samsung, as well as being recognized for his projects “Gifathon”: 30 GIFs in 30 days in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, based on his personal experiences living in each of these cities.
“Gifathon”, James Curran Wetransfer, Pedro Alpera
The market also confirms the presence of other guests like Shamik Majumdar, Creative Director at The Walt Disney Company, and Michelle Nardone, Director of the Animation and CGI Department at The Animation Workshop (Denmark). Both of them will be in Segovia to give conferences and project consulting.
“Counterfeit Cat”, The Walt Disney Company. Copyright Wildseed Kids and Tricon Kids & Family
Furthermore, Michael Liebe, video game representative at Kickstarter Europe, founder of Booster Space and in charge of the International Games Week Berlin, will be one of the other figures to look forward to. Michael will share a round table with Studio Koba, creators of “Narita Boy” and The Game Kitchen, developers of “Blasphemous”, two of the Spanish video games projects that have raised more money in the platform.
“Blasphemous” “Narita Boy”
This first guest list will be completed by first-class professionals like the Mexican Enrique Vázquez (Network Manager at Átomo Network), and Miguel del Rosario (President of the Animation Council of the Philippines / CEO of Toon City Animation). Along with the previously mentioned Michael Liebe, and the members of the jury Celia Bullwinkel, Bastien Dubois and Andrea Afanador, they conform the group of guests that 3D Wire brings thanks to Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), through the Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the Visitors category. Thanks to their support, prominent professionals will get to know the Spanish audiovisual industry and promote this sector abroad.
For José Luis Farias, director of the event, this line-up “places 3D Wire once again as a referent for animation, video games and new media inside and outside our frontiers”. Farias also confirms that in the next few weeks more details of their “ambitious program” will be revealed. This will include screenings, conferences, round tables, workshops, video games showroom, presentations and important meetings for the industry.
COLOMBIA, GUEST COUNTRY IN 3D WIRE 2017
Colombia will be one of the focus of 3D Wire’s program in 2017. With the purpose of encouraging co-productions and commercial exchanges, the Latin-American country will bring a large delegation of professionals to Segovia thanks to the help of the ‘Fondo para el Desarrollo Cinematográfico’ (Film Development Funds). Andrea Afanador, Director of FDC Programs at Proimágenes Colombia, will head the delegation.
Other important names that have also confirmed their attendance are Andrés Cajigas, producer at the platform Cinespina; Felipe Morell, from the film, TV and video games production company DIGITZFilm; Cristian Arcos, in charge of the audiovisual content production company Mono Dorado Animation; Carlos Smith, general producer at Smith & Smith Ltda; and Julián Manrique, project director at Estudio Marañacos.
This way Colombia joins the lists of countries that have been invited to the event, the 3D Wire Friends, along with countries like Ireland, Belgium, Poland and Portugal.
THE ZULOAGA MUSEUM, A NEW LOCATION TO GROW
3D Wire shows once again its ability to summon at a national and international level and for this editions it adds a new location: the Zuloaga Museum. A unique place for its location (a few metres away from Quintanar Palace, the event’s main venue) and its history. The former church San Juan de los Caballeros will held the most attended conferences, giving the event a greater capacity without altering its original professional and familiar spirit.