Mecal Balears is coming to Palma on the 28th, 29th and 30th of November, 3 days loaded with free activities for film professionals, students, and the general public.



Thursday 28th November

11am, Virtual Reality Workshop | CEF School (For CEF students only)
Virtual Reality workshop for cinema students from the CEF School of Palma, held by Xavi Coneas from Visyon.

11am, Storytelling Masterclass | Ladat Studios (For Ladat students only)
Storytelling Masterclass for animation under the care of graphic designer, audiovisual producer and illustrator Juan Carlos Concha, from Non-Stop Barcelona Animation.

5pm, Pitching Documentary Masterclass | Es Baluard Auditory
Pitching Documentary Masterclass led by Stephanie von Lukowicz from Lukimedia, collaborator in Malaga, San Sebsatián and FIPA festivals, running pitching workshops.

6:15pm, Round table about co-production | Es Baluard Auditory
Round table focussed on co-production with a female touch by women producers: Gema R. Niera i Sara Gonzalo (Bambú Producciones), Stephanie von Lukowicz (Lukimedia), Victoria Morell (Cinetica Produccions), Diana de la Cuadra (Singular Audiovisual) and Sara Bamba (Helsinki Films).



Friday 29th of november

10am, Children’s animation short films screening | Es Baluard Auditory & Aljub lounge
Children’s animation shorts screening for schools, where children will discover a new format with appealing visual arts images and stories that promote values while learning in a more fun and engaging way.

11:15am, Teen short films screening | Es Baluard Auditory
 Teen shorts screening about issues that concern high school students from Palma’s high schools.

12pm, One-To-One meetings | El Intermedi in Es Baluard Auditory
One-To-One meetings. The participants will be able to attend direct meetings with buyers and distributors. Confirmed Key-players:

Simon Young, comprador – Shorts TV (UK)
Ruth Cantarero, compradora – Metrópolis/RTVE (Espanya)
Xavier Romero, comprador – Responsable de Coproduccions d’Animació de TV3 (Espanya)
Josep Prim, distribuidor – Marvin & Wayne (Espanya)

2pm, Industry Meeting, by invitation only.
Industry Meeting: professionals, institutions and producers related to film festivals from the Balearic Islands. 

5pm, Animation  Masterclass for Stop Motion | Es Baluard Auditory
Animation Masterclass for Stop Motion, by Sergio Lara, international animator from Stop-Motion; animator in projects such as Wes Anderson´s “Isla de Perros”,  Charlie Kaufman´s “Anomalisa” and Claykids, amongst others.

6:30pm, Producing for Netflix | Es Baluard Auditory
Producing for Netflix: Talk led by Sara Gonzalo and Gema R. Neira from Bambu Productions about their experience as producers in shows like Las Chicas del CableAltamar and Farinha.


Saturday 30th of november

6:15pm, Balearic Islands short films screening | Es Baluard Auditory
Balearic Islands short film screenings with introductions by their respective directors.

Gaza by Carles Bover and Júlio Perez del Campo (documentary, 2017)
El Sueño Efímero by Toni Bestard (documentary, 2018)
Ma Belle by Antoni Caimari (fiction, 2017)
Background by Toni Bestard (fiction, 2018)


Location: Palma (Mallorca)


ESBALUARD: Plaça de la Porta de Santa Catalina, 10, 07012 Palma, Illes Balears

LADAT STUDIOS: ParcBit Edificio Europa, 07121 Palma, Islas Baleares
ESCUELA CEF: Plaça de Barcelona, 17, 07011 Palma, Islas Baleares


DAYS: 28, 29 and 30 of November


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