MEDIA PROFESSIONAL DAY – ANIMATION & VIDEOGAMES, MASTERCLASS AND NETWORKING. 3D WIRE BCN by Mecal.
Day: 11th april
Place: Movistar Centre
Time: 17.00 h
Animation and video game professionals will find at this professional day a meeting space of which the goal will be to expand horizons and vision through various conferences and meetings. Fruit of the collaboration with the International Animation Market 3D Wire and within the frame of the professional day, presentations of different animation and video game projects that are currently being developed will be included.
In addition, the professional day will offer a space for networking for industry professionals, a masterclass, and a meeting between MEDIA Catalunya and Mango Protocol. Among the projects presented will be the transmedia story Chica y Lobo by Roc Espinet.
PLANÇÓ: CATALAN ANIMATION SCHOOL’S FEST
Day: 12th april
Place: Ars Santa Mònica
Time: 18.00 h screening, 19.00 h awards
Mecal, together with 3D Wire, organizes for the fourth consecutive year an animation contest aimed at Catalan animation schools. The contest is open to both school and university students, regardless of the school year, course or age of direc- tor. The work can be a short film, a music video, an advertisement or a commission film, as long as 80% of it is animation. The works must have been made after the 1st of January 2018.
All finalists will appear on Mecal’s festival website in its 21st edition, from the 28th of March until the 14th of April 2019. On Friday, April 12nd, within Mecal Pro 2019, the finalists’ work will be shown and the public will decide the winner. Af- terwards, there will be a networking meeting between students and animation professionals. The prize consists of the trip, accommodation, living expenses and registration for the following edition of 3D Wire, in October 2019.
WORKSHOP: ANIMATION FOR TEACHERS
Day: 13th april
Place: Ars Santa Mònica
Time: 11.00 h
This workshop taught by Mario Torrecillas will be based on the PDA Films project (PDA standing for Petits Dibuixos Animats or Little Animated Doodles) which aims to encourage children’s creativity, autonomy and reflexive thought. This project has been brought to many schools and high schools, providing kids and teenagers with the tools to express themselves through drawing, music and animation, while they learn how to create their own short film. Mario Torrecillas will transmit the basics of the techniques used in the project, so the attendees can put them into practice in the classroom, using mobile devices and tablets, tools available to both teachers and students.
During the animation week there will be a VR area, where attendees will be able to watch the last projects of some NGO’s using virtual reality glasses.