Do you have an animation project in development and would like to test it?
The Bilbao International Animation Community Festival - ANIMAKOM FEST offers you free of charge, during the 16th and 17th of December, personalised meetings with a panel of professional experts coming from different disciplines to help you shape how to present your project.
If you have a short film, series or feature-length animation project, you can send it to us from today until the 10th of December, when the 6 projects selected to take part in this first edition of the Bilbao Animamus Mentoring Sessions will be announced.
All you have to do is fill in this form and send the corresponding material, with our guarantee of confidentiality.
Bilbao Animamus Mentoring Sessions is an initiative of the ANIMAMUS festival network, made up of Animakom, Balkanima (Serbia), Flipbook (North Macedonia), StopTrik (Slovenia/Poland) and Supertoon (Croatia), with the aim of supporting creativity and new talents in European animation, and with the local support of the Basque producers' association EPE/APV.
Each selected project will entitle a representative (preferably a producer or director) to participate in the different personalised meetings with the consultants.
For this purpose, the ANIMAKOM festival will pay for your meals and accommodation for two nights, in the event that you have to travel from outside Bilbao.
The language used for the pitchings will be either English or Spanish, depending on the consultants.
The meetings will take place in the Sala Lab of Bilborock on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th December, according to this calendar:
-From 10:30 to 14:00
Personalised 30-minute meetings in rotation with each of the consultants, among those who are confirmed Daniel Šuljić (artistic director of the ANIMAFEST Zagreb festival) and Yves Nougarede (Annecy festival programmer).
-Those selected are free to follow the festival programme, though they will have to prepare a presentation of their projects for the following day depending on the results of the consultations.
Lunch with the guests of the festival.
Master-class by Fermín Muguruza on the production and making of the film "Black Is Beltza II: Ainhoa".
Screening of the feature film "Black Is Beltza II: Ainhoa".
Basque Short Films Session: Laboral Kutxa Award.
Krazykom. Screening of bizarre short films.
-From 11:30 to 13:30
Reinforcement meetings of 20 minutes in consecutive shifts with all the consultants to prepare the pitchings.
Animapintxo - Gastronomic tour through Bilbao’s Old Quarter (Casco Viejo) with the festival guests.
-From 16:30 to 18:30
Round of individual pitching sessions (10 minutes) in front of the consultants and other festival participants, with on-site assessment.
Among the festival guests who will offer their opinion will be prominent filmmakers such as Joanna Quinn, Animakom Award 2022, journalist and animation programmer Nancy Denney-Phelps, and filmmaker María Trénor (associate of MIA-Women in the Animation Industry) as well as other members from the local and international animation industry.
-From this point on, those selected will be released from all obligations, although they are free to join the festival programme.
Animakom Award 2022: Joanna Quinn Retrospective.
Closing Ceremony and Awards Ceremony.