Weird Market organizes the 13th edition of the International Animation, Video Games and New Media Market in Segovia, Spain, from September 24th to October 3rd 2021, with the professional part being on September 30th, October 1st and 2nd. Weird Market 2021 officially opens its calls for projects. Until July 21st the contest will receive projects in five different sections: animation and video games, transmedia, webseries, board games and comics.
The call is intended for companies or production companies registered in Spanish or Portuguese territory that have animation and video game projects. It is open to all animation techniques and formats in the categories of short films, feature films, animation series and video games
EUROPEAN NEW MEDIA, INNOVATIVE AND TRANSMEDIA PROJECTS
The call includes all animation projects, video games or new applications of technology that complete and reinforce transmedia experience and development and that are carried out, produced or co-produced by European countries.
Weird Market dedicates one more year this call to international animation webseries that want to be known in their different stages of production.
EUROPEAN BOARD GAMES PROJECTS
The call is intended for projects of European board games that want to be known in their different stages of production in order to promote and help the distribution of the European board game industry.
EUROPEAN COMIC PROJECTS
The call is dedicated to European comic projects in their different stages of production and whose objective is to encourage young cartoonists, illustrators and screenwriters to present their original works, where creativity, innovation, experimentation and creativity stand out. as well as highlight the importance of comics and illustration as a means of communication and transfer of ideas.
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Silly Walks authors of the poster of the 11th edition
The poster of this edition is a creation of Silly Walks, a 2D animation and visual development studio based in Valencia. A powerful image in blue and pink tones that aims to convey the essence of the event as a meeting point for the industry and that makes use of the iconic cubes, hallmark of the Castilian-Leonese event. The studio has a solid track record started in 2013. Producers of pieces for television, films, video games and advertising, Silly Walks has an outstanding international prestige as witnessed by customers of the scope of Nickelodeon, 11 Bit Studios or Lorenzo Jovanotti; becoming nominated for the Quirino Awards for one of his most recent works: Lorenzo Live 2018 intro.
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The 10th anniversary poster is designed by Guillermo García Carsí. An illustration which envisions the pilgrimage of the entire industry of animation with Segovia as a meeting point, all crowned with a large cake that commemorates the tenth edition of the event. Guillermo Garcia Carsi is the creator and director of the acclaimed animation TV series for children Pocoyo, and has a long list of awards that guarantees his international success; such as Annecy Best TV Series and BAFTA Best Pre-school Series, among others. On 2009 he founded the production company El Señor Studio with his sister Beatriz; its first project Doomed, was awarded in seven festivals, including Best Comedy Fernand Raynaud at Clermont Ferrand Festival 2012. He is currently working in projects development for Disney EMEA, which he combines with some other own projects and giving lectures.