Weird Animation, Video Games and New Media Market

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
01/10/2024 - 06/10/2024
Valencia, Spain
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2022 Call for Entries (Projects)

The 14th edition of Weird Market, International Animation, Videogames and New Media Market, officially opens its calls for projects. The contest to be held in Valencia (Spain) from September 27th to October 2nd 2022, will receive until July 15th projects in five different sections: animation and video games, transmedia, webseries, board games and comics.

The call for animation and video games projects is once again a cultural bridge, thanks to its Luso-Spanish scope. In addition, RTVE, Movistar + and the Annecy Festival continue as collaborators, granting various recognitions such as the Movistar+ Short Film Project Award, RTVE Awards for the Best Video Game Project, the Most Innovative Video Game Project and the Video Game Weird Plus and the Annecy-MIFA Award for Best Young Creator Animation Series Project. For its part, the category of European new media, innovative and transmedia projects continues to be a great continental reference on new trends. In addition, we also have the international section of animation webseries and the two calls aimed at European board game projects and European comic projects.


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

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.

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.

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.

2022 Call for Entries (Short Films)


Requirements :
1) Films completed after January 1st 2021
2) Maximum duration: 30 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries (except Spain)
4) Screening format : H264 .MOV, Audio PCM or AC3
5) Accepted genres : All kind of animation
6) Subtitles: Preview copy with English subtitles if it is not the language of the original version.

The results of the selection will be published in the website in September.


Requirements :
1) Films completed after : January 1st, 2021
2) Maximum duration : 30 minutes
3) Country of production : Spain
4) Screening format : H264 .MOV, Audio PCM or AC3
5) Accepted genres : All kind of animation
6) Subtitles : Preview copy with English subtitles



Requirements :
1) Films completed after January 1st 2021
2) Maximum duration: 10 minutes
3) Country of production: All countries
4) Screening format: H264 .MOV, Audio PCM or AC3
5) Accepted genres: All kind of animation (music video only)



2021 Event Coverage

2020 Event Coverage


2019 Event Coverage

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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.

2018 Festival Coverage:

2018 Festival Trailer:

2018 Festival Poster:

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.

2017 Festival Coverage:

2016 Festival Coverage:

NB: 2024 Festival Dates are tentative


Event Dates

  • From 01/10/2024 to 06/10/2024



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