Argentina’s participation in MIFA stood out for being the largest in Latin America

 

The Argentine audiovisual industry was the main protagonist in the 2020 online edition of the Annecy International Animation Movies Festival (MIFA), which took place from June 16th to 19th in annecy.org.

Buenos Aires, June 22nd, 2020. A delegation formed by 49 Argentine companies and institutions in the export audiovisual industry were present in the 2020 MIFA virtual edition, thanks to the support of the Argentine Investment and Trade Promotion Agency (AAICI), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the INCAA. It had the largest participation among Latin American countries.

The companies representing the market at the national pavilion from Buenos Aires, CABA, Córdoba and Rio Negro were Artan Animation, Bellolandia, Cubo Mágico Contenidos, Jorge Fabián de los Ríos, Stagnaro Producciones, Studio Soup, A+Short, Alpha Channel, Bandidoguapo, Bárbara Cerro, Can Can Club, Canal Paka Paka, competir.com, El Acuerdo, El Perro en la Luna, FilmSharks Int., Flixxo, Hook Up Animation, Indias Films, Los Griegos Producción, Malabar Producciones, Malditomaus, Moco, Nomad All, Ojo Raro, Tamandua Estudio, Testacine, Virtual World, Dalmira Tobal, Ideas por rosca, Osa Estudio, Potaje Creativo and Lara Decuzzi.

During the festival, the Argentine companies had the opportunity to promote their products, such as feature films, fiction series, short films, formats and VR/AR, among others. They could also establish one-to-one relationships with potential buyers and professionals, and with delegations from countries such as Japan, China, Malaysia, Belgium, Chile, Russia, Mexico, the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Furthermore, two Argentine projects won awards at the Annecy International Festival. These were El after del mundo, by Florencia González, and Coda, by Juan Pablo Zaramella.

El after del mundo received the Art France award, which consists of a pre-acquisition for its screening on the Court-Circuit program by the French channel Arte. It is a 2D animation short film made in La Rioja and Buenos Aires that sets a post-apocalyptic scenario in which two ghosts must live with the remains of an extinct civilization.

On the other hand, Coda was awarded the Ciclic Prize, earning a 25,000 Euro contribution for its production, along with a two months’ scholarship for an animation internship in Vendome, France. Coda is an Argentine-Chilean co-production which tells the story of Nina, a rat-girl that lives with others of her kind in an underground village under a harsh tyranny from which she will try to escape.

The AAICI and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs continue to include activities and tools to promote the Argentine SMEs’ foreign trade; they are also committed to supporting these companies during the development of the export strategies and the creation of new commercial bonds.

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