Annecy, Pixelatl Festivals Launch Short Way (Exclusive)

Annecy– France’s Annecy Animation Film Festival and Mexico’s Pixelatl will launch Short Way, an initiative to boost artistic animation shorts production by Latin American creators. The first call for projects will be made officially at the next Pixelatl Festival, which unspools in September in Cuernavaca, Pixelatl’s headquarters, 50 miles south of Mexico City.

Among the submitted projects, ten will be selected to participate in a development boot camp which will take place in Mexico, offered by experts linked to both the Annecy Festival and Pixelatl. The four best projects will be pitched at Annecy’s Animation du Monde showcase next year, facilitating financing and co-production.

“The animated short is a key step for most French filmmakers, the opportunity to gain experience but also to give free rein to creativity, to take risks on a less expensive format,” said Geraldine Baché, Mifa head of special projects.

“In this interchange with Pixelatl,
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