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The 3rd Ibero-American Quirino Awards will be held from 16th to 18th April in Tenerife

The call to the Co-production and Business Forum is still open

The Ibero-American Animation Quirino Awards have announced the nominated titles in the nine categories of its third edition, which will be held on April 18th in the island of Tenerife. The selection reflects the richness, creativity and diversity of the animation produced in the Ibero-American space and includes everything from films for the public to author or experimental works made by both consecrated filmmakers and new talents.

With 14 works each, Spain and Portugal top the list of countries with the greatest participation, followed by Argentina and Brazil with 10 nominations respectively. Among the nominees are also works from Chile (4), Mexico (4), Bolivia (2), Colombia (2), Costa Rica (1) and Paraguay (1), which aspire to be finalists in the nine categories of the Awards: feature film, series, short film, school short film, animation for video game, commissioned film, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music. The 39 nominated works were selected from the 219 applications received.

The Spanish film “Klaus” and the Portuguese short films “Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days” and “Nestor” are the works with the highest number of nominations (4 each). Among those selected are works nominated for the Oscar and Goya awards, and others selected and awarded at international festivals such as Annecy, Locarno, TIFF, DokLiepzig, IDFA or Havana, among others.

The Portuguese animation confirms its good moment tripling its presence compared to last year. This growth, together with the usual presence of Brazilian works in the Quirino Awards, triggers the participation of films in Portuguese, which come to cover some of the categories such as Best Short Film and Best Visual Development.

Feature Films, Series and Short Films

Animation aimed to the family audience predominates in the Best Ibero-American Animation Feature Film category, in which Spain accumulates three nominations: “Klaus”, the first feature film by Sergio Pablos Oscar-nominated animator in the category Best Animated Feature Film and distributed by Netflix; “Turu, the Wacky Hen”, Spanish-Argentine co-production that has more than 84 thousand spectators in Spain since its premiere on January 1st; and “Elcano and Magellan, The First Voyage Around the World“, new feature by Ángel Alonso (“El ladrón de sueños “) nominated for the Goya 2020 Awards.

This category is completed with the Chilean “Homeless”, a film aimed at the adult audience, inspired by the successful TV series written and directed by Jorge Campusano, José Navarro and Santiago O’Ryan; the Argentinian “The Longleg“, a film made in cut-out and photo-collage directed by Mercedes Moreira (only female director nominated in this category); and the Colombian “Reconciliation Stories”, a transmedia social research project that collects stories of violence victims in Colombia.

On the other hand, works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Spain, Portugal and Mexico will seek to be finalists in the category Best Ibero-American Animation Series. Among the nominees are series broadcasted on some of the main animation channels in the region, such as the Chilean “The Legend of Zeta and Ozz” (Cartoon Network Latin America); the Argentinian “Mini Beat Power Rockers” (Discovery Kids); the Spanish “Momonsters” (TVE), which has the participation, among others, of the Tenerife studios 3Doubles Producciones and Vitotito; the Mexican “Space Chickens in Space” (Disney XD Latin America); and the Brazilian “Tainá and the Amazon’s Guardians” (Nickelodeon). This category is completed with “Crias” (RTP), a didactic series that brings together 29 filmmakers from Portugal and France and was selected in the last edition of the Annecy festival.

Portugal and Brazil lead the nominations in the category Best Ibero-American Animation Short Film. In this category, the Portuguese animation is represented by “Uncle Thomas Accounting for the Days”, a new short film by the renowned director Regina Pessoa (“Tragic Story with Happy Ending”, “Kali, the Little Vampire”) who has participated in more than 80 festivals worldwide; “Purpleboy“, a reflection on the gender identity directed by the Brazilian Alexandre Siqueira; and ” The Peculiar Crime of Oddball Mr Jay “, a stop-motion film directed by Bruno Caetano.

I Bleed”, a work based on a true story that seeks to make visible the daily life of a person with HIV; and “Flesh”, animated documentary directed by Camila Kater, are the Brazilian short films nominated in this category, which is completed with the Colombian film “The Cubicbird”, recognized as Best Animated Short Film in the latest edition of Bogoshorts.

An international jury will choose three finalists in each category, that will aim for the awards to be delivered at the ceremony on April 18th in Tenerife. The finalists of each category will be announced at Casa de América de Madrid on Tuesday, February 18th. The jury is made up of Colombian Alfredo Marun (Disney Television Animation); Polish Anja Franczak (Human Ark); Salvadorian Simón Vladimir Varela (Production Designer and Visual Development Artist for several studios, including Pixar, Disney, Warner, among others); the American Vera Verba (Sesame Workshop YouTube Channel) and the French Véronique Encrenaz (MIFA Annecy).

The Quirino Awards organization also announced the nominated works in the School Short Film categories -where 5 of the 6 nominated works are directed by women- commissioned film, animation for video game -category included as of this edition-, visual development, animation design and sound design and original music.

List of all the nominated works here.

 The call to the Co-production and Business Forum is still open

In parallel to the awards, the Quirino Awards intend to continue generating networks and favoring the circulation of works on both sides of the ocean. For this, a new edition of the Ibero-American Co-production and Business Forum will be developed, which will take place on April 17th and 18th in Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

Participation in this Forum is open to professionals from Latin America, Portugal, Andorra and Spain, as well as distributors, channels, sales agents and potential co-producers from the rest of Europe and North America interested in Ibero-American animation. Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Disney TV Animation, Discovery Kids, Sesame Workshop, Zodiak Kids, RTVE, Human Ark, Momakin, Barley Films and Indie Sales are some of the channels and companies that have already confirmed their participation in the forum, which has the collaboration of ICEX and Animation From Spain. The second edition of this Forum convened 300 professionals from 20 countries that participated in more than 630 B2B meetings.

Registration must be done through the Quirino website before February 20th (early bird) and March 2nd (final deadline).

About the Quirino Awards

The awards are named after the creator of the first animated feature film in history, the Italian-Argentine Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed “The Apostle”; an Argentine production in which 58,000 drawings made by hand and shot in 35 mm were used, in addition to several models representing public buildings and the streets of the city of Buenos Aires.

The Quirino Awards, which have the main sponsorship of the Cabildo de Tenerife through the Tenerife Film Commission, reflect the determined commitment that has been made for years to animation on the island. This commitment also materializes in concrete actions to support the blooming local industry, assistance to major international markets and the promotion of the “Tenerife Isla Cartoon” brand, specific to this sector.

The initiative also has the sponsorship of ICEX Spain Export and Investments, City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, PROEXCA, TEA, HP and Tangram Solutions; the collaboration of ICAA, AECID, Ibermedia Program, Embassy of Brazil, Embassy of Portugal, Auditorium of Tenerife and RTVE; and the support of DIBOOS, SAVE, Pixelatl, 3D Wire, Ventana Sur Animation!, La Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana (the Ibero-American Animation League), Casa de América and Annecy Festival, as well as the associations: APA – Association of Animation Producers of Cordoba Argentina; ANIMAR CLUSTER – Argentine Animation Cluster & VFX; ABCA – Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; Animachi Chile; GEMA Colombia – Animation Entrepreneurs Group; Guild of Animators of Ecuador; ACDMX – Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; Peru Animation and Casa da Animaçao of Portugal.

More info at Premiosquirino.org

We’d love to meet up with you

MiradasDoc, Kidscreen, European Film Market and Series Mania, our next engagements

At Tenerife Film Commission (TFC) we’d like to tell you first-hand all the news and advantages that make Tenerife an increasingly attractive place to shoot international series and feature films. That’s why we’re travelling with local production companies to the most relevant events in the first quarter of the year: Kidscreen Summit and European Film Market (Berlinale).

We’ll start at MiradasDoc Market, in Guía de Isora, Tenerife on 6 and 7 February, an international market for documentaries focusing on the South of the globe.

We’ll be in Miami (US) at Kidscreen Summit, (from 10 to 13 February), under the Animation from Spain umbrella. Production companies Drakhar Studios, In Efecto, Mondo TV Iberoamérica and Tomavisión are joining us.

Then, from 22 to 25 February, we can meet up at the European Film Market and at the Berlinale Series Market where we’re travelling with production companies La Crème Films, Seven Islands Film, Macaronesia Films and Sur Film. We’ll be there with Canary Islands Film (the promotional Canarian film umbrella) in the Cinema from Spain stand (MGB C1). We’d like to highlight that on 23 February in the morning we’re taking part in the Canary Islands Film’s event to talk about sustainable film shooting. If you’d like to come, do ask for an invite.

We’re also attending the Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux (France), from 3 to 5 March and will be represented at Series Mania, (Lille, France) from 25 to 27 March through Canary Islands Film.

In Tenerife, production companies can benefit from 40% deduction for foreign productions or 45-40 % tax credit for Spanish productions or co-productions. In addition, companies can be established at the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) and pay 4% on Corporate Income Tax as opposed to 25% paid in the rest of the country.  The island also offers valuable local talent plus experienced production companies and rental equipment companies. 

To arrange a meeting please write to film@webtenerife.com or call +34 647 346362.

TENERIFE FILM COMMISSION

www.tenerifefilm.com

Tenerife Film Commission is attending this year’s major events

EFM, Kidscreen, Cartoon Movie and Series Mania, our upcoming engagements

 

 

At Tenerife Film Commission we like telling you first-hand about all the reasons and advantages that make Tenerife an increasingly attractive place for animation and live action international projects. That’s why along with local production companies, we’re travelling to the most relevant events of the first quarter of the year: European Film Market (Berlinale), Kidscreen Summit, Cartoon Movie and Series Mania

We’re taking part in Kidscreen Summit, from 11 to 14 February in Miami (US), under the Animation from Spain umbrella. Four production companies are coming with us: 3 Doubles Producciones, B-Water Studios, Mondo TV Iberoamérica and Salero Animation Studio. We’re also attending Cartoon Movie in Burdeaux (France), from 5 to 7 March.

As for feature films and series, we can meet at the European Film Market and Drama Series Days (Berlin), from 9 to 12 February at the Cinema from Spain stand (MGB, C1). Orange Valley Canarias, Kikazaru 360 and Nu Boyana Canarias are joining us in the market. And finally, we’ll be at Series Mania (Lille, France), taking place from 25 to 27 March.

In Tenerife, production companies can enjoy 40% tax rebate for foreign production or a 45-40 % tax credit for Spanish productions or co-productions. In addition, you can establish your company in the Canary Islands Special Zone (ZEC) and pay just 4% Corporate Income Tax, as opposed to 25% applicable in the rest of the country.

Apart from these advantages, production companies will also find valuable local talent, a large number of specialised production companies and technological tools like the Teide HPC supercomputer, the second most powerful in Spain, which makes rendering so much easier. But that’s not all! Tenerife offers you the chance to work in a kind, relaxing place, at the ideal temperature and surrounded by unique nature and plenty of leisure options while at the same time being in an executive professional environment plus having easy daily connections to the main cities in mainland Spain and Europe.

We’ll be at the European Film Market and Series Mania with Canary Islands Film, the Canary Islands film promotion umbrella.

If you’d like to meet with us, please contact: film@webtenerife.com  +34 647 346362.

The 2nd Premios Quirino is gaining momentum

Tenerife becomes the meeting point for Latin-American animation with the 2nd Quirino Awards to be held in April 2019

Awarded at Quirino’s prizes in 2018

A total of 244 feature films, series and short films from 16 countries have been entered for this second year. The awards aim at showcasing Latin American animation talent and industry.

With 60 and 49 films respectively, Spain and Brazil lead the number of entries. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Paraguay and the Dominican Republic are joining us for the first time, making the list of “Quirino space” countries longer. The Quirino Awards is taking place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain on 5 and 6 April 2019.

Out of all the entries, a committee selects and nominates six works per category. The committee is made up by Polish Agnieszka Kowalewska, Irish Barry O´Donoghue, French Loïc Porter and Spaniards Paco Rodríguez and Zulay Rodríguez.

An international jury will choose three finalists for each category out of the films shortlisted; these finalists will compete for the awards on 6 April in Tenerife.

There are nine different categories: feature film, series, short film, school short film, innovative film, commissioned film, sound design and original score, visual development and animation design.

On the other hand, Latin American animation companies can apply for Foro de Coproducción Iberoamérica/Mundo [World/Latin America Co-production Forum]. The programme includes one to one meetings, group work meetings and different talks with the aim to continue strengthening a meeting point for Latin American animation companies. In 2018 the Forum brought together nearly 300 professionals and a group work meeting was carried out by Programa Ibermedia, which outlined the bases for a specific support line for animation. The first deadline to pre-register for the forum is 30 January.

 

For their part, with the challenge of thinking about regional animation, the Congreso Internacional de la Animación Iberoamericana [Latin American Animation International Conference] has opened a call for papers until 30 January 2019. Regulations are available on the Conference website. The papers selected will be announced on 14 February 2019.

At Ventana Sur Buenos Aires the launching of a Liga de la Animación Iberoamericana [Latin America Animation League] was announced. This is an alliance between Premios Quirino, Festival Pixelatl (México) and Animation! (Argentina). One of the finalists of 2018Animation! won the award in Buenos Aires and is coming to the 2019 Premios Quirino in Tenerife. That same project will then travel to Cuernavaca to take part in 2019 Pixelatl. The award includes plane ticket, accommodation and accreditation to all events. The winner was the series Dos pajaritos by Palermo Estudio – Uruguay and Can Can Club – Argentina. Directed by Alfredo Soderguit and Alejo Schettini.

The Quirino Awards are named after the creator of the first animation feature film, the Italian-Argentinian Quirino Cristiani, who in 1917 directed “El Apóstol”, an Argentinian production where 58,000 hand-made drawings were used and shot in 35 mm, in addition to several scale models representing public buildings and streets of the city of Buenos Aires.

In 2018, the Mexican feature film “Ana y Bruno” by Carlos Carrera, the series “El hombre más chiquito del mundo” by Argentinian Juan Pablo Zaramella and the Spanish short film “Decorado” by Alberto Vázquez took the awards in the main categories.

More info at QUIRINO AWARDS WEBSITE

3Doubles Producciones took part in the film ‘Daily Fables’ in 2018

Daily Fables has been the most popular premiere of all times of a children’s film in Holland

In 2018, 3Doubles Producciones took part in the production of the feature film Daily Fables, based on the series of the same name, which turned 50 in 2018.

Daily Fables has always been made with puppets and this is their first 3D experience where the initial approach has been kept by using characters and sets that look like sets and puppets made of furry and other fabrics. This has given it a different visual style. 3Doubles Producciones has been involved in rigging, layout and animation, whereas other processes like shading, lighting, etc. have been handled by other Tinker Group studios, the European company 3Doubles Producciones joined in April 2018. Thanks to the popularity of the feature in Holland and Belgium, they are set to start the production of the TV series in March 2019, in which 3Doubles Producciones will take care of rigging, layout and animation. Other additional processes may be added.

More info:

3 Doubles Producciones

Tel.: 0034 670 586 721

The 40 % incentive is now even more attractive to animation and postproduction

Minimum expenditure required is brought down

In Tenerife, international feature films, series or animation productions can enjoy 40 % tax deduction. To be eligible, animation productions or films post-produced on the Island need only spend a minimum of 200,000 euros, instead of one million euros required up till now, which still applies to the rest of Spain. This major cut is included in Law 8/2018, of 5 November on the modification of the Canary Islands Economic and Tax Regime.

What are the basic requirements for international productions to benefit from the 40% incentive? First of all, the total budget has to amount to two million euros and a local production company to provide production services must be hired. If the film is shot on the island, a minimum of one million euros expenditure is required. However, if it is an animation production or only post-production is carried out on the island, the minimum amount required goes down to 200,000 euros. There is a wide range of eligible expenditure for shoots including all that related to the production of the film, from screenplay, first location scouting to editing and final cut. Lists of eligible expenditure for shoots and for animation are available.

There are plenty of excellent local production companies for this type of projects. Learn about them on the Film Commission’s professional directory. To find out more about tax incentives for film production in Tenerife, please see our film commission’s website.

 

More info:

film@webtenerife.com

+34 647 346362

www.tenerifefilm.com

 

3 Doubles Producciones shares its experience with connected toys and animation

During 3DWire they commented on the Case Study ‘My Preschool Monsters’

The toy industry has set its sights on new technologies and connectivity, making a commitment to the future. For this reason, connected toys are increasingly prominent and are evolving at breakneck speed.  Big Bang Box and 3 Doubles Producciones, both with a new corporate image and based in Tenerife, recounted their experience with RTVE in the joint production of the My Preschool Monsters animated series, in which connected toy technology has a strategic role.

More info at:

3 Doubles Producciones

0034 670 586 721

The winners of the 1st Quirino Awards are announced

Tenerife is placed as the meeting point of Latin-American animation and will host the second 

award event in April 2019. 

 

“All Latin-America united by animation”. With this phrase, the organizers of the Quirino Awards for Latin-American Animation wanted to summarize the spirit of the inaugural event of these awards set up to promote the talent of animation created in Latin America, Spain and Portugal.  

Feature films, series and short films from Mexico, Argentina, Spain, Chile and Brazil were winners at the awards ceremony held on Saturday, April 7th at the Tenerife Auditorium Adán Martín.  

 The Mexican “Ana & Bruno” by Carlos Carrera was recognized as Best Film. The film is the return of Carrera to animation in long format after his debut with the short film “El héroe” in 1994 (Golden Palm of the Cannes Film Festival). After its world premiere at the Annecy Festival in 2017, the film will have its commercial release in Mexican theatres next August.  

In the Best Series category, the prize went to “The Tiniest Man in the World”, a stop motion
production by renowned Argentinean animator Juan Pablo Zaramella that presents in chapters
of one minute the adventures that the smallest man in the world experiences in daily life.
Besides, the Spanish director Alberto Vázquez won the Best Short Film award for “Decorado”.
Produced in 2D animation, this is the third short film by Vázquez that previously directed
“Birdboy” and “Sangre de unicornio” and that in 2015 he made the leap to the feature film
with “Birdboy, the forgotten children”.
The Quirino also recognized works in six other categories: Animation School Short Film,
Commissioned Film, Innovative Work, Best Visual Development, Best Animation Design and Best Sound Design and Original Music.

The international jury was integrated by the film historian Giannalberto Bendazzi, the producer
and distributor Eleanor Coleman (Indie Sales), the producer and consultant Joan Lofts and the
animators David Feiss and Raúl García. Presented by the actress Noelia Noto and the Brazilian producer Marta Machado, the gala featured interventions by Carlos Alonso, President of the Cabildo de Tenerife; Alberto Bernabé, Vice President and Minister of Tourism, Internationalization and External Action of
the Cabildo de Tenerife; and José Iñesta and Jose Luis Farias, spokespersons for the Quirino
Awards.

One of the most special moments of the ceremony was the tribute made to Quirino Cristiani,
Italian-Argentine director in charge in 1917 of the first feature film of sound animation of the
world. During the ceremony were projected images of “Without a Trace (life and work of Quirino Cristiani)”, a documentary by Diego Kartaszewicz that portrays the life and work of this  animator, draftsman and cartoonist.

A total of 273 works of 14 countries participated in this first edition of Quirino Awards which
has as main sponsor the Tourism department of Tenerife, reflecting the determined
commitment that is being made for the animation for years on the island, not only with these
awards but with the presence in the main events and markets, attracting new companies, as
well as with the support to the flourishing local sector.

In addition, the initiative has the sponsorship of the City of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Tenerife
Espacio de las Artes (TEA) and Iberia Express; the collaboration of ICAA, Ibermedia Program,
AECID, Tenerife Auditorium, Universidad de la Laguna and RTVE; and the support of DIBOOS,
SAVE, Pixelatl, 3D Wire, TLP Tenerife, Annecy Festival, Barreira Arte + Diseño and Universitat
Politécnica de Valencia, as well as the support of the associations: APA – Association of Animation Production Companies of Córdoba Argentina; ANIMAR CLUSTER – Argentinian Animation Cluster & VFX; ABCA – Associação Brasileira de Cinema de Animação; Animachi Chile; GEMA Colombia – Group of Animation Entrepreneurs; Guild of Animators of Ecuador; ACDMX – Association of Digital Creatives of Mexico; and Casa da Animaçao of Portugal. The second edition of Quirino Awards will take place in Santa Cruz de Tenerife in April 2019.

 

QUIRINO AWARDS 2018 WINNERS

Best Feature Film: “Ana & Bruno” de Carlos Carrera (México), Producción Altavista
Films, Lo Coloco Films, in coproduction with Ítaca Films, Ánima Estudios, Five 7 Media,
Argos Servicios Informativos.

Best Series: “The Tiniest Man in the World de Juan Pablo Zaramella (Argentina,
Francia). Production: Les Films De L’Arlequin, JPL Films, Can Can Club.

Best Short Film: “Decorado” de Alberto Vázquez (España, Francia). Production UniKo,
in coproduction with Autour de Minuit & Abano Producións.

Best School Short Film: “Tántalo” de Juan Facundo Ayerbe & Christian Krieghoff
(Argentina). Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Best Commissioned Film: “Cantar con sentido, una biografía de Violeta Parra” de
Leonardo Beltrán (Chile). Production: Plastivida y Niño Viejo.

Best Innovated Work: “The Many Pieces of Mr. Coo” de Nacho Rodríguez (España).

Best Visua Development: “Here’s the Plan” de Fernanda Frick (Chile). Art direction:
Fernanda Frick. Producción María José Barros.

Best Animation Design: “Caminho dos Gigantes” de Alois Di Leo (Brasil). Animation
directors: Tiago Rovida y Henrique Lobato. Production: Sinlogo Animation.

Best Sound Design & Origina Music: “Tadeo Jones 2: el secreto del Rey Midas” de
Enrique Gato y David Alonso. Sound design: Oriol Tarragó. Original music: Zacarías M.
de la Riva

More information at PREMIOS QUIRINO website: https://premiosquirino.org/en/

 

 

Film shooting in Tenerife brought over 9.6 million Euros in 2017

The Island welcomed 104 film productions last year, including 10 feature films

'Tiempos de guerra' shooting
‘Tiempos de guerra’ shooting

 

Tenerife was host to a total 104 national and international film productions, which brought more than 9.6 million Euros to the Island. These figures evidence the strength of Tenerife as a film location, thanks to its superb natural features, a powerful local film industry and very competitive tax incentives.

Special mention deserves the growth of the animation industry last year, which saw three new companies setting up business on the Island, which created over one hundred jobs. One more company is scheduled to establish in Tenerife, where they will hire a good number of local professionals within the next few months.

This situation is not the result of chance, as Cabildo de Tenerife has been committed to the film and animation sectors for years, as this sector has the potential to create qualified jobs on the Island, a line of work that falls within the Tenerife 2030 strategy, fostered by the Cabildo. The Island has managed to build a powerful ecosystem with a good combination of taxes, talent and quality of life plus the institutional support to the film industry.

According to the statistics of Tenerife Film Commission (TFC), the Turismo de Tenerife department in charge of promoting the Island as a film, commercials and photoshoots location, in 2017 the number of photoshoots totalled 40. Commercials amounted to 23; there were 18 TV programmes; and a total of 10 feature films were shot. There were also three short films, three documentaries, two music videos and four TV series. All in all, TFC answered 250 requests last year, while the total number of shooting days amounted to 635.

Expenditure on the Island ranges from 2,000 and 15,000 Euros per day for photoshoots for catalogues and advertising respectively, and 50,000 Euros per day can be spent in a TV commercial production. As for feature films, spend ranges from 20,000 to 35,000 Euros in European productions and can reach up to 350,000 in North American super productions. The 9.6 million Euros spent on the Island by film productions in 2017 are good for the tourism and film sectors, as this amount was spent in hiring equipment, crew, local talent, transport, accommodation, and maintenance, among others.

As for feature films, the Island welcomed the shootings of ‘El cuaderno de Sara’; ‘Sol a cántaros’, ‘Happy people’, ‘Apocalipsis Vodoo’, ‘Operación Concha’, ‘Yucatán’, ‘Platon’ and ‘Girls with balls’, in addition to the animation films ‘Tadeo Jones 2: Las aventuras del Rey Midas’ and ‘Las máquinas de vapor de Oz’. The series shot in 2017 include ‘Pro and Cons’, ‘Tiempos de guerra’, ‘Kill Skills’ and the second season of the animation series ‘Cleo’.

 

Training

Last year the Cabildo fostered a training programme for the film sector with the collaboration of the Clúster Audiovisual and the Government of the Canary Islands, along with the support of Fundación MAPFRE Guanarteme, which trained a total of 87 students.

Some of the activities carried out include an executive production workshop; head of locations for film and advertising; light & grip technical workshop; film production in English; plus a session on administrative advice for the commercial production sector.  There was also a course on ‘Voice and dubbing’ by the Escuela de Actores and the company T-Lab which was attended by 22 people.

In addition to this and thanks to the funding of Fundación MAPFRE, more than 80 students were trained in different skills demanded by the animation companies that have set up on the Island.

New shootings

Tenerife will host the shooting of the film ‘La viajante’ in April, produced by Canaries company Digital 104. In May the feature film ‘Blanco en blanco’, by ‘El Viaje Films’ will start shooting. A few days ago, the production of the film for television ‘Vacaciones con amigos’ was finished. It brought 750,000 Euros to the Island. It will be premiered at prime time on the German TV channel ARD (which has the largest audience in the country).

On the other hand, work goes on for the second season of the animation series ‘Emmy & Gooroo’, a production service provided by Tenerife production company Tomavisión.

Last year Tenerife Film Commission agreed the sponsorship to hold the first Quirino Awards of Latin American Animation on the Island. The event will take place from 5 to 7 April in Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Tenerife Film Commission

Tenerife Film Commission offers production companies all the advice they may need on locations, permits and the services they may require while shooting on the Island. TFC has a total of 47-member companies, which means a 27 per cent increase and the creation of new categories like animation, drones, transport and logistics.

The wide range of areas suitable as film locations, including volcanic, subtropical, urban, coastal and marine landscapes within a very short distance, means the Island can double for many different places in the world in just a few kilometres. Technology and the network of local production companies, the tax advantages and incentives for productions and an privileged climate that allows shooting exteriors year-round, make up the attractions of Tenerife as an ideal film location.

 

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