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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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In Tenerife, we are committed to animation

We’re attending the Kidscreen in Miami and the Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux.

Why has the number of animation production companies grown exponentially on the Island in the last year? We’ll tell you why and the advantages that make Tenerife an increasingly attractive place for animation projects. Yours could be next! We´ll be happy to help you at any of the following events: Kidscreen Summit, from 12 to 15 February in Miami and at the Cartoon Movie in Bordeaux (France), from 7 to 9 March.

In Tenerife, production companies can enjoy tax incentives of a 40% deduction for foreign productions or 45-40% of tax credit for Spanish productions or co-productions, plus the chance to pay just 4% Corporate Income Tax for companies setting up on the Island thanks to the Canaries Special Zone (ZEC) —the rate in the rest of the country is at 25%—.

In addition to these advantages, producers can also source local talent on the Island, a wide range of specialised companies and technological tools like the Teide HPC supercomputer -the second most powerful in Spain- that makes rendering so much easier. But this is not all. In addition, Tenerife offers the possibility of working in a pleasant relaxing place, at the ideal temperature, surrounded by unique scenery and many leisure options while enjoying an executive professional atmosphere and daily air connections to the main cities in Mainland Spain and Europe.

To arrange a meeting, please contact us:

E-mail: hello@whytenerife.com

Telephone: +34 609 102 505

Salero Animation Studios celebrates that the games made for the animation series ‘Familia Telerín’ are now available

The company specialises in producing transmedia content

 

Salero Animation Studios are happy because the games for Android they made for the Canaries company Anima Kitchent and their project Familia Telerín. Cleo & Cuquin are now available on RTVE.es

Salero Animation Studio uses different mechanisms for pre-school and primary schools so that projects like this one can also have transmedia content that is easily accessible and simple, both on websites and mobile phones.

They are now working on the transmedia project for the animation series ‘Watch Warriors’, produced by the same studio and currently in development.

More information at SALERO ANIMATION STUDIO 

Tel.: 0034 922 10 03 21