Animac 2023 will celebrate the creativity of Latin American animation

The 27th Catalan International Animated Film Festival will take place in Lleida from 23 to 26 February and online from 3 to 12 March.. To participate in this cycle, 778 films were received in an open call from about sixty countries of origin.

Animac, the international festival of animated films in Catalonia Organized by the Lleida City Council from 23 to 26 February and online from 3 to 12 March 2023, this year it will celebrate Latin American animation creativity under the theme ““Latam Boom!”. To capture the theme of this twenty-seventh edition, Animac has commissioned the creation of a Signal And the animated mask realization of the illustrator and animator Rocio Alvarezwho has a special relationship with the show, since 2018 won an Animac Audience Award for his short film physical coexistence (Belgium, 2017), among many other international awards.

Regarding this year’s Animac theme selection, Carolina Lopezdirector of the exhibition, highlights that “the cultural richness, the search for their stories and their aesthetics, diversity, magical realism, political and social commitment, are some of the hallmarks of a region in which new animation flourishes and dialogues with the rest of the artistic disciplines and on the international scene.”

“In addition to Mexico, Argentina, Brazil and Cuba, countries with a history in the middle and, of course, with their own idiosyncrasies, Colombia and Chile also make a strong entrance, and even young talents appear on the scene, sometimes from the diaspora, from countries with hardly any traditions. In the middle like Costa Rica or Ecuador. We’re talking about a wide and diverse region and that’s what this year’s program should be like,” he progresses. Show director.

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The Latin American Animation will be the guiding theme of the programme It is being prepared to bring the best of animation cinema to Lleida through mono sessions and retrospectives, as well as a carefully selected selection of recently created shorts and feature films from around the world, exhibitions, conferences and master classes for animation lovers.

The 2023 edition of Animac has It received 778 films on an open call from nearly sixty countries of originAmong them, France stands out with 202, Spain with 78, the United States with 60, and the United Kingdom with 45, among others. In total, films produced in 106 animation schools around the world were presented, once again demonstrating Animac’s ability to discover new talent and offering the youngest a window to showcase their first works in the field of animated cinema.

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