Greetings from the International Festival Cartoons on the network, Animacam.tv!
It is a pleasure to share with you all the activities and initiatives undertaken by the Festival, while always thinking about children, because Animacam is the perfect place to enjoy cartoons from all over the world for free.
This week, the Festival will have a central theme under the title: "Cartoons for all made by children." Year after year, we marvel at the various projects that come through the network from the five continents. Well, in this present edition of 2010, there are six films in Official Section created, developed and drawn by children between 8 and 12 years, four from Spain and two from the United Kingdom.
Four Spanish films were presented by the collective PDA (Little Puddle Cartoons), an association of visual artists who made an animated short film projects in collaboration with young children. With the use of a playful and educational methodology, and intended to explain the process of creating an animated audiovisual project. The association has raised a tour of animations developed in different parts of Spain and around the world, including Zlin (Czech Republic), Rome (Italy) and Oran (Algeria). PDA team is participated by Mario Torrecillas (director), Tyto Alba (artist and animator), David Borrull (animation director) and Pablo Hernandez (visual arts expert), four animation professionals who have joined forces to develop this pioneering project in the introduction to the learning of audiovisual creation.
Two British films were introduced by the English filmmaker and animator David Bunting. His initiative was created by 4th year students of Bricknell Primary School in the town of Kingston, about 15 kilometers from the city of London. The animations are part of the Anim8ed stories, an education program that offers ideas, contacts and suggestions for teachers, educators and people interested in developing animation projects with groups of children. Anim8ed stories are conducted at the National Media Museum in York, and allow teachers and pupils in primary and secondary schools, maximize creativity, playfulness and the promotion of animation in the classroom.
In this Third Edition of the Festival, in two months, there are participating more than 90 films from 32 countries, whose proposals are works of high artistic value and sensitivity.
Submission of Films is until next 23rd of September and until that date continue to arrive animated films suitable for all audiences.
On September 23 will begin the second phase of the Festival, in which the webuser becomes the protagonist, through their votes online. At that time students have the opportunity to see hundreds of films worldwide in Animacam, and they become absolute protagonists of judges exercising casting his vote.
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Kind and animated regards