-Workshop to develop animated documentary projects, including immersive and emerging media (VR / AR). Aimed at creatives, directors, producers and documentary and animation professionals with an animated documentary project, whose stories focus on topics of the Global South, or are related to Africa or Latin-America.

“Little Voices” de Jairo Carrillo

Image: “I was Sergio too” by Paola del Carmen Zuluaga.. Colombia, 2019. Animated film selected by MiradasDoc in its XII edition.

An animation workshop specialized in animated documentaries, run by animation professionals, in which participants can acquire all the knowledge required to produce their project. This call is addressed to animated documentary projects that are currently in progress, and will especially focus on the processes that characterize this phase in the creation of an animated documentary.

This workshop is coordinated by Michelle Kranot, whose work has extended beyond the traditional sphere: her art encompasses experimental genres and unknown media, merging her own images with new technologies in contemporary experiences. Through drawings and films, her work is frequently characterized by a poetic sensitivity and fragmented narrations that explore the past and the present, fact and fiction. For 10 years, she has run The Animation Workshop in Denmark.

PLACE AND DATE: Online. From 4 to 8 March 2024.

SCOPE: Aimed at creatives, directors, producers and documentary and animation professionals with an in-progress animation documentary project whose stories focus on themes from the Global South, or related to Africa or Latin America. The laboratory only covers visual and immersive storytelling.

ELIGIBLE PROJECTS: Single and serial (Short films, feature-length, hybrid and new media projects).

APPLICATIONS OPEN: Deadline extended until 16 October 2023.

WORKSHOP COST: The enrolment cost is 100 euros.

MENTOR: Juan Pablo Libossart

Juan Pablo Libossart is a film producer, director, and screenwriter, born in 1978 in Argentina. He has lived in Sweden for over 20 years. He holds a European Master in Audiovisual Management (MEGA) at MEDIA Business School and completed the European Producers Workshop (EAVE) in 2013. Between 2017-2021, he was a documentary film commissioner at the Swedish Film Institute.

He has produced films for various directors, including Erik Gandi’s acclaimed documentary The Swedish Theory of Love (2016), The Rebel Surgeon (2016) and Cosmopolitanism (2015), Jesper Ganslandt’s Jimmie (2018), Marcus Lindeen’s Accidentes Gloriosos (2011) and Dear Director (2015).

He is currently working on a new film as a director. The project is an animated documentary called “Cartas”.