Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation
With premieres, retrospectives, official selections, and master classes, ANIMARIO Madrid International Festival of Contemporary Animation will take place over five fun-packed days at Cineteca Madrid and various spaces in Matadero and centro comercial Plaza Río 2, from 10 to 14 November, and will be available online on the Filmin platform until 21 November.
The festival will be kick-started by the screening of ‘‘My Sunny Maad’ by Michaela Pavlátová, which tells the story of a young Czech girl in Afghanistan and will come to a close with ‘Belle’ by Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, with this futuristic version of ‘Beauty and the Beast’. Collage animation will steal the limelight this year with pieces by filmmakers Dalibor Barić, Aria Covamonas, Stacey Steers, and Colin Raff who will visit Spain for the first time. What’s more, the public can also try their hand at animation at the 2nd Animation Challenge-Plaza Río 2, with the help of Elena Duque and her easy-to-follow tutorial
The Official Selection of films includes 22 shorts, one of which will make its world premiere, seven will make their debut in Spain and 14 in the city of Madrid. This edition’s special sessions will include the world premiere of ‘Las Alturas’ (The Heights) by Alejandro Salgado, winner of the previous edition of the ANIMARIO-Plaza Río 2 Production Award, and the presentation of the renowned filmmaker Gonzalo Suárez’s ‘Alas de tiniebla’ (‘Wings of Darkness’).