In recent years the island of Tenerife has positioned itself as one of the best destinations for the development of animation and digital arts in Spain. The island offers unique employment and tax opportunities for companies to set up in the Canary Islands, such as tax incentives, institutional support and a high quality of life. Thus, Tenerife hosts an ecosystem that encompasses its own talent and allows jobs to be generated in one of the most cutting-edge sectors.

With the aim of generating productions created by new talents, the BTG (Bridging The Gap) laboratory is born, which for the second year is celebrated on the island, an initiative promoted by different animation professionals with the main sponsorship of the Cabildo and Turismo de Tenerife, and the collaboration of Cooperación Española. Created with the aim of strengthening and promoting international animation projects from all over the world, BTG is an intensive workshop given by industry experts who will offer the keys to produce, distribute and market original works made using animation techniques.

This year’s BTG has 13 international series and feature film projects from Latin America, Spain and the Philippines. The works that will form part of this new edition were chosen from a total of 97 proposals received from 16 countries. With 8 projects, Latin American animation leads the selection followed by Spain (4) and the Philippines (1).

During the Laboratory the participants will receive diverse activities of formation, consultancies and networking totally personalized, given by the best professionals of the sector with the purpose of strengthening the projects. Some of the professionals participating are Nicolas Schmerkin (Autour de Minuit, France) Manuel Cristóbal (Dragoia Media, Spain) and Risa Cohen (European Film Bonds – Denmark); directors and animators Jossie Malis (Zumbakamera, Spain) and Maroto (Spain), scriptwriter and consultant Carlos Bleycher (Chile) and many more.

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