An animated short from Alicante competing at film festivals

It all started when La Palma volcano started roaringa phenomenon that penetrates their minds Carolina, Gonzalo, José, Javi, Joaquín and Miguel Ángel, authors of six young artists with intellectual disabilities tragedy of the volcanobecame an animated short film already selected three film festivals. In the competition in Alicante, it will compete with eleven other works in the animation category and will be shown in cinemas. May 22 at Kinepolis and also exhibited out of competition at the Sant Joan pageant this Fridayat 20:30 at Plaza Josep Carreras. Basque, another festival with a social theme Erronka Munduan (Reto por el mundo / Challenge for the world) also chose him in his online call.

tragedy of the volcano this is a great story It was written and illustrated by these six young people under the coordination of Daguten Neighborhood Graphic School (This newspaper’s 2019 Sois Cultura Award), founded by David Gil and Ester García, combining culture and graphic arts with social inclusion. In projects carried out with groups with disabilities or those at risk of exclusion Social discovered great artists like Gonzalo, one of the short film’s signers, who created their own design brand from dinosaur drawings.

Young people during the creation of the short film DAGUTEN


The work they are presenting now was done under the program. You will see Creative Encounters in the Service of Inclusivityformed Six meetings held at Las Cigarreras in 2021. This project is part of the Sustainable Urban Development Strategy. Edusi Alicante – District of Las CigarrerasIt is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

They released a short animation in just two months. a little over three minutes A pirate with binoculars talks about treasures, sleepy bears, careless Indians, vegetarian dinosaurs, three-course restaurants, time travel in flying ships, and of course, a volcano. Reminding that the short film was starting to take shape, screenwriter David Gil explains, “This is the first time we tried to do something like this, a project with an end, and we produced an animation in record time.” eruption of La Palma volcano“they have experienced with great intensity and they talked about it and from there the rest of the story came up with characters that ended with that. a magical ship flying by from the volcano. The story is so crazy and so funny because they made it, that’s their move. Everyone drew ideas and contributed, and each was dedicated to something”.

short picture DAGUTEN


First they had to self-portrait then for your presentation they created history with their input and their own designs storyboard to finally compose soundtrack, sounds and sound effects. In this process, they received help from the musician. Charles Solartist and entertainer Jose Ramon Bass and the player Juan Diego Cerda.

Selection at festivals “one hit” Gil says they sometimes have “difficulty expressing how they feel”, but that some they are “excited” going to the movies just to see it. The idea to present it at competitions in Alicante and Sant Joan,“First of all, because of the proximitybecause of the possibility that if they were accepted they and their families would still see”, because the short “Everyone has seen it a thousand times already, but it’s not on the big screen yet”, Add. They will be in Alicante due to schedule adjustment. They don’t talk about winning because “we have limits, but that’s the great part and having done it and showing it. helps them and improves their relations with the community”Gil assures him.

Source: Informacion

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