BTG meets in Valencia with over a dozen young animation professionals

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BTG meets in Valencia with over a dozen young animation professionals

  • The students are attending this intensive workshop in which internationally recognized experts from the industry are also involved.
  • MxA (Women for Africa) is collaborating in the initiative by financing a scholarship for the Kenyan artist Ng´endo Mukii.

Monday, 20th July, 2015. Today the intensive workshop Bridging the Gap (BTG) begins in Valencia. The event will last five days, during which young talents in animation will have the chance to exchange knowledge and gain professional experience with renowned experts from the industry.

The main aim of this initiative, in which the MxA Foundation is collaborating, is to generate and promote knowledge transfer, networking and collaboration among young designers and industry professionals on an international level.

A total of 14 projects have been chosen from a total of 186 proposals received from 28 countries. BTG will be taught by some of the most prestigious professionals in the animation industry, which is becoming increasingly important in the audiovisual world.

“Bridging the Gap" is an initiative by Guadalupe Arensburg, the animation and film specialist, who works with MxA on several projects in the audiovisual field, such as the African women directors’ exhibition, "Women Make Movies", which has just been held for the third time in Madrid . Jose Luis Farias, director of the 3D Wire festival, is co-organizing the seminar with her.

 “Bridging the Gap” is backed by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development (AECID in Spanish) and other organizations, among them the Women for Africa Foundation, which is paying for the scholarship of the Kenyan creator, Ng´endo Mukii, winner of the 2012 for Best Animation in her country’s International Cinema Festival.

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Press contact: press@bthegap.com

Marta García +34652746041 

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