Valt the Won­der Deer

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Dis­trib­uted By: cept China) Pro­duced By: DreamEast Pic­tures For­mat: 52 x 11 min. (English and Man­darin) Tar­get Au­di­ence: Kids 6-9 Synopsis: Valt is the last free Magic Deer in the Land of Wood — its cho­sen one and great­est hope of de­fense. The se­ries fol­lows this hero-in-train­ing and his friends on a quest for the Five Magic El­e­ments, which will grant him the power to res­cue his par­ents, the Deer King and Queen, from their cap­tiv­ity by the com­i­cally evil over­lords of the Land of Metal. Valt’s jour­ney is full of peril, hu­mor and lessons in friend­ship.

Sell­ing Points:

The old lines are blur­ring — not just be­tween TV and film, but be­tween re­al­ity and en­ter­tain­ment them­selves as the lat­ter in­creas­ingly has the abil­ity to be­come in­sep­a­ra­ble from the for­mer.

That’s the rea­son be­hind the Be­yond the Screen theme or­ga­niz­ers of FMX chose for this year’s edi­tion of the dig­i­tal arts, tech­nol­ogy and busi­ness con­fer­ence, set for May 2-5 in Stuttgart, Ger­many.

The deeper feel­ing of im­mer­sion to­day’s me­dia can of­fer will be dis­cussed and ex­plored by a range of speak­ers in­clud­ing Pixar’s Krzysztof Rost and Eric Smith on the mak­ing of the Os­car-win­ning short Piper; while Robert Val­ley, Os­car-nom­i­nated for Pear Cider and Cig­a­rettes, will lead the An­i­ma­tion Wild & Strange track cu­rated by An­dreas Hykade of the Fil­makademie Baden-Wuert­tem­berg; Theodore Ushev, the renowned short film­maker be­hind Blind Vaysha; and a case study of the vis­ual ef­fects of Doc­tor Strange from RiseFX’s Flo­rian Gellinger.

Among the com­pa­nies at­tend­ing this year: Al­le­gorith­mic, Avid, Chaos Group, VICON and Xsens will be present at the mar­ket­place and will give au­di­ences the op­por­tu­nity to dive deeper into what they have to of­fer dur­ing their work­shops.

Schools also will be present, in­clud­ing the first over­seas school to be rep­re­sented at FMX: New Zealand’s Vic­to­ria Univer­sity of Welling­ton. And five new com­pa­nies will join the re­cruit­ing hub: Brown Bag Films, One Of Us, Rodeo FX, Sun­day Dig­i­tal and VR Coaster. Stuttgart Fes­ti­val of An­i­mated Film One of the pre­mier an­i­ma­tion events in the world, the Stuttgart Fes­ti­val of An­i­mated Film runs May 2-7 and will fea­ture a full com­ple­ment of screen­ings, events and ed­u­ca­tional op­por­tu­ni­ties for the pub­lic.

In 2016, more than 80,000 vis­i­tors came to Stuttgart and watched more than 1,000 films. The fes­ti­val’s fo­cus is on artis­tic an­i­ma­tion and the pro­mo­tion of up and com­ing tal­ent, with the var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions of­fer­ing cash prizes of more than 70,000 eu­ros.

This year’s SAS Sym­po­sium will take on the topic of Sound in An­i­ma­tion, Comics and Il­lus­tra­tion.

An­i­ma­tion Pro­duc­tion Day The 11th edi­tion of An­i­ma­tion Pro­duc­tion Day, dur­ing which rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Ger­man and in­ter­na­tional an­i­ma­tion in­dus­try meet to ne­go­ti­ate new ideas and for­mats in one-on-one meet­ing, is set for May 4-5.

A to­tal of 35 projects will be se­lected to par- tic­i­pate in APD 2017, with those cho­sen hav­ing a good chance at find­ing pro­duc­tion and fi­nanc­ing part­ners.

The full list of ac­cepted projects can be found on­line at an­i­ma­tion­pro­duc­tion­day.de.

Arab An­i­ma­tion Fo­rum Fol­low­ing the great suc­cess of the event in re­cent years, the Stuttgart Fes­ti­val of An­i­mated Film and the Robert Bosch Stiftung an­nounce the re­turn of the Arab An­i­ma­tion Fo­rum, set for May 4-7 dur­ing the fes­ti­val.

The Arab An­i­ma­tion Fo­rum connects young an­i­ma­tion di­rec­tors and artists from mem­ber states of the League of Arab States with pro­duc­ers from Ger­many to sup­port joint an­i­mated film projects.

The aim of the Arab An­i­ma­tion Fo­rum is to iden­tify in­ter­est­ing projects and to con­nect po­ten­tial co-pro­duc­tion part­ners directed to­wards a pos­si­ble ap­pli­ca­tion for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion.

The se­lected film­mak­ers will present their projects to a pro­fes­sional jury for feed­back, and will get to talk with pro­duc­ers in per­sonal meet­ings.

The win­ning project of the Arab An­i­ma­tion Fo­rum is nom­i­nated for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for In­ter­na­tional Co­op­er­a­tion. [

FMX’s Be­yond the Screen pro­gram ex­plores the im­mer­sive lim­its of en­ter­tain­ment.

FMX cel­e­brates its 22nd edi­tion in 2017.

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