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Cartoon Network & Pixelatl Stage Fifth Creative Convention


Cartoon Network Latin America and Pixelatl have launched Girl Power: Pitch Me the Future, their fifth joint convention, inviting the most innovative and creative animators from the region to showcase their projects, with the possibility to take them to different kids’ platforms in LatAm.

Cartoon Network Latin America and Pixelatl’s main event for creators of animation, video games and comics takes place each year in Mexico. The focus for the 2018 edition is on new creators as part of the mission to support local talent within the region. The goal is to find the best animators and creators with fresh ideas that align with the values and identities of each kids’ network.

All Latin American creators above the age of 18 will be able to participate in the convention. For group projects, men can participate as long as the team leader is a woman. The participants must present an original project that lasts from 1 to 11 minutes in any domain within animation technology. The projects, designed for Cartoon Network fans, must be centered on humor and offer an authentic vision that matches up with Cartoon Network’s brand. They also must be cross-platform in order to adjust to different TV manufacturers as well as various media, including YouTube and digital/mobile platforms.

“It is an honor for Cartoon Network to keep rooting for Mexican and Latin American talent in conjunction with a very important partner, Pixelatl, and in this opportunity we are happy to set the focus on creators from the region to engage local female talent,” said Jaime Jimenez, the director of content for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Tooncast in Mexico.

“Cartoon Network is an important ally for the development of original content in Latin America,” added José Iñesta, the director of Pixelatl. “They offer their support to creators from the region and with this convention prompt new voices to be represented in the content that is being developed for the brand. It is an honor to be able to collaborate with them in the development of the creative industries within the region. “

The cutoff date to submit a project is August 5, 2018. The selection of the finalists will be announced August 10 through the Pixelatl network. The finalists must present their projects in front of Cartoon Network executives during the festival from September 4 to 8 in Cuernavaca, Morelos. The first prize is the production of a pilot episode, valued up to $10,000.


Elizabeth Bowen-Tombari is the editor of TV Latina.


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