“La Dama y la Muerte” gana el VII Concurso Internacional de Animación Digital. “The Lady and the Reaper” wins 7th Digital Animation International Competition.

El certamen, convocado por la Fundación Integra dentro del SICARM, el Foro Anual de la Sociedad de la Información, tuvo lugar en Murcia el pasado mes de mayo con el fin de promover el uso de las Nuevas Tecnologías aplicadas a la creación de contenidos digitales y valorar los nuevos talentos de la animación española.

Mª Luisa Molina, nuestra coordinadora de post-producción, recogió el galardón en el trascurso de la cena de gala del décimo aniversario del Foro, celebrada el pasado miércoles 19 de mayo. En el escenario estuvo acompañada por los galardonados: José Luis Quirós, segundo premio con The Tower of Time, Alberto Rodríguez, tercer premio con The incredible story of my Great Grandmother Olive y Javier Martínez, que con Clueless se adjudicó el Premio Especial Región de Murcia.
Al día siguiente ofreció un nuevo pase del cortometraje acompañado de una animada charla sobre el making-of de LA DAMA Y LA MUERTE en el marco de unas intensas jornadas dedicadas a la Animación Digital.

Desde Kandor, queremos dar la enhorabuena a todos los ganadores y las gracias a Fundación Integra por este importante reconocimiento.

Los interesados podéis encontrar un listado completo de todos los premios ganados desde su estreno por “La Dama y la Muerte” en el apartado “Festivales y Premios” o pinchando directamente aquí.

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The event, organized by Integra Foundation and framed in SICARM, the Information Society Annual Forum, was held in Murcia last May promoting the use of New Technologies for digital contents and giving value to new animation talent in Spain.

Mª Luisa Molina, post-production coordinator, picked up the award during SICARM’s 10th anniversary gala, held last wednesday April 19th.
She was joined on stage by the others winners: José Luis Quirós, second prize with “The Tower of Time”, Alberto Rodríguez, third prize with “The incredible story of my Great Grandmother Olive” and Javier Martinez, who won with“Clueless” the Special Prize Región de Murcia.
Next day, she offered a new screening along with a conference about the making of “The Lady and the Reaper”, one of the acts programmed in the busy schedule dedicated to CG Animation.

From Kandor, congratulations to all the winners and thanks to Integra Foundation for this major recognition.

Those interested can find a complete list of all awards won by “The Lady and the Reaper” since its premiere in “Festivals & Awards ” section or just clicking here.

PRÓXIMAS PROYECCIONES – NEXT SCREENINGS

ANIMABASAURI – ANIMABASQUE 2010
Martes 27/04/10, 22:00h
Viernes 30/04/10, 22:00h
Lugar: Teatro Social de Basauri
Basauri – España http://www.animabasauri.com

ITFS, INTERNATIONALES TRICKFILM FESTIVAL STUTTGART 2010
Programa 1
Martes 04/05/10, 21:00h
Lugar: Stuttgart, Sala Gloria 1
Miércoles 05/05/10 11:00h
Lugar: Stuttgart, Sala Metropol 1
Stuttgart – Alemania http://www.itfs.de/

13º FESTIVAL DE CINE ESPAÑOL
Miércoles 05/05/10, 18:30h
Lugar: Sidney, Palace Norton Street Cinema
Viernes 07/05/10, 18:45h
Lugar: Canberra, Greater Union Manuka
Jueves 13/05/10, 18:45h
Lugar:Adelaide, Palace Nova Eastende
Australia – http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/home

ANIFEST 2010
Short Film A
Miércoles 19/05/10, 16:30h
Lugar: Teplice, Dk-Estrádní Sál
Sábado 22/05/10, 12:00h
Lugar: Teplice, Dk-Kino Kvêten
Teplice – República Checa – http://test.anifest.cz/

14º FESTIVAL DE CORTOMETRAJES DE VALLADOLID – LA FILA
Viernes 07/05/10, 20:00h
Lugar: Aún por confirmar
Valladolid – España http://webs.ono.com/cine-lafila/index.html

16º FESTIVAL DE CINE IBÉRICO
Viernes 14/05/10, 22:00h
Lugar: Teatro López de Ayala
Badajoz – España   http://www.festivaldecine.com/

SICARM
Jueves 20/05/10, 12h
Lugar:
Murcia– España   http://www.sicarm.es/

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ANIMABASAURI – ANIMABASQUE 2010
Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 10 p.m.
Friday, April 30th 2010, 10 p.m.
Venue: Basauri, Teatro Social
Basauri – Spain http://www.animabasauri.com/

ITFS, STUTTGART INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ANIMATED FILM 2010
Programme 1
Tuesday, May 4th 2010, 9 p.m.
Venue: Stuttgart, Gloria 1 Movie Theatre
Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 11 a.m.
Venue: Stuttgart, Metropol 1 Movie Theatre
Stuttgart – Germany http://www.itfs.de/en/

13th SPANISH FILM FESTIVAL
Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 6:30 p.m.
Venue: Sidney, Palace Norton Street Cinema
Friday, May 7th 2010 6:45 p.m.
Venue: Canberra, Greater Union Manuka
Tuesday, May 13th 2010, 6:45 p.m.
Venue: Adelaide, Palace Nova Eastende
Australia – http://www.spanishfilmfestival.com/home

ANIFEST 2010
Short Film A
Wednesday, May 19th 2010, 4:30 p.m.
Venue: Teplice, Dk-Estrádní Sál
Saturday, May 22nd, Noon
Venue: Teplice, Dk-Kino Kvêten
Teplice – Chzech Republic – http://test.anifest.cz/

14th VALLADOLID – LA FILA – SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, May 7th 2010, 8 p.m.
Venue: TBA
Valladolid – Spain http://webs.ono.com/cine-lafila/index.html

16th IBERIAN MOVIE FESTIVAL
Friday, May 14th 2010, 10 p.m.
Venue:López de Ayala Theatre
Badajoz – Spain   http://www.festivaldecine.com/

SICARM
Thursday, May 20th 2010, Noon
Venue: Murcia Congress Building, Room 10
Murcia– Spain   http://www.sicarm.es/

“LA DAMA” Y ALICIA – “THE LADY” AND ALICE

Gracias al apoyo de las salas de cine Yelmo Cineplex y Kinépolis, “La Dama y la Muerte” llega al público de toda España en su formato original 3D estereoscópico .

El acuerdo entre Kandor Moon y ambas cadenas de multisalas prevé la proyección de nuestro cortometraje en todas las salas Yelmo y Kinépolis equipadas con tecnología estereoscópica, es decir, para visionado con gafas 3D.

Podremos disfrutar de “La Dama y la Muerte” en los pases 3D de la esperada película de Tim Burton “Alicia en el País de las Maravillas”, que se estrena en nuestro país el próximo viernes 16 de abril 2010.

Esta ocasión nos permite hacer llegar “La Dama y la Muerte” al gran público en el formato en que fue concebido desde un principio.

Para conocer los horarios de los pases de “Alicia en el País de las Maravillas”, podéis consultar la programación de Cines Yelmo y de Kinépolis pinchando en los siguientes enlaces:

http://www.yelmocines.es/

http://www.kinepolis.com/es/

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Thanks to the support of Yelmo Cineplex and Kinépolis, “The Lady and the Reaper” will reach the audience all over Spain in its former stereoscopic 3D format.

The agreement between Kandor Moon and both multiscreen movie complexs sets screenings of our short film in every Yelmo and Kinépolis movie theater equipped with stereoscopic 3D technology, thus to watch with 3D eyeglasses.

It will be possible to enjoy “The Lady and the Reaper” before every show of the long awaited Tim Burton’s new feature film “Alice in Wonderland”, whose premiere in our country is due to be next Friday, April 16th 2010.

A good chance to bring “The Lady” to big audience in the format in which was originally conceived.

To get to know “Alice in Wonderland”’s show times, you can check Yelmo and Kinépolis program by clicking on the following links:

http://www.yelmocines.es/

http://www.kinepolis.com/es/

PRÓXIMAS PROYECCIONES – NEXT SCREENINGS

FESTIVAL CURT FICCIONS 2010
Miércoles 17/03/10, 20:15h
Lugar: Barcelona, Cines Alexandra ( Rambla Catalunya, 90)
Viernes 26/03/10, 20:00h
Sábado 27/03/10, 22:00h
Lunes 29/03/10, 20:00h
Lugar: Madrid, Pequeño Cine Estudio (c/ de Magallanes, 1)
Barcelona, Madrid – España http://www.curtficcions.org

MONSTRA, FESTIVAL DE ANIMAÇAO DE LISBOA 2010
Jueves 18/03/10
Hora: 21h
Lugar: Lisboa, Cinema Săo Jorge, Sala 1
Lisboa – Portugal http://www.monstrafestival.com/

6º FESTIVAL ARTÍfice DE VÍDEO – CORTOMETRAJE
Viernes 19/03/10 12:00h
Sábado 20/03/10 19:00h
Lugar: Loja, Centro Cultural El Pósito
Loja – España http://www.aytoloja.org/videocortometraje/index.html

FESTIVAL MEDITERRÁNEO DE NUEVOS DIRECTORES DE LARISSA 2010
Del 19 al 21 de Marzo 2010
Fecha y hora por confirmar
Larissa – Grecia

SOTOCINE 2010
Marzo / Abril
Fecha y hora por confirmar
Santander – España http://sotocine.wordpress.com/

23ª SEMANA DE CINE DE MEDINA DEL CAMPO
Viernes 09/03/10 21:30h
Lugar: Medina del Campo, Multicines Coliseo
Domingo 11/03/09 20:00h
Lugar:Medina del Campo, Auditorio
Medina del Campo – España http://www.medinafilmfestival.com/

CARTOONS ON THE BAY, PULCINELLA AWARDS 2010
Del 15 al 18 de Abril 2010
Fecha y hora por confirmar
Rapallo – Italia http://www.cartoonsbay.com/

ANIMABASAURI – ANIMABASQUE 2010
Del 23 al 30 de Abril 2010
Fecha y hora por confirmar
Bilbao – España http://www.animabasauri.com/

WORLDFEST – HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

Del 9 al 18 de Abril 2010

Fecha y hora por confirmar

Houston – Estados Unidos  http://www.worldfest.org/

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CURT FICCIONS FESTIVAL 2010
Wednesday, March 17th 2010, 8:15 p.m.
Venue: Barcelona, Cines Alexandra ( Rambla Catalunya, 90)
Friday, March 26th ,2010, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 27th ,2010, 10:00 p.m.
Monday, March 29th ,2010, 8:00 p.m.
Venue : Madrid, Pequeño Cine Estudio (c/ de Magallanes, 1)
Barcelona, Madrid – Spain http://www.curtficcions.org

MONSTRA, LISBON ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL 2010
Thursday, March 18th 2010
Time 9:00 p.m.
Venue: Lisbon, Cinema Săo Jorge, Sala 1
Lisbon – Portugal http://www.monstrafestival.com

6th ARTÍfice, VIDEO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Friday, March 19th 2010, 12:00 a.m.
Saturday, March 20th 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Venue: Loja, Centro Cultural El Pósito
Loja – Spain http://www.aytoloja.org/videocortometraje/index.html

LARISSA MEDITERRANEAN FESTIVAL OF NEW DIRECTORS 2010
From March 19th to March 21st 2010
Date and time TBA
Larissa – Greece

SOTOCINE 2010
March / April
Date and time TBA
Santander – Spain http://sotocine.wordpress.com/

23rd MEDINA DEL CAMPO MOVIE WEEK
Friday, April 9th 2010
Time 9:30 p.m.
Venue: Medina del Campo, Multicines Coliseo
Sunday, April 11th 20009
Time 8:00 p.m
Venue Medina del Campo, Auditorium
Medina del Campo – Spain http://www.medinafilmfestival.com/

CARTOONS ON THE BAY, PULCINELLA AWARDS 2010
From April 15th to April 18th 2010
Date and time TBA
Rapallo – Italy http://www.cartoonsbay.com/

ANIMABASAURI – ANIMABASQUE 2010
From April 23rd to April 30th 2010
Date and time TBA
Bilbao – Spain http://www.animabasauri.com/

WORLDFEST – HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL

From April 9th to April 18th 2010

Date and time TBA

Houston – U.S.A. http://www.worldfest.org/

“LA DAMA Y LA MUERTE”, GANADORA DEL GOYA 2010 – “THE LADY AND THE REAPER” 2010 GOYA AWARD WINNER

En la noche del pasado domingo 14 de Febrero, “La Dama y la Muerte” se alzó como Mejor Cortometraje de Animación 2010 durante la XXIV Gala de los Premios Goya.

El máximo galardón del cine español nos fue otorgado por los académicos, que eligieron la propuesta de Kandor Moon en una edición particularmente reñida en esta categoría y marcada por un nivel de calidad muy alto: competían con “La Dama”, “Alma” de Rodrigo Blaas,”Margarita” de Alex Cervantes y “Tachaaaan!” de Carlos del Olmo y Rafael Cano.

El director del corto Javier Recio Gracia subió al escenario a recoger el premio acompañado por su compañero y director de arte Oscar Jiménez Vargas, junto a Manuel Sicilia, Enrique Posner y Javier Banderas en representación de los productores asociados de Kandor Moon.

Queremos agradecer a la Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España este gran honor que motiva e ilusiona a un equipo de más de 70 profesionales, que aguantaron la respiración observando aquel enigmático sobre blanco…

MUCHAS GRACIAS A TODOS

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 Last Sunday night, February 14th,“The Lady and the Reaper” won the 2010 Spanish Best Animated Short Film Award during the 24th Goya Awards Gala.

The Academy members gave us the highest honor in Spanish movie industry choosing Kandor Moon’s project in a particularly competitive edition in this category and with a very high quality level: along with “The Lady”, were competing along with “Alma” by Rodrigo Blaas, “Margarita” by Alex Cervantes and “Tachaaaan!” by Carlos de Olmo and Rafael Cano.

Short film director Javier Recio Gracia climbed up the stage to accept the award, joined by his colleague and art supervisor Oscar Jiménez Vargas, as well as Manuel Sicilia, Enrique Posner and Javier Banderas representing the associated producers of Kandor Moon.

We would like to thank the Spanish Art and Cinematographic Sciences Academy for this great honor that motivates and excites a team composed by more than 70 people, who held their breaths looking at that enigmatic white envelope…

MANY THANKS TO EVERYBODY

“THE LADY AND THE REAPER”, FIRST SPANISH OSCAR NOMINEE IN THE CATEGORY OF BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

Antonio Banderas, and the production company Kandor Moon produced the film in Granada, Spain.

Granada, February 2nd, 2010.-Spanish short film “The Lady and the Reaper”, co-produced by Kandor Graphics and Antonio Banderas, is nominated for the Oscar in Best Animated Short Film category, as announced today by the Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences in Hollywood.
This is the first ever nomination for a Spanish animated film.
The movie directed by Javier Recio Gracia is result of the joint effort of Granada studio Kandor Graphics in association with Green Moon, Antonio
Banderas production company.

About KandorMoon

KandorMoon is an animation studio based in Granada Spain. The company’s debut animated feature, THE MISSYNG LYNX was directed by one of the studios´founders, Manuel Sicilia together with Raúl Garcia. Despite the film’s low budget, the film caught the attention of distributors, critics and audiences. It won last year’s GOYA for Best Animated Feature, Spain’s highest honor, and has been sold to over 80 countries. www.themissinglynxmovie.com

The company’s second film, THE LADY AND THE REAPER is an 8 minute short film in 3D, and is Spain’s first ever animated film to be honored with a nomination
to the Academy Award.

Antonio Banderas, who is very attuned to developments in the film industry in his native Andalucía was quick to ask Executives from his Malaga-based
production company, Green Moon to visit the young studio. He was impressed with the work that was being carried despite the very limited resources, and
immediately struck a 50/50 partnership that has considerably raised the company’s profile in Spain and amongst the community of animators. Antonio
consults on all creative matters, serves as a producer, and helps the company administer its growth and its ambition to become a world class
producer of CGI animated films.

The company is currently in late pre-production of its next feature, GOLEOR, a 3D film written and directed by Manuel Sicilia, and produced by Antonio
Banderas, Juan Molina, Marcelino Almasa, Enrique Posner, and Raúl García.

GOLEOR, set in medieval times, is the story of a young man who must defy his father’s wishes, overcome extraordinary odds, and ultimately confront himself in order to fulfill his dream of becoming a Knight.

About THE LADY AND THE REAPER:

Once GOLEOR was green lit as the studio’s second animated feature, and because it became evident that the film needed to be made using stereoscopic 3D, it was decided that the studio would make a short film as part of an R&D process to ensure that the requisite technology and talent could be assembled. The studio offered its employees an opportunity to submit ideas for a short film. The winner, as determined by the studio as a whole wouldbe awarded the right to direct the film, and the studio would invest $1 million dollars to produce it.

Javier Recio Gracia submitted a story about an elderly woman’s life and death struggle, as she finds herself pitted in the middle of an egotistical
battle between the grim reaper and a young doctor determined to keep her alive by any means necessary. The delicate comedic tone, the daring premise and the proposed narrative style came together perfectly in Javier’s submission, and the studio awarded the prize to his script. The story held a particularly poignant, emotional and personal dimension for Javier, as just then his own grandmother was herself gravely ill. Javier was combating the emotional stress of the circumstances by channeling his own talent and the support of his fellow team members, all seeking to bring to life this very poignant, personal, charming and funny film.

Kandor Graphics, in association with Green Moon and Antonio Banderas are currently working at “Goleor”, the first animated feature film realized in Spain in stereoscopic 3D. The 22 million Euros production is directed by Manuel Sicilia and produced by Juan Molina, Marcelino Almansa, Enrique
Posner and Raúl García.

“LA DAMA Y LA MUERTE”, PRIMER CANDIDATO ESPAÑOL AL OSCAR EN LA CATEGORIA DE MEJOR CORTOMETRAJE ANIMADO

NOTA DE PRENSA OFICIAL

El filme del estudio granadino Kandor Graphics está producido por Antonio Banderas

Granada, 2 febrero 2010.- El filme español “La dama y la muerte”, coproducción de Kandor Graphics y Antonio Banderas, es candidato al Oscar en la categoría de mejor cortometraje de animación, anunció hoy la Academia de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas en Hollywood.
Se trata de la primera candidatura de un cortometraje español en animación.
El filme dirigido por Javier Recio Gracia es resultado del esfuerzo del estudio granadino Kandor Graphics en asociación con Green Moon, productora de Antonio Banderas.

El reconocimiento de la Academia estadounidense refleja la calidad de Kandor Graphics como referente en la producción internacional de animación y gran muestra de la capacidad técnica y artística existente en España.
“La dama y la muerte” nace de la inquietud del estudio y de su deseo de crear producción propia de proyección internacional. Para ello una vez concluido el primer largometraje del estudio, “El lince perdido”, se convocó un concurso interno con el deseo de promover talento y canalizar las inquietudes artísticas y técnicas del equipo. “La dama y la muerte” fue el resultado de este concurso.

Además de la candidatura al Oscar, “La dama y la muerte” es el primer corto estereoscópico (3D) español seleccionado al Goya como mejor cortometraje animado.
“El lince perdido” fue el primer trabajo de este estudio joven y vibrante en asociación con Antonio Banderas, largometraje que recibió el Goya a la mejor película de animación en la última edición de los galardones de la Academia de Artes Y Ciencias Cinematográficas de España. Vendida en más 60 países y con otros galardones en su haber la cinta también cuenta con distribución en EEUU.
Kandor Graphics en asociación con Green Moon y Antonio Banderas trabaja en la actualidad en “Goleor”, el primer largometraje de animación realizado en España en 3D. La producción de 22 millones de euros está dirigida por Manuel Sicilia y producida por Juan Molina, Marcelino Almansa, Enrique Posner y Raúl García.

THE LADY AND THE REAPER “Coming soon” to an U.S. theater near you and on iTunes USA, UK, Canada & Germany, and on inDEMAND in the Usa.

El making of de “La Dama y la Muerte” – The making of “The Lady and Reaper”

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“La Dama” en Canal+ – “The Lady” on Canal+

Nos complace informaros que a partir del día 1 de febrero y a lo largo de todo el mes, se podrá ver el corto en uno de los múltiples pases de la nueva programación de Canal+ .
Gracias a un reciente acuerdo entre la plataforma digital y Kandor Moon, todos los abonados a la cadena podrán por fin disfrutar de “La Dama y la Muerte”, que se emite en primicia por televisión.

Pinchando aquí será posible consultar todos los pases programados por Canal+.

We’re glad to inform you that starting on February 1st and all along the whole month, you will be able to watch our short film in one of the multiple emissions planned by Canal+ in Spain.
Thanks to a recent agreement between the digital platform and Kandor Moon, every channel’s subscriber will finally enjoy “The Lady and the Reaper”, here premiered exclusively on television.

Click here and you will be able to consult every emissions planned by Canal+.