South American Showcase #1: Style Guide 18+
Bold, exuberant and energy to spare are some of the characteristics
that make up the DNA of much South American animation. From the essences
of lost cultures and the barely exorcised ghosts to retro flavoured
‘homages’, these three distinctly curated programs will
deliver a rich brew of the best new works and main trends evident
in the indie animation scene from Brazil, Argentina, Colombia, Chile,
Venezuela and Bolivia...
The films in this program are visually confident,
raucous and robust, with plenty of noise and a ton of flair. A love
of quirky, retro flavoured ‘homages’ to classic US animation
is a sub-genre that pops up surprisingly often, and like everywhere,
the tentacles of gaming and CG blockbuster animation inform plenty
of young South American indie animators.