Five quality animation projects are receiving support from the Film Fund of the Trentino Film Commission (TFC).
Gruppo Alcuni is producing the “Leo Da Vinci” TV series, 52 x 13’ episodes co-produced by Rai Ragazzi with the German broadcaster HR, Cosmos Maya andAll Rights Entertainment about the young Leo who, in the second half of the 15th century, leaves Vinci to go to Florence to work in Ver- rocchio’s workshop and uses prototypes of his brilliant inventions to drive the Medici out of the city.
The series, which will be aired on the Rai channels, comes in the wake of the excellent results obtained by the feature film “Leo da Vinci – Mission Mona Lisa”, for which the director Sergio Manfio received the Cinema Veneto Glass Lion Award and the Award for the best kids’ animated feature film at the Toronto Youth Film Festival.
Also from Gruppo Alcuni (and Videa) is the animated movie “Mini Pets – The four seasons”, released in Italian movie theaters last fall and born out of the success of the TV series broadcast on Rai YoYo.
The production of this animated feature film was an important occasion for the Trentino region: in fact, thanks to the synergy with the Istituto per le arti grafiche Artigianelli (Institute of Graphic Arts), a training center of excellence has been created specializing in the 2D and 3D cartoon sector. The project began a year ago, thanks to the “Mini Pets” movie and, in a short space of time, it has led to the creation of a new Trentino company, Green Ink srl.
The Rainbow production company chose Trentino for the episodes of the third season of the children’s TV series “Mia and Me”, aired in over 100 countries and directed by Mark Meyer. The series, realized with an exciting mixture of live action and animation, narrates the daily life of the young Mia and her exciting adventures in the wonderful fantasy world of Centopia, the magical Land of Unicorns.
The TFC also supported “Mila”, a short written and directed by Cinzia Angelini, co-produced by Ibiscus Production and Pixel Cartoon, developed by a team of 350 artists from all over the world and the production of “Samouni Road”, the documentary directed by Stefano Savona, featuring the animations of Simone Massi, winner of the best documentary Award at the Cannes Film Festival 2018.