A delegation from the Gran Canaria Economic Promotion Society (SPEGC) and the Gran Canaria Film Commission participated in the Kidscreen Summit in Miami, an important kids entertainment event, with the object of putting the island on the map of animation productions.
The Kidscreen Summit, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami, is one of the most important gatherings of that sector in the American market, in this case, centring on animation aimed at children. This was a date that brought together creators of content, distributors, media, professionals and more than 50 animation industry producers from all over the world.
During his speech, the Managing Director of the SPEGC, Cosme Garcia Falcon, was able to explain the possibilities that Gran Canaria offers for the animation sector, based on the incentives, locations and available local talent.
The response of the producers to these advantageous conditions for setting up business on the island was excellent and many of them wanted more details in the more than 20 individual professional meetings that took place after this speech by Cosme Garcia at the Kidscreen Summit.
The Director of the SPEGC stressed that a large number of these producers emphasised the “importance of qualified local professionals with talent when deciding to set up business on the island”, though they also took into account the quality of life and cost of living in Gran Canaria.
“We have found that Gran Canaria may have possibilities for attracting new companies from the animation sector to the island, but that we must continue along the lines of work already set out such as training, talent and locations, as well as the fiscal incentives which, when compared with other destinations, is pretty competitive”, Garcia Falcon concluded.
It should be noted that the delegation from Gran Canaria took advantage of the promotion campaign and the international positioning of Anima Kitchent, a business established in Gran Canaria, where it is building up its series, Familia Telerin, among others. Anima Kitchent was one of the sponsors of the event and made the most of its outstanding role to promote its series and defend the challenge that the island has set itself of boosting the animation industry. The Kidscreen Summit has been, without a doubt, the perfect showcase for promoting Gran Canaria in this sector of the animation industry.