CANAL PAKAPAKA

Fernando Roca Rodriguez

Project Development
fernandoroca@cpse.gob.ar
+54 9 11 50978512
www.pakapaka.gob.ar

 

Pakapaka is the first state-run and educational children’s TV channel in Argentina. It was created by the National Ministry of Education, and today it is under the control of Contenidos Públicos S. E., which reports to the Secretary of Media and Public Communication. It was launched on September 17, 2010, and it considers boys and girls as citizens, subjects with rights, people who create and think about their reality, and who have knowledge and ways of seeing the world that make living life together richer. It provides children with tools to interpret the complex world around them and to be the true protagonists and agents of change. It is a space for playing and imagination, curiosity and knowledge, innovation and challenge and, above all, discovery and fun. With a wide variety of content and formats, it aims at expanding the cultural repertoires of boys and girls, and being with them while they are growing up. This guarantees children?s access to quality cultural and educational content that transcends their ages in a respectful, entertaining, and daring way. Pakapaka purchases series produced by the world?s most prestigious state-run and private channels. Its own productions are available to watch and download across the country. In its ten years of history, it has produced and co-produced over 230 projects, including series, microprograms and audiovisual content, totaling more than 900 hours of programs for children. Some of these programs have had a great impact both nationally and internationally, and received more than 120 awards and recognitions in industry markets, festivals and national and international award ceremonies. Nowadays, its contents are also broadcast on the audiovisual content platform, Cont.ar.

Pakapaka es el primer canal infantil público y educativo de la Argentina. Creado por el Ministerio de Educación de la Nación, hoy está bajo la órbita de Contenidos Públicos S. E., dependiente de la Secretaría de Medios y Comunicación Pública. Fue lanzado el 17 de septiembre de 2010 y concibe a los chicos y chicas como ciudadanos, sujetos de derechos, constructores y pensadores de su realidad, con saberes y modos de ver el mundo que enriquecen la vida en común. Les ofrece herramientas para interpretar el complejo mundo que los rodea y ser verdaderos protagonistas y agentes de cambio. Es un espacio de juego e imaginación, de curiosidad y conocimiento, de innovación y desafío y, sobre todo, de descubrimiento y diversión. Con una diversidad de contenidos y formatos se propone ampliar los repertorios culturales de chicos y chicas, acompañarlos en su crecimiento y garantizar así el acceso a contenidos culturales y educativos de calidad que trascienden edades de manera respetuosa, entretenida y audaz. Pakapaka adquiere series elaboradas por prestigiosas señales públicas y privadas del mundo y sus producciones propias están disponibles para ver y descargar desde todo el país. En sus diez años ha producido y coproducido más de 230 proyectos entre series, microprogramas y contenidos audiovisuales, totalizando más de 900 horas de programación infantil. Algunos de esos programas han tenido gran repercusión tanto nacional como internacional obteniendo más de 120 reconocimientos en mercados, festivales y premios nacionales como internacionales entre nominaciones y los premios obtenidos. Actualmente sus contenidos se emiten también a través de la plataforma pública de Contenidos Audiovisuales Cont.ar.

 

Produced Titles

– ANIMATION SERIES: La asombrosa excursión de Zamba, Medialuna y las noches mágicas, Minimalitos, Petit (Coprod. Chile, Colombia), Puerto Papel (Coprod. Chile, Brasil, Colombia), Siesta Z (Coprod. Ecuador, Colombia, Brasil y Perú), Ciencia Zapata, Robotia (Coprod. Argentina), Monstruos de la guarda (Coprod. Argentina), Amigos, Detective de animales, Superinsectos, El Capitán de Nariz de Lata, Vuelta por el universo.
– SERIES LIVE ACTION: Cazadores de sonidos, Misterios submarinos (Coprod. Argentina), Experimentores, Desafiólogos, Escondidos en el museo, Laboratorio de superhéroes, Listo el pollo”

 

Current projects looking for coproduction

Operas to dream

Series – 13 x 11 min.
Status: In development
Director: Juan Manuel Costa
Animation: Agustin Touriño
Script: Ricardo Rodriguez, Agustina Comedi, Luz Marquez
Technique: Animation 2D
Genre: Musical, Kids, Family
Target: Children aged 5 to 9

Budget: USD 200.000
Secured Budget: 65%
Financing: El Birque Animaciones (Argentina) – Salta Lírica (Argentina) – Polo Audiovisual de Córdoba (Argentina)

Looking for: Search for co-production partners to carry out the project between two or more countries

Storyline: Ruben has the challenging task of getting his children to sleep. Telling them stories doesn’t work so he has been using the operas to help his children fall asleep. He tells them amazing and fun stories based on snippets of various operas. He develops a series of tricks and acting skills. The children listen to him, make their own reasoning and sometimes question the events in the story. Thus, Ruben accomplishes his mission, getting them to sleep, with love, patience, and musical creativity.

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The words of magic

Series – 13 x 11 min.
Status: In development
Director: Mariano Vidal
Animation: Mariano Vidal
Script: Luciano Saracino, Jimena Repetto
Technique: Animation 2D
Genre: Fantasy, Educational, Kids
Target: Children aged 5 to 9

Budget: USD 266.500
Secured Budget: 25%
Financing: Focus (Argentina)

Looking for: Search for co-production partners to carry out the project between two or more countries

Storyline: The series focuses on the experiences of Úrsula, a girl who was trained by her three witch aunts and a Great Master to develop her gift. Each episode will show different conflicts that will help build her emotional and cognitive growth. Thus, Ursula discovers that mastering reading and writing skills is the right tool for her learning. Her aunts will rely on her wit, and will try to make her solve all the rituals of magic. What will she become?

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