CEE Animation Workshop Ljubljana, December 2 to 6, 2017


From December 2 to 6, 2017, the Animateka International Animated Film Festival in Ljubljana will host a dynamic workshop tailor-made for animated film producers from Central and Eastern Europe. It will bring together 30 professionals from up to 18 countries and work with them to build a stronger and more knowledgeable regional network of co-producers, artists, planners, marketers, sellers and financing partners.

The workshop will include meetings, discussions, pitching, lobbying efforts and high quality, high-end training to enable and inspire CEE companies to work together with more resources. At the workshop, a jointly approved, considered message to all of our funders and broadcasters will be formulated, requesting more supportive regulations and industry practices.

The workshop is an initiative developed and organized by the Creative Europe Desks – MEDIA coming from Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, Latvia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine and the Visegrad Animation Forum, the pitching and networking platform uniting producers of animated films from the CEE region.

The main aim of the workshop is to grow: not just to grow and strengthen our companies and our sector, but also to grow our audiences.

Linda Beath is Head of studies for the event.


December 2 – 6, 2017 / City Hotel Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

The workshop is taking place in the framework of the Animateka International Animated Film Festival. Participatns will be invited to join the opening ceremony on December 4th. 


300 euro

The fee covers all expenses excluding travel costs and two dinners on free evenings in Ljubljana. There are five scholarships available. If you would like to apply, please explain why you need a scholarship in your cover letter.


The CEE Animation Workshop is designed for experienced producers. The minimum requirements are:

  • Has produced two animated shorts
  • Is fluent in English
  • Is interested in international co-productions
  • Has his/her own company
  • Has received support from local broadcasters and/or funds


  • Motivation letter: one page, in English, including expectations and plans
  • One paragraph CV
  • Filmography
  • List of training workshops in which you have participated



The CEE Animation Workshop team thanks all the applicants for their interest. We received a large number of applications and the selection committee is now in the process of carefully reading all of the materials. The final selection results will be communicated on Wednesday, October 15.


The organization of the CEE Animation Workshop is a joint venture of market access platform Visegrad Animation Forum (visegradanimation.org) and Creative Europe Desks – MEDIA offices from following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The local partners are Slovenian Animated Film Association and Motovila Institute in cooperation with the Animateka International Animated Film Festival.