About Us

CEE Animation brings together regional activities for promotion and development of animation and its talents in more than 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). It seeks to increase professional experience, to present the abilities of filmmakers and producers, and improve the quality of content and the visual side of projects.

The Central and Eeatern European territories with 170 million population of diverse cultures brings significant creative and market potential to be exploited. Development and raise of animation industry from low production capacity to the most developed territories standards need a comprehensive and heterogenous approach where CEE Animation tries to support and impact the crucial segments of industry. CEE Animation becomes an efficient network integrating national animation associations, producers, and studios, as well as authors, creating concrete opportunities for connecting and cooperating.

CEE Animation helps on increasing the capacity of animation producers to create works that will circulate internationally, by encouraging European co-productions through B2B initiatives, but also through sharing know-how about the market, financing and production strategies and creating a functioning and all-inclusive network of all relevant animation field operators (producers, TV broadcasters, distributors, policy makers, audience & marketing experts…). It supports decision makers with information and transfer of needs of the sector through articulating the information and data analysis. By sharing the specific conditions and needs it helps advocating the needs towards national and international policy makers. With extended activities of know-how and experience sharing it provides and insights to the models of business development and collaboration to empower industry players for growth of their project’s and professional proficiency.

Our activities

CEE Animation Forum is annual regional and EU industry pitching and co-production event that brings together key animation industry players and policy makers from both, the private and public sector, from CEE and Western regions of EU and abroad. It aims to boost the projects´ international potential, visibility and access to the European and global markets. 

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CEE Animation Workshop is designed to boost creativity and story development, to build a stable financing structure for projects, to help access the markets and to prepare for an efficient circulation of the finished works. It is constructed around four main pillars: script development, expending know-how, pitch&package preparation for accessing the market, networking.

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CEE Animation Talents is an activity for alternative promotion of the most talented young animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. Its aim is to present internationally the best films made by young and debuting artists in a given year to a professional audience and to the general public. The selection of the films focuses on extraordinary talents whose work promises successful future careers. 

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CEE Animation Masters represents series of one-day masterclasses organized in cooperation with local partner organisations in the CEE region. It aims to promote and build skills of national animation industries by providing them high end expertise on different topics, relevant for animation industry. 

With the activities named CEE Animation Bricks, the organization helps to provide a better (co)production conditions in the region, based on the improvement of common standards at national funding bodies and at public broadcasters, advocating the needs of sustainable development of the industry, models of reciprocity and growth of capacities on the basis of cooperation, inclusion and strategic planning.

Creative Europe media programme

CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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