CEE Animation Experience is a series of masterclasses organized in cooperation with selected partners in the CEE region. This new activity targets animation industry professionals, who will gain new insights as shared by top regional and world experts and get a rewarding experience of film production directly.
The masterclasses will present the most current trends, case studies and strategies to local, national and regional communities of animation professionals, young talent and students. The special emphasis will be given to the phase of development – while the quality of the animated work arises mainly in this phase.
“Our aim is to bring an interesting programme to a large public with a wide spectrum of specific topics. All activities of our CEE Animation platform lead to increasing filmmakers´ skills and improving the quality of animated projects in the CEE region. CEE Animation Experience will not be an exception,” explains Michal Podhradský, coordinator of this activity.
The first edition took place on 2 December 2020 within the Animateka International Animated Film Festival. The online programme consisted of presentations of two animated feature films with live Q&A, followed by a keynote and case studies of projects in the field of hybrid animation. The programme was open to the public for free.
CEE Animation Experience will be held in 2021 in Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Latvia, Romania, Bosna and Hercegovina, whereas there are also other countries under consideration. The main goal of this international connection is to provide a large group of film professionals with improved access and to create a logical dramaturgy of all presentations throughout the year so that the audience can gain varied stimulus and as much experience as possible. The cooperation with CEE partners has proven to be very effective, also by avoiding the doubling of efforts by organising similar events.