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 European experts and get a rewarding experience of film production directly. The first edition will take place on 2 December within the Animateka International Animated Film Festival. The programme will be implemented online and open to the public for free.
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. “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.
CEE Animation Experience will be held in 2020/2021 in Slovenia, Slovakia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland, Croatia, 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 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.
The first CEE Animation Experience will be held online and be part of AnimatekaPRO, a festival platform dedicated to animated film professionals and students. The programme consists 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. During the whole day, special emphasis will be given to the development of chosen projects.