CEE Animation Forum 2021

May/June 2021*

The CEE Animation Forum is the leading regional pitching, financing and co-production event. It aims to boost the projects´ international potential, visibility and their access to a wider European market. 

With our growing professional network we are building strong community with the aim to support the projects, to boost circulation of works, creative ideas and creating new partnerships, to give media exposure to selected projects through various media partners and to promote projects during the whole year, not only during the event, to follow the life of the project after Forum as well.

The main focus remains on two most important activities of Forum: pitching of European animated projects in development and on 1:1 industry meetings.

Pitching categories

Short Films

Maximum length 20 minutes; all stages of development except in concept.

TV Series and Specials

Web and TV series of any format and single films, minimum length 20 minutes; all stages of development except in concept.

Feature Films

Minimum length 60 minutes; in concept, in development or in production.


VR, AR, 360 and other immersive formats; in development or in production.

Rising Stars

Student short films, maximum length 20 minutes, all stages of development except in concept

Pitching formats

  • Shorts / XR / Student films: 5 minutes pitching presentations
  • TV Series / Features: 7 minutes pitching presentations

Professional audience of pitching event

The main audience of the event are established CEE, EU and international producers, creatives and industry agents from both, commercial, NGO and public institutions.

  • Audience: invited group of decision makers (established European professionals of various profiles: producers, sales and distributors, public and private broadcasters, scriptwriters and script doctors, festival programmers, film institutions representatives, market events representatives, official partners of the event), animation professionals from EU and CEE region, press media representatives, students

1:1 meetings

All of the pitching teams and other professionals have opportunity to claim direct 1:1 meetings with other professionals attending the event.


*Due to the ongoing global situation, the decision about the dates (between May and June) and about the format – whether the event will be onsite or online – will be announced at the beginning of January 2021.
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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