The CEE Animation Forum is the leading regional pitching, financing and co-production event. It aims to boost the international circulation potential of projects, as well as their visibility and access to a wider European market.
With our growing professional network, we are building a strong community with the aim to support the projects, to boost the circulation of works and creative ideas, and the creation of new partnerships, to give media exposure to selected projects through various media partners, and to promote projects throughout the year, not only during the event, i. e. to follow the life of the project after the Forum as well.
The main focus remains on the two most important Forum activities: the pitching of animated projects in development and 1:1 industry meetings.
Submissions are open to European animated projects in development in 5 categories:
- Feature Films (minimum length of 60 minutes; in concept, in development or in production),
- Series and TV Specials (web and TV series of any format and single films, minimum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage),
- Short Films (maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage),
- Rising Stars (student short films, maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage),
- XR Immersive Media (VR, AR, 360 and other immersive formats; in development or in production).
An animated project is a project in which at least 50% of the film under consideration is executed using animation film technology or takes the form of multimedia audio-visual work with emphasis on the graphical aspect.
Who can submit a project
Only producers or other project rights-holders can submit projects.
In the Rising stars category, entries can be submitted by the university or by the student.
Both members of the project team (director/scriptwriter and producer) must be citizens of the EU or other eligible countries, listed below*.
If the CEE Animation Forum will be an onsite event, both producer and director will have to present the project in person.
For student films (category Rising Stars): the presence is obliged for director only.
There is no registration fee for submitting your application.
Upon selection of the project, fees apply as follows:
Category FEATURE FILMS and SERIES/ TV SPECIALS fee: EUR 250 per project
Category SHORT FILMS / XR fee: EUR 150 per project
Category RISING STARS fee: EUR 100 per project
The fee includes:
- accommodation (twin room) for 2 participants – Category RISING STARS ONLY,
- 2 accreditations for CEE Animation Forum 2022 and the International Festival of Animated Films
Anifilm Industry Programme 2022,
- access to online platform.
We advise you to read the GUIDELINES carefully before submitting the project.
For any additional questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CEE Animation Forum is organized by the Association of Czech Animation Film (ASAF) in cooperation with: CEE Animation EHZS, Slovene Animated Film Association (DSAF), Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers (APAF), Polish Animation Producers Association (SPPA) and Hulahop.
The CEE Animation Forum is organized with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA.
*/ list of eligible countries:
EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
EFTA countries which are part of the European Economic Area (EEA): Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway
Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia
Detailed list of eligible countries for this Call for Proposals can be seen here.
Call for submissions is CLOSED!