CEE Animation Forum 2024 – Guidelines

Key dates
30 April, 2024 | Submission deadline
30 June, 2024 | Notification of selection
15 August, 2024 | Agreement signature & participation fees payment
October 2024 | Online pitch training
12-13 November, 2024 | CEE Animation Forum (Pilsen, CZ)

The completed online application form has to be submitted by 30 April, 2024. Applications submitted after 30 April, 2024 will not be considered. Application is free of charge.


What animation projects are we looking for?

Submissions are open for international animated projects in 4 categories:

  • Feature Films – minimum length of 60 minutes; in concept or in development,
  • TV or Web Series and TV Specials – TV and web 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) or pre-production,
  • Student Short Films – maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage or pre-production.

All projects presented during the pitch (in November) must align with one of the phases outlined in the above guidelines.

Who can submit a project?

Only producers (or other project rights-holders) can submit projects on behalf of the project team. Producers must hold the rights to the project including:

  • the right to present the project and any of its parts (including video in any form) to the public,
  • the right to publish information on the project and any of its parts in any form (e.g. website or catalogue).

For the category Student Short Films, the applicant must have the consent of her/his school to apply and present the project to the public.

By submitting the project, the producer or the project’s rights-holder grants the contest organizers the right to publish – within the scope of the CEE Animation Forum – basic information about the project, its headline picture and/or its video presentation as well as use all these elements and information for the pitching catalogue.

Participation Fee

Successful applicants whose projects are selected must pay the participation fee by 15 August, 2024. Upon selection of the project, fees apply as follows:

  • Category FEATURE FILMS fee: EUR 300 per project
  • Category SERIES / TV SPECIALS fee: EUR 300 per project
  • Category SHORT FILMS: EUR 180 per project
  • Category STUDENT SHORT FILMS: EUR 50 per project

The fee includes 2 accreditations to the CEE Animation Forum 2024: online pitch consultancy session before the event, onsite technical support and pitch rehearsal, onsite presentation of selected project in front of the audience, pre-scheduled one-to-one feedback meetings with jury members of your category, access to the programme of the CEE Animation Forum 2024, display of project visuals at the venue, promotion of your project (PR, webpage, Facebook).  Costs of travel and accommodation are paid by the participants.

Condition of Participation

The project teams (director/scriptwriter and producer) must attend both the online pitch training and the onsite pitching sessions (no online pitch is allowed). The CEE Animation Forum will only accept projects that have duly paid the participation fee and submitted all documents and information requested by the organizers prior to the event.

Project Selection

Projects will be assessed by a committee made up of international experts and organizers staff. The committee will take into consideration creative idea, originality of the story, design and visual style, producers’ background and projects’ prospective and coproduction potential.
The official project selection of the CEE Animation Forum 2024 will be announced no later than 30 June, 2024 at ceeanimation.eu.

What materials do you need to prepare?

Please note that the following information (in English) will be required to complete the application:

  • Logline (max. 200 characters including spaces)
  • Synopsis (max. 1 000 characters including spaces)
  • Director’s statement (max. 1 000 characters including spaces)
  • Producer’s statement (max. 1 000 characters including spaces)
  • Head visual (jpg, jpeg, png, max. file size: 2 MB, min. size: 1920x1080px / 300dpi / landscape orientation)
  • Samples of visual style (max. file size is 10MB)
  • Link to the trailer/teaser and/or storyboard (optional)
  • Information about the format (target group, animation technique, length)
  • Information about the budget (budget estimation and funding secured)
  • Director’s photo, bio and filmography
  • Scriptwriter’s photo, bio and filmography
  • Producer’s photo, bio, filmography and company profile

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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