13 CEE Animated Projects at Cartoon Movie 2020

The French city of Bordeaux will host CARTOON MOVIE (March 3 – 5, 2020), the European co-production forum for animation feature films. Nearly 900 professionals from the sector will have the opportunity to get to know 66 new animation films in different stages of development: from in concept projects to films ready for their release this year. We are bringing you the selection of projects coming from the CEE region.


Juraj Krasnohorsky (Head of Studies CEE Animation Workshop) will attend the event. Get in touch with him to schedule a meeting.


d. Meelis Arulepp & Karsten Kiilerich; p. A Film Estonia (Estonia), A.Film Production (Denmark)

The Crossing
d. Florence Miailhe; p. Les Films de l’Arlequin (France), Xbo Films (France), Balance Film (Germany), MAUR film (Czech Republic)


Cricket & Antoinette
d. Luka Rukavina; p. Diedra (Croatia), Zagreb Film (Croatia)

Even Mice Belong in Heaven
d. Jan Bubeníček & Denisa Grimmová; p. Fresh Films (Czech Republic), Cinemart (Slovakia), Les Films du Cygne (France), Animoon (Poland)

The Island
d. Anca Damian; p. Aparte Film (Romania), Take Five (Belgium)


d. Dato Kiknavelidze; p. Lira Production Studios (Georgia), AniMMal Studio (Georgia)

Schubert’s Winterreise
d. Alex Helfrecht; p. Oiffy (United Kingdom), Les Films d’Ici (France), BreakThru Films (Poland), Pandora Film (Germany)

The Last Whale Singer
d. Reza Memari; p. Telescope Animation (Germany), PFX (Czech Republic), Big Bad Boo (Canada)

The Shrew of Destiny
d. Marcin Wasilewski; p. EGoFILM  (Poland), Grupa Smacznego/GS Animation (Poland), Paris+Hendzel CO. Studio (Poland), PRL  (Poland), Studio Zmei (Bulgaria)

Trouble Nubble Gum
d. Rostyslav Garbar; p. Studio KAPI (Ukraine)

Twice Upon a Time
d. Vojin Vasović; p. To Blink Animation (Serbia), Boomerang Films (Canada)
> developed within the CEE Animation Workshop 2018/19
> received Nespresso Audience Award and Anomalia Scholarship Award within the CEE Animation Forum 2019


Lala – A Fairy’s Heart
d. Attila Gigor, p. Mythberg Films (Hungary), Librecine (Hungary)

The Hand That Feeds
p. Puppetworks Production (Hungary)

Cartoon Tributes 2020

The Cartoon Tributes are the awards for outstanding contribution to the development of European Animation over the last year. All professionals attending the Cartoon Movie will vote for their favorite nominee in three categories: Director, Distributor and Producer of the Year.

This year’s nominee coming from the CEE region are:

European producer of the year:

  • Atom Art (Latvia) / Letko (Poland) for “Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs”, directed by Edmunds Jansons
  • Trickstudio Lutterbeck (Germany) / Balance Film (Germany) / Doghouse Films (Luxembourg) / Artémis Productions (Belgium) / MAUR film (Czech Republic) for “Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale”, directed by Ralf Kukula & Matthias Bruhn

The vote and ceremony will take place in Bordeaux on Thursday 5 March.


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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