Anima Spirit announces its participants

This year the CEE Animation Workshop is proudly returning to Trieste, Italy and continuing a partnership with When East Meets West, part of which is also Anima Spirit Inspirational Lab – a 3-day workshop that will take place between 22–25 January 2023.

Anima Spirit Inspirational Lab is designed as an entrance door for experienced producers and film companies coming from live-action or documentary, wanting to discover the exciting and complex world of animated film production. The lab will combine group work, individual consultancies, and lectures on financial and creative aspects of animation production.

Anima Spirit Lab is organized by the CEE Animation Workshop team and When East Meets West and led by experts Jelena Popović (NFB, Canada) and Martin Vandas (MAUR Film, Czech Republic). All the selected attendees will receive full access to Trieste Film Festival, the leading Italian festival on Central Eastern European cinema.

Selected participants of the 2023 edition of Anima Spirit are:

Martín Almada, Criatura Cine, Uruguay

Jivan Avetisyan, Fish eye Art Cultural Foundation, Armenia

Manuel Fernandez Arango, Tourmalet Films, Spain

Irina Gelashvili, Radium Films, Georgia

Jure Kreft, Fixmedia, Slovenia

Veronika Kuhrova, Analog Vision, Czech Republic

Sarita Matijevic Zilnik, Playground produkcija, Serbia

Christos Panagos, IndigoFlicks, Greece

Beata Rzezniczek, MADANTS, Poland

Carla Vulpiani, and maps and plans, Ireland, Italy


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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