Anima Spirit: Call for entries

Anima Spirit I Animation Inspirational Lab: Call for entries
Organized in collaboration with When East Meets West

Anima Spirit | Animation Inspirational Lab 

A pilot edition of industry event aimed to producers who would like to direct their strategy towards animation film industry.

ANIMA SPIRIT is designed as an entrance door for experienced producers and European and Canadian 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 hosted by the CEE Animation Workshop team and led by experts Jelena Popović (NFB, Canada) and Jean Francois Le Corre (Vivement Lundi!, France).

WEMW Inspirational Labs, run in collaboration with leading training programmes and international partners, will offer a deeper insight on TV series content, animation production, impact & outreach strategy, independent online distribution, and on the 2022 East & West spotlight markets. These new activities will be based on active participation and will have the main goal to offer to all participating professionals an impact on their future company business model. The final selection will be primarily based on the applicant’s profile and motivation, and up to 40 selected participants of all Inspirational Labs (up to 8 participants will be accepted to Anima Spirit Inspirational Lab only) will have the extraordinary opportunity to join physically the labs and the full programme of WEMW!


  • producers from Europe and Canada are eligible to apply;
  • all applications must include: complete online form, producer/company profile, motivation letter;
  • it is possible to apply to max. 2 different labs, but it will be possible to attend only one Inspirational Lab;
  • in case you already applied to other WEMW activities you can apply to the Inspirational Labs.

In order to submit your application and the required materials you need to create your own account and fill in the following online form.

Application deadline: 15. December 2021


All Inspirational Labs will take place on site, in Trieste (Italy), during WEMW. Anima Spirit starts on 23. January and ends on 26. January 2022.

WEMW 2022 will grant physical access to the market venue only to the participants selected to one of the Inspirational Labs or to any other section in the programme. All other film professionals will be offered the possibility to enjoy the rich programme of WEMW and access the new WEMW Digital Universe by requesting an online accreditation from early December.


In case of selection, the participation fee is € 200 EUR, including accreditation, tuition fee, lunches and access to the on-site and online WEMW programme. Travel costs and accommodation are not included.


All applicants will have the opportunity to virtually meet with the WEMW team on November 29 from 10.00am to 11.00am to get more info about the Inspirational Labs and the submission process. To ensure your attendance and get the direct link to the INFO DAY, you need to register by writing to no later than November 26.

Anima Spirit Inspirational Lab is organized in cooperation between CEE Animation Workshop and When East Meets West.

CEE Animation Workshop is supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA and Ministry of Public Administration of the Republic of Slovenia.

WEMW is organized by the FVG Audiovisual Fund in collaboration with the Trieste Film Festival, EAVE, Creative Europe Desk Italy and supported by Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme, MIC -Direzione Generale per il Cinema, CEI – Central European Initiative, Film Center Serbia and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia.


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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