ANIMA SPIRIT kicks-off it’s 3rd edition!


Animation Inspirational Lab in collaboration with When East Meets West

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 21–24 January 2024.

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 is organized by the CEE Animation Workshop team and When East Meets West and led by experts Agne Adomene (ART SHOT, Lithuania) 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 2024 edition of Anima Spirit are:

Alessia Gasparella, Italy

Carolina Pernissa, É Pra Ontem Filmes, Brazil

Dana Budisavljevic, Hulahop, Croatia

Danae Spathara, Heretic, Greece

Giovanna Ribes, Taranna Films, Spain

Isavella Alopoudi, Neda Film Single Member P.C., Greece

Maria Carla Del Rio, Fasten Films, Spain

Martin Alan Tranquillini, Abisso Studio, Italy

Milos Ivanovic, Set Sail Films, Serbia

Yulia Serdyukova, Yutopia Films, Ukraine

The ANIMA SPIRIT Inspirational Lab is organised in collaboration between CEE Animation Workshop and When East Meets West.

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



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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