Animation Lab Clermont-Ferrand starts today!

Animation Lab Clermont-Ferrand

CEE Animation Workshop and the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market are partnering again this year to bring the Animation Lab to Clermont-Ferrand. The 4-day workshop is open to  international producers from all areas of the film and audiovisual industry who are interested in producing animated films or are about to enter this sector – preferably but not exclusively with a project idea or short project in development.

It will take place from February 2 to 6 in Clermont-Ferrand, during the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival & Short Film Market.

Animation Lab Clermont-Ferrand offers intensive training tailored to film producers who want to gain knowledge and insight into the production and distribution of animated short films. It aims to provide an in-depth insight into the animation industry. It covers topics such as the development of short animation projects, production and post-production, festival strategy and distribution. The programme is built around inspiring lectures by leading experts, group work on project ideas and production plans, feedback sessions and individual consultations. A session with Martina Petrović, Head of Creative Europe Desk – MEDIA Office Croatia, will review the different financing possibilities in Europe.

The intense workshop will be led by two experienced animation professionals, Annemie Degryse (Studio Lunanime, Belgium)and Kristel Toldsepp (A Film, Estonia)with the CEE Animation Workshop team.

In addition to the enhanced skills, participants will receive free accreditation to the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market and post workshop benefits through their inclusion to the CEE Animation network of alumni.

The participants of the second edition of the Animation Lab Clermont-Ferrand are:

Léonie Hurtubise, Colonelle films, Canada

Marianne Mäkelä, napafilms, Finland

André Fetzer, Amour Fou, Luxembourg

Kaya Kuhn, Those Production Girls, South Africa

Laurence Buelens, Rayuela Productions, Belgium

Ximena Araya Gutiérrez, Mami Male, Chile

Peter H Perunovic,, Slovenia

Lillian Løvseth, Trollfilm, Norway

The Animation Lab is prepared in collaboration between the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market and the CEE Animation Workshop and supported by Creative Europe – MEDIA subprogramme.

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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