Animation Lab Netherlands – Applications Open!

We are excited to announce the first edition of the Animation Lab Netherlands, which will take place in spring 2024. The intense 3-day training is tailor made for Dutch film industry professionals wishing to gain knowledge and insight into the production of animated films. It aims to provide an in-depth insight into the animation industry and topics such as the development of animated projects, production and post-production, festival strategy and distribution. The residential workshop is formatted to discover the animation industry specifics through masterclasses by leading experts, moderated and interactive group work sessions and individual consultations.


Animation Lab Netherlands will be led by experienced producers Martin Vandas (MAUR Film, Czech Republic) and Jelena Popović (National Film Board of Canada). The workshop event will take place from 11 to 13 April 2024 in Amsterdam, alongside the KABOOM Animation Festival.


The Animation Lab Netherlands is open for Dutch film producers, who have experience in fiction or documentary filmmaking, or have started their first productions in animation. The participants should have been responsible as main producers for at least two projects in their current field and are developing their animated project or have ambition to develop or enter in production of an animated project. The participation fee of 300 € includes a festival accreditation to KABOOM Animation Festival. Travel and accommodation costs should be covered by the participants.

Applications are open until 26 February 2024!

The Animation Lab Netherlands is organized in collaboration with Film Forward, KABOOM Animation Festival and Nederlandse Audiovisuele Producenten Alliantie – NAPA. The Animation Lab Netherlands is supported by Netherlands Film Fund – FilmFunds.

Contact & info :  

Dora Bencerić, project coordinator



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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