CEE Animation Forum 2024 Lineup Revealed

31 projects selected for this year's pitching from a record-breaking number of applications

CEE Animation Forum, the animation industry’s leading regional pitching, financing, and co-production event is excited to announce the official 2024 lineup ahead of its 12th edition that will take place in Pilsen, Czech Republic, on November 12-13.

A total of 31 projects, divided into four categories – 9 features, 7 TV series, 9 short films, and 6 student films – have been selected for this year’s pitching. This selection is the result of record-breaking 123 applications from 31 countries, representing a remarkable 30 percent increase compared to last year. This significant rise in interest underscores CEE Animation’s reputation as a go-to platform for the international coproductions and promotion of animation creativity.

When it comes to official selection geodemographics, the 2024 lineup features a blend of CEE countries and the most developed markets of Western Europe. CEE countries make up around 70% of the lineup, with Czech Republic (6), Hungary (4) and Poland (4) being the most represented. CEE Animation Forum proudly maintains a tradition of fairly equal representation of women, which will again turn in their favor. Of the 31 selected projects, 55% of the directors and 56% of the producers are women.

The 31 selected projects, in various stages of development or (pre)production, offer a diverse array of captivating, thought-provoking stories. These projects cover a wide variety of sources and thematic preoccupations—from adaptations of popular children’s classic and fictionalized biographies to first-person explorations of complex subjects.

In terms of catering to different target audiences, the selection includes 8 projects for children up to 12 years old, 6 projects for teenagers, 6 projects for young adults, and 11 projects aimed at adult audiences. Once again drawing emerged as the most popular animation technique, employed by 16 projects, followed closely by 2D animation (14 projects.). The selection also highlights the creative use of 3D animation (3 projects) and the distinctive charm of stop motion animation (3 projects).

We are thrilled to reveal the exceptional lineup for this year´s edition. The record-breaking number of applications and the impressive quality of the selected projects highlight the growing significance of our event in the global animation industry. This year’s selection not only showcases a diverse array of creative talent but also underscores our commitment to promoting gender equality and supporting emerging voices in animation,” says Marta Jallageas, managing director of the event.

CEE Animation Forum’s main activities are Pitching competition, the Market and One-to-one meetings. Launched in 2023 to complement the pitching competition, Market provides a platform for professionals in the animation industry to showcase their animated project, and offers participants the opportunity to purchase accreditations for their projects at any stage.

Accreditations for CEE Animation Forum will open in September 2024. CEE Animation Forum is financially supported by International Visegrad Fund, Czech Film Fund, Audiovisual Producers´ Association CZ, Ministry of Culture Czech Republic and Pilsen Region.

CEE Animation Forum 2024 Official Selection
See detailed information about all selected projects

Basia & a Doggy Summer
Director: Marcin Wasilewski
Producer: Robert Jaszczurowski, GS Animation
Country: Poland

Dream of Grape Gardens
Director: Sahra Mani
Producer: Maéva Savinien, Urban Factory
Country: France

English Lessons (working title)
Director: Ivan Tymchenko
Producer: Svitlana Soloviova, Digital Platform, Svitlofor Film
Country: Ukraine

Finding Home
Director: Anja Manou Hellem
Producer: Lillian Løvseth, Trollfilm
Country: Norway

In My Head
Director: Veronika Zúbek Kocourková
Producer: Monika Lošťáková, Super film
Country: Slovakia

Saima – Scenes from a Midlife Crisis
Director: Chintis Lundgren
Producer: Draško Ivezić, Adriatic Animation
Country: Croatia

The Axolotls
Director: Filip Posivac
Producer: Barbora Prikaska, Bionaut
Country: Czech Republic

Three Wishes
Director: Katalin Glaser
Producer: Orsolya Sipos, Salto Films
Country: Hungary

Zoyka and the Bird
Director: Marta Pajek
Producer: Grzegorz Wacławek, Animoon
Country: Poland

Little Mimo
Director: Luca Toth
Producer: Péter Benjámin Lukács, Boddah
Country: Hungary

The End
Director: Paul Muresan
Producer: Mihai Mitrica, Safe Frame
Country: Romania

The Forest Five
Director: Ivana Laucikova
Producer: Katarína Kerekesová, Fool Moon
Country: Slovakia

The Little Odyssey
Director: Jakub Kouril
Producer: Gabriela Košťál, Paprika Studios
Country: Czech Republic

Tiny Fox and Great Boar
Director: Jacek Rokosz
Producer: Katarzyna Janiak, EGoFILM
Country: Poland

Director: An Vrombaut
Producer: Kristof Lantin, Animal Tank
Country: Belgium

Welcome to Vegetown
Director: Sylvain Delcourt
Producer: Xavier Truchon, Toku
Country: France

Director and producer: Jonatan Schwenk
Country: Germany

Bird’s Eye
Director: Lucija Mrzljak
Producer: Draško Ivezić, Adriatic Animation
Country: Croatia

Brown Morning
Director: Carlo Vogele
Producer: David Mouraire, Doghouse Films
Country: Luxembourg

Director: Leo Černic
Producer: Tina Smrekar, Finta Film
Country: Slovenia

Demon of the Marshes
Director: Martin Pertlicek
Producer: Kamila Dohnalová, Maurfilm
Country: Czech Republic

Killin’ It
Director: Balázs Turai
Producer: Péter Benjámin Lukács, Boddah
Country: Hungary

The Lookout
Director: Mathieu Labaye
Producer: Bastien Martin, Camera-etc
Country: Belgium

The Total Eclipse
Director: Marija Stojnić
Producer: Andrijana Sofranić Šućur, Set Sail FIlms
Country: Serbia

Director: Sara Szymańska
Producer: Anna Głowińska, Animoon
Country: Poland

Director: Yoana Plachkova
Producer: New Bulgarian University
Country: Bulgaria

A Walk in Nature
Director: Matej Mihalyi
Producer: Academy of Arts Architecture & Design
Country: Czech Republic

Director: Alina Sivets
Producer: University of West Bohemia
Country: Czech Republic

Each, All and Every
Director: Nikoletta Veress
Producer: Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design
Country: Hungary

My Granny Amphibian
Director: Viktória Zimmermannová
Producer: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava
Country: Slovakia

What’s Bothering Sara?
Director: Krystsina Ramanava
Producer: Emma Slobodová, Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts
Country: Czech Republic


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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