Eight Animated Projects From the CEE Region at Cartoon Movie 2021

A total of 55 feature film projects from 16 countries will be pitched at Cartoon Movie, held online on March 9-11. In addition to presenting their projects in recorded video pitches, producers will have the opportunity to network with a select group of buyers, investors, and potential new partners interested in European animation.

The 23rd edition will serve as a showcase for projects in concept (22), in development (22), and in production (8). A sneak preview of 3 films already completed and ready for distribution will also be presented. The projects were selected from 96 submissions.

CEE countries reinforce their presence with 8 projects, while Georgia’s IGI was selected as part of the agreement between CARTOON and CEE Animation to promote Central and Eastern European animation.

Do you want to meet us? Please contact Matija Sturm (matija@ceeanimation.eu) or Juraj Krasnohorsky (juraj@ceeanimation.eu) to arrange a meeting.

A Door to the Woods

Director: Jola Kudela
Authors: Aga Liesewicz & Jola Kudela
Producer: Nectarious Films, Christine Ponzevera (France)
Co-producer: Opus Film, Piotr Dzieciol (Poland)
Concept – 75′
2D Computer, Painting, Live action


Director: Jiří Barta
Producer: Hausboot, Vladimír Lhoták (Czech Republic)
In development – 80′
2D Computer, Stop-motion, Live action

Heart of a Tower

Director: Peter Budinský
Authors: Katarzyna Gondek, Barbora Budinska, Peter Budinsky, Phil Parker & Patrik Pass
Producer: BFILM, Peter Badač (Slovakia)
Co-producer: BFILM.cz, Peter Badač (Czech Republic), plutoon, Barbora Budinská (Slovakia), Stacka, Jan Hameeuw (Belgium)
In production – 80′
2D & 3D Computer, Cross-media concept


Director: by Natia Nikolashvili
Author: Natia Nikolashvili
Adaptation from Igi by Jemal Karchkhadze
Producer: 20 Steps Productions, Vladimer Katcharava (Georgia)
Concept – 75′
2D Computer


Director: Anca Damian
Author: Anghel Damian
Producer: Aparte Film Anca Damian (Romania)
Concept – 75′
2D & 3D Computer

The Adventure of Fram the Polar Bear

Director: Stefan Buzea
Authors: Florentina Cristina Budar and Stefan Buzea
Adaptation from Fram The Polar Bear by Cezar Petrescu
Producer: Duo Animation Production, Stefan Buzea (Romania)
Concept – 83′
3D Computer, Stereoscopic 3D, Cross-media concept

The Island

Director: Anca Damian
Authors: Anca Damian, Augusto Zanovello
Adaptation from Insula by Gellu Naum
Producer:  Aparte Film, Anca Damian (Romania)
Co-producers: Komadoli, Augusto Zanovello (France), Take Five, Gregory Zalcman (Belgium), amopix,  Mathieu Rollin (France), Minds Meet, Tomas Leyers (Belgium)
In sneak preview – 82′
2D & 3D Computer, Cut-out

White Plastic Sky

Directors: Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó
Authors: Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó
Producer: SALTO Films and Media Productions, Orsolya Sipos (Hungary)
Co-producer: Artichoke, Juraj Krasnohorsky (Slovakia)
In production – 110′
2D & 3D Computer, Drawing


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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