Nine Animated Short Films Selected to CEE Animation Talents 2022

The CEE Animation Talents is a compilation of 9 selected short animated films from the most talented young animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. The organisers offer this programme to festivals free of charge with availability for both – cinema projections and online screenings.

The selection focuses on extraordinary talents whose work promises successful future careers. Rather than sales, its aim is to provide support for dissemination at film markets, among film distributors, sales agents and festival program directors. “The original purpose of creating this annual selection was to try to make the animation from the CEE region more visible abroad and help young filmmakers with their festival tours,” explains Maroš Brojo, the project coordinator.

An expert board is compiled annually to select the best regional work produced that year. Festival artistic directors Annaida Orosz (Primanima, HU), Olga Bobrowska (Stoptrik, PL), Pavel Horáček (Anifilm, CZ), Ivana Sujová (Fest Anča, SK), Daniel Šuljić (Animafest Zagreb, HR) and Igor Prassel (Animateka, SI) participated in the selection.

In the 8-year history of this project, almost 50 short films were promoted, and more than 200 screenings took place around the world. “Our primary ambition is the year-round promotion of awareness of animation by young artists from CEE and assistance to its further development, visibility and distribution,” adds Maroš Brojo.

CEE Animation Talents 2022 are composed of 9 short animated films from 7 countries, without dialogue or with English subtitles. The 73-minutes compilation is targeted at adult audiences. The organisers count on the presentation of this collection at different world film festivals but offer rights to online events as well.

The selection CEE Animation Talents 2022

> Avant, d. Marcell Mostoha (Hungary)
> Cockpera, d. Kata Gugić (Croatia)
> Home Sweet Home, d. David Štump (Czech Republic)
> Oceania, d. Stefan Voyvodov (Bulgaria)
> Prezident Lourajder – Fate, d. Matej Mihályi (Slovakia)
> Reduction, d. Réka Anna Szakály (Hungary)
> Sisters, d. Andrea Szelesová (Czech Republic)
> We Hope You Won’t Need to Come Back, d. Anastazja Naumenko (Poland)
> White Black and True Love, d. Anja Paternoster (Slovenia)

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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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