Out of Competition Pitching Session at the CEE Animation Forum

The out-of-competition category in which we proudly present five winning animated short film projects coming from our regional partners’ pitching events: Animarkt Stop Motion Forum (PL), Animateka International Animated Film Festival (SI), Animest International Animation Film Festival (RO) and Animation Espresso (CZ). Enjoy their five-minute video pitch presentations and catch their authors online in person in our one-on-one meetings!

Happy New Year 🡪  Winner: Pitch, Please! 2020 (Animest), RO
Director: Radu Gaciu; Producer: Adriana Bumbeș, Ariadna Films; Romania
Stranded in a remote mountain cabin, a woman celebrates New Year’s Eve. As a snowstorm descends upon the remote lodge, an old and frightening entity is creeping nearby.

In Good Company 🡪  Special Mention: Pitch, Please! 2020 (Animest), RO
Director: Ana-Maria Gardescu; Producer: Georgia Mihalcea, UNATC; Romania
When her best friend disappears, a young girl must find her missing guardian dog and thus confront her worst fear, of the dark, before it is too late.

Labra Cadabra, Klaipeda Jazz 🡪  Winner: Animarkt Stop Motion Forum 2020, PL
Director: Olga Titowa, Julia Titowa; Producer: Ilona Stankevičienė; Lithuania
Brave little lab Mouse lives in the Professor’s cabinet and is able to survive the experiments. Nutty Professor is ecstatic to have him as a test pet.

Switch 🡪  Winner: AnimatekaPRO Pitch 2020 (Animateka), SI
Director: Dalibor Rajninger; Producer: Vessela Dantcheva; Bulgaria, Serbia
Starting their life together, far from the world, a young couple – she and he – discover a mysterious switch.

Whatman 🡪  Special Mention: Animation Espresso 2020 (Association of Czech Animation Film, Anifilm), CZ
Director: Nika Zinoveva; Producer: Mária Môťovská, MAUR film; Czech Republic
If you are not interested in politics, politics will sooner or later become interested in you.

All five teams will get the opportunity to present their project within the official pitching programme of the CEE Animation Forum (April 26-29). They will also have exclusive access to claim one-on-one pre-scheduled meetings with selected experts before the event.


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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