Selection for CEE Animation Workshop 2021 completed

The call for submissions to the CEE Animation Workshop, our year-long project development and producer skills advancement training programme, ended in late November 2020. With the focus on the quality of projects, the most intense competition among well-presented projects occurred in the field of series. We received applications from 14 low production capacity countries, and the best represented format among the applicants was animated series (45 %), followed by shorts (30 %) and features (25 %). Our pedagogical board has now completed the selection for this year’s Workshop, which comprises the following projects:

King Wray, Studioset, Great Britain/Romania, feature film
Anamaria Pirvan (producer) Anton Groves (co-writer, co-director) Damian Groves (co-writer, co-director)

The Hive, Talesgate, Serbia, feature film
Nemanja Gavrilović (producer), Miloš Djurdjević (storyboard artist)

Fin people, Dagiba, Slovenia, short film
Viva Videnović (producer), Maja Križnik (scriptwriter), Veronika Hozjan (director)

The Bird’s Placebo, Instinct Bleu, Tunisia/USA, short film
Sarra Ben Hassen (producer), Rami Jarboui (scriptwriter, director), Meryam Joobeur (creative producer, writing collaborator)

Disbalance, Dead pixel, Serbia, TV series
Vuk Vulićević (producer, scriptwriter)

Pandy Show, Tetrabot, Croatia, TV series
Janja Pilić (producer), Vedran Štefan (scriptwriter, co-director), Maida Srabović (co-director, co-writer)

The Northern Star, Studija kokles, Latvia, feature film
Sniedze Kāle (producer), Kārlis Vītols (scriptwriter)

Balconada, Compote Collective, Bulgaria, short film
Vessela Dantcheva (producer), Iva Tokmakchieva (scriptwriter), Kamelia Tavitian (associated producer)

Trew’s Garden, Trident Film, Ukraine, TV series
Sashko Chubko (producer), Oleksandra Ruban (director)

Dinofables, Krutart, Czech Republic, TV series
Martin Juza (producer), Klára Jůzová (director)

Ralf & Kiku’s Amazingly Huge Tree House, Wolfgang&Dolly, Croatia, TV series
Matija Drniković (producer), Franko Dujmić (scriptwriter)

No Happily Ever After
, Helium Film s.r.o., Czech Republic, web series
Mária Môťovská (producer), Gabriela Plačková (scriptwriter, director), Alžbeta Gobelova (scriptwriter, director)

Last but not least, this year’s Workshop will also be attended by two career oriented participants, Adriana Ionica (producer) from Reniform Production, Romania and AnI Gejadze (producer) from Animation Development Fund, Georgia.

Congratulations to everyone!

The 2021 edition of the Workshop will be held online, consisting of 4 four one-week training modules, with the possibility of one module being organized as residential (depending on the coronavirus pandemic situation).


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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