The CEE Animation Forum has announced its 11th edition, the leading pitching, financing, and co-production event for animated projects in Central and Eastern Europe. Animators, directors and industry professionals have until April 30, 2023, to submit their works in four categories: features, series/TV specials, shorts, and student films.
Every year, almost 200 film professionals are invited to witness the pitching competition between the most promising European animation projects. The two-day event is set to take place from November 8-9, 2023, in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
The main part of the programme is the traditional pitching competition, which is open to European animated projects currently in development or in production. Submissions are accepted in the four categories, with specific guidelines for each category’s length and development stage.
The CEE Animation Forum is a platform intended to showcase European talent and creative works. It helps professionals find co-production partners, financing, and distribution for their projects, as well as build lasting networks of producers, creatives, and international decision-makers from all fields. The CEEA Forum places great emphasis on networking in the form of 1:1 meetings.
30 April, 2023 Submission deadline
30 June, 2023 Notification of selection
31 July, 2023 Agreement signature, participation fees payment
October 2023 Online pitch training
8 – 9 November, 2023 CEE Animation Forum in Pilsen, Czech Republic
• features films – minimum length of 60 minutes; in concept, in development or in production,
• TV or web series and TV specials – TV and web series of any format and single films, minimum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage,
• shorts films – maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage,
• Rising Stars – student short films, maximum length of 20 minutes; all stages of development except for concept stage.
The selection is also open to international productions with projects thematically bound to the CEE region.