The 6th Edition of the CEEA Workshop kicks-off in Vilnius

The CEE Animation Workshop enters its sixth edition with an on-site module that is taking place from 26 February to 2 March 2024 in Vilnius, Lithuania. 28 carefully selected participants from 13 countries will attend the new edition of the workshop with 12 animated projects in development.

The CEE Animation Workshop embarks on its sixth edition , where by means of expert lectures, moderated discussions, collaborative group work, and personalized consultations, participants will receive invaluable feedback and opportunities to enhance their understanding of the animation industry. Tailored to meet the specific needs of animation professionals, the programme will see the selected projects from their early stages to the final developed production package, ready to access the market. Two career-focused participants will also benefit from individualized mentoring sessions aimed at refining their career trajectories and company strategies.

Esteemed producers Tonje Skar Reiersen (Mikrofilm, Norway) and Corinne Destombes (Folimage, France), along with experienced script consultants Phil Parker (United Kingdom) and Rita Domonyi (Hungary), are reprising their roles as group leaders, bringing their wealth of experience and expertise to guide participants.

Module 1 will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, from 26 February to 2 March 2024. A great amount of time will be dedicated to group work, individual consultations and networking, with some very insightful expert lectures. Ben Morris will teach the participants how to give feedback and notes, producer Agne Adomene (Art Shot, Lithuania) will reveal the feature production case study The Peasants, while Ulrich Michel (Noerr, Germany) will tackle legal aspects of development and co-productions. Script doctor Phil Parker will prepare a lecture on screenwriting for animation and certified facilitator Marjeta Novak will lead an interactive workshop on how to mitigate work and life balance with emphasis on personal regeneration in turbulent time.

The Open Industry Day in Vilnius will be attended by more than 30 local and regional animation industry professionals, where they will spend the day together in networking and attending the masterclass by director of How I Lost My Body Jeremy Clapin, discover the specifics of 2D character development by acclaimed directors Edmunds Jansons and Luca Toth and discover the animation industry on the panel discussion Baltic Animation Landscape, attended by producers Sabine Andersone (Atom Art, Latvia), Kristel Toldsepp (A Film, Estonia), Agne Adomene (Art Shot, Lithuania) and Dagne Vildziunaite (Just A Moment, Lithuania).

‘This year we are starting our journey in Vilnius, where we have prepared a rich and exciting first module for our participants and guest attendees. During the one week in Lithuania, we will host more than 70 international animation professionals with the aim to share knowledge and skills about professional animation production and facilitate future cross-border collaborations and at the same time discover and present the Lithuanian animation industry’, says Saša Bach, the Managing Director.

The workshop will comprise four modules, striking a balance between online and on-site weeks: 2 online and 2 on-site modules. After the completion of the Workshop, participants will be able to take advantage of the CEE Animation network and gain privileged access to various industry and market events in the EU.

CEE Animation Workshop is organised with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union. The CEE Animation Workshop 2024 is supported by Lithuanian Film Center, Croatian Audiovisual Centre and Ministry of Public Administration, Republic of Slovenia.


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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