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05 Jun 2024 | 14:00—15:30

How to Create Captivating Content for Young Audience?

: Mascha Halberstad (Netherlands)


27 Apr 2023 | 10:00—11:30

Growing Up with Animation: How It Shapes and Connects Generations

: Réka Temple (Hungary) Maciej Jakubczyk (Poland) Zuzana Oharek Bahulova (Czech Republic) Linda Hambäck (Sweden)

Join our panel discussion on animation for young audiences. Talking about young audience cinema, it is often assumed that animation might be the only type…

Panel discussion

13 Apr 2023 | 10:00—11:00

How a Strong Director-Producer Relationship Leads to Successful Filmmaking

: Martin Vandas (Czech Republic)

How to build a long-relationship between producer and director? The lecture is based on the examples of authors and their cooperation with producer during the…

Case Study

29 Mar 2023 | 10:00—11:30

THE SIREN – Using new possibilities in animation to tell a compelling anti-war story

: Sepideh Farsi (Iran) Tomas Danay (Slovakia) Juraj Krasnohorsky (Slovakia)

The focus of this masterclass will be on the feature-length animated film THE SIREN, on which a large part of the animation of the 3D…


28 Feb 2023 | 14:00—15:00

A Journey of an Eastern European IP to the German Market

: Susanne Freese (Germany) Anna Vášová (Czech Republic) Katarina Kerekesova (Slovakia)

What made a German distributor pick an Easter Europe IP? What does it take to successfully pitch a project to German decision markers and to…

Case Study

21 Feb 2023 | 14:00—15:00

Green puppetmaking – challenges and possibilities

: Paulina Zacharek (Poland) Arturo Tornero Aceves (Mexico) Birgit Heidsiek (Germany)

Panel discussion

01 Dec 2022 | 12:15—13:15

TV Specials for Children: Who, what, how?

: Martina Peštaj (RTV Slovenia) Jure Vizjak (Invida, SIovenia) Clémence Bragard (AFCA / ASIFA-France)

Join us for a panel discussion on the topic of TV Specials for children. We will explore an overview of the content, formats and financing…

Panel discussion

16 Nov 2022 | 14:00—15:00

The Peasants – case study with Sean Bobbitt

: Sean Bobbitt (Poland)

Sean Bobbitt, producer and CEO at BreakThru Films, the animation studio behind the Oscar® nominated ‘Loving Vincent’ and Oscar® winning ‘Peter & The Wolf’, will…

Case Study

03 Nov 2022 | 16:30—17:35

CEE Public TV Animation Acquisition and Co-production Managers

Petr Farkaš (Cezch Republic) Halka Marčeková (Slovakia) Audronė Šepetė (Lithuania) Tiivi Tuur (Estonia) Zane Valeniece (Latvia) Kresimir Zubcic (Croatia)

To finance their projects (animation series/films, etc.), independent producers crucially depend on the support from their national broadcasters and from national and international funds. The…

Panel discussion

18 Oct 2022 | 14:00—14:45

Step-by-step to Creating Stop Motion Feature Film

: Jan Bubeníček (Czech Republic) Jan Kurka (Czech Republic)

The feature-length animated film “Even Mice Belong to Heaven” (dir. Jan Bubeníček, Denisa Grimmová), created with puppet technology, had its world premiere last year at…

Case Study

07 Oct 2022 | 10:00—11:00

Masterclass: Zsuzsanna Kreif

: Zsuzsanna Kreif (Hungary)

It is more difficult to find the time and motivation for it, so that you are able to make a living and realize your own…


07 Oct 2022 | 11:15—12:15

The Art of Cheating: Creating the Video Game Card Shark

: Nicolai Troshinsky ()

He will reveal his own conceptual and technical tricks that have helped him achieve unique visual styles and find innovative ideas, as well as how…


14 Sep 2022 | 14:00—15:00

How to lose money on your first TV show and how to get it back?

: () Martin Jůza (Czech Republic)

Producer Martin Jůza from Czech animation studio Krutart will tell you the story of the animated series Kosmix and what steps they had to take…


24 May 2022 | 14:00—14:45

Panel discussion: Gender Equality in Animation

Tina Smrekar (Finta, SI) Maja Gehrig (director, CH) Luce Grosjean (MIYU, FR) Matea Milić (Animafest Zagreb, HR)

Recognising, reflecting on, and challenging the discriminatory structures that perpetuate and amplify discrimination and inequality in cultural and creative sectors are the prerequisites to achieving…

Panel discussion

24 May 2022 | 15:00—16:30

Masterclass: Maja Gehrig

Speaker: Maja Gehrig (CH)

In 2003-2005, she completed the animation degree programme at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Her short animation films use a wide range…


03 Jun 2021 | 11:00—12:00

How to Balance Commercial Work with Personal Work

Speaker: Luiz Stockler ()

Luiz Stockler is a multi award winning Brazilian-born British Animation Director, Filmmaker and Illustrator working and living between London and Bucharest. He is a graduate…


21 May 2021 | 10:00—11:30

Muse of Concrete: Creating Bye Little Block! – Graduation Film at MOME

Speaker: Éva Darabos (HU)

Éva will share her personal experiences about how the whole project started and how the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest and her…


21 May 2021 | 12:00—13:30

Artist Behind Commissioned Work: Creating Short for Adult Swim

Speaker: Júlia Farkas (HU)

In this masterclass Juli will tell us about how to create an auteur animation even if it is a commissioned work. She will tell us…


21 May 2021 | 14:00—15:30

Making-of: Seeking HIDE: What’s Behind Door?

Speakers: Daniel Gray (UK) Bella Szederkényi (HU)

Daniel, the writer and director and Bella Szederkényi, his producer will reveal what’s behind the door and will share the story of creating HIDE from…


13 May 2021 | 16:00—17:30

Craft of Animated Series to Screens All Over the World

Speakers: Shelley Hoffman (CA) David Toušek (CZ)

In addition to developing and showrunning the international hit series Kid vs. Kat and Camp Lakebottom, she collaborates with broadcasters and production teams from across…


15 Apr 2021 | 19:00—20:30

Creating Immersive Sense of Storytelling in Your Visuals

Speakers: Rustam Hasanov (US) David Toušek (CZ)

This presentation will focus on using narrative elements from your source material to create an immersive sense of storytelling in your visuals. I will go…


30 Mar 2021 | 16:00—17:30

Successful Animated Films Are Always Driven by Strong Characters

Lecturer: Robert Lence (US)

Robert will share his insights and experiences from years spent in the story department, developing animated stories at the major Hollywood studio level. Included will…


23 Mar 2021 | 10:00—16:00

The Beginning of the Journey

Lecturers: Olga Poliektova (RU) Tatiana Poliektova (RU)

The Poliektova sisters will speak about transforming the initial idea of a story into a film, about the process of initial artwork, visuals and storyboarding.…


16 Mar 2021 | 10:00—11:30

Sniff Around and Hook Ideas with Miloš Tomić

Lecturer: Miloš Tomić (RS)

Ideas are not far from us. We often just need to change the angle from which we are looking at apparently mundane things. In addition, I…


04 Mar 2021 | 16:00—17:30

From Cartoon to Digital Game

Speakers: Katarina Kerekesova (SL) Katarina Molakova (SL) Roman Vizvary (SL) Team that developed the game

Roman Vizvary presents the work principles of the company Butterfly Effect, which is involved in the field of developing games and applications on assigned topics.…

Case Study

02 Dec 2020 | 10:00—11:05

Making of the Animated Feature Kill It and Leave This Town, animated feature film

Speaker: Mariusz Wilczyński (PL)

KILL IT AND LEAVE THIS TOWN, Mariusz Wilczyński (Bombonierka/Extreme Emotions/Iam – Adam Mickiewicz Institute/EC1 Lodz – City of Culture/Letko/Di Factory/Gigant Films/Polish Film Institute), Poland, 2020,…


02 Dec 2020 | 11:15—12:30

From Idea to Final Film – Even Mice Belong in Heaven, animated feature film

Speakers: Vladimír Lhoták (CZ) Jan Bubeníček (CZ)

EVEN MICE BELONG IN HEAVEN, Denisa Grimmova and Jan Bubenček (Fresh Films, Hausboot, Les Films du Cygne, Animoon, Cinemart), Czech Republic, winter/spring 2021, 87′

Case Study Discussion

02 Dec 2020 | 12:40—13:10

Expanded and Hybrid Animated Projects; What to Consider

Speaker: Yvonne van Ulden (NL)

An introduction to the versatile world of expanded animation and hybrid projects. A whole new world to explore; with new creative possibilities to express yourself…


02 Dec 2020 | 13:10—13:30

Sympoietic Bodies, hybrid short film

Speaker: Flavia Mazzanti (IT)

FLAVIA MAZZANTI (Academy of Arts Vienna, ORF III), Austria, 2020, 11’12”

Case Study

02 Dec 2020 | 13:30—13:50

Microcassette – The Smallest Cassette I’ve Ever Seen, hybrid short film

Speakers: Igor Bezinović (HR) Ivana Pipal (HR)

MICROCASSETTE – THE SMALLEST CASSETTE I’VE EVER SEEN, Igor Bezinović, Ivana Pipal (Bonobostudio, Theory At Work), Croatia, Serbia, 2020, 19’11”

Case Study

02 Dec 2020 | 13:50—14:10

Transmedia TV Series Twisted Tales, transmedia animated project

Speaker: Sara Božanić (SI)

TWISTED TALES (Institute for Transmedia Design (SI), Sparkle Animation (PT), deFilm (RO), MINYA Film I Animacija (HR), INVR (DE)), 2017, webisodes 6×12’, TV series 26×7’,…

Works in Progress

02 Dec 2020 | 14:10—14:40

Q&A with Flavia Mazzanti, Igor Bezinović & Ivana Pipal, Sara Božanič: hybrid films



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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