Mar 30 | 16:00—17:30 | Lecture

Successful Animated Films Are Always Driven by Strong Characters

All stories begin and end with the characters, and our desire to support each other as we attempt to create character driven stories with broad global appeal.

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 be case studies of how the story team faced and approached problem areas they encountered. Robert will also cite examples from his years consulting on the stories for students films at CalArts, as well as his work as the Story Lab Instructor for Anomalia. Having worked in the Czech Republic, Robert has experience and sensitivity towards working with Central European filmmakers and their particular concerns.

Time will be set aside at the end for Q & A and discussion, so please feel free to send us  your questions in advance (

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Robert Lence



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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