Call 2023

CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long programme for developing projects and enhancing the skills of producers in the field of animation for professionals from all member states participating in the Creative Europe MEDIA programme, with a focus on producers and projects from countries with low production capacity.

The Workshop is tailor-made to suit the needs of producers and their creative teams with animated projects of any format (shorts, TV, feature-length, hybrid, XR) in development and is also open to a limited number of producers without projects seeking to build a long-term strategy for their company. The program is led by renowned producers and animation script consultants in the roles of group leaders, who closely follow and mentor projects for the duration of the program.

The 2023 edition of the CEE Animation Workshop will consist of 4 one week modules; 2 modules will be held online and 2 modules will be on-site.

Program description

During the Workshop, participants with a project focus on the script, visuals and production package development. They have the opportunity to advance their scripts, train in the art of pitching and get access to inspirational lectures by acclaimed professionals and detailed case studies of successful projects. Producers can gain resourceful knowledge on financial and creative aspects of animation production, deepen their knowledge in areas such as co-productions, animation production management, financing and budgeting, company strategy development, legal aspects of production, marketing, festival strategies and even negotiation and conflict resolution. 

The career oriented participants which join the workshop as producers without a project, are invited to join one of the project teams as a shadow producer and fully engage in all the activities of the training. 

The Workshop finishes with the final presentation of a full production package and pre-recorded pitch to a carefully selected group of industry players, such as representatives of funding bodies, broadcasters, producers, sales agents and distributors in the format of one-on-one meetings. After the completion of the Workshop, participants can take advantage of the CEE Animation network and gain privileged access to various industry and market events in the EU.

Group leaders

Tonje Skar Reiersen

Mikrofilm

Producer

Norway

Corinne Destombes

Folimage

Producer

France

Phil Parker

Script consultant

United Kingdom

Rita Domonyi

Script consultant

Hungary

Dates & venues

Ljubljana, Slovenia

ONLINE

Bratislava, Slovakia

ONLINE

Application Guidelines & Participation fee

The workshop is intended for teams with a project in development (producer and a scriptwriter with an animated project of any format in development: short film, feature-length film, TV series, TV special, documentary of fiction, hybrid projects of XR projects) and for producers without a project working in the field of animation.

The participation fee for the access to all four modules of the program, online script consultancy sessions, accommodation and meals (in case of a residential Workshop module) is:

  • For two (optionally three) participants with a project in development: 3,000.00 EUR
    + Conference fee of 300.00 EUR for each onsite module per team member
  • For one participant without a project: 2,000.00 EUR
    + Conference fee of 300.00 EUR for each onsite module

CEE Animation Workshop also offers a limited number of scholarships. Scholarships are awarded with preference to participants coming from low production capacity countries Group B.

You can find detailed information on application guidelines & participation fee here.

Application deadline and selection

The deadline to submit your application is 24 October 2022.
You can apply by filling out the form on the following links:

  • with a project in development (application must be submitted by the producer)
  • without a project

We suggest you carefully read the regulations and prepare all the required materials before you start filling out the form.

The selection committee might request an additional online meeting with you in December. You will be notified of the results via email by the end of December.

For any additional questions, please contact us at office@ceeanimation.eu.

Call 2023 is open.

Deadline for submissions is 24 October 2022.
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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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