CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and producer skills advancement training program designed for film professionals working in the field of animation.
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. It is also open to a limited number of producers without projects seeking to build a long term strategy for their company.
For the fourth year in a row, the CEE Animation Workshop is the only Creative Europe MEDIA supported training activity especially tailored to the needs of animation producers and their creative teams. Although we are focusing on participants from low production capacity countries, from 2022 we opened our workshop also to other european participants with the aim to further facilitate international co-development and co-operation across the animation sector.
With our holistic approach, the CEE Animation Workshop accompanies a project over a period of one year from its early stages to a fully developed project ready to access the international market for financing. Throughout the program which is a combination of group work, individual sessions and lectures, participants acquire diverse advanced skills needed to be competitive on the market, which they can not only apply to their current project, but also use to grow their career, company and other future projects.
In addition, the Workshop is devised as a networking event where participants get to meet other fellow producers, experts and industry decision makers who contribute to their network of future partners.
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.
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.
In previous years, participants had the chance to work with seasoned producers such as Moe Honan (Ireland), Siún Ní Raghallaigh (Ireland), Ewa Puszczyńska (Poland), Jean-François Le Corre (France), Ole Wendorff-Østergaard (Denmark). Script consultants with experience in animation included Rita Domonyi (Hungary), Phil Parker (UK) and François Pirot (France).
A long list of guest experts participated in the CEE Animation Workshop in previous years. For more information see archives of previous editions.