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CEE Animation Forum, 6-9/5/19

Category
PITCHING
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
06 May 2019 - 09 May 2019
City
Trebon, Czech Republic
Email
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Edition
7
Submission deadline
2019-01-13
Submission/Registration Fee
Yes

CEE Event  Description (former Visegrad Animation Forum)
From 6th to 9th May 2019, a traditional pitching competition of animation projects will be held in three categories: short film, series / TV special or feature film. Selected authors will have a unique opportunity to consult projects with invited experts, get valuable feedback and advice on how to improve their presentation, script, or production strategy. Competition participants can secure a chance to find a co-production partner by presenting it in front of more than one hundred film professionals - including producers, TV programmers, festival directors, distributors, investors or representatives of national film funds. They all come to Třeboň to meet new creativity, discuss new visions and opportunities or talk about financing methods and strategies for further development of the field. During those three days, great emphasis is placed on networking in the form of 1: 1 meetings or short presentations of countries and studios. The Forum is organised in collaboration with Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films.

2019 Call for entries:

1. CATEGORIES
The CEE Animation Forum pitching competition is open for animated projects in development. There are three categories:

    Short Films (single film less than 20 minutes long)
    Series and TV Specials (web and TV series of any format and single films over 20 min.)
    Feature Films (in concept, in development or in production)

An animated project is a project in which at least 50% of the film under consideration is executed using animation film technology or takes the form of multimedia audio-visual work with emphasis on the graphical aspect.

2. WHO CAN SUBMIT A PROJECT
Only producers or other project rights holders can submit projects to the competition.

Producers must hold the rights to the project including:

     the right to present the project and any of its parts (including video in any form) to the public,
     the right to publish information on the project and any of its parts in any form.

The producer and the author or director must both present the project in person at the CEE Animation Forum to be held 6 – 9 May 2019 in Třeboň / Czech Republic, in front of a jury and an audience comprised of film and television professionals.

The producer or the author of the submitted project must be citizens of the EU or of countries listed below */ (CEE Animation is supported by European funds and must conform to their regulations).

3. SUBMISSION
By submitting the project the producer expresses their understanding of and the agreement with the rules of the pitching competition.

Submission has to be done electronically via https://vp.eventival.eu/anifilm/ceeanimation2019  in English and has to include:

CATEGORY SHORT FILM

  
Title of the project
    Information about the director(s) and the producer(s)
    Logline (250 characters max)
    Description of the main story and poetics (600 characters max)
    Concept/Director´s statement (1200 characters max)
    Estimated budget
    Director’s biography (400 characters max)
    Producer’s statement
    Presentation of the production company (400 characters max)
    List of partners on the project so far / amounts already negotiated (if any)
    Examples of visual style and main characters
    Visual headline for catalogue, press and other media. (Horizontal orientation, resolution, ratio and page orientation: 1920 x 1080 pix/300dpi, jpg format. This file should be marked as HEAD_name of the project.)
    Samples of storyboard – if any (link to Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)
    Teasers and video excerpts – if any (link to Vimeo or Youtube)

CATEGORY SERIES / TV SPECIALS

   
Title of the project
    Information about the director(s) and the producer(s)
    Logline (250 characters max)
    Description of the main story and poetics (600 characters max)
    Concept/Director´s statement (1200 characters max)
    Target audience
    No. of episodes
    Length of one episode
    Estimated budget for whole series
    Estimated budget for one episode
    Director’s biography (400 characters max)
    Producer’s statement
    Presentation of the production company (400 characters max)
    List of partners on the project so far / amounts already negotiated (if any)
    Examples of visual style and main characters
    Visual headline for catalogue, press and other media. (Horizontal orientation, resolution, ratio and page orientation: 1920 x 1080 pix/300dpi, jpg format. This file should be marked as HEAD_name of the project.)
    Samples of storyboard – if any (link to Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)
    Teasers and video excerpts – if any (link to Vimeo or Youtube)

Category Series / TV Specials: a teaser is not compulsory for CEE Animation Forum 2019 pitching competition. However, it is strongly recommended to bring one at the latest to CEE Animation Forum 2019 in Třeboň.

CATEGORY FEATURE FILM

   
Title of the project
    Information about the director(s) and the producer(s)
    Logline (250 characters max)
    Description of the main story and poetics (600 characters max)
    Concept/Director´s statement (1200 characters max)
    Target audience
    Estimated budget
    Director’s biography (400 characters max)
    Producer’s statement
    Presentation of the production company (400 characters max)
    List of partners on the project so far / amounts already negotiated (if any)
    Examples of visual style and main characters
    Visual headline for catalogue, press and other media. (Horizontal orientation, resolution, ratio and page orientation: 1920 x 1080 pix/300dpi, jpg format. This file should be marked as HEAD_name of the project.)
    Samples of storyboard – if any (link to Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)
    Teasers and video excerpts – if any (link to Vimeo or Youtube)

All electronic files must have names of max. 16 letters using exclusively basic international ASCII characters without any diacritics. CEE Animation organizers have the right to refuse a project if it does not comply with these regulations.

4. DEADLINES
13 January 2019:
Submission deadline via the online system and all attachments and files submitted
22 February 2019: List of projects selected for pitching to be published
24 March 2019: Accreditation and entry fees for projects from both categories to be paid
6 – 9 May 2019: CEE Animation Forum 2019

5. ACCREDITATION AND PARTICIPATION FEES
Category SHORT FILMS fee: 50 EUR per project
The fee includes accommodation for 2 participants, 2 accreditations for CEE Animation Forum 2019 and the International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm 2019 and the airport transport Prague – Třeboň – Prague (if needed).

Category SERIES/ TV SPECIALS and FEATURE FILMS fee: 150 EUR per project
The fee includes accommodation for 2 participants, 2 accreditations for CEE Animation Forum 2019 and International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm 2019 and the airport transport Prague – Třeboň – Prague (if needed).

For further pitching participants (not included above): the accreditation is 70 EUR per person. The “early bird accreditation” is 50 EUR per person – the payment needs to be made before 31 March 2019. The CEE Animation Forum 2019 accreditation is also valid for the International Festival of Animated Films Anifilm 2019.

Note:
*/ list of eligible countries:
• EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom),
• Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidate countries taking advantage of pre-entry strategies corresponding with general principles and conditions for participation of these countries in programmes of the Union stipulated in respective general agreements and decisions of the Council on association or similar agreements (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo),
• ESVO countries that are members of the EEA, in accordance with regulations of Agreement on EEA (Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland),
• Swiss confederation on the base of a bilateral agreement that will be closed,
• Countries within European region complying with procedures set by these countries following general agreements and their participation in EU programmes (Iceland, Norway, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Georgia, Moldova, Ukraine).

  • View the Full CEE 2019 Regulations
  • For all questions regarding the rules and the submission form, please email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Draško Ivezić  (Adriatic Animation) and Chintis Lundgren during the 2018 Visegrad Animation Forum

 

CEE Animation Workshop
This year CEE Animation is offering a new opportunity to film professionals: a training programme designed to develop projects and create production networks. The goal is to provide participants with training in the field of development, from the work on script to artistic and production counselling. Particular attention will be paid to the conditions of production in the countries of this region. The CEE Animation Workshop is divided into three six-day modules. The first one will focus on development (Ljubljana, December 2018), the second on production and financing (Budapest, March 2019) and the third one on market access. The last module will take place before the CEE Animation Forum in Třeboň.


CEE Animation Talents
formerly known as VAF New Talents
Every year, animation of the Central and Eastern Europe region brings young gifted creators to global cinematography. It is precisely for these debutants that the CEE Animation Talents selection is made each year to promote exceptional short films at leading animation markets, festivals or with foreign producers. This way, successful titles such as Happy End (Jan Saska, CZ), Farewell (Leon Vidmar, SI), Volcano Island (Anna Katalin Lovrity, HU), Cowboyland (Dávid Štumpf, SK) or The Fruits of Clouds (Kateřina Karhánková, CZ) have appeared in the programmes of European festivals in recent years.


CEE Animation
The joint effort of the CEE Animation platform is to improve the interconnection of Central and Eastern European countries, establish an effective communication network among all players in the animation industry and create suitable conditions for international co-productions. Another piece into the puzzle of success is opening up a discussion with public service televisions and film funds of the region. At present, it's the public service televisions that do not allow standard co-production of new TV series. The set of measures and the design of the strategy for future years are being prepared within a comprehensive document called "Ljubljana Accord", a response to the European Animation Plan. Publication of the text is expected at the end of 2019.

2018 EVENT NEWS

CEE Animation Forum takes place within the Anifilm International Festival of Animated Films (7th-12th May 2019). CEE Animation is supported from the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from the Czech Republic (ASAF, Association of Czech Animation), Hungary (MOME ANIM, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest), Poland (SPPA, Polish Animation Producers Association), Slovakia (APAF, Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers) and Slovenia (: D'SAF !, Slovenian Animated Film Association).

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 06 May 2019 to 09 May 2019

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