ANIDOX:LAB is The Animation Workshop’s animation documentary continuous training project, in partnership with the Danish Film Institute and supported by the Creative Europe/MEDIA Programme of the EU. It is a laboratory, during which we bring together documentarians and animation film directors, to maximize their artistic capacity and develop their respective projects, for creative research and forming new collaborations.
ANIDOX:LAB gives talented documentary and animation filmmakers the opportunity to engage and combine their two worlds. It is focused on emerging technologies and hybrid storytelling. The coaching seminars and collaborative workshops take place in Denmark and in Sweden as well as online. They are designed to progress from fine-tuning and initial idea, through narrative and visual development, to a pitch kit and a trailer.
ANIDOX:LAB is designed for and open to Animation Film directors, Documentary Film Directors, and creative producers from mainly the 27 Member States of the European Union, from the EEA members (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) and from Croatia. From 2015 we are also allowed to take in a small percentage of non-EU citizens. Filmmakers applying for ANIDOX:LAB are expected to have previous experience in Animation or Documentary Filmmaking. An application includes a description of an Animated Documentary project/concept, a director’s statement, a short Bio and CV and links to works online.
Fee: 500 EUR
Application Requirements: a (single) PDF or word doc which includes:
1) Your animated documentary project description/concept.
2) Your CV and anyone else who is involved directly in the project (Producer, co-director).
3) A director’s statement, clarify your intentions with the project.
4) This document may also include images or a link to images/sample work available online.
The Animation Workshop/VIA UC, first and foremost offers scholarships to course participants from the so-called “low capacity” countries within the EU, primarily consisting of Eastern European countries. In special cases, course participants from other EU countries, as well as non-EU countries, will be taken into consideration as well. The Animation Workshop’s opportunities to award scholarships are very limited, therefore we expect applicants to also actively seek funding elsewhere. Please submit evidence of your funding applications. Reach out to your local Creative Europe Desk for advice about which options are available to you in your region.