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  • Brazilian Animation: Facts and Films

     Asifa Israel's chairman, Tsvika Oren,Tsvika Oren, talks to Anima Mundi director Cesar Coelho.

  • Tipsy Chicken by Jorge Ribeiro and the Moonshiners

    Enjoy a not-so-quiet day in the farm with Tipsy Chicken by Jorge Ribeiro (Fleabag Studio).

  • Annecy 2018 Goes Brazil

     A big tribute to Brazilian animation during the 2018 edition of the Annecy festival, and a separate focus on music and animation is scheduled.

  • VOID International Animation Film Festival: animation for adults

    Denmark's freshly-launched film festival for adults is welcoming its third edition with a satisfying variety of global animation.

  • Short But Sweet by KLOMP! Animation

     Junaid Chundrigar and KLOMP! Animation present an action comedy that.has it all -in 2 minutes. Watch Short But Sweet (Kort maar krachtig).

  • Michel Ocelot Travels to Belle Epoque Paris: Dilili in Paris

     Michel Ocelot's  next feature film, Dilili à Paris will move to Paris and a signature period for the French capital, and will be the opening film at the 2018 Annecy Festival.

  • Bon Voyage by Fabio Friedli

    Fabio Friedli signs a socially conscious and well-crafted short animation on a very relevant social issue.

  • Hey Deer! by Örs Bárczy

    A seasonal 3D computer animation film from Hungary which works for all seasons.

  • Cowboys and Indians Doc Premieres at Anima Brussels

    The Brussels festival will premiere of Fabrice du Welz's documentary on the Belgian eclectic comedy duo of Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier. 

  • Lynx and Birds by Blue Zoo

    Blue Zoo Animation Studio wishes everyone a Happy Christmas with their new festive short.

  • The Box and The Blissful Accidental Death win at the 14th Animateka festival

    Dušan Kastelic’s and Sergiu Negulici’s shorts won the audience’s and the juries’ attention this year in the Slovenian capital.

  • Each Family Is a Planet: Interview with Alberto Vázquez

    Spanish animation director and artist Alberto Vázquez talks about his feature film Birdboy:The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas), and his artistic style and mandate at Zippy Frames.

  • Birdboy: The Forgotten Children (Psiconautas) Review: Beware of Children in Distress

    When Kronenberg met The Fantastic Planet. Film review for the Spanish animation feature Birdboy:The Forgotten Children.

  • Lights by Alessandro Novelli

    Being in and out of the house and the universe at the same time: Watch Lights by Alessandro Novelli.

  • Animateka 2017: Igor Kovalyov and A Touch Of Italy

    The Slovenian festival returns this December loaded with memorable retrospectives, an Italian oeuvre, and guest jury Igor Kovalyov’s masterclass.

  • Croatia: 2017 Animation Data

    Information on 2017 Croatian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Croatia.

    Official name of country:

    Republic of Croatia

    Population:

    4.3 million

    Gross domestic product (GDP):

    48.3 million €

            FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

    Official name:

    Address:

    Webpage:

    Chief executive:

    Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    Nova Ves 18

    www.havc.hr

    Daniel Rafaelić

    Public funding available in €:

    6,849,083.79

    Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

    8.5% (development and production)

    Average production budget in €:

    2016: 281,628 € (including minority co-productions) or 448,802 € (without minority co-productions)

    - For short animated film:

    2016: 33,841 € (including minority co-productions) or 35,848 €(without minority co-productions)

    - For feature animated film:

    The Criquet and the Antoinnette: received an approximate figure of 526,316 €; however it was never made (year of reference: 2012)

    - For episode of animated TV series:

    N/A

    Tax incentives:

    Yes

    Tax incentives percentage:

    20%

    Regional funds for animation:

    No

    Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

    Yes

    NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

    Official name:

    Address:

    Webpage:

    Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

    HRT/Croatian Radio Television

    Prisavlje 3

    www.hrt.hr

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

    Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

    4.29 million (147,705 Croatian films)

    Number of screens:

    154 screens (140 digital screens)

    Average ticket price in €:

    3.8 €

    Internet penetration rate:

    74.20%

    PRODUCTION INFORMATION

    Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:

    2

    CAVC (Croatian Audiovisual Centre) is one of rare public funds in the region that provides minority support for short films (including animation).

    Addiotionally, the support for script development and project development is also available for animation projects.

    - Number of 100% national films:

    1

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    1

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    1

    Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

    56

    - Number of 100% national films:

    47

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    9

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    47

    Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

    13 TV series episodes were supported for their development 

    EDUCATION

    Number of animation schools:

    Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb, Department of Animation and New Media

    Number of animation companies:

    31 (some are more active than others. Some production companies registered for animation, thus, here are taken into consideration)

    Association of animated film:

     

    N/A

    ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

    Number of animation film festivals:

    Animafest Zagreb

    Festival webpages:

    www.animfest.hr

    TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

    Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

     

    Croatia is famous for its tradition in animation related to Zagreb school of animated films- an animation film studio located in Zagreb (in 1956), Croatia and is a part of the Zagreb Film company.

    The first major success was a Grand Prix award in Venice for the animated short Samac (Lonely guy) by Vatroslav Mimica, and their greatest work so far is an Oscar-winning animated short Surogat by Dušan Vukotić in 1962.

    The new generation of animators specializes in computer animated films, yet their style is as innovative and groundbreaking as that of their illustrious predecessors. Simon Bogojević Narath (Morana - Annecy competition, Flower of Battle - Balkanima official selection)  and Veljko Popović (She who measures - FIPRESCI award in Annecy 2008, May Way - Cartoon East Award 2010, Götteborg,  Dove Sei Amore Mio - Clermont Ferrand offical competition 2011, Planemo un 2016), two highly influential figures in this new wave of Croatian animation explore new approaches to animation. In addition, it is important to highlight some other names: Michaela Müller (Miramare - Sarajevo FF 2009, Animateka), Matija Pisačić, Marko Meštrović (No Sleep Won't Kill You - Annecy 2010 -official competition, Sarajevo FF, Ottawa), Marko Dješka, Draško Ivezić, Daniel Šuljić. Among many it is important to highlight screenings, official selections at Animafest Zagreb and Animateka, supported by MEDIA.

    The most recent success story - 2017 (Croatian minority co-production) - Hedhogehog's Home coproduced between Canada and Croatia (Bonobo Studio) directed by Eva Cvijanović and being selected at Generation Next - this year's Berlinale.

     

     

    Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Croatia

     

     

  • Poland: 2017 Animation Data

    Information on 2017 Polish animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Poland.

    Official name of country:

    Poland

    Population:

    approximately 38,634,000

    Gross domestic product (GDP):

    10,485.00 €

            FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

    Official name:

    Polish Film Institute

    Address:

    Krakowskie Przedmieście 21/23, 00-071 Warsaw, Poland

    Webpage:

    www.pisf.pl

    Chief executive:

    Acting Director Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik

    Public funding available in € (2017):

    30 million €

    Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

    For development and production - 13.5%*

    Average production budget in €:

    For development and production - 13.5% (funding for animation is also included in schemes dedicated to films for young audience and minority coproductions)

    - For short animated film:

    46,078,84 €

     

    - For feature animated film:

     498,701 € (2D production which started years ago, current budgets starts with approximately 1 million €)

    - For episode of animated TV series:

    16,468.42 €*/3,703 € (* for 5 min. episodes)

     

    Tax incentives:

    No

    Tax incentives percentage:

     

    Regional funds for animation:

    Yes

    Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

    Yes

    Film with PFI funding, produced in 2016, copyright criterium


    Total number of production: 15
    Number of short-lenght films: 7
    Number of medium-lenght films: 4
    Number of feature films: 1
    Number of series: 3 (altogether 41 episodes)

    NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

    Official name:

    Telewizja Polska S.A.

    Address:

    17 Jana Pawła Woronicza Street, Warsaw, Poland

    Webpage:

    www.tvp.pl

    Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

    N/A

    Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

    Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

    52,1 million

    Number of screens:

    approximately 1,200

    Average ticket price in €:

    4.25

    Internet penetration rate:

    N/A

    PRODUCTION INFORMATION

    Number of feature animated films produced in the past 5 years:

    2

    - Number of 100% national films:

    1

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    1

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    0

    Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

    47

    - Number of 100% national films:

    44

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    0

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    3

    Number of TV series episodes produced in past 4 years:

    11

    EDUCATION

    Number of animation schools:

    Animation Films And Film Special Effects studies at Lodz Film School

    Number of animation companies:

    approximately 30

    Association of animated film:

    N/A

    - Official name:

    Polish Animation Producers Association

    - Webpage:

    http://sppa.eu/

    - Chief executive:

    Robert Jaszczurowski

    ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

    Number of animation film festivals:

     

    4

    Festival webpages:

    International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima

    International Animation Art Festival Animart

    International Animated Film Festival Animator

    OPLA!

    TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

    Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

    2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Polish film animation.

    Throughout the history there were many worldwide known and awarded Polish animators such as Szczechura, Lenica, Borowczyk, Giersz, Kucia and many more.

    Among the numerous international awards there are Oscar for "Tango" by Rybczynski (1983), Oscar nomination for Baginski’s “Cathedral” in 2002 and an award for “Peter and Wolf” by S.Templeton (Polish-British coproduction) in 2008.

    This year, after 6 years of creative development, its premiere had the world's first fully painted feature film “Loving Vincent” by D.Kobiela.

    Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Poland

     

     

  • Czech Republic (Czechia): 2017 Animation Data

    Information on 2017 Czech animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Czechia.

    Official name of country:

    Czechia (Czech Republic)

    Population:

    10.5 million

    Gross domestic product (GDP):

    18,266 USD

    FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

    Official name:

    Address:

    Webpage:

    Státní fond kinematografie/State Cinematography Fund

    Veletržní palác, Dukelských hrdinů 47, 170 00 Praha 7, CZ

    www.fondkinematografie.cz

    Chief executive:

    Helena Bezděk Fraňková

    Public funding available in €:

    14,538,500

    Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

    1,827,000

    Average production budget in €:

     

    - For short animated film:

    - For feature animated film:

    - For episode of animated TV series:

    34,200

    1,926,000

    103,000

    Tax incentives:

    Yes

    Tax incentives percentage:

    20%

    Regional funds for animation:

    No

    Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

    Yes

    NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

    Official name:

    Address:

    Webpage:

    Česká televize/Czech Television

    Kavčí hory, 140 70 Praha 4, CZ

    www.czech-tv.cz

    Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

    Barbara Johnson

    Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

    Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

    0

    N/A

    Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

    1,964

    DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

    Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

    15,621,923

    Number of screens:

    470

    Average ticket price in €:

    5

    Internet penetration rate:

    88.40%

    PRODUCTION INFORMATION

    Number of feature animated films produced in the past 6 years:

    10

    - Number of 100% national films:

    5

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    0

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    5

    Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

    approximately 30

    - Number of 100% national films:

    28

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    1

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    1

    Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

    308

    EDUCATION

    Number of animation schools:

    7

    Number of animation companies:

    12

    Association of animated film:

    - Official name:

    - Webpage:

    - Chief executive:

    Association of Czech Animation (ASAF)

    www.asaf.cz

    Michal Podhradský

    ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

    Number of animation film festivals:

    3

    Festival webpages:

    www.anifilm.cz

    www.pifpaf.cz

    www.animanie.cz

    TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

    Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

    Czech animation has been a tradition for almost 100 years.

    It began in 1920s and its golden era dates between 1950s and 1980s.

    Czech animators include Jiří Trnka, Hermína Týrlová, Karel Zeman, Břetislav Pojan, Jan Švankmajer, Jiří Barta, Pavel Koutský, Aurel Klimt, Michaela Pavlátová, Mária Procházková or Martin Duda.

    Czech animators have employed cutout animation, puppet animation, clay animation and only in the last years also 3D animation.

    Recent successes are the international distribution and awards (Chicago IFF) of the feature film The Oddsockeaters by Galina Miklínová or the Cinekid award and MIFA Annecy participation of the short film Fruits of Clouds by Kateřina Karhánková.

    Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Czechia

  • Estonia: 2017 Animation Data

    Information on 2017 Estonian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Estonia.

    Official name of country:

    Estonia

    Population:

    1.3 million

    Gross domestic product (GDP):

    15.9 million € (2016)

            FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

    Official name:

    Estonian Film Institute

    Address:

    Uus 3, Tallinn, 10111

    Webpage:

    www.filmi.ee

    Chief executive:

    Edith Sepp

    Public funding available in €:

    9,217,453 € (EFI support)

    Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

    N/A

    Average production budget in €:

     

    - For short animated film:

    200,000 €

    - For feature animated film:

    3.2 million €

    - For episode of animated TV series:

    N/A

    Tax incentives:

    Yes

    Tax incentives percentage:

    N/A

    Regional funds for animation:

    No

    Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

    Yes

    NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

    Official name:

    ERR

    Address:

    Gonsiori 27, Tallinn

    Webpage:

    www.err.ee

    Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

    Marje Jurtshenko

    Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

    No special budget for that

    Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

    No special budget for that

    Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

    ERR is not producing animation

    DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

    Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

    3,290,750

    Number of screens:

    87

    Average ticket price in €:

    5.37 million €

    Internet penetration rate:

    N/A

    PRODUCTION INFORMATION

    Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:

    2012-2016: 40 feature films

    - Number of 100% national films:

    5 (2016)

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    3

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    3

    Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

    20 (2015-2017)

    - Number of 100% national films:

    N/A

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    N/A

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    N/A

    Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

    N/A

    EDUCATION

    Number of animation schools:

    1

    Number of animation companies:

    12

    Association of animated film:

     

    - Official name:

    Estonian Animation Union

    - Webpage:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    - Chief executive:

    Rao Heidmets

    ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

    Number of animation film festivals:

    PÖFF shorts

    Festival webpages:

    www.poff.ee

    TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

    Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

    N/A

     

    Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Estonia

     

     

  • Slovenia: 2017 Animation Data

    Information on 2017 Slovenian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Slovenia.

    Official name of country:

    Republic of Slovenia

    Population:

    2,066,161

    Gross domestic product (GDP):

    1,604.38 €

            FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

    Official name:

    Slovenian Film Centre, a public agency of the Republic of Slovenia (SFC)

    Address:

    Miklošičeva 38, SI - 1000 Ljubljana

    Webpage:

    http://www.film-center.si

    Chief executive:

    Nataša Bučar

    Public funding available in € (2017):

    3,605,355 (as allocated by the Ministry of Culture for 2017)

    Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

    N/A

    Average production budget in €:

     

    - For short animated film:

    102,297 (statistics only for films finished in 2017; 9 projects)

    - For feature animated film:

    N/A

    - For episode of animated TV series:

    N/A (public sources of co-financing in Slovenia do not provide support for animated series, but only individual films or single episodes of a series)

    Tax incentives:

    Yes

    Tax incentives percentage:

    25%

    Regional funds for animation:

    No

    Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

    Yes, starting in 2018

    NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

    Official name:

    Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia or RTVS)

    Address:

    Kolodvorska 2, SI-1550 Ljubljana

    Webpage:

    http://www.rtvslo.si

    Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

    Martina Peštaj, Head of Children's and Youth Programme; contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Funding dedicated to acquisition of animated content from CEE countries in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    Funding dedicated to production of local animated content in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    Number of minutes produced in the last 5 years:

    N/A

    DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

    Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

    2,343,486

    Number of screens:

    114

    Average ticket price in €:

    5.07

    Internet penetration rate:

    82%

    PRODUCTION INFORMATION

    Number of feature animated films produced in the past 10 years:

    0

    - Number of 100% national films:

    0

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    0

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    0

    Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years (2013-2017):

    39 (this is the number of all short animated projects - or projects that have animated elements - supported by the SFC with production money through two different tenders: for production - 20 - and AV projects - 19 - from 2013 to 2017 - included)

    - Number of 100% national films:

    N/A

    - Number of minority co-productions:

    N/A

    - Number of majority co-productions:

    N/A

    Number of TV series episodes produced in past 5 years:

    0

    EDUCATION

    Number of animation schools:

    6

    4 Universities/colleges

    University of Nova Gorica School of Arts

    The Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana – ALUO

    Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

    Institute and academy of multimedia – IAM

    2 Secondary schools

    High School of Design and Photography Ljubljana

    High School for Media and Graphic Design Ljubljana

    Number of animation companies:

    20

    Association of animated film:

    D’SAF! – Slovenian Animated Film Association

    - Official name:

    Slovenian Animated Film Association (Društvo slovenskega animiranega filma - DSAF)

    - Webpage:

    http://cargocollective.com/animirani-film

    - Chief executive:

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

    Number of animation film festivals:

    3

    Festival webpages:

    Animateka International Animated Film Festival

    Little Elephant, International Children and Youth Animated Film Festival

    StopTrik International Film Festival

    TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY

    Short presentation of the history of animation in maximum 500 characters (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends, etc.):

     

    Slovenian animation has seen a historical expansion in recent years. Professional projects ranging from animated shorts to new animated TV series episodes are in production or preproduction, and some projects await premiere screenings and festival tours.

    Some of the projects received a huge international visibility due to prestigous nominations and festival awards in the previous years, e.i. Špela Čadež's Boles with nomination for Cartoon d'Or and awards at Hiroshima, DOC Lepizig, Animafest Zagreb, Monstra and many others.

    Her newest project, Nighthawk,received Grand Prix Award at infamous Holland Animation Festival and at Animafest Zagreb and over 20 other festival awards till now.

    Also Kolja Saksida's project of short animated films Koyaa is quite an international success with selection to over 200 film festivals.

    It is encouraging to see the projects of renowed authors like Špela Čadež, Kolja Saksida, Dušan Kastelic, Grega Mastnak and others being enriched by the first professional films of younger authors (Leon Vidmar, Timon Leder).

    Established in 2011, Slovenian Animated Film Association enabled animators to represent their common interests to decision makers festivals and connect on an international level (Visegrad Animation Forum).

    Work with students at the university level has resulted in a raising number and quality of student films, while different educational approaches for general public achieved greater popularity of animated films among all audiences, young and old.

    Festivals have played an important role by providing insight into international production and promotion of animated films − particularly Animateka.

    The quality of new projects has been recognised by national funds, with the Slovene Film Center and Radio-Television of Slovenia as main sources of financial support and a few projects raising grants from other regional funds such as HAVC in Croatia and the ReAct regional fund.

    Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Slovenia

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