During the five day of Animarkt event ,producers, distributors, representatives of TV broadcasters, animators and other professionals will share their experience and practical knowledge on working in animation industry.
One of the essential aims of ANIMARKT is creating a platform for sharing experiences and good practice between professionals from various countries and providing conditions so that well-experienced practitioners could share their knowledge with those that just take their first steps in animation world.
The project of short-feature animations and TV special episodes made with the use of puppet technique can take part in the pitching organized for the first time during ANIMARKT. The participants have both the chance to win the awards and arose interest of the project among foreign producers and TV broadcasters. Moreover, they will participate in two training sessions.
The script session with Wim Vanecker, a producer and a screenwriter, will be organized in a form of individual meetings focused on a given participant’s projects. However, Nancy Denney-Phelps, an animation historian and a journalist, who cooperates with the prestigious AWN.com publishing group, will conduct a training session that will aim at improving the participants’ skills connected with presenting projects.
The creators of short-feature animation projects which are at the development stage, do not last over 25 minutes and at least 80 per cent of the animations will be made with the use of puppet technique can take part in ANIMARKT pitching. We welcome creators from all over the world. The application details are accessible on www.animarkt.pl. The pitching jury will include Véronique Encrenaz (the head of MIFA), Bartosz Kędzierski (animated films director), Katerina Krejci (a representant of Ceska Televize).
The pitching awards: the contribution in kind of 60 thousand zloty (ca €14 200), 30 thousand zloty (ca €7 100) and 20 thousand zloty (ca €4 700) sponsored by Audiovisual Technology Center, Dragonframe 4 program license and a Bluetooth controller, Armature Kit from Animation Supplies, one industry accreditation for next year’s MIFA and a special award of Ale kino+ - the company will purchase the emission allowance on Ale kino+ of the film based on the project presented during pitching.
ANIMARKT is organized by MOMAKIN (www.momakin.pl) – a company who was born out of a great passion for animation and film, as well as out of the desire to popularize the magnificent art of stop motion animation. The co-organizer of the event and the sponsor of the main prizes in the pitching competition is the Audiovisual Technology Center (Poland). ANIMARKT is co-financed by Visegrad Fund and The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland). Polish Film Institute is a Honorary Patron of the event. Among partners of the ANIMARKT are: Animánie (Czech Republic), Fool Moon (Slovakia) and PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations (Hungary), Film Commission Poland, Lodz Film Commission, the National Centre's for Film Culture, EC1 Łódź – City of Culture, SPPA – the Polish Animation Producers Association, Ceska Televize, Dragonframe, Ale kino+ .