Call for entries 2018:
Projects of animated shorts and TV special episodes made with the use of puppet technique can take part in the pitching organized for the second time during ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum.
The 2nd edition of ANIMARKT Pitching for short puppet animation projects will include:
a. pitching training with tutors experienced in animation production will be a great way to gain practical skills on how to pitch and promote your project. This year they will participate in two training sessions. The script session with Wim Vanecker, a producer, screenwriter, director, script consultant and the project manager of European Short Pitch will be organized in a form of individual meetings focused on a given participant’s projects. Training sessions with Nancy Denney-Phelps, an animation historian and a journalist, will have a similar form. Nancy will conduct a training sessions that will aim at improving the participants’ skills connected with presenting projects.
b. pitching competition. The submitted project must meet the following conditions:
a) film duration: up to 26 minutes;
b) 80% of the film is a puppet animation;
c) the film must be at the development stage.
An additional asset of the project will be the artistic input of the creators (animation director, storyboard author, author of artistic designs, composer, realization of a significant part of the animation) from at least one of the following countries: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Germany, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia.
The application must include the following information:
a) title of the film,
b) information concerning the director and the producer (up to 300 characters each),
c) short description of the film (up to 300 characters),
d) treatment or script,
e) artistic projects,
f) estimated budget of the production,
g) photos of director and producer,
h) stills or concept arts,
i) list of already solicited partners and the gathered financing sources,
j) depending on the stage of the project advancement: storyboard, video fragments, teaser.
From all the applications being sent, the selection committee will choose 15 projects which will be presented on 11 October 2018 as part of Pitching during the ANIMARKT event. The selection committee includes: Agnieszka Niewadził (CeTA, Poland), Nikodem Szlęzak (CeTA, Poland), István Mráz (Mozinet Ltd., Hungary), Michal Podhradský (ASAF, Czech Republic), a representative of Fest Anča International Animation Festival (Slovakia), Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron (MOMAKIN, Poland), and Paulina Zacharek (MOMAKIN, Poland). The pitching jury will be announced soon. The person responsible for presentation of the selected project will be provided with a hotel accommodation (7 nights) and a reimbursement of 80% of travel costs (up to EUR 150).
Among the projects presented during the ANIMARKT event, the Pitching’s jury will select two main winners. Information concerning the awarded projects will be announced on 13 October 2018 during the Closing Gala of the Lodz Animation Festival LAL.KA. The prizes in the contest are the Audiovisual Technology Center contribution in kind in the amount of: 60.000 PLN (ca €14.000), 40.000 PLN (ca €9.300) and additional awards.
ANIMARKT Pitching is a part of ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum, which includes also ANIMARKT TALKS – case study presentations, and ANIMARKT MASTERS – meetings and workshops with the highest-class experts that aim to professionalize the business. It will take place in Lodz (Poland) from 8th to 13th October, 2018.
The organizer of ANIMARKT is MOMAKIN– a multi-tasking unit working for popularizing and propagating animation and supporting creators in Poland and in international arenas. The partners of ANIMARKT include: Audiovisual Technology Center (CeTA) from Wroclaw which is also the founder of the awards for pitching winners, ASAF (Czech Republic), Mozinet (Hungary), Fest Anča International Animation Festival (Slovakia). ANIMARKT is partially funded by the International Visegrad Fund
and co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
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