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Slovenia: 2017 Animation Data

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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.

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Poland: 2017 Animation Data

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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

 

 

Serbia: 2017 Animation Data

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

Official name of country:

Republic of Serbia

Population:

7,058,322

Gross domestic product (GDP):

4,709 €

        FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

Official name:

Address:

Webpage:

Chief executive:

Film Center Serbia

Koče Popovića 9/3

http://www.fcs.rs

Boban Jevtić, General manager

Public funding available in € (2017):

N/A

Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

5%

Average production budget in €:

 

- For short animated film:

25,000 €

 

- For feature animated film:

 600,000 €

- For episode of animated TV series:


N/A

Tax incentives:

Yes/No

Tax incentives percentage:

 N/A

Regional funds for animation:

Yes/No

Available scholarships for animated film professionals:

Yes/No

NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER

Official name:

Address:

Webpage:

Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

RTS - Radio Television of Serbia

Takovska 10

http://www.rts.rs

Nikola Popević

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:

Number of screens:

Average ticket price in €:

3,530,567

126

2.5

Internet penetration rate:

70%

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:

N/A

- Number of majority co-productions:

1

Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

51* including student films

- 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 4 years:

N/A

EDUCATION

Number of animation schools:

4

Faculty of applied arts, Department for animation

Faculty of Dramatic Arts, subject: animation

Academy of arts in Novi Sad

School of animated film

Number of animation companies:

N/A

Association of animated film:

- Official name:

- Webpage:

- Chief executive:

Serbian Association of Animators

Serbian Association of Animators UFAS

www.ufas.rs

Nikola Majdak 

ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

Number of animation film festivals:

 6

Festival webpages:

Balkanima (Beograd)

Animanima (Čačak)

FESA (Beograd, studentski)

Zlatni puž (Vranje, dečji)

Animator fest (Jagodina, deca i mladi)

Konstantinov zlatnik (Niš)

 

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.):

The first Serbian animated film is Solista by Nikola Majdak (1963).

In Yugoslavia, animation develops, in the 1990s, due to the crisis in the country, it stagnates, and after 2000 it begins to develop again.

In 2004, the Festival Balkanima was established, the Animation department at Facilty of Aplied Arts, the Animanima festival 2007, and two feature films Film Noir (2007) and Edit and Me (2009) as well as numerous short films.

Among the current authors we highlight: Rastko Ćirić (professor), Vera Vlajić, Aleksa Gajić (Edit and Me), Miloš Tomić, Igor Ćorić, Ana Nedeljković & Nikola Majdak Jr. (Rabbitland, Silver Bear, Berlinale 2013).

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Czech Republic (Czechia): 2017 Animation Data

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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

Slovakia: 2017 Animation Data

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Information on 2017 Slovakian animation, provided by Creative Europe Media Desk Slovak Republic.

Official name of country:

Slovak Republic

Population:

5,448,000

Gross domestic product (GDP):

19,237 €

        FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS

Official name:

Slovak Audiovisual Fund

Address:

Grösslingova 53,811 09 Bratislava

Webpage:

www.avf.sk

Chief executive:

Martin Šmatlák, director

Public funding available in €:

6.75 million

Percentage of public funding dedicated to animation:

9.57%

Average production budget in €:

 

- For short animated film:

90,000

 

- For feature animated film:

1,750,000

- For episode of animated TV series:

35,000

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:

Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska

Address:

Mlynská dolina,  845 45 Bratislava

Webpage:

www.rtvs.sk

Commissioning editor responsible for animation:

Halka Marčeková

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:

307

DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION

Admissions in cinemas in 2016:

5,667,071

Number of screens:

241

Average ticket price in €:

5.12

Internet penetration rate:

82.50%

PRODUCTION INFORMATION

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

7

- Number of 100% national films:

1

- Number of minority co-productions:

6

- Number of majority co-productions:

N/A

Number of short animated films produced in past 5 years:

N/A

- 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:

34

EDUCATION

Number of animation schools:

 8

Number of animation companies:

18

Association of animated film:

1

- Official name:

Asociácia producentov animovaného filmu

- Webpage:

http://www.apaf.sk/

- Chief executive:

Katarína Kerekesová

ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS

Number of animation film festivals:

 2

Festival webpages:

www.festanca.sk

www.bibiana.sk

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.):

A Historical Overview Rudolf Urc/dramaturgist, director, pedagogue and historian of Slovak animation release of two animated feature films both by Viktor Kubal, can be regarded as the peak of Slovak animation, documented in numerous awards at home and abroad.

As a consequence of political and economic changes in the early 1990s (the fall of communism), the state monopoly film institutions ceased to exist.

New private companies and studios were formed slowly and many of them soon went out of business.

Production for children at public television finished unexpectedly.

Animation faced difficult market conditions.

In the 1990s the production of film and television animation decreased almost to zero.

Fresh hope was miraculously born out of the hotbed of collapse.

The Department of Animation was founded at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 1993.

The first graduates already showed extraordinary energies.

It was particularly to their credit that the number of animation studios increased at the end of the 1990s with the ambition to follow modern art and animation trends.

A new generation of young animators emerged, many of whom gained major awards on the domestic and international scene.

They stood at the birth of the Homo Felix specialised journal dedicated to domestic and international animation.

They contributed to teaching animation at several secondary schools, and initiated the establishment of domestic festivals and presentations.

Finally, public television avowed to its finest tradition of bedtime stories and opened itself to all those who think about child audience.

This was the beginning of healthy competition between animators, of mutual cooperation between animation studios in the Visegrad region, of openness towards Europe and the world.

It sent out the message that animation, this beautiful art of enthusiasm and revival, is again becoming an important part of the cultural movement in Slovakia.

4 Slovak Animation on the Rise apaf – slovak association of animated film producers.

Today, almost thirty years after the change of political regime, the animated film industry in Slovakia is gaining a new breath, confidently showing signs of growth and development.

The 1990s and 2000s were hit hard by the disruption of commissions for public television, and the non-existance of the national subsidy system.

In spite of this, animation survived in Slovakia, preserved by the creative potential of students who managed to break through in Cannes, Annecy, Stuttgart, Oberhausen, and even among nominees for the Student Academy Award.

Exceptional figures among former students form the core of the contemporary animation scene, run studios, produce and direct films.

New talents emerge with every new generation of students, artists succeed in establishing themselves on the international festival scene.

The projects are getting more ambitious.

Television series are part of prime-time TV  broadcasting, enjoying great popularity among children, and even breaking into the foreign market.

Feature-length projects are not an unattainable goal any more.

The national subsidy system for cinema has been operating in Slovakia since 2006.

The support of audiovisual industry changed fundamentally in 2010, when the Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) started its full operation, and opened a separate subprogramme for animation.

Public television  – Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)  – continuously funds the production of a number of children’s animated series, and enters into feature film co-production. Systematic financial support for animation has been reflected in an increasing number of production companies in recent years.

The Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers (APAF) currently associates 13  companies and plays an important role in relation to the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, comments on its work and defends the interests of animators.

It is actively involved in co-organising the Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF), the largest professional pitching forum in Central and Eastern Europe.

Thanks to the negotiations of the representatives of public broadcasters and film funds of the V4 countries taking place at the VAF, 5 the opportunities for co-production of animated films are gradually increasing in this territory.

Co-productions were common for state film studios in the past, but even today they are an essential part of funding ambitious projects.

Co-productions are stimulated by personal contacts and the VAF offers a  place for meetings of producers and building their mutual trust, making it an ideal platform for the development of cross-border cooperation.

The APAF also closely cooperates with the festival Fest Anča in Žilina, especially in the preparation for the section Industry Days.

Finally, the APAF is involved in organising educational activities to help students bridge different requirements of the school environment and professional studies.

Slovak animation successfully established itself in cooperation with Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland.

Work on co-productions with Western Europe is hampered by the incompatibility of the allocated budget and high demands on the capacity and speed of production that the Slovak studios have been unable to fully satisfy so far.

However, several signals indicate that there is a potential for growth of the animation industry.

Two feature-length co-production films with an international potential and with Slovak majority input are in the pre-production stage, with secured financial support from different countries.

The number of approved projects with European funding by Creative Europe MEDIA is growing.

The amount of funds allocated to animation by the AVF is increasing and tax incentives in the amount of 20 % tax rebate are also available.

The production environment has been stabilised and the functioning subsidy system allows longer-term planning strategies and the foundation of animation studios.

With goals still to reach, however, we may say that the creative potential, artists with a unique artistic vision and cinematic statement are here and they are the most valuable investment.

Astute producers can build on this a functioning industry effectively connected with foreign countries.

There are indications that Slovakia is becoming a very interesting partner for international cooperation on animated films in the near future: a country to watch.

Data provided by: Creative Europe MEDIA DESK Slovakia

 

 

Croatia: 2017 Animation Data

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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

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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

 

 

Estonia: 2017 Animation Data

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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

 

 

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