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Animation Production Days (APD) is the most important co-production and financing market for animation in Germany. It brings together co-production, financing and distribution partners for animation projects in efficient one-to-one discussions and, with the APD Conference, offers focused debates and lectures on current challenges in the industry.
2021 Call for Projects
Projects for the 15th Animation Production Days (APD) can be submitted The most important co-production and financing platform in the German-speaking region for international animation projects will be taking place from 4 – 7 May 2021 as an online or hybrid event.
APD is a curated business platform for the European and international animation industry with around 170 participants every year. Animation producers from more than 20 countries present their new projects to potential financing partners and co-producers in pre-planned one-to-one meetings. The organisation of the 2021 Animation Production Days has been adjusted due to the COVID-19 situation.
“To enable all participants to make plans as soon as possible, we’ve decided to hold the one-to-one meetings in the co-production and financing market online. We already gained good experience of this last year which we can now build on. But we know that the industry is really missing meeting each other face-to-face. Hence we are adopting a hybrid concept for the conference and roundtables and – should the situation permit – we will have on-site participation on a smaller scale alongside the event’s online components,” said Head of APD Marlene Wagener.
A maximum of 50 projects will be selected for presentation at APD. Particularly projects in an early stage of development will profit from the detailed feedback and tips provided by the numerous representatives from broadcasters, streamers, world sales agents, distributors, funding institutions and other investors who come to APD seeking innovative and highly promising projects.
Criteria for selection are creativity, innovation, potential for brand development, market potential, suitability and openness for co-production. The project selection will take place no later than 8 March 20
APD is a joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (4 – 9 May 2021) and the FMX – Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media (online, 4 – 6 May 2021).
Representatives from broadcasters, streamers, sales agents, distributors, film and media funders, publishers and banks can also register for APD 2021 via the online form.
APD Talent Programme
The 15th edition of APD is once again offering up-and-coming European producers with their own project the chance to participate in APD free of charge. The aim is to bring newcomers together with established industry experts and thus help them make their first steps in the international market. A total of eight Talent Projects will be selected.
Meant for: European graduates from universities and film schools with a focus on animation, young professionals or company founders (max. 35 years).
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