CEE Animation Forum

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  • CEE Animation Talents at Anifilm Festival 2021

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  • CEE Animation Forum 2021: Our Top Picks

    Vassilis Kroustallis presents the top picks from the CEE Animation Forum 2021 networking event.

  • CEE Animation Forum 2021: Winners

    The CEE Animation Forum, the leading regional pitching, financing and co-production event handed out its 2021 awards.  was held online from 26 April to 6 May 2021.

  • CEE Animation Forum 2021: Industry Days, One Week Programme

    Check the one-week programme of the premier CEE Animation Forum 2021, to be taken place online.

    The CEE Animation Forum, the international event aiming to support film professionals while helping them develop the pitch presentation of their animation projects in development, will kick off in two parts: The traditional pitching competition, newly expanded to 5 categories, will be held April 26 – 29, and the additional industry programme May 4 – 6.

    The line-up of 40 animated projects features Student Academy Award- winning or shortlisted filmmakers but also debut works to be presented in the new category of student short films, Rising Stars. Additionally, the new Out of competition pitching session will showcase five winning animated projects in development from the regional partners’ pitching events.

    Find All CEE Animation Forum Selected Projects

    The pitching projects compete for various prizes in the total amount of over EUR 15,000 in cash and free scholarships or direct access to prestigious European events such as Cartoon Forum, Cartoon Movie, Cartoon Springboard, Cartoon 360 or Animation Production Days. To give filmmakers an opportunity to move forward with their projects as well as to enhance their artistic skills and approaches, two free scholarships for CEE Animation Workshop or Animation Sans Frontieres training programmes will be given, as well as a direct invitation to the residency at Ciclic Animation - Val de Loire. Animond is awarding EUR 2000 for one selected project and an offer for the project to be added to Animond investment portfolio. Selected projects will also receive full accreditations offered by Animarkt and Kids Kino Industry.

    Check the CEE Animation Forum 2021 Juries

    The industry days starting on May 4 will open with a presentation by Maria Silvia Gatta (European Commission), who will speak about the new programming scheme for the MEDIA sub-programme Creative Europe. The audience will discover more about the Eurimages support fund, followed by presentations (exclusive content) of two animated feature films in production, White Plastic Sky and Of Unwanted Things and People.

    White Plastic Sky

    The subsequent panel discussion with invited guests from Animond, Ciclic Animation, Re-act will focus on regional funding possibilities for animated projects. 

    On Tuesday, May 5, the presentation of the new Audiovisual Media Services Directive and its implementation will be held. Only registered participants will have access to a keynote of Wendy Bernfeld, introducing VOD/OTT digital players who are buying and sometimes funding animated content production, focusing primarily on niche and mid players rather than the “Big 5“. After her exclusive session, Wendy Bernfeld will host a panel discussion with eminent guest speakers from the world of streaming channels and digital distribution like Erick Opeka from Cinedigm Corp., Daniella Galegos from GLITCH, part of Tribes Media, Bruno Felix from Submarine, Frank Falcone from Guru Studios, Nathalie Bourdon from NFB and Jan Naszewski from New Europe Film Sales.

    The last day will begin with a session dedicated to XR content, followed by the Eurimages feature talk on a long-awaited feature film, Even Mice Belong In Heaven.

    Seven young talented filmmakers from this years’ CEE Animation Talents selection will have an in-depth talk with Igor Prassel, and accredited participants will have the possibility to watch all seven promising short films. A keenly awaited part of the programme is the award ceremony announcing the best animated projects from the ninth edition of the CEE Animation Forum 2021. The B2B programme will be closed by a joint session organized in collaboration with Animation Production Days. The registered industry professionals from both events will have the opportunity to meet and find new collaboration opportunities.

    Part of the programme will be streamed live on the CEE Facebook page

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  • Juries Announced for CEE Animation Forum 2021

    Meet the juries for the 2021 CEE Animation Forum pitching event to take place online.

  • Storytelling and Immersion by Rustam Hasanov at CEE Animation Experience

    DreamWorks and HBO collaborator Rustam Hasanov gives a free lecture, Creating Immersive Sense of Storytelling in Your Visuals (15 April 2021), as part of the CEE Animation Experience.

  • CEE Animation Forum: Selection Results 2021

    42 animation projects have been selected to be pitched at the 9th edition of CEE Animation Forum 2021.

  • Top20 Independent Animation Stories from 2020

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  • Report: CEE Animation Forum 2020

    Vassilis Kroustallis reports from the online edition of CEE Animation Forum 2020 and the pitching of its selected animation projects.

  • The Garden of Heart, Igi in the CEE Animation Forum 2020 Winners

    Find all winners of the CEE Animation Forum, the leading pitching, financing and co-production event focusing on the animation industry in the CEE region.

  • CEE Animation Forum 2020: The Participants Talk

    Zippy Frames picked up three participants from CEE Animation Forum to have their own saying on their project.

  • CEE Animation Forum 2020 as Virtual Pitching and B2B Event in October

    The CEE Animation Forum, the largest industry and pitching platform for animated projects in development in the CEE region is going to be held online from 6 to 8 October 2020. 

  • Animation Festivals' October: 6 Events, 6 Cities

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  • Kids Kino Industry Webinar, Curse or Blessing: Co-Production in a Changed Environment

    Kids Kino Industry invites you to the last free webinar in the lead-up to this year's edition of the forum.

  • CEE Animation Forum (5-8 May 2020) On Hold

    CEE Animation Forum (May 5 – 8, 2020 / Liberec, Czech Republic) becomes the latest in a series of events to be cancelled due to coronavirus crisis.

  • Of Unwanted Things and People Animation Feature

    A stop-notion animation feature comes up from Central Eastern European countries and France, Of Unwanted Things and People.

  • 29 Animation Projects Selected for CEE Animation Forum 2020

    Here's the whole line-up of both animation shorts, TV projects and feature film projects to be pitched during CEE Animation Forum.