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Industry Report: Animation

Articles, interviews and special reports about the European animated film market, a thriving audiovisual sector that regularly produces masterpieces

Industry Report: Animation
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Screen Ireland’s Talent Development Academy for Animation to be led by Animation Ireland

Industry / Market - Ireland

Screen Ireland’s Talent Development Academy for Animation to be led by Animation Ireland

The national audiovisual agency’s new initiative will commit to nurturing diverse and regional talent, and creating opportunities on the national level  

13 April 2021

Martin Kotík • President, Association of Czech Animation Film

“We have a number of new animation productions and studios which arose out of nothing but their own desire for existence and creativity”

Martin Kotík • President, Association of Czech Animation Film

The current president of the Association of Czech Animation Film breaks down the state of the Czech animation industry today  

13 April 2021

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

“Zoom calls fail to excite the market”

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

The hardships suffered by the Italian audiovisual industry as a result of the pandemic have also hit the animation sector, according to the president of Cartoon Italia  

02 April 2021

Cartoon Movie indicates the great tendencies of European animated cinema in 2021

Cartoon Movie 2021

Cartoon Movie indicates the great tendencies of European animated cinema in 2021

Projects aimed at adults, themes touching on the environment, documentary style, and a stream of novel and comic book adaptations: here are the main teachings to be taken from the 23rd Cartoon Movie  

22 March 2021

Sébastien Onomo  • Producer, Special Touch Studios

"Platforms approach the question of who their target audience is differently"

Sébastien Onomo • Producer, Special Touch Studios

The head of Special Touch Studios tells us about his three projects presented at Cartoon Movie — from Denis Do, Nadia Nakhlé and Anca Damian — and the sector’s current situation  

10 March 2021

Mickaël Marin  • Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and MIFA

"Arguably, the unifying role played by Annecy has never been so strong”

Mickaël Marin • Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and MIFA

Mickaël Marin, the director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and its market, MIFA, sheds light on the challenges involved in the online organisation of the event (15-30 June)  

11 June 2020

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

"We reorganised ourselves but COVID-19 has overcome our plans”

Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke • President, Cartoon Italia

We asked Anne-Sophie Vanhollebeke, president of Cartoon Italia, about how the Italian animation industry has reacted to the current health crisis  

09 April 2020

Europa Distribution discussed the current situation of animation at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon Movie 2020

Europa Distribution discussed the current situation of animation at Cartoon Movie

The network's members put the spotlight on recent films distributed all across Europe, such as Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Turtles, Pachamama and Manou the Swift  

19 March 2020

Véronique Encrenaz  • Head of MIFA

“There is a big audience for children animation films but concerning adult animation films, it is more difficult because audiences are not used to it yet”

Véronique Encrenaz • Head of MIFA

Véronique Encrenaz explains MIFA’s different markets and the important role that students play during the festival  

22 February 2020

EAVE IMPACT explores the challenges of producing animated films for adults

EAVE

EAVE IMPACT explores the challenges of producing animated films for adults

The second episode of the second season of EAVE IMPACT ONE-TO-ONE features a discussion between animation director Aisha Al-Jaidah and Charades co-founder Yohann Comte  

13 December 2019

Discussing the distribution of animation films at Cartoon Movies

Industry - France

Discussing the distribution of animation films at Cartoon Movies

Europa Distribution's workshop at Bordeaux's industry event focused on the cases of Ballerina, Richard the Stork, Zombillenium and My Life as a Courgette  

30 March 2018

The challenges of releasing indie animation at Annecy

Distribution - Europe

The challenges of releasing indie animation at Annecy

Europa Distribution held a panel at Annecy's MIFA to talk about the industry situation  

10 July 2017

How well can independent European animated features fare at the box office? A French assessment

How well can independent European animated features fare at the box office? A French assessment

In Annecy, French industry professionals gathered to discuss strategies to keep attracting audiences for the independent animation industry  

29 June 2016

Zombillenium, a devilishly classy Halloween 2017 in perspective

Zombillenium, a devilishly classy Halloween 2017 in perspective

At the Annecy Film Festival Arthur de Pins, alongside his producer Henri Magalon and co-director Alexis Ducord, presented the first images of the anticipated 3D film adaptation  

28 June 2016

The Finnish animation producers’ network is approaching Asia

The Finnish animation producers’ network is approaching Asia

KIDS Regio publishes an article on why Finnanimation, the animation producers’ network in Finland, is so interested in the Asian animation industry  

27 June 2016

Animation and youth audience: Horror in children’s culture and cinema

Animation and youth audience: Horror in children’s culture and cinema

KIDS Regio publishes an article on how horror culture and understanding it can be a way for adults, parents, educators and content producers to get closer to the world of young people  

27 June 2016

Animation and youth audience: Focus on gender

Animation and youth audience: Focus on gender

KIDS Regio provides an insight on children's gender as an important axis that shapes media participation starting from an early age  

17 June 2016

Final report: Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe to be presented in Annecy

Final report: Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe to be presented in Annecy

The European Audiovisual Observatory will present the final report of the study Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe at the European Film Forum organised by the European Commission in Annecy  

13 June 2016

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