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The CEE Animation Workshop opens its call to all European professionals


- The programme is now open to professionals from all MEDIA member countries, with the deadline for submissions set for 15 November

The CEE Animation Workshop opens its call to all European professionals
Katja Hohler, executive producer of the Animateka International Animated Film Festival, speaking at a CEE Animation event at Animateka

The CEE Animation Workshop, a year-long programme for developing projects and enhancing the skills of producers in the field of animation, has announced its call for submissions, with the deadline set for 15 November.

Even though the workshop focuses mainly on producers and projects from countries with a low production capacity, those from medium- and high-production-capacity countries are now invited to apply if they have a proven link with, or interest in, co-development and co-production with low-production-capacity countries or the CEE region.

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“We are addressing the trends and needs of the animation industry – in particular, the need to seek partnerships with a wide range of European partners,” explains Juraj Krasnohorsky, head of studies. “The CEE Animation Workshop will be expanded as a bridge to facilitate collaboration in line with Creative Europe - MEDIA's newly adapted strategies to support co-development between high- and medium/low-production-capacity countries.”

The CEE Animation Workshop is tailored to the needs of producers and their creative teams who have animation projects of any format (short films, TV shows, feature films, hybrid films, XR) in development. It is also open to a number of participants without a project: career-orientated producers or film professionals who want to develop a long-term strategy for their company or business with a focus on animation, who will receive personal mentoring. In addition, the CEE Animation Workshop offers a limited number of scholarships.

The programme is structured as a combination of group work, individual work with tutors, lectures, master classes, panels and case studies. There will be a practical focus on making significant progress in developing scripts, visuals and production packages. The workshop culminates in a final one-on-one presentation of a full production package and pre-recorded pitch to a carefully selected group of industry players.

The programme is led by group leaders, renowned producers and animation script consultants who closely monitor and mentor projects throughout the duration of the programme. Lectures, master classes, case studies and individual consultations are delivered by recognised industry experts and professionals. The 2022 edition of the CEE Animation Workshop will consist of four modules, three of which will be online and one on site.

Detailed guidelines, the application form and further information can be found here.

The CEE Animation Workshop is organised with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA programme.

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