CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long programme of training, project development and networking for producers and their creative teams, focusing on animated or hybrid projects of all lengths and types (shorts, features, series). The aim is to provide tutoring in the field of content development, starting with script consultancy, as well as artistic and production consultancy. Lectures and presentations of recent trends in production, marketing and distribution, case studies of international co-productions, financial and legal matters and other important elements will be provided by acclaimed international experts.

A particular focus will be on the inclusion of artists of different profiles who will collaborate in group-work with participants, sharing their experiences and skills. The programme is intended to position producers and creatives in international animation industry networks and to develop animated projects in line with the current market and distribution demand. Besides on-site workshops, the programme will comprise the opportunity to pitch projects and receive online consultancy.

CEE Animation Workshop is divided into three 6-day modules. The first module will focus on content development, the second one on production and financing, and the third one on accessing the market. The third module will be organised alongside the CEE (previously known as Visegrad) Animation Forum, an established pitching and market access platform, inviting decision-makers from the field of animation.

1. Producers and their creative team members (film director or scriptwriter) with an animated project of any form and length in development
2. Professionals from the field of animated film without a project (studio representatives, public and private funds employees, sales, distribution and marketing companies representatives, broadcaster representatives, etc.)

Only participants from low production capacity countries are eligible to apply.
>>> Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Ukraine

Deadline for submissions: 22 October 2018

The programme is structured as 3 x 6-days workshops:
Workshop 1: 30 Nov – 6 Dec 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Workshop 2: 20–26 March 2019, TBC
Workshop 3: 3–9 May 2019, Třeboň, Czech Republic

Producers with an animated project in development: 1,800.00 EUR
Additional creative team member per project: 900.00 EUR
Participants without a project: 1,800.00 EUR

Scholarships available.

The participation fee covers all the costs of the organisation and participation in the programme, including accommodation and meals during the workshops, online script consultancy meetings and the pitching forum participation fee. Costs of travel to/from the workshop location and any additional costs not listed above are not covered.

Please, complete the application form and enclose all the required documents by 22 OCTOBER 2018.

If you apply for a scholarship, please submit a motivation letter with a description of the reasons directly to submissions@ceeanimation.eu.

CEE ANIMATION is the new umbrella name for all the activities previously known as VISEGRAD ANIMATION FORUM, or VAF.