CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and production skills advancement programme for professionals: established producers and creative teams with animated projects of any format (short, TV, features, hybrid) in development. It is also open to a limited number of participants without projects, representatives of industry and public institutions.

The workshop delivers a comprehensive and integrated approach on script and art design development, legal matters and copyright, funding opportunities and production models, production planning and cash flow, music and sound, acting and dubbing for animation, distribution and exhibition, promotion, new technologies and marketing.  It focuses on the roles of producer’s portfolio, project’s bible, producer’s package and pitching preparation. It helps identify a clear roadmap for project execution (target audiences, marketing and promotion, distribution strategies, production plans) and promotes co-production possibilities.

The programme is structured as a combination of group work, lectures, masterclasses, panels and case studies, with a practical orientation towards concrete progress of projects and participant’s skills. It offers an opportunity to present projects to a large group of selected decision-makers, representatives of the industry, funding bodies, broadcasters and sales agents and to pitch projects in front of the CEE Animation Forum audience.

The programme consists of three workshops each lasting 6 days and taking place at a different location:

  • 29 November – 5 December in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • March 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia
  • May 2020 in Trebon, Czech Republic (merging with the CEE Animation Forum)

You can apply:

  • with a project in development – This type of application is intended for a producer and one additional creative team member (director, scriptwriter) with an animated project of any format. Hybrid projects must contain at least 50% animation.
  • without a project – This type of application is intended for individual professionals working in the field of animation.

All participants must come from one of the low production capacity countries (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) and must be present at all workshop modules. No later substitutions are possible.

Participation fee

  • Two participants with a project in development: 2,700.00 EUR
  • One participant without a project: 1,800.00 EUR

The participation fee includes participation in the programme, online script consultancy sessions, accommodation and meals during the workshops. Costs of travel to/from the workshop location and any additional costs not listed above are not covered by the organiser. There is no registration fee for submitting your application.

You may submit a request for a scholarship through the application along with an explanation on why you would need it. CEE Animation Scholarship is granted as a partial reduction of the full fee, not as a complete exemption of payment. The amount granted to a project or an individual is based on the selection committee’s assessment of the state of animation in the applicant’s country and the submitted explanation.

The deadline to submit your application is 30 August.

You can apply by filling out the form on the following links:

We suggest you read the instructions and prepare all the required content before you start filling out the form. For any additional questions please contact at office@ceeanimation.eu

CEE Animation Workshop  is organized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union.