The CEE Animation (previously known as Visegrad Animation Forum) is a platform aimed at boosting the animation sector in the Central and Eastern Europe region. Its main goal is to create opportunities for encounters between producers, studios and TV company and film distribution professionals aimed at sparking cooperation on animation projects.
The kernel of the programme is the CEE Animation Forum, a competition for animated projects in five categories: short and student films, series/TV specials, feature films and XR projects. Entrants have a unique chance to grab the attention of foreign producers, benefitting their project in the development and implementation stages.
The competition part is complemented by specialised workshops on issues relating to the financing of development, production and distribution of animated films and series. During their stay, artists and producers have the opportunity to meet experienced instructors who will advise them on how to sell their animated project successfully. There is also an accompanying programme focused on distribution opportunities, financing, coproduction opportunities, etc. Also valuable are case studies of implemented projects, which serve as a great inspiration to producers. Participants can discover how big serials have been produced, as well as the fates of VAF-winning projects.
The CEE Animation Forum has been held annually in cooperation with the Anifilm International Festival of Animated Film since 2012.