CEE Animation is an umbrella of regional activities for promotion and development of the animation and its talents in more than 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The objective of CEE Animation is to raise the competencies of professionals and give them equal access to financing and the markets as their Western peers, by fostering co-production and sustainable business models.
Each year, the organisers invite almost 200 film professionals to follow the competition between the most promising European animation projects. The exceptions were the past two years, which were transferred to an online environment due to the pandemic situation. As a result of new proven technical possibilities, the jubilee event will take place in a hybrid format in Liberec, Czech Republic.
NB. Event dates TBC
2022 Call for Entries
Submissions are open to European animated projects, which are currently in development, in 5 categories:
Only producers (or other project rights-holders) can submit projects on behalf of the project team. For the category Rising Stars (student films), the applicant has to have the consent of their school to apply and present the project to the public.
Both members of the project team (director/scriptwriter and producer) must be citizens of the EU or other eligible countries, listed below:
EU Countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden
EFTA countries which are part of the European Economic Area (EEA): Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway
Acceding countries, candidate countries and potential candidates: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia
2021 Event Coverage
2020 Event Coverage
2018 Event Coverage
2016-2015 Event Coverage:
For details on the year-round CEE Animation Workshop, look here