Annecy - Bulgaria Animation Pitching Workshop 2022

Annecy - Bulgaria Animation Pitching Workshop 2022

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
04/10/2022 - 08/10/2022
Sofia, Bulgaria
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Georgian Animators Association, with the support of the National Cultural Fund of Bulgaria and Sofia Development Association, are announcing a call for projects for the 1st Annecy- Bulgaria Animation Pitching Workshop.

As a result of the submitted applications, 6 animated film projects will be selected by international experts and representatives of Annecy International Animated Film Festival and will have the chance to participate in a 5-days workshop. Renowned French producer, selected by Annecy festival, Olivier Catherin will arrive in Sofia and from 4th to 8th October 2022, will conduct a 5-day professional workshop for the authors of 6 selected projects. The training will be hosted at Sofia Lab, str. Serdika, floor 3. (working language English)

Eligibility requirements:

The Call for Projects is open to animated shorts, max. length of 15 minutes, in all stages of development, regardless of the used technique, target audience, genre or age of the authors.

  • Animated film projects in concept or early developing phase, represented by one (or max. 2) author(s) can be submitted.
  • Registering a project should be done on an individual basis by its author(s). Only one project per author(s) can be submitted.
  • The project presented must NOT be part of a school syllabus or have been pre-purchased by a TV channel.
  • Any project already associated with a producer can be submitted, but this must be stipulated.

Required documents:

  • - Film title;
  • Film presentation image (max. file size 1MB, 1920 x 1080, JPG format);
  • Logline (max. 200 characters);
  • Synopsis (max. 2000 characters);
  • Project description - origin, atmosphere, message, references etc. (max. 2000 characters);
  • Director's statement - intent, author's motivation, stage of project, expectations (max. 1500 characters);
  • Director's photo, bio and filmography (max. 1 page, PDF format);
  • Samples of visual style: concept art / backgrounds / sets / characters etc.(max. file size 10MB, PDF format);
  • Link to additional materials: animation test / trailer / presentation / animatic or storyboard (if any);
  • Producer's statement (if any);
  • Declaration of transfer of rights, if any subject is taken from a work that already exists (script, music, visual art);
  • Confirmation, that the project has NOT been pre-purchased by a TV channel

As a result of the workshop, two projects will be selected by the jury experts and will receive the following Awards - an invitation to participate in Annecy Festival / MIFA market 2023 and participation at CEE Animation Forum 2023. The Awarded projects will be presented to experts from the international animation industry.

 All submitted documents should be in English.

Annecy - Bulgaria Animation Pitching Workshop is part of the educational initiative “Sofia Animation Lab”, developed under the project “Visibility of Bulgarian Animated Films” by Compote Collective.


Event Dates

  • From 04/10/2022 to 08/10/2022

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