CEE Animation Workshop 2024

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
20 October 2023
Online & Onsite
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CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long programme for developing projects and enhancing the skills of producers in the field of animation. The programme is open to professionals from all member states participating in the Creative Europe MEDIA programme. With its holistic approach, CEE Animation Workshop accompanies a project from its early stages to a fully developed project ready to access the international market for financing.

CEE Animation Workshop is tailored to the needs of producers and their creative teams who have animation projects of any format (short films, TV, feature films, hybrid films, XR) in development. It is also open to a limited number of career-oriented producers or film professionals who want to develop a long-term strategy for their company or business with a focus on animation.


2024 Call for Entries

The 2024 edition of the CEE Animation Workshop will consist of 4 one week modules; 2 modules will be held online and 2 modules will be on-site. The training will start at the end of February 2024 with an on-site module. The workshop will continue online in April and on-site in August in Croatia. The 6th edition of the CEE Animation Workshop will wrap up with an online module in October 2024.
The participants will finish the year with the final presentation and a pitch to a carefully selected group of industry players. After the completion of the Workshop, participants can take advantage of the CEE Animation network and gain privileged access to various international industry and market events.

Group leaders: Producers Tonje Skar Reiersen (Mikrofilm, Norway) and Corinne Destombes (Folimage, France), script consultors Phil Parker (United Kingdom) and Rita Domonyi (Hungary).

Eligibility and rules:
Intended for a producer and a scriptwriter with an animated project of any format in development: short film, feature length film, TV series, TV special, documentary or fiction, hybrid projects (must contain at least 50% animation), or XR projects (narrative and using animation). In special cases, an additional creative team member such as director (if not also scriptwriter), production designer or art director can access part of the program. Once the team members are confirmed, no later substitution is possible.

Intended for career-oriented producers or film professionals who want to develop a long-term strategy for their company or business with a focus on animation.

Additional requirements and explanations:
All participants must have citizenship of or permanent residency in one of the member states participating in the Creative Europe MEDIA programme*. Special consideration will be given to the participants from LCC countries** and the participants from non-LCC countries should express a demonstrable connection or interest for co-operation with LCC countries. All participants are required to attend all the Workshop modules in 2023.

*The Creative Europe MEDIA programme participating countries are: EU member states and the following countries should also be considered subject to conditions being fulfilled for their participation in the MEDIA strand: Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Serbia, Georgia, Tunisia and Ukraine. For the listed non-EU member states the association agreement process started. Entry into force expected in November 2021 with retroactive effect from 1/01/2021. 
**The Creative Europe MEDIA programme Low Capacity Countries are:
Group A: Czech Republic, Estonia, Romania, Croatia, Greece, Portugal, Poland
Group B: Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Slovenia, Lithuania, Slovakia, Hungary, Latvia, Cyprus, Malta, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, and Ukraine.

To get the most from the CEE Animation Workshop, applicants are required to

– attend and actively participate in all four modules;
– submit the assignments by the due date and work on their project throughout the year;
– be fluent in English, both written and spoken;
– previous experience with co-productions is highly welcome.

Participation fee
– Two participants (optionally three) with a project in development: 3,000.00 EUR
+ Conference fee for each on site module per person: 300.00 EUR
– Career oriented participant without a project: 2.000,00 EUR
+ Conference fee for each on site module per person: 300.00 EUR
The participation and conference fees include access to all four modules of the program, online script consultancy sessions, accommodation and meals (in case of a residential Workshop module)

CEE Animation Workshop offers a limited number of scholarships.
You may submit a request for a scholarship together with your application, with an explanation and a motivation letter specifying your reasons. If awarded, the CEE Animation Scholarship is granted as a partial reduction of the fee, not as a complete exemption of payment



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  • From 27 February 2024 to 10 November 2024



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