For Animation Filmmakers:
For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals
2020 Call For Entries:
From now on, you can apply with a project that has an innovative business concept, for example in the area of financing, distribution, marketing or exploitation of rights. All projects submitted to Animation Production Days also qualify for the Trickstar Business Award. Companies with an innovative business model can also apply for the award independently of participation in APD.
The Trickstar Business Award is the world’s first animation award to be explicitly focused on business. The prize is worth 7,500 € sponsored by the Stuttgart Region. In 2019, the award winner was the project "CoboStories" by Copenhagen Bombay. The Trickstar Business Award will be awarded on May 8, 2020 in an award gala at the Stuttgart L-Bank Rotunda. There are more information in the regulations and submission form.
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
It is possible to apply for the Trickstar Business Award with a business model for a project or a company.
– All projects which have an innovative business concept, for example in the areas of distribution, marketing, exploitation of rights or financing can be submitted to the Trickstar Business Award.
– Applicants who submit a project to APD 2020 are kindly invited to submit the project (if in accordance with the regulations) also for participation in the Trickstar Business competition. To apply, we kindly ask you to complete also the Trickstar Business application form.
– All companies with an innovative and groundbreaking model can apply for the Trickstar Business Award
A five-person industry jury will shortlist the finalists on the strengths of their project/company submission and application form.
Jury assessment criteria:
• originality of the business model
• innovation of the financing / evaluation / marketing concepts
• competitiveness of the project / service / product
• quality and feasibility of the business plan
• qualifications and experience of the submitter
The winner will be announced on the evening of May 08, 2020 during the Trickstar Professional Awards ceremony