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CEE Animation Forum


  • CEE Animation Forum Report (Part I): Series/TV Animation Projects

    Vassilis Kroustallis reports from Trebon and CEE Animation Forum. First part: series/ TV animation projects.


  • CEE Animation Forum Report (Part II): Short Films

    Vassilis Kroustallis reports from Trebon and CEE Animation Forum. Second Part: short film projects.


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  • CEE Animation Forum 2019: Tutors Talk

    Anna Vášová and Phil Parker, two of the tutors of the leading pitching CEE Animation Forum (6-8 May 2019, Trebon) talk about the process of pitching short and series/TV specials.


  • 32 Animated Projects for CEE Animation Forum 2019

    The seventh edition of the CEE Animation Forum (formerly known as Visegrad Animation Forum) will showcase thirty-three animated projects. Find them all below.


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  • Project to Watch: Floating by Jelena Milunovic

    it recently won the Best Short Animation project at the Visegrad Animation Forum. Serbian director Jelena Milunovic  and producer Milos Ivanovic talk about their Floating film.


  • Floating, Of Unwanted Things and People, Rabbit From a Tin Hat Win at VAF

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  • (EXCLUSIVE) 6 Feature Projects for Visegrad Animation Forum 2018

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  • Visegrad Animation Forum 2018: Selected Projects

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  • CEE Animation Workshop, 2-6/12/17: Call for participants

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  • Salvation Has No Name, Castaways Top Visegrad Winners

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  • 13+10 Animation Projects for Visegrad Animation Forum

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  • Visegrad Animation Forum 2017: Call for projects

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  • VAF Presents 2016 New Talents Selection

     The very interesting (sometimes impressive) debut or student projects from  Central and Eastern European Animation are now available for screening from VAF.


  • Carpel, The Piracy of Princess Priceless Win VAF Honours

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  • Visegrad Animation Forum, 3-5/5/16: Programme

    13 short animation films and 12 TV series to be pitched during Visegrad Animation Forum, 3-5 May. Discover the projects.

    vaf-logoVisegrad Animation Forum is a platform for bringing animation professionals from Central and Eastern Europe together. It creates  a  space for discussion and exchange of experience among individual countries that share not only historical but also cultural ties.

    Each year, it selects a number of projects to be pitched from the region. For the 2016 event (3-5 May, Trebon, Czech Republic), the pre-selection committee decided due to the high quality of the submissions to increase the number of projects going to the pitching competition.

    From less than a hundred projects,  13 short films and 12 TV serieswere entered into the main competition.

    The pitching sessions will be preceded by workshops led by expert tutors to discuss or fine – tune the strengths and weaknesses of all projects as well as best pitching strategies. After the pitch, each participating project team will have meetings with members of the jury (experienced film professionals and/or film and TV executives).

    The final pitch will take place on 4 May for the category TV Series and the Short films will be presented on 5 May in the Hotel Hvězda.

    View the complete programme of Visegrad Animation Forum.

    Projects in competition: SHORT FILMS

    • Burning Bones, dir. Marine Duchet – Luce Grosjean (FR),
    • Carpel, dir. Tibor Banoczki, Sarolta Szabo – Sébastien Hussenot, Orsolya Sipos (FR, HU),
    • The End, dir.David Štumpf, Michaela Mihályiová – Peter Badač,Eva Pa (SK),
    • Flood, dir. Malte Stein – Malte Stein (DE),
    • The Hermit, dir. Dato Kiknavelidze – Lali Kiknavelidze (GE),
    • Holy Men dir.David Lovrić – Draško Ivezić (HR),
    • Klingert's Diving Suit, dir. Artur Wyrzykowski – Artur Wyrzykowski (POL),
    • One Day, dir. Filip Blažek, Mikuláš Suchý – Karolína Pojarová (CZ),
    • One More!, dir. Tina Zadnik – Boštjan Potokar (SI),
    • Somewhere, dir. Paul Muresan – Mihai Mitrica (RO),
    • Swans Are Flying, dir. Birutė Sodeikaitė – Kristina Ramanauskaitė (LT),
    • Tulpa, dir. Slawomir Shuty, Tomasz Bochniak – Anna Mroczek (PL),
    • Untravel, dir. Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak – Eva Pa, Jelena Mitrovic (SK, RS).



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    Holy Man




    Projects in competition:  TV SERIES

    • The Amazing Adventures of Lost Socks, dir. Marta Stróżycka, screenwriter: Justyna Bednarek – Joanna Wendorff-Østergaard (PL),
    • Borka and the Magic Dress, dir. Beáta Gurmai – Beáta Gurmai, Márton Ecsedy (HU),
    • David & Laurence, dir. Anne Wilkins, Emily Howells – Adam Oliver (UK),
    • Gaia Mama, dir. Julia Farkas – Orsolya Sipos (HU),
    • Happy Go Hopscotch, dir. Katerina Lavrionova, screenwriter: Katy Segrove – Inesa Ivanova (UK),
    • Sarah and Golem, dir. David Tousek, Anthony Wong (CZ, USA) – Marek Tousek (CZ),
    • John Vardar vs. the Galaxy, dir. Goce Cvetanovski – Alan Castillo (MK), Mouflon Ancijas, dir. Juraj Krumpolec, Igor Derevenec – Juraj Krumpolec (SK),
    • The Piracy of Princess Priceless, dir. Flora Anna Buda, Balázs Turai (HU) – Draško Ivezić (HR),
    • Polly Tickle, dir. David Price (HU) – Sara Barbas (UK),
    • Prince Ki-Ki-Do, dir. Grega Mastnak – Grega Mastnak, Mojca Zlokarnik (SI),
    • Slimy case, dir. Petr Babinec – Libor Nemeškal, Petr Babinec (CZ).


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    Borka and the Magic Dress

     In addition to the main pitching competition for short films and TV series, the three-day programme offers a number of presentations, debates and screenings.

    Main topics will include choosing the right market and a potential coproduction partner, distributing childrens short films, presenting prestigious European studios (Silver Fox Animation and Camera-etc.) and many more.

    There will be presented four case studies of successful animated projects: The Odd-Sock Eaters / Lichožrouti (Czech Republic), Tonda, Slávka and the Genius / Tonda, Slávka a génius (Czech Republic), Morten and the Ship of Fools (Estonia, Ireland, Belgium, Great Britain), White Plastic Sky / Bílé umělé nebe (Hungary).

    VAF takes place in conjunction with Anifilm Festival, Trebon.




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