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Call for entries for stop-motion projects to be pitched during the second edition of ANIMARKT, Poland.

 Stop-motion shorts and TV specials may be submitted for the first edition of ANIMARKT pitching that will take place in Lodz (Poland) in  2-6 October 2017.

The main aims of ANIMARKT event are popularization of animation (especially stop-motion / puppet animation) from Central and Eastern Europe on international arena, as well as giving support to its creators and improving networking among animation producers, aiming at international co-productions.

Pitching competition will be accompanied by pitching training sessions, panel discussions, presentations, workshops and individual face-to-face meetings.

The pitching is a part of ANIMARKT – the first in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) event of a kind, focusing on stop motion / puppet animation.

.During this five day event producers, distributors, representatives of TV broadcasters, animators and other professionals will share their experience and practical knowledge on working in animation industry.

Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron, ANIMARKT programmer:  Submitting a project to a pitching competition may be a chance to be awarded with the Centre of Audio-Visual Technologies' contribution in kind in the amount of: 60 000 PLN (ca €14 200), 30 000 PLN (ca €7 100), 20 000 PLN (ca €4 700)

ANIMARKT pitching competition is open for short stop-motion / puppet animation projects from all over the world.

The submitted project has to meet the following conditions:

  • film duration: up to 25 minutes;
  • 80% of the film is a stop-motion / puppet animation;
  • the film must be at the development stage.


An additional asset of the project will be the artistic input of the creators (animation director, storyboard author, author of artistic designs, composer, realization of a significant part of the animation) from at least one of the following countries: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Germany, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia. 

See the complete pitching regulations. More information about pitching and an application form can be found on the event's website: www.animarkt.pl/pitching

Submission deadline: 31 August 2017.

Information concerning the three awarded projects shall be announced on 5 October 2017 during the Closing Gala of the International Festival of Animation Art, ANIMART.

ANIMARKT is organized by MOMAKIN, with Audiovisual Technology Center (Poland) as co-organizer of the event and the sponsor of the main prizes . ANIMARKT is co-financed by Visegrad Fund and The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland).