A new animation pitching Lab aimed at young filmmakers. CEE Animation has partnered up with Animafest Zagreb World Festival of Animated Film and Animateka International Animated Film Festival to prepare a fresh two-part pitching event, Rise & Shine.
A selection of projects will be invited to Animafest Zagreb in June 2022, where they will receive a programme of lectures, workshops, individual and group sessions with experienced guest film professionals in the field of animation. A special focus will be on the story of the project, which they will work on with leading dramaturges.
The second part will take place at Animateka in December 2022, where selected teams will receive lessons focused on pitching preparations and improving their presentation skills. On-site in Ljubljana, the selected teams will also participate in the pitching. The winning project(s) of this regional pitching competition will be invited to the CEE Animation Forum 2023.
Call for projects 2022
— June 2022: Scriptwriting & Development Lab at Animafest Zagreb, World festival of Animated Film, Zagreb, Croatia
— October – November 2022: Online pitch training
— December 2022: Pitching Lab at Animateka International Animated Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Please note that the following information (in English) will be required to complete the application:
— Logline (max. 200 characters including spaces)
— Synopsis (max. 2 000 characters including spaces)
— Director's statement (max. 1 000 characters including spaces)
— Producer's statement (max. 1 000 characters including spaces)
— Samples of visual style (max. file size is 10MB)
— Link to the trailer/teaser and/or storyboard (optional)
— Information about the budget
— Director’s photo, bio and filmography
— Scriptwriter’s photo, bio and filmography
— Producer’s photo, bio, filmography and company profile
— School profile (if applicable)
The project teams (director or scriptwriter and producer) have to attend the whole programme. Two members of the participating team will have accommodation costs and one meal per day per person covered. Travel expenses will be paid by the participants.
(Exact training and pitching dates to be announced)