CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and production skills advancement programme for professionals: established producers and creative teams with animated projects of any format (short, TV, features, hybrid) in development. It is also open to a limited number of participants focusing on career development, representatives of industry and public institutions.

The workshop delivers a comprehensive and integrated approach on script and art design development, legal matters and copyright, funding opportunities and production models, production planning and cash flow, music and sound, acting and dubbing for animation, distribution and exhibition, promotion, new technologies and marketing.  It focuses on the roles of producer’s portfolio, project’s bible, producer’s package and pitching preparation. It helps identify a clear roadmap for project execution (target audiences, marketing and promotion, distribution strategies, production plans) and promotes co-production possibilities.

The programme is led by two renowned group leaders and two animation script consultants. Particular fields of development are introduced and advised by acclaimed international experts and professionals from the industry.

The programme is structured as a combination of group work, lectures, masterclasses, panels and case studies, with a practical orientation towards concrete progress of projects and participant’s skills. It offers an opportunity to present projects to a large group of selected decision-makers, representatives of the industry, funding bodies, broadcasters and sales agents and to pitch projects in front of the CEE Animation Forum audience.

A long-term follow up system gives the participants the possibility to take advantage of the wide CEE Animation network and access to different industry and market events in the EU after the finish of the Workshop programme.


The programme consists of three workshops each lasting 6 days and taking place at a different location.

  • 29 November – 5 December 2019 in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 16 – 21 March 2020 in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 4 – 9 May 2020 in Liberec, Czech Republic (merging with the CEE Animation Forum)


Who can apply

with a project in development

This type of application is intended for a producer and one additional creative team member (director, scriptwriter) with an animated project of any format. Hybrid projects must contain at least 50% of animation.

without a project

This type of application is intended for individual professionals working in the field of animation.

Additional requirements:
All participants must come from one of the low production capacity countries* and must be present at all workshop modules. No later substitutions are possible.

Participation fee

  • Two participants with a project in development: 2,700.00 EUR
  • One participant without a project: 1,800.00 EUR

The participation fee includes participation in the programme, online script consultancy sessions, accommodation and meals during the workshops.

Costs of travel to/from the workshop location and any additional costs not listed above are not covered by the organiser.

The payment of the fee must be made before the beginning of the first module. The payment can be made in two instalments only with explicit permission from the organisers.

There is no registration fee for submitting your application.


You may submit a request for a scholarship through the application along with an explanation on why you would need it.

CEE Animation Scholarship is granted as a partial reduction of the full fee, not as a complete exemption of payment. The amount granted to a project or an individual is based on the selection committee’s assessment of the state of animation in the applicant’s country and the submitted explanation.

Application and selection

The deadline to submit your application was 5 September.


Additional information

For any additional questions please contact us at office@ceeanimation.eu

[*low production countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Northern Macedonia, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Ukraine]


CEE Animation Workshop is organized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union.