CEE Animation Workshop is a year long programme of training, project development and networking for producers and their creative teams, focused on animated or hybrid projects of all lengths and types (shorts, features, series, documentary&fiction, also hybrid projects with a considerable amount of animation). It is open also to professionals (studios, freelance, public institutions, distributors, broadcasters etc.) without a project with interest in animation.

Only participants from Low Production Capacity countries1 are eligible to apply. The programme offers scholarships.


How does the CEE Animation Workshop work?

The aim of the training is to provide tutoring in the field of content development, starting with consultancy on the script as well as artistic and production consultancy. Lectures and presentations of recent trends in production, marketing and distribution, case studies of international co-productions, financial and legal matters and other important elements will be provided by acclaimed international experts.

The special focus will be on inclusion of artists of different profiles who will collaborate in group work with participants and share their experiences and skills. The programme is intended to position producers and creatives in the international animation industry networks and to develop animated projects in sound with current market and distribution demand.

The year long programme is focused on three intensive modules, each 6 days long. In addition participants will have the opportunity to pitch projects and receive subsequent online consultancy.

What are the dates of the CEE Animation Workshop 2018-2019?

The programme is structured as 3 x 6-days workshops:

Workshop 1: 30. 11. – 6. 12. 2018, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Workshop 2: 25. – 30. 3. 2019, Budapest, Hungary
Workshop 3: 4. – 8. 5. 2019, Třeboň, Czech Republic

How much does it cost?

Producers with an animated project in development: 1.800,00 EUR
Additional creative team member per project2: 900,00 EUR
Participants without a project: 1.800,00 EUR

Limited number of scholarships is available, subject to selection based on a motivation letter.

Participation fee covers all costs of participation in the programme, including accommodation and meals during the workshops, online script consultancy meetings and a pitching forum participation fee. Costs of travel to/from the venue of workshops and any additional costs not listed above are not covered.

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


1 Low Production Capacity countries are: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia, Ukraine

2 Creative team member participates only on workshop 1 and on workshop 3.