CEE Animation Workshop selects 12 projects
– Three feature films, three TV series, five short films and a TV special, plus four participants without projects, have been selected for the 2022 edition
New Rabbitland by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr.
The CEE Animation Workshop has announced its 2022 selection, and organizers say they received a record number of applications from 19 countries, as the call was open to all EU territories for the first time. 32 participants from 12 countries will participate in the 2022 edition, divided between 12 teams with lively projects and four career-oriented participants.
“The traditional pool of CEE countries will be even more diverse this year with the addition of participants from Sweden, France and Poland. All indications are that we have another very strong year ahead of us with exciting projects to frame, develop and pitch to hit the funding market by November 2022,” said Juraj Krasnohorskyresponsible for studies.
The selection is balanced with a female participation ratio reaching almost 50%, and diverse in terms of animation project format with three feature films, three TV series, a TV special and five short films. The topics covered are also varied, ranging from children’s problems to adult problems.
Participants will complete three online modules and one residential module throughout the year. The closest collaborators for them will be the group leaders Jean-Francois Le Corre (Vivement Lundi!, France) and Ole Wendorff-Ostergaard (Danish Film Institute) and script advisors Rita Domonyi (Hungary) and Phil Parker (UK).
In addition to completing the full workshop curriculum, four career-focused participants will also receive one-on-one mentorship on their careers and business strategy development. The program tailored to the needs of animation creators will see selected projects from their early stages through to the final developed production package, ready to hit the market.
The projects and participants of the CEE animation workshop:
Imaginary world – Veljko Popovic (Croatia)
Producer: Milivoj PopovicFirst rendering
New Rabbit Land – Ana Nedeljkovic, Nikola Majdak Jr. (Serbia)
Producer: Jelena MitrovicFilm House Bas Celik
OT15 – Philippe Diviak (Czech Republic)
Producer: Kristina Lenka RuzickovaARCHA Production
Garbage (Czech Republic)
Scriptwriter: Jaroslav Klimes
Producer: Jindrich Trčka, COFILM
Screenwriter and producer: caroline drabBCD Movie
The bones of NAAVA – Tereza Doškova (Czech Republic)
Screenwriter: Tereza Doškova
Artistic director: Mikuláš Podprocký
Producer: Tomas Simon
Pets and others – Justyna Osiecka (Poland)
Producer: Paulina ZacharekMomakin Sp.
Chemodan – Marek Naprstek (Czech Republic)
Screenwriter: Marek Naprstek
Producer: Zuzana KucerovaMovie Frames
Doghouse – Réka Anna Szakaly (Hungary)
Producer: Daniel DeacDaazo Film and Media
Hide and seek – Ana Aleksovska (North Macedonia/Serbia)
Scriptwriter: Vladimir Dimoski
Producer: Ivan PopovicSineast
No one has ever looked at elephants like you do – Sandra Jovanovska (North Macedonia/Slovenia)
Screenwriter: Sandra Jovanovska
Producer: Miha CernecStaragar
the radiance – Bara Halirova (Czech Republic/Lithuania)
Scriptwriter: Vykintas Labaunauskas
Producer: Karolina Davidova13ka
Participants without a project
Edwina Liard, producer, Ikki Films (France)
Miloš Ljubomirovic, producer, Servia Film (Serbia)
Justė Michailinaitė, producer, Broom Films (Lithuania)
Miljan Vucelic, producer, DOK Produkcija (Montenegro)