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GENERAL INFO  
OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Republic of Albania
POPULATION 2876591 (as of Jan. 1. 2017)
GDP IN € (PER CAPITA) 3 717
   
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Albanian National Center of Cinematography
ADDRESS Aleksandër Moisiu 77, 1012-Tirana
WEBPAGE www.nationalfilmcenter.gov.al
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Ilir Butka
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 1.2 million 
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION no specific percentage 
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM  
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM  
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES  
TAX INCENTIVES YES/NO
20% VAT for Albanian Producers (20% VAT)
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION YES/NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES/NO
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Albanian Public Radio-Television (RTSH)
ADDRESS Ismail Qemali № 11 Tirana
WEBPAGE https://rtsh.al/
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION NA
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS NA
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS NA
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS NA
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 NA
NUMBER OF SCREENS 9
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 3
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 66.4 % (as of June 1. 2017)
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 0
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 0
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 15
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 13
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS NA
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES  
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM ALBANIMACION
- OFFICIAL NAME Krijuesit e Animacionit Shqiptar – ALBANIMACION
- WEBPAGE  
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Artan Maku
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 1
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS http://anifestrozafa.org/
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  1975. The first animated film is made “Zana and Miri” by director Vlash Droboniku
1991. The Kinostudio “Shqiperia e Re” is riorganized into:: Albafilm-Studio, Albafilm Animacion, Albafilm Distribution and National Archive
By the 80s, the Kinostudio produced 16 animations of various lengths and techniques. The Kinostudio Fund, administrated by the Albanian National Center of Cinematography counts over 190 animated films produced in Albania and 75 foreign animated productions. 
In the following 17 years - 48 animated short films have been produced with the support of the ANCC. 2016-2017 14 short animations have been produced, 13 of which with the support of ANCC. 
As the latest big success in animationwe can mention Mr Jani Zhonga and his last short film ETHNOPHOBIA which has won over 18 international awards so far.

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GENERAL INFO  
OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Hungary
POPULATION 9 797 561
GDP IN € (PER CAPITA) 11 587,90
   
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME The Media Council of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority - Hungarian Media Patronage Program (NMHH) 
ADDRESS H-1088 Budapest, Reviczky u. 5.
WEBPAGE www.nmhh.hu
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Mr. Tamás Kollarik / Ms. Monika Karas
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 27,9 M EUR (2017)
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION Macskássy Animated Film Grant Program - 180 M HUF (2017)
Dargay Animated Series Grant Program - 200 M HUF (2017)
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 25 000 EUR
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 1M EUR
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES 14 500 EUR
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE 25%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME MTVA - Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5)
MTVA - Duna Television - Duna / Duna World
ADDRESS H-1037 Budapest, Kunigunda útja 64.
H-1016 Budapest, Naphegy tér 8.
WEBPAGE mtva.hu
dunatv.hu
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Ms. Éva Vass
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS n/a
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 1 233 702 311 HUF
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 7 895
Kids channel M2, webpage:  www.mediaklikk.hu/m2/   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 14 467 218
NUMBER OF SCREENS 400
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 4,7 EUR
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 75% (2015)
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 10
Macskafogó 2 (2007)
Egon és Dönci (2007)
A napkirálynő (2007)
Kis Vuk (2008)
Immigrants (2008)
Az ember tragédiája (2011)
Nyócker 8D (2012)
Manieggs (2015)
Lengemesék (2017)
Salamon király legendája (2017)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 6
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS n/a
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 4
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 140 (Hungarian Media Patronage Program)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS n/a
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS n/a
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS n/a
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 221 (Hungarian Media Patronage Program)
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 2
MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
MERU (Metropolitan University)
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 35
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM n/a
- OFFICIAL NAME n/a
- WEBPAGE n/a
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE n/a
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 3
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF)
 Anilogue International Film Festival
 Primanima World Festival of First Animations
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS https://www.kaff.hu/
  http://anilogue.com/2017pre/index.html
  http://primanima.eu/?lang=en
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  The 1980s would prove to be a peak of Hungarian animation. Increasingly bold use of irony and allegory portrayed the Hungarian condition under Communist rule and during this period a number of Hungarian films received high accolades and prestigious awards including Ferenc Rofusz' 1981 Oscar for A Légy ("The Fly"). The decade would also mark a renaissance in technical experimentation with the exploration of many non-traditional graphic media such as plasticine, sand, coal, textiles, and computer animation. During this period the first feature-length films based on serials were created and proved to be quite popular. 
Today: 159 festival awards, 35 animation studios with permanent activities since the begining of the Hungarian Media Patronage Program  (2011), digital 2D and 3d and traditional animation as well.

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY ESTONIA
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Estonian Film Istitute
ADDRESS Uus 3, Tallinn, 10111
WEBPAGE www.filmi.ee
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Edith Sepp
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 9 217 453 Euros (EFI support)
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION  
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 200 000 eur
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 3,2 mlj eur
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES  - 
TAX INCENTIVES YES  
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE  
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES  
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME ERR
ADDRESS Gonsiori27, Tallinn
WEBPAGE www.err.ee
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Marje Jurtshenko
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS no special budget for that
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS no special budget for that
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS ERR is not producing animation 
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 3 290 750
NUMBER OF SCREENS 87
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 5,37 eur
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE  
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 2012 - 2016  40 feature films
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 5 (2016)
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 3
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 3
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 20 (2015 - 2017)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS  
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS  
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS  
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS  
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 1
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 12
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM  
- OFFICIAL NAME Estonian Animation Union
- WEBPAGE raoheidmets(ät)hotmail.com
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Rao Heidmets
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS PÖFF shorts
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS www.poff.ee
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)   

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Lithuania (LT)
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Lithuanian Film Centre 
ADDRESS Z. Sierakausko str. 15, Vilnius
WEBPAGE www.lkc.lt/en/
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Rolandas Kvietkauskas
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 4 619 000
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 6%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM ~10 000 Eur per min. 2017 m. AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET - 86610, if 2013-17 - 137283 eur. 
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM N/A
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES N/A
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE 20
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT)
ADDRESS S.Konarskio 49, LT-03123 Vilnius, Lithuania 
WEBPAGE http://www.lrt.lt/en/news_in_english 
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Mrs. Junita Budvytiene
Head of TV Acquisition;
Mr. Viktoras Snarskis
TV Programming Director ;
 Lolita Bytautaitė, producer. 
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS NO INFO but does „pre-buy“ / „Letter  of Commitment“, 
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 0
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 0
  2013 m.  173 hours of animation screened;
2014 m.  262 hours of animation screened
2017 m.  289 hours of animation screened.
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 3668370
NUMBER OF SCREENS 79
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 4,83
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 77.2 % 
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 1
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 0
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 11 produced with the support of LFC (more independant)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 11
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 10
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 0
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS Vilnius Academy of Arts; VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; VILNIUS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 24
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM Lithuanian Animation Association (Agnė Adomėnė); ASIFA Lithuania- International Animated Film Association (Valentas Aškinis)
- OFFICIAL NAME  
- WEBPAGE  
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE  
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 2
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS Blon | Animation and Video games festival - blon.lt ; International Animated Film Festival "Tindirindis" www.tindirindis.lt
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  he 1909 experiments of independent film pioneers mark the beginning of the Lithuanian animation. The first animators had innovative ideas and various techniques. Mostly self-taught, working with a team of enthusiasts they interpreted film making via their own personal experience. In the beginning of the Soviet era, amateur Lithuanian animation was replaced with a more professional approach and a new generation of animators emerged. Some filmmakers graduated from various Russian film schools, others attended animators’ courses in Lithuania. These animation films were usually produced using a classical hand draw technique, though not exclusively. Since the beginning of Lithuanian animation, there is at least one significant amateur animator with an outstanding film style. The collapse of the USSR resulted in a cut of funding from Moscow. As a result classical animation encountered great difficulties. Fewer animations were produced and the quality suffered. Filmmakers started looking for cheaper, more diverse film techniques.  (https://mubi.com/lists/lithuanian-animation)

„Golden Horse” is the second Lithuanian feature-length animated film that premiered in 2014. It is a co-production with Lithuania,Latvia, Luxembourg and Denmark and directed by Valentas Aškinis and Reinis Kalnaellis in 2015 the animation and video games festival Beautiful Land of Nevermind (BLON) took place for the first time.  Lithuanian animation was featured in several important international events. At the Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Norway, the filmmaker Ilja Bereznickas received an award for lifetime achievements and contribution to the animation of Nordic and Baltic countries. The Lithuanian Animation Association represented national industry at the Visegrad Animation Forum, and the meeting for international cooperation showcasing Poland and Baltic countries organised by the German Producers Alliance.

2016, Lithuanian animation enjoys two international co-production premieres: the short film 3D animation film Junction, co-produced by Lithuania, Canada and Australia; and the short stop-motion puppet film Downfall. The best Lithuanian animation features at a number of European film festivals. 

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Slovak Republic
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Slovak Audiovisual Fund
ADDRESS Grösslingova 53,811 09 Bratislava
WEBPAGE www.avf.sk
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Martin Šmatlák, director
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 6,75 mil EUR 
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 9,57%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 90 000
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 1 750 000
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES 35 000
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE  
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska
ADDRESS Mlynská dolina,  845 45 Bratislava
WEBPAGE www.rtvs.sk
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Halka Marčeková
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 307
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 5 667 071
NUMBER OF SCREENS 241
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 5,12
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 82,50%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 7
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 6
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS N/A
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS N/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 34
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 8
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 18
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM 1
- OFFICIAL NAME Asociácia producentov animovaného filmu
- WEBPAGE http://www.apaf.sk/
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Katarína Kerekesová
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 2
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS www.festanca.sk
  www.bibiana.sk
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Slovak Animation: A Historical Overview Rudolf Urc / dramaturgist, director, pedagogue and historian of Slovak animation release of two animated feature films both by Viktor Kubal, can be regarded as the peak of Slovak animation, documented in numerous awards at home and abroad. As a consequence of political and economic changes in the early 1990s (the fall of communism), the state monopoly film institutions ceased to exist. New private companies and studios were formed slowly and many of them soon went out of business. Production for children at public television finished unexpectedly. Animation faced difficult market conditions. In the 1990s the production of film and television animation decreased almost to zero. Fresh hope was miraculously born out of the hotbed of collapse. The Department of Animation was founded at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 1993. The first graduates already showed extraordinary energies. It was particularly to their credit that the number of animation studios increased at the end of the 1990s with the ambition to follow modern art and animation trends. A new generation of young animators emerged, many of whom gained major awards on the domestic and international scene. They stood at the birth of the Homo Felix specialised journal dedicated to domestic and international animation. They contributed to teaching animation at several secondary schools, and initiated the establishment of domestic festivals and presentations. Finally, public television avowed to its finest tradition of bedtime stories and opened itself to all those who think about child audience. This was the beginning of healthy competition between animators, of mutual cooperation between animation studios in the Visegrad region, of openness towards Europe and the world. It sent out the message that animation, this beautiful art of enthusiasm and revival, is again becoming an important part of the cultural movement in Slovakia. 4 Slovak Animation on the Rise apaf – slovak association of animated film producers Today, almost thirty years after the change of political regime, the animated film industry in Slovakia is gaining a new breath, confidently showing signs of growth and development. The 1990s and 2000s were hit hard by the disruption of commissions for public television, and the non-existance of the national subsidy system. In spite of this, animation survived in Slovakia, preserved by the creative potential of students who managed to break through in Cannes, Annecy, Stuttgart, Oberhausen, and even among nominees for the Student Academy Award. Exceptional figures among former students form the core of the contemporary animation scene, run studios, produce and direct films. New talents emerge with every new generation of students, artists succeed in establishing themselves on the international festival scene. The projects are getting more ambitious. Television series are part of prime-time TV  broadcasting, enjoying great popularity among children, and even breaking into the foreign market. Feature-length projects are not an unattainable goal any more. The national subsidy system for cinema has been operating in Slovakia since 2006. The support of audiovisual industry changed fundamentally in 2010, when the Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) started its full operation, and opened a separate subprogramme for animation. Public television  – Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)  – continuously funds the production of a number of children’s animated series, and enters into feature film co-production. Systematic financial support for animation has been reflected in an increasing number of production companies in recent years. The Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers (APAF) currently associates 13  companies and plays an important role in relation to the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, comments on its work and defends the interests of animators. It is actively involved in co-organising the Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF), the largest professional pitching forum in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to the negotiations of the representatives of public broadcasters and film funds of the V4 countries taking place at the VAF, 5 the opportunities for co-production of animated films are gradually increasing in this territory. Co-productions were common for state film studios in the past, but even today they are an essential part of funding ambitious projects. Co-productions are stimulated by personal contacts and the VAF offers a  place for meetings of producers and building their mutual trust, making it an ideal platform for the development of cross-border cooperation. The APAF also closely cooperates with the festival Fest Anča in Žilina, especially in the preparation for the section Industry Days. Finally, the APAF is involved in organising educational activities to help students bridge different requirements of the school environment and professional studies. Slovak animation successfully established itself in cooperation with Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Work on co-productions with Western Europe is hampered by the incompatibility of the allocated budget and high demands on the capacity and speed of production that the Slovak studios have been unable to fully satisfy so far. However, several signals indicate that there is a potential for growth of the animation industry. Two feature-length co-production films with an international potential and with Slovak majority input are in the pre-production stage, with secured financial support from different countries. The number of approved projects with European funding by Creative Europe MEDIA is growing. The amount of funds allocated to animation by the AVF is increasing and tax incentives in the amount of 20 % tax rebate are also available. The production environment has been stabilised and the functioning subsidy system allows longer-term planning strategies and the foundation of animation studios. With goals still to reach, however, we may say that the creative potential, artists with a unique artistic vision and cinematic statement are here and they are the most valuable investment. Astute producers can build on this a functioning industry effectively connected with foreign countries. There are indications that Slovakia is becoming a very interesting partner for international cooperation on animated films in the near future: a country to watch.

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME CROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE
ADDRESS NOVA VES 18
WEBPAGE www.havc.hr
CHIEF EXECUTIVE DANIEL RAFAELIĆ
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 6. 846, 083, 79 EUR
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 8,5 % /development and production/
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €: 2016  - 281. 628 EUR (including minority co-productions)  or 448.802 EUR without minority co-productions
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 2016- 33.841 EUR (including minority co-productions), or 35.848 EUR (without minority co-productions)
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM note: The Criquet and the Antoinnette - they received an approximate figure of 526. 316 EUR, however was never made!!! The  year of reference: 2012
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES  
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE 20%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME HRT / CROATIAN RADIO TELEVISION
ADDRESS PRISAVLJE 3
WEBPAGE www.hrt.hr
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Krešimir Zubčić/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 4. 29 mil (147.705 Croatian films)
NUMBER OF SCREENS 154 screens (140 digital screens)
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 3,8 EUR
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 74,20%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 2
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 56
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 47
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 9
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 47
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS Note: 13 TV series episodes were supported for their development (script and project development)
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb / Dept. of Animation and New Media
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 31 ( note: some are more active than others. Some production companies registered for animation, thus, here are taken into consideration!)
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM N/A
- OFFICIAL NAME N/A
- WEBPAGE N/A
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE N/A
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS ANIMAFEST ZAGREB
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS www.animfest.hr
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Croatia is famous for its tradition in animation related to Zagreb school of animated films- an animation film studio located in Zagreb (in 1956), Croatia and is a part of the Zagreb Film company. The first major success was a Grand Prix award in Venice for the animated short Samac (Lonely guy) by Vatroslav Mimica, and their greatest work so far is an Oscar-winning animated short Surogat by Dušan Vukotić in 1962. The new generation of animators specializes in computer animated films, yet their style is as innovative and groundbreaking as that of their illustrious predecessors. Simon Bogojević Narath (Morana - Annecy competition, Flower of Battle - Balkanima official selection)  and Veljko Popović (She who measures - FIPRESCI award in Annecy 2008, May Way - Cartoon East Award 2010, Götteborg,  Dove Sei Amore Mio - Clermont Ferrand offical competition 2011, Planemo un 2016), two highly influential figures in this new wave of Croatian animation explore new approaches to animation. In addition, it is important to highlight some other names: Michaela Müller (Miramare - Sarajevo FF 2009, Animateka), Matija Pisačić, Marko Meštrović (No Sleep Won't Kill You - Annecy 2010 -official competition, Sarajevo FF, Ottawa), Marko Dješka, Draško Ivezić, Daniel Šuljić. Among many it is important to highlight screenings, official selections at Animafest Zagreb and Animateka, supported by MEDIA. The most recent success story - 2017 (Croatian minority co-production) - Hedhogehog's Home coproduced between Canada and Croatia (Bonobo Studio) directed by Eva Cvijanović and being selected at Generation Next - this year's Berlinale.

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Bosnia and Herzegovina
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Fondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo
ADDRESS Obala Maka Dizdara 2, 71000 Sarajevo, BH
WEBPAGE http://fondacijakinematografija.ba
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Ivo Čolak
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 950.000 EUR
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 0
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 20.000 EUR
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 3,2 mil EUR
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES  
TAX INCENTIVES NO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE  
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS NO
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Radio Televizija Bosne i Hercegovina (BHRT1)
ADDRESS Bulevar Meše Selimovića 12, 71000 Sarajevo, BH
WEBPAGE http://www.bhrt.ba
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION /
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS /
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS /
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS /
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 919000
NUMBER OF SCREENS 35
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 2,61
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 61,60%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 1
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS  
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS  
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 15
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 11
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS  
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 4
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 0
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 1
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 5
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM NO
- OFFICIAL NAME  
- WEBPAGE  
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE  
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 2
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS http://www.naff.ba
  http://www.banjalukanima.org
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Animation industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina was rather underdeveloped before the war. However, animation film festivals in Neum and Banja Luka that were initiated some ten years ago have triggered some very positive developments in this field. A very important one is the introduction of Animation Department at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka, that brings lecturers from the entire region. It is certain that tangible results of these changes will be visible very soon.

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Czechia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Státní fond kinematografie / State Cinematography Fund  
ADDRESS Veletržní palác, Dukelských hrdinů 47, 170 00  Praha 7, CZ
WEBPAGE www.fondkinematografie.cz
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Helena Bezděk Fraňková
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 14 538 500
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 1 827 000
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 34 200
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 1 926 000
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES 103 000
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE 20%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Česká televize / Czech Television
ADDRESS Kavčí hory, 140 70  Praha 4, CZ
WEBPAGE www.czech-tv.cz
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Barbara Johnson
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 0
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS - -
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 1 964
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 15 621 923
NUMBER OF SCREENS 470
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 5
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 88,40%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 6 YEARS 10
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 5
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 5
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS aprox. 30
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 28
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 308
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 7
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 12
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM  
- OFFICIAL NAME Association of Czech Animation (ASAF) 
- WEBPAGE www.asaf.cz
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Michal Podhradský
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 3
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS www.anifilm.cz, www.pifpaf.cz, www.animanie.cz
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Czech animation has been a tradition for almost 100 years. It began in 1920s and its golden era dates between 1950s and 1980s. Czech animators include Jiří Trnka, Hermína Týrlová, Karel Zeman, Břetislav Pojan, Jan Švankmajer, Jiří Barta, Pavel Koutský, Aurel Klimt, Michaela Pavlátová, Mária Procházková or Martin Duda. Czech animators have employed cutout animation, puppet animation, clay animation and only in the last years also 3D animation.  Recent successes are the international distribution and awards (Chicago IFF) of the feature film The Oddsockeaters by Galina Miklínová or the Cinekid award and MIFA Annecy participation of the short film Fruits of Clouds by Kateřina Karhánková.

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Latvia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME National Film Centre of Latvia
ADDRESS Peitavas 10, Riga LV1050, Latvia
WEBPAGE www.nkc.gov.lv
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Ms. Dita Rietuma
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2017) 7 421 327
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION (2017) 1 745 436
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2016) 4 390 695
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION (2016) 652 191
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN € (2016 - 2017):  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 100 563
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 1 727 353
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES 0
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE up tp 25%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS No specific quotas for animated film professionals
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME State LLC Latvian Television
ADDRESS 33 Zakusalas Embankment, Riga LV1050, Latvia
WEBPAGE http://ltv.lsm.lv/lv/berniem/
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Ms. Zane Valeniece
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 50% of animation content acquired from France, 30% from Britain, 10% from Germany and 10% from the rest Europe (including CEE countries)
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 10-20% of the department's budget annually. In 2018, due to 100 Years Anniversary of Latvia - 50%.
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 0
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 2 516 259
NUMBER OF SCREENS 62
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 4,85
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 76,30%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS (2007 - 2016) 3
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 2
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS (2012 - 2016) 39
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 33
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
Without state support 5
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 0
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 0
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 12
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM Latvian Animation Association
- OFFICIAL NAME This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- WEBPAGE www.latviananimation.com
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Ms. Anna Zača
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 0
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS 0
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Professional animation in Latvia began in 1965 with the production of Kikerigū! / Cock-a-doodle-doo! by Arnolds Burovs (1915-2006). Since then for half a century continuous high-quality animation production has been going on. This secures that Latvia harbours a superb group of creative and skilled animation professionals working on various types of animation:
• 2 D computer, drawing, cut-out, sand, paint on glass, puppet, clay
• 3 D computer, clay
• Documentary animation
This is proven by numerous awards at the best festivals, just to mention a few:
• Nomination for The best European short film (Villa Antropoff by Vladimir Leschiov, 2012);
• Berlinale (Cristal Bear Let’s Fly!  By Nils Skapans, 1995; the Best Animation Hedgehogs and the City by Ēvalds Lācis, 2013);
• Annecy (Jury’s Prize Awesome Beetle’s Colors by Indra Sproge, 2016);
• Cannes International Film Festival (Short Film Competition To Swallow a Toad by Jurgis Krasons, 2012);
• Hiroshima (Special International Jury Prize Wings and Oars by Vladimir Leshchiov, 2010);
• Ottawa (The Best High School Animation Priorities by Gints Zilbalodis, 2014);
• Zagreb (Special Jury’s Prize Choir Tour by Edmunds Jansons, 2014);
• Clermont-Ferrand Short film festival (The Best Animated Film Insomnia by Vladimir Leschiov, 2005).

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Republic of Serbia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME FILM CENTER SERBIA
ADDRESS Koče Popovića 9/3
WEBPAGE http://www.fcs.rs
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Boban Jevtić, General manager
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS  
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 5%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 25.000 eur
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 600.000 eur
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES x
TAX INCENTIVES YES/NO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE  
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION YES/NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES/NO
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME RTS - RADIO TELEVISION of SERBIA
ADDRESS Takovska 10
WEBPAGE http://www.rts.rs
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Nikola Popević
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS no data
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS no data
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS no data
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 3 530 567
NUMBER OF SCREENS 126
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 2,5
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 70%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 2
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS x
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 51 * including student films
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS no data 
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS no data 
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS no data 
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS /
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 4 (Faculty of applied arts, Department for animation / Faculty of Dramatic Arts, subject: animation /Academy of arts in Novi Sad / School of animated film) 
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES we don’t have
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM  Serbain Association of Animators 
- OFFICIAL NAME Serbian Association of Animators UFAS
- WEBPAGE www.ufas.rs
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Nikola Majdak 
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 6 - Balkanima (Beograd), Animanima (Čačak), FESA (Beograd, studentski), Zlatni puž (Vranje, dečji), Animator fest (Jagodina, deca i mladi), Konstantinov zlatnik (Niš), 
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS http://www.balkanima.org, http://www.animanima.org http://www.fesafestival.org                   http://saf.co.rs                http://www.animatorfest.com      http://www.scf98.rs
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  The first Serbian animated film is Solista by Nikola Majdak (1963). In Yugoslavia, animation develops, in the 1990s, due to the crisis in the country, it stagnates, and after 2000 it begins to develop again. In 2004, the Festival Balkanima was established, the Animation department at Facilty of Aplied Arts, the Animanima festival 2007, and two feature films Film Noir (2007) and Edit and Me (2009) as well as numerous short films. Among the current authors we highlight: Rastko Ćirić (professor), Vera Vlajić, Aleksa Gajić (Edit and Me), Miloš Tomić, Igor Ćorić, Ana Nedeljković & Nikola Majdak Jr. (Rabbitland, Silver Bear, Berlinale 2013)

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Slovenian Film Centre, a public agency of the Republic of Slovenia (SFC)
ADDRESS Miklošičeva 38
SI - 1000 Ljubljana 
WEBPAGE http://www.film-center.si
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Nataša Bučar
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2017) 3 605 355
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION not fixed
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 102 297
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM /
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES /
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE 25%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES, starting in 2018
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Radio-Television Slovenia
(RTV Slovenia or RTVS)
ADDRESS Kolodvorska 2, SI-1550 Ljubljana
WEBPAGE http://www.rtvslo.si
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Martina Peštaj,
Head of Children's and Youth Programme;
contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 2 343 486
NUMBER OF SCREENS 114
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 5,07
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 82%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 0
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 0
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS (2013-2017) 39
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS N/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 0
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 6

4 Universities/colleges
University of Nova Gorica School of Arts (www.ung.si/en/study/school-of-arts/)
The Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana – ALUO
(http://www.aluo.uni-lj.si/)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (https://feri.um.si/en/study/)
Institute and academy of multimedia – IAM
(https://iam.si)

2 Secondary schools
High School of Design and Photography Ljubljana
(www.smgs.si)
High School for Media and Graphic Design Ljubljana
(www.ssof.si)
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 20
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM : D’SAF! – Slovenian Animated Film Association
- OFFICIAL NAME Slovenian Animated Film Association 
(Društvo slovenskega animiranega filma - DSAF)
- WEBPAGE http://cargocollective.com/animirani-film
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Matija Šturm
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 3
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS Animateka International Animated Film Festival
(www.animateka.si)
Little Elephant, International Children and Youth Animated Film Festival
(www.enimation.si)
StopTrik International Film Festival
(www.stoptrik.eu)  
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Slovenian animation has seen a historical expansion in recent years. Professional projects ranging from animated shorts to new animated TV series episodes are in production or preproduction, and some projects await premiere screenings and festival tours. Some of the projects received a huge international visibility due to prestigous nominations and festival awards in the previous years, e.i. Špela Čadež's Boles with nomination for Cartoon d'Or and awards at Hiroshima, DOC Lepizig, Animafest Zagreb, Monstra and many others. Her newest project, Nighthaw,received Grand Prix Award at infamous Holland Animation Festival and at Animafest Zagreb and over 20 other festival awards till now. Also Kolja Saksida's project of short animated films Koyaa is quite an international success with selection to over 200 film festivals. 

It is encouraging to see the projects of renowed authors like Špela Čadež, Kolja Saksida, Dušan Kastelic, Grega Mastnak and others being enriched by the first professional films of younger authors (Leon Vidmar, Timon Leder).

Established in 2011, Slovenian Animated Film Association enabled animators to represent their common interests to decision makers festivals and connect on an international level (Visegrad Animation Forum).

Work with students at the university level has resulted in a raising number and quality of student films, while different educational approaches for general public achieved greater popularity of animated films among all audiences, young and old.

Festivals have played an important role by providing insight into international production and promotion of animated films − particularly Animateka.

The quality of new projects has been recognised by national funds, with the Slovene Film Center and Radio-Television of Slovenia as main sources of financial support and a few projects raising grants from other regional funds such as HAVC in Croatia and the ReAct regional fund.








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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY POLAND
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Polish Film Institute
ADDRESS Krakowskie Przedmieście 21/23, 00-071 Warsaw, Poland
WEBPAGE www.pisf.pl
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Acting Director Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 30 M EUR
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION For development and production - 13.5%  *
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 46 078, 84 EUR
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 498,701 EUR*
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES 16.468,42 EUR**/ 3.703 EUR
TAX INCENTIVES YES/NO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE  
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION YES/NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES/NO
Film with PFI funding, produced in 2016, copyright criterium  
Total number of production: 15
Number of short-lenght films: 7
Number of medium-lenght films: 4
Number of feature films: 1
Number of series: 3 (altogheter 41 episodes)
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Telewizja Polska S.A.
ADDRESS 17 Jana Pawła Woronicza Street, Warsaw, Poland
WEBPAGE www.tvp.pl
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION N/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 52,1 mln
NUMBER OF SCREENS app. 1200
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 4,25
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE  
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 5 YEARS 2
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 47
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 44
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 3
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 4 YEARS 11
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS Animation Films And Film Special Effects studies at Lodz Film School
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES approx. 30 
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM  
- OFFICIAL NAME Polish Animation Producers Association
- WEBPAGE http://sppa.eu/
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Robert Jaszczurowski
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 4
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS International Film Festival Etiuda&Anima
  http://etiudaandanima.com/
  International Animation Art Festival Animart
  http://animart.pl/
  International Animated Film Festival Animator
  http://www.animator-festival.com/
  OPLA!
  http://www.polskaanimacja.pl/
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Polish film animation. Throughout the history there were many worldwide known and awarded Polish animators such as Szczechura, Lenica, Borowczyk, Giersz, Kucia and many more. Among the numerous international awards there are Oscar for "Tango" by Rybczynski (1983), Oscar nomination for Baginski’s “Cathedral” in 2002 and an award for “Peter and Wolf” by S.Templeton (Polish-British coproduction) in 2008. This year, after 6 years of creative development, its premiere had the world's first fully painted feature film “Loving Vincent” by D.Kobiela.

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Republic of Macedonia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Macedonian Film Agency
ADDRESS 8 March, Nr. 4, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
WEBPAGE www.filmagency.gov.mk
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Gorjan Tozija
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS Public funding is provided only by Macedonian Film Agency which annual budget for 2017 is approx. 6M euros 
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION not specified
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €: Annual budget for 2017 is approx. 6M euros
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM N/A                                                                                                  *Macedonian Film Agency has not specified budget for each separate scheme
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM N/A                                                                                                  *Macedonian Film Agency has not specified budget for each separate scheme
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES N/A                                                                                                  *Macedonian Film Agency has not specified budget for each separate scheme
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE 20%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Macedonian Radio Television
ADDRESS bul. Goce Delcev b.b. 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
WEBPAGE www.mrt.com.mk
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION /
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS /
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS /
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS /
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 366,878
NUMBER OF SCREENS 13 *
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 3,5
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 1,439,089 internet users
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS /
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS /
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS /
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS /
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS (2012-2017) 8
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 7
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS /
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 1 (University of audiovisual arts)
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 4
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM /
- OFFICIAL NAME /
- WEBPAGE /
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE /
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 1 festival: Animax
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS www.animaxskopjefest.mk
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)   
   
   
* Cineplexx (9 screens), Cinema Millenium (1 screen), Cinema Frosina (1 screen), Cinema Centar of Culture Bitola (1 screen), Macedonian Cinematheque (1 screen)  

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk BULGARIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Bulgaria
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Bulgarian National Film Center
ADDRESS 2A Dondukov Blvd., Sofia 1000
WEBPAGE https://www.nfc.bg/
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Mrs. Jana Karaivanova
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 6 750 000
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 6,45%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €: 6025 (per minute)
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM N/A
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM N/A
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES N/A
TAX INCENTIVES NO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE  
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS NO
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Bulgarian National Television
ADDRESS 29 San Stefano Str, Sofia
WEBPAGE https://www.bnt.bg/en
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION N/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS N/A
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 5 585 000 (for entire industry) / 175 000 (Bulgarian productions
NUMBER OF SCREENS 209
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 4,52
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE N/A
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 81
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS N/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 51
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS N/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS N/A
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS N/A
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 3
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES N/A
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM Association of Independent Animators
- OFFICIAL NAME Bulgarian Association of Independent Cartoon Animation and Artists - Proiko Proikov.
- WEBPAGE http://www.baicaa.org/en/home/
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Mrs. Nadejda Slavova
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 3
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS http://www.zlatenriton.bg/
  http://www.varnafest.org/
  http://2018.animationfest-bg.eu/bg/home/
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Some researchers like Nadejda Marinchevska state that 1915 is the birth year of the Bulgarian animated cinema. The 80's were its strongest period.The 1984 film by Slav Bakalov "Mariage"  won the Best animation award in Cannes. The production of animated films in Bulgaria in the 1980s has doubled since the 1970s. An apotheosis of its success is the nomination for Student Oscar for "The Canfilm", created by Zlatin Radev. The last great success of an animator from the native animation school is Teo Ushev's achievement in the Oscar prize competition in 2017.

 

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