CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and production skills advancement programme for professionals. For the second edition, filmmakers from low production capacity countries could apply with animated projects of any format (short, TV, features, hybrid) in development. The call was also open to a limited number of participants without projects, representatives of industry and public institutions.
We are very pleased to introduce you 12 teams and their animated projects (4 features films, 5 short films, 3 TV series) together with 6 professionals from 14 countries.
The selected projects and participants are as follows:
DeletedOriginal title: DeletedProducer: Aleksandar Protic (Serbia)Second participant: Zoran Krstic, director (Serbia)Company: MIR MEDIA GROUPFormat: feature filmAnimation technique: 3D Motion capture animation/Virtual productionLogline: Humans of the future are living underground, but ultimately they are forced into coming out to the surface of the world, where, alone in the radioactive, but magnificent nature they discover their own world.
Hercule's RescueOriginal title: Спасувањето на ХеркулProducer: Robert Naskov (Macedonia)Second participant: Zvonko Naumoski, scriptwriterCompany: Kino OkoFormat: feature filmAnimation technique: traditionalLogline: When a decision has been made for Hercules, the crane ship and a hero among the locals, to be dismantled into pieces and sold as scrap iron, a strange group of sea animals and people decide to oppose the bad owner Leopold in his intention and save the ship from its bad destiny. On another level, this cartoon focuses on the battle between the good and the bad, a battle between greed and honesty to save the values.
IGIOriginal title: იგიProducer: Vladimer Katcharava (Georgia)Second participant: Natia Nikolashvili , director (Georgia)Company: 20 Steps ProductionsFormat: feature filmAnimation technique: 2DLogline: prehistoric tale about a man who stood upright.
KalikatzarousOriginal title: Μια Νύχτα με τους ΚαλικάτζαρουςProducer: Michalis Kastanidis (Greece)Second participant: Spyros Siakas, director (Greece)Company: Fabula ProductionsFormat: feature filmAnimation technique: 3D (CGI)Logline: It’s 12 days before Christmas at an isolated Greek village where everyone lives under the shadow and the fear of the Kalikatzarous. When a young and ambitious teacher arrives, he starts preparing a Christmas shadow-theatre play, but what he does not know yet is that only the young pupils can solve the mystery of the Kalikatzarous.
In her faceOriginal title: Pelo na ventaProducer: Margarida Madeira (Portugal)Second participant: Margarida Madeira (Portugal)Company: Pickle FilmsFormat: short filmAnimation technique: mixed mediaLogline: In the beginning of the 19th century, women transformed the literal representation of their moustaches and beards into a sign of power, strength and sexyness.
Love, DadOriginal title: Váš tátaProducer: Karolina Davidova (Czech Republic)Second participant: Diana Cam Van Nguyen, director (Czech Republic, Vietnam)Company: 13kaFormat: short filmAnimation technique: stop motionLogline: A dad and his girl. Set apart by prison bars, bound by letters of love.
Someone as FlowOriginal title: Inimene kui kulgProducer: Edina Csüllög (Hungary)Second participant: Helen Unt, director (Estonia)Company: Undi teod OÜFormat: short filmAnimation technique: drawn film + cut-out and paint on glass on a multi-plane table under the cameraLogline: It is a story of several metamorphoses of a person who becomes light light.
The HoarderOriginal title: The HoarderProducer: Akvilė Bliujūtė (Lithuania)Second participant: Meinardas Valkevičius, director (Lithuania)Company: UAB MeinartFormat: short filmAnimation technique: 2DLogline: Look at the world around through the eyes of the illness.
The VoiceOriginal title: LA VOCEProducer: Vessela Dantcheva (Bulgaria)Second participant: Ivan Bogdanov, director (Bulgaria)Company: Compote CollectiveFormat: short filmAnimation technique: traditionalLogline: A promising opera star loses his voice. The price he has to pay turns out to be much too high.
AnimaliesOriginal title: PostižkyProducer: Barbora Příkaská (Czech Republic)Second participant: Kateřina Karhánková, director (Czech Republic)Company: BionautFormat: TV seriesAnimation technique: 2DLogline: Have you ever been in the woods and come across a blind deer with white antlers instead of a white cane, a deaf centipede that communicates in sign language, or height-challenged rebel wolf who gets enraged if someone baby-talks him (which is always happening because he’s soooo cute)? An animated series for kids in which animals with and without disabilities get into absurd and comical situations that arise from poor communication and a lack of understanding about the lives and needs of others.
BaldiesOriginal title: PlešouniProducer: Jiri Sadek (Czech Republic)Second participant: Eliska Podzimkova, director (Czech Republic)Company: Old&Rich ProductionFormat: TV seriesAnimation technique: Hybrid - live-action with 2D handdrawn animationLogline: Yes, you have cancer and this series is going to help you become bald and strong, but mainly positive.
CluckrissaOriginal title: Koko DajsaProducer: Maja Zupanc (Slovenia)Second participant: Jernej Zmitek, director (Slovenia)Company: Invida d.o.o.Format: TV seriesAnimation technique: 2DLogline: Teenage hen Katka (10) explores the Big City with her grumpy aunt Cluckrissa, whose negative outlook on life she unwittingly changes over the course of their adventures.
Participants without a project:
Sanja Borcic, Zagreb film (Croatia)Simona Móciková, Bright Sight Pictures (Slovakia)Ülo Pikkov, Silmviburlane (Estonia)Nadege Seet, Fabrique d'images SA (Luxembourg)Andrijana Sofranić, To Blink Animation (Serbia)Dagne Vildziunaite, Just a moment (Lithuania)
The programme consists of three workshops each lasting 6 days and taking place at a different location.
Find more about the training programme at https://www.ceeanimation.eu/workshop/.
CEE Animation Workshop is organized with the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union.