CEE Animation Forum Unveils Official Selection And Opens Accreditations

    European animation is on the rise, as evidenced by the growing number of applications to the leading pitching event - CEE Animation Forum. The tenth jubilee year will take place in a hybrid format over the new dates of 2nd to 4th November 2022 and will showcase 49 animated projects of all formats in four categories - feature films, series/TV specials, short and student films.

    33 works will be showcased at this year’s competition, from a total of almost 130 applications from 34 countries. These works are from
    a range of fresh authors and students through to the experienced matadors of animation. Among the countries with the largest presence are France (7), Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland (5), Germany (4), Slovakia (3), Slovenia (2), and one project each from Austria, Bulgaria, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania and Serbia. As is now commonplace, there is a high number of female directors, with a ratio of 24:15, which is particularly noticeable in the short films category. From the animation technique standpoint, the authors chose or combined drawing (16), 2D (16), stop motion (11), 3D (6), cut out (4) and, exceptionally, collage, pixilation or rotoscoping.

    The CEE Animation Forum is a leading regional pitching, financing and co-production event. One of the objectives is to bring together to one place authors, producers and important decision makers from the animation industry. “We are honoured that experienced producers such as Sébastien Onomo (Special Touch Studios, FR), József Fülöp (SALTO Films, HU), Robert Jaszczurowski (GS Animation, PL), or Ron Dyens (Sacrebleu Productions, FR) regularly return to our event, looking for partners for their ambitious projects,” explained Marta Jallageas, managing director of CEEA Forum.  

    An important part of the programme is also an audience with representatives of national televisions and the accompanying discussion panel.

    CEE Animation Forum also serves as a gateway to the professional world for fresh young film professionals. European universities clearly see the

    sense and added value of the event for their students, regularly sending their representatives and thereby showcasing the talent pool of current young animators. Last but not least, accredited guests will be able to familiarise themselves with a selection of non-competing projects - the selection of the CEE Animation Workshop 2022 and animated works which have been positively evaluated at partner events such as AnimatekaPRO, Animarkt, Animest, Kids Kino Industry and one student project from Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art – University of West Bohemia in Plzen.

    The event will take place in hybrid form. Accredited guests may participate in the programme either in person in Pilsen or join online. The organisers of the CEEA Forum have also joined forces with another industry event, the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum (which takes place from 5th to 8th November) and are offering an advantageously priced joint accreditation to both events. “Working together gives a great opportunity to reach many more people working in the animation industry, allows us to share experience and integrate the animation industries. We are convinced that this is just the beginning of our cooperation,” emphasis Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron, from MOMAKIN, the Head of the ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum.


    Category Feature Films

    Dark Horses

    1. Massimo Ottoni, Linda Kelvink, Salvatore Centoducati, Francesco Forti, Victoria Musci
      p. Federico Turani, IBRIDO Studio, Italy

    2D (vector based), 3D (CGI), drawing, stop motion


    1. Zoran Krstic
      p. Aleksandar Protic, MIR Media Group, Serbia

    hybrid / 3D animation (virtual production) + live action


    1. Denis Do
      p. Sébastien Onomo, Marion Boffelli, Special Touch Studios, France

    2D, 3D (CGI)

    The Helpers

    1. Betina Bożek
      p. Grzegorz Skorupski, Animoon, Poland


    The Islands of Salamanders

    1. Catherine Maximoff
      p. Patrice Nezan, Les Contes Modernes, France, Juraj Krasnohorský, Artichoke, Slovakia, Fabian Driehorst, Fabian&Fred, Germany

    unreal Engine, 3D with a 2D render

    Category Series / TV Specials

    9 Million Colors

    1. Bára Anna Stejskalová
      p. Jakub Kostal, Bionaut, Czech Republic

    stop motion / TV Special

    Billy & the Boingo Band

    1. Shabnam Rezaei
      p. Shabnam Rezaei, Big Bad Boo Studios, Austria

    2D (vector based)/ TV series

    Bug City

    1. Jøran Wærdahl
      p. Kjersti Greger, Klipp og Lim, Norway

    puppets, CGI, 2D / TV series

    Endover Groove

    1. Łukasz Kacprowicz
      p. Robert Jaszczurowski, GS Animation, Poland

    2D vector based / TV series


    Giggle Wiggle

    1. Marzena Nehrebecka
      p. Magda Rawa-Galczynska, Badi Badi, Poland

    2D vector based / TV series

    Lemon and Berry

    1. Ilenia Cotardo, Piotr Ficner
      p. Anna Mroczek, Likaon, Poland

    stop motion / TV series


    The Song of the Storms

    1. Caroline Attia
      p. Ron Dyens, Sacrebleu Productions, France

    2D vector based / TV Special

    The Three Gadgetiers

    1. Kiril Ivanov
      p. Lachezar Velinov, Zographic Films, Bulgaria

    drawing, 3D (CGI) / TV series

    Category Short Films

    d. Danas Bereznickas
    p. Inesa Ivanova, MB Danas Bereznickas, Lithuania
    cut out, pixilation, stop motion, 2D

    Father´s Letters
    d. Alexey Evstigneev
    p. Clemence Crepin Neel, moderato, France

    2D vector based, hand drawn, stop motion

    d. Éva Darabos
    p. József Fülöp, Orsolya Sipos, SALTO Films, Hungary
    2D hand drawn

    Hun Tun                    
    d. Magdalena Hejzlarova
    p. Karolina Davidova, 13ka, Czech Republic, Romain Bent, Protest Studios, France, Inez Mátis, Pi Production, Hungary
    stop motion

    I Am Not Here Anymore                 
    d. Nawojka Wierzbowska
    p. Robert Sowa, Aneta Zagórska, Krakow Film Klaster – Animation Center, Poland, Delphine Schmit, Tripode Productions, France
    2D vector based

    Kill, Kokesh, Kill!                
    d. Jan Míka
    p. Jan Míka, Filmofon, Czech Republic
    hybrid (live action - animation), digital cut out, stop motion

    Second Hand War               
    d. Anna Benner, Eluned Zoe Aiano
    p. Natalia Imaz, parabellum film, Germany, Jakub Pinkava, Punk film, Czech Republic
    drawing, rotoscoping

    d. Veronica Martiradonna
    p. Ron Dyens, Sacrebleu Productions, France

    The Girl with the Occupied Eyes  
    d. André Carrilho
    p. Hemi Fortes, Blablabla Media, Portugal
    2D vector based, hand drawn

    The Lute                   
    d. Laura Pop
    p. Mihai Mitrică, Safe Frame, Romania
    2D vector based, drawing

    Category Rising Stars

    5 Cases of Sergeant Goodmind
    d. Filip Tatyrek
    p. Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, Czech Republic
    2D vector based, hand drawn

    d. Mark Laszlo
    p. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary
    3D (CGI), drawing

    Dream Dive              
    d. Johana Mlíchová
    p. University of Nova Gorica, School of Arts, Slovenia
    2D animation - Toon Boom

    I'll Be There When You Wake Up              
    d. Nina Chubinishvili
    p. Willem de Kooning Academie, Netherlands

    d. Vivien Csigó
    p. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary

    d. Luca Ábrányi
    p. Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest, Hungary

    The Chicken's Calling
    d. Rebecca Osterberg
    p. Hochschule Wismar, Germany
    stop motion, cut out

    The Girl Who Wasn´t Afraid of the Bear
    d. Darya Sidorova
    p. Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Slovakia

    The Spell                  
    d. Dora Pejić Bach
    p. University of Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts and Design – ALUO, Slovenia
    stop motion, cut out

    Touch of Light  
    d. Vanesa Nipčová
    p. Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts, Slovakia

    Category Out-of-competition

    MY NAME IS...  
    d. Eliza Płocieniak-Alvarez
    p. Carol Leander Ratajczak, Blaue Pampelmuse, Germany
    3D, CGI, Collage / TV series
    - in collaboration with Kids Kino Industry (PL)

    Orban Balazs – The Bone Baron
    d. Fazakas Szabolcs
    p. Fazakas Szabolcs, Legendarium, Romania
    3D – Maya, 2D frame by frame / TV series
    - in collaboration with Animest - Pitch, please! (RO)

    d. Veronika Skalická,
    p. University of West Bohemia in Plzen, Czech Republic
    stop motion / short film
    - in collaboration with Ladislav Sutnar Faculty of Design and Art – University of West Bohemia in Plzen (CZ)

    The Girl Who Was Not Afraid Of Bears
    d. Lea Vučko
    p. Maja Zupanc, invida, Slovenia, Croatia
    2D frame by frame / short film
    - in collaboration with AnimatekaPRO (SI)

    Three Cups of Coffee         
    d. Natalia Krawczuk
    p.  Róża Misztela, LeLe Crossmedia Production, Poland
    stop motion, cut out, painting on glass / short film
    - in collaboration with Animarkt (PL)

    See the detailed description of all selected projects at


    CEE Animation Workshop – 2022 edition

    Check the official selection at https://ceeanimation.eu/workshops/2022-cee-animation-workshop/selection/

    CEE Animation is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union and co-funded by state funds and foundations and professional organisations from Croatia (Hulahop), Poland (SPPA, Polish Animation Producers Association), Slovakia (APAF, Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers) and Slovenia (DSAF, Slovene Animated Film Association).

    Last modified on 10-10-2022