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CEE Animation Forum 2021: Juries and Awards Announced

CEE Animation Forum 2021: Juries and Awards Announced

The pitching competition organized within the CEE Animation Forum will showcase 40 animated projects in development and be judged by 15 jury members. The 5 juries are composed of world-respected experts from the film industry – award-winning directors and producers, sales agents, and content and festival programmers. The best pitches will receive various prizes in the total amount of EUR 15,000 in cash, free scholarships or direct access to prestigious European events. The online pitching competition will be held April 24 – 26, and winners will be announced at the award ceremony on May 6 at 14:30 CET.

The jury members will follow the pre-recorded pitches in 5 categories and recognize standout artistic and story elements, market and coproduction potential and the pitch quality of projects. The winners in each category will receive a financial price of EUR 1000. The CEE Animation Workshop and Animation Sans Frontières training program representatives will grant free scholarships and offer selected teams to attend the upcoming edition. 

The juries will also have the possibility to appoint up to two projects for direct selection to Cartoon Movie 2022 (Feature Films category), Cartoon Forum 2021 (TV Series category), Cartoon Master Springboard 2021 (young talents) or Cartoon 360 2021 (transmedia projects). In the framework of the cooperation with Animation Production Days, two projects will get direct access to the 2022 edition.

For the first time, CEE Animation Forum starts a collaboration with the Ciclic Animation residency center: one selected project will receive a direct invitation to their residency at Ciclic Val de Loire. Thanks to the collaboration with other events focusing on the animation industry, two teams will receive free accreditations to Animarkt and Kino Kids Industry. The audience will also vote for the best pitch across all five categories. The audience award will be voted for on the webpage

Registration is now open. After purchasing the accreditation, people will get full access to the 1:1 meetings with attending industry professionals, authors and decision-makers, and also to exclusive content: expert lecture by Wendy Bernfeld on VODs for animation, film screenings, and the Animation Production Days networking event. The price of the full accreditation for film professionals is EUR 20, and for students, EUR 10.