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Open call for projects - Nordic Animation Pitch 2024: deadline - 20 January, 2024

Nordic Animation Pitch is looking for projects through 20 January 2024.

The open call for this year’s Nordic Animation Pitch will be open 20.12.2023 - 20.1.2024 for participants from the following countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania. We are hoping to host great projects from each country!  

The program is looking for applicants with new ideas for short animations. You can apply with an idea or a script. Your project can be in the early stages of development or it may be well developed and ready for production. You can apply alone or as a director-producer pair.

You can find submission information HERE.

The selected projects will be announced in February 2024 and the event will be held in Helsinki in May 2024. The selected projects will be presented to mentors in April and the selected teams will receive comments and feedback from our mentor before the pitching event. The three-day pitching event consists of two days of mentoring and coaching for the selected teams and a third day for the final pitches.

Stand by for updates regarding the timetable and the schedule for NAP 2024.

Nordic Animation Pitch is the first Northern European pitching event for independent animation. The first edition of this event was organised by Finnish Animation Guild for Scandinavian countries in May 2023 in Helsinki, Finland. The second edition will be held in May 2024 in Helsinki with the addition of Baltic countries to this event.

This event aims to bring together new talents of Nordic animation and to develop their ideas for the production of a short animation. The projects will be developed by mentoring to improve the presentation of a professional pitch for international industry events to attract funders and distributors. The mentoring and coaching will be provided by internationally acclaimed animation professionals.

The inspiration for organising this pitching event has come from visiting other European pitching events and seeing the important role that these events have in developing animation productions even in small countries by bringing animation professionals from each region together. We also believe that by gathering Northern European animation professionals we will increase the interaction and collaboration between the region’s animation communities and will ultimately improve the level and amount of Nordic productions.

Nordic Animation Pitching has been organised with the cooperation of Nordic Animation and animation associations of Denmark ANIS and Sweden SAAVA. The funding for developing and organising this event has been provided by The Arts Promotion Centre of Finland TAIKE and The Nordic Culture Fund (Nordisk Kulturfond).