The curated business platform, a joint venture between ITFS and FMX, provides producers an opportunity to present projects to industry co-production and financing partners; event runs May 4-6.
Animation Production Days (APD) has announced the selection of 35 projects chosen to participate in the curated business platform. APD, a joint venture between the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the FMX – Film & Media Exchange, is a hybrid event where, in pre-planned one-to-one meetings, producers will present their selected projects to potential co-production and financing partners. This year the program will run May 4-6.
About a quarter of the selected projects are designed for preschool children, half for school-aged children. and the rest for a young adult and/or adult target audience. Included are eight feature films, a TV special, 21 series and five cross-media projects. A wide variety of animation techniques are used including stop-motion, 2D, and 3D CGI. Some projects also employ real-time technology.
Submissions were received from 15 countries; 11 projects were selected from Germany, the most from any country. Five selections were from France and four from Denmark. Chosen projects also come from Austria; Belgium; Bulgaria; the Czech Republic; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Serbia; Spain; Turkey; Ukraine; and Great Britain.
Five outstanding projects have been selected from 20 submissions for the APD Talent Programme, which gives up-and-coming producers and creatives the opportunity to discuss their ideas with experienced industry experts, establish contacts, and find partners for their projects. Thanks to the APD’s cooperation with the European training program Animation Sans Frontières, the series project Dark, Dark Woods by Emile Gignoux has qualified for participation this year.
An overview of all the selected projects can be found on the APD website.