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48 Projects Chosen for Animation Production Day 2018

Producers will assemble April 26 and 27 in Stuttgart to present projects and meet with potential business partners. 

STUTTGART, GERMANY -- The 12th edition of Animation Production Day will feature 48 projects from 19 countries -- chosen from more than 70 submissions.

The producers of the chosen projects will attend the event April 26 and 27 to discuss co-production and financing possibilities with potential partners in a series of pre-planned one-to-one meetings in Stuttgart’s L-Bank.

The total production value of the projects is around 170 million Euros.

APD is the most important business platform for animation projects in Germany and takes place as part of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX. Around a third of the projects presented at APD in previous years have been successfully produced.

Seventeen of the projects come from Germany, 28 from other European countries and three from countries outside of Europe. Alongside France and Belgium, Spain and Hungary are also strongly represented with projects from Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Israel and Brazil also present.

The participants in the APD Talent Program in particular are introducing innovative projects. Creative Europe MEDIA funding makes it possible for APD to offer 16 up-and-coming producers free participation in the event. Fresh out of university, they can discuss their ideas with experienced industry experts, establish contact with important decision-makers and develop their career perspectives in Europe.

Alongside representatives from numerous national and international broadcasters such as ZDF, KiKA, HR, SWR, Super RTL, Disney, BBC, Turner, Canal+, etc, distributors such as Sola Media, MFA+, Koch Films, Edel Germany, DHX Media, Zodiak Kids, APC Kids and also SVoD platforms like Amazon and Hopster have already announced their participation. Funding bodies also will be present.

The registration deadline for investors and financiers is March 6.

The full list of projects follows:

Projects 2018

  • A Little Bullet, Daniel Esposito, Feature, 120′, Italy
  • All of Us, Futurikon, TV Series, 78 x 8′, France
  • Billy -- The Hamster Cowboy, Dandelooo, TV Series, 78 x 7′, France
  • Bionet, AMOUR FOU, Feature, 90′, Luxembourg
  • Boo the Cat and the Good Boy, PAROVOZ animation studio, TV Series, 26 x 5.5′, Russia
  • Color in Film, Ulrich Seis Mediengestaltung, TV Series 10 x 1.5′, Mobile Content / App, Coloring book that will turn into a film, Germany
  • Der Traumzauberbaum, Schiwago Film GmbH, Feature, 70′, Germany
  • Digedags -- The Knight Runkel Series, Mar Vista Media, TV Series, 26 x 22′, Mobile Content / App, Germany
  • Forces of Heaven, spintop entertainment GmbH & studioNICE, Feature, 81′, Germany
  • Hare and the Prisoner, Ink and Light, TV Series, 26 x 7′, Ireland
  • Hrafn’s Academy, FILM.UA Group, TV Series, 12 x 26′, Ukraine
  • Juul, Fabrique Fantastique, Feature, 90′,Belgium
  • Kamil’s Fire, Mago Production, Feature, 85′, Spain
  • Little Bastards, Rokyn Animation; Feature, 90′; TV Series, 26 x 11′; Spain
  • Marco Polo and the Bow of Dschingis Khan, MotionWorks GmbH, Feature, 76′, Germany
  • Mini Borka, Derengo Animation, Webseries, Hungary
  • Mister Paper, A Private View, TV Series, 26 x 7′, Belgium
  • Mush-Mush and the Mushables, Thuristar, TV Series, 52 x 11′, Mobile Content / App
  • NICHTLUSTIG -- The Series, NICHTLUSTIG, TV Series, 6 x 15’, Germany
  • Not a Patch, Studio FILM BILDER, Feature, 75′, Germany
  • Nutso Pirates, Beach Park Studios, TV Series, 26 x 11′, Brazil
  • Ollie, Lunanime, TV Series, 52 x 4’, Belgium
  • Orbiteers, Wolkenlenker, TV Series, 26 x 11′, Germany
  • Ormhildur the Brave, Compass Film & DIGITRICK, TV Series, 26 x 11’, Iceland / Germany
  • Pixie Fix and the Lost Dewrops, Umatik, TV Series, 13 x 11′, Hungary
  • poCats, Ionart Studio, TV Series, 26 x 7′, Hungary
  • Princess Sparkly Pants, Dreamin’ Dolphin Film GmbH, TV Series, 52 x 11’, Game, Germany
  • Rabbit School -- The Egg Force, Akkord Film Produktion GmbH, Feature, 75′, Germany
  • Richard the Stork 2, Knudsen & Streuber, Feature, 90′, Germany
  • Robbie & Bubu, anima Istanbul, TV Series, 52 x 7′; Game; Mobile Content; App; Books; Toys; Turkey
  • RuneMasters, bigchild, TV Series, 26 x 11’, Germany
  • Sanki Sanki, Resimli Filim Animation Studio, TV Series, 52 x 11′, Turkey
  • Smart Goal, D3form Studio, TV Series, 52 x 11’, Spain
  • Splat & Seymour, Blue Spirit Productions, TV Series, 52 x 11’, France
  • The Blue Marble, Woodblock, TV Series, 11′ per episode, Game, Mobile Content / App, Germany
  • The Daily Fable, Grid Animation, TV Series, 4 x 26′, Belgium
  • The Robinsons of Atlantia, Monello Productions, TV Series, 26 x 26′, France
  • The Stage, norma productions, Feature, 90′, Israel
  • Wonder Woollie, Fuzzy House, TV Series, 52 x 11′, Game, Mobile Content / App, Denmark

Talent Projects 2018

  • BeBetter, Max Holicki & Daniel van Westen, TV Series, 26 x 11’, Germany
  • Dimitri and Kim, Origin Tales, TV Series 12 x 11′, Mobile Content / App, Serbia and Montenegro
  • Fields of Rape, Studio Seufz GbR, TV Series 10 x 10′, Germany
  • Fjer, Sønc, TV Series 8 x 6′, Denmark
  • House of Broken Hearts, Studio Pupil, Webseries, Minigame, Exhibit, Clothing Line, Netherlands
  • Johanne, Dragonbee Limited & Red Kite Animation Limited, TV Series 12 x 22′, United Kingdom
  • Ratatoskr, Lena-Carolin Lohfink & Meike Müller, Feature 90′, TV Series 26 x 11′, Game, VR Experience, Germany
  • Smosh Mosh, Janina Putzker & Philipp Maas, TV Series 8 x 8′, Germany
  • The Precious Gift, Lenka Ivančíková, Feature 75′, Czech Republic

Source: Animation Production Day

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