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Call for Submissions: Animation Production Days 2020

Deadline for entries to the 14th APD co-production and financing platform event is February 20, 2020.

STUTTGART – Projects for the 14th Animation Production Days (APD) are now being accepted. APD, a joint venture of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and FMX Conference, is an important co-production and financing platform for international animation projects in German-speaking territories. APD is taking place from May 6-8, 2020 as part of the 27th ITFS (May 5-10, 2020) and the 25th edition of FMX (May 5-8, 2020).

The ADP hosts animation producers from more 20 countries, offering participants an opportunity to introduce their film, TV series, mobile content, games, cross-media and transmedia projects in pre-scheduled, one-to-one meetings; hybrid formats mixing animation with live-action film also take part. Around 50 projects are selected for presentation at the event. The APD program also features a conference and a wealth of networking events.

Projects can now be submitted via the online form on the APD website. The deadline for submissions is February 20, 2020. An online form is also available for representatives from broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, film and media funding institutions, publishing houses and banks to register for APD 2020.

Other Programs at APD

“Producers for Co-Production” is a program for production companies and studios seeking involvement in projects as co-producers or service providers. Producers and service providers from the areas of animation, games, VR and VFX can meet to discuss collaborations. Registration for meetings, including participation in the APD conference and networking events, can also be made via an online form.

“APD Talent Program” offers up-and-coming European producers the opportunity to apply for free participation in APD with their own project. The event’s goal is to bring together newcomers with established industry experts, helping them take their first steps into the international market. A total of 14 talent accreditations are available.

One of the projects will be selected from the European “Animation Sans Frontières” talent initiative. This is the third time that APD has participated in this program, which is supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA program of the EU and is organized by the Animation Institute of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and three other European animation schools.

More information regarding participation, submission and registration in all programs can be found on the APD website.

Source: Animation Production Days