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CEE Animation Workshop picks 12 projects


- Three feature films, three TV series, five short films and one TV special, plus four participants without projects, have been selected for the 2022 edition

CEE Animation Workshop picks 12 projects
New Rabbitland by Ana Nedeljković and Nikola Majdak Jr

The CEE Animation Workshop has announced its 2022 selection, and organisers say that they had a record number of applications from 19 countries, as the call was open to all EU territories for the first time. 32 participants from 12 countries will attend the 2022 edition, split between 12 teams with animated projects and four career-oriented participants.

“The traditional pool of countries from the CEE region will be even more diverse this year with the addition of participants from Sweden, France and Poland. All indications show that we have another very strong year ahead with exciting projects to be mentored, developed and packaged to hit the funding market by November 2022, says Juraj Krasnohorsky, Head of Studies.

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The selection is balanced with the ratio of female participants reaching almost 50%, and diverse in terms of the animation project format with three feature films, three TV series, one TV special and five short films. The topics addressed are also varied, ranging from children's to adult issues.

The participants will follow three online and one residential module throughout the year. The closest collaborators for them will be group leaders Jean-François Le Corre (Vivement Lundi!, France) and Ole Wendorff-Østergaard (Danish Film Institute) and script advisors Rita Domonyi (Hungary) and Phil Parker (UK).

In addition to following the complete Workshop programme, four career-oriented participants will also receive personalised mentoring on their career and company strategy development. The programme tailored to the needs of animation creatives will see the selected projects from their early stages to the final developed production package, ready to access the market.

The CEE Animation Workshop projects and participants:

Feature films

Dreamworld - Veljko Popović (Croatia)
Producer: Milivoj Popović, Prime Render

New Rabbitland - Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr (Serbia)
Producer: Jelena Mitrović, Film House Baš Čelik

OT15 - Filip Diviak (Czech Republic)
Producer: Kristina Lenka Ruzickova, ARCHA Production

TV series

Garbage (Czech Republic)
Scriptwriter: Jaroslav Klimeš
Producer: Jindřich Trčka, COFILM

Puck (Sweden)
Scriptwriter and producer: Caroline Drab, BCD Film

The Bones from NAAVA - Tereza Došková (Czech Republic)
Scriptwriter: Tereza Došková
Art director: Mikuláš Podprocký
Producer: Tomáš Šimon

TV Special

Pets and Others - Justyna Osiecka (Poland)
Producer: Paulina Zacharek, Momakin Sp.

Short films

Chemodan - Marek Naprstek (Czech Republic)
Scriptwriter: Marek Naprstek
Producer: Zuzana Kučerová, Frame Films

Doghouse - Réka Anna Szakály (Hungary)
Producer: Daniel Deak, Daazo Film and Media

Hide and Seek - Ana Aleksovska (North Macedonia/Serbia)
Scriptwriter: Vladimir Dimoski
Producer: Ivan Popović, Sineast

No One Ever Looked at Elephants as You Do - Sandra Jovanovska (North Macedonia/Slovenia)
Scriptwriter: Sandra Jovanovska
Producer: Miha Černec, Staragara

The Splinter - Bara Halirova (Czech Republic/Lithuania)
Scriptwriter: Vykintas Labaunauskas
Producer: Karolina Davidova, 13ka

Participants without project

Edwina Liard, producer, Ikki Films (France)
Miloš Ljubomirović, producer, Servia Film (Serbia)
Justė Michailinaitė, producer, Broom Films (Lithuania)
Miljan Vučelić, producer, DOK Produkcija (Montenegro)

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