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Animation Sans Frontières


Animation Sans Frontières is a lecture/workshop-based training programme designed to give young/junior European animation film and production professionals an understanding of the fine art and the business of getting an idea onto a screen.
Animation Sans Frontières is an 8-week programme run by and at, in order of appearance, four prestigious European animation film schools:
- The Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany,
- The Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design or MOME in Hungary,
- The Animation Workshop in Denmark,
- Gobelins, l’école de l’image in France.

A group of 15 junior European animation and film production professionals travels for two weeks to each of the four schools to follow four separate parts of an overview of the entire animation film production process, from concept development through financing to actual production management. Television and feature films, games and interactive media, traditional and cross-platform production processes are all covered at various stages along the way.

As a special supplement and based on their talent and motivation, two groups of four students from the 16 will also have the opportunity to join and represent ASF at the Cartoon Movie and FMX events. All fees and costs are covered by ASF.

Learning outcomesASF is the perfect chance for a young animation professional who would like to:
- learn more about the European animation industry and market,
- meet many various recognised animation, film, games and new media professionals,
- network with other European young talents,
- be positioned in the vast international animation industry,
- be guided into alternative markets and new media solutions.
Target groupProducers, Scriptwriters, Directors, Content developers, Animation professionals
Requirements Animator/director participants and scriptwriters are required to send in a curriculum vitae, a portfolio and show reel, a motivation letter and a description of the project they will develop during the workshop.

Production and technology participants are required to send in a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter with a special focus on their view of the animation industry and, optionally, any available samples of personal projects they might be working on and which could be further developed during the workshop.

Junior | Intermediate
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