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Animation Sans Frontières

VIA University College, The Animation Workshop

Animation Sans Frontières is the leading European talent development lab for junior animation professionals and their first projects. A 4×2 weeks lecture/workshop-based training programme designed to give junior European animation film and production professionals an understanding of the European and international animation industry and markets, as well the space, time and tools to develop, finance and produce their own projects, careers and eventually production companies.








Module 1
10th to 20th of October 2023, Animationsinstitut at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

Module 2
20th of November to 1st of December 2023, MOME, Budapest, Hungary

Module 3
29th of January to 9th of February 2024, TAW, Viborg, Denmark

Cartoon Movie pitching event
March 5th to 7th 2024, Bordeaux, France

Module 4
11th to 22nd of March 2024, GOBELINS Paris, France

Application deadline

No ASF call in 2024

It is a program conceived and developed by TAW, VIA UC along with its European partner schools the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, MOME and Gobelins, L’école de l’image. Each one of the four modules held at and delivered by one of the four ASF partner institutions.

Company data

The Animation Workshop/VIA University College (TAW), founded in 1988, is located in Viborg, Denmark. It is a part of VIA University College’s School of Business, Technology and Creative Industries. It is Scandinavia’s leading animation institution and has expertise in the areas of education, culture, communication and business development. To this effect, it benefits from a strong international network of artists, professionals, companies, funding institutions and partner schools.

The Animation Workshop is composed of 4 different departments: The Bachelor of Arts in Character Animation and CG Art, the Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Storytelling, Talent and Skills Development, and the Research & Development department: Center for Animation, Visualization & Digital Storytelling.