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CEE Animation Workshop

Slovene Animated Film Association - DSAF

The CEE Animation Workshop is a year-long project development and producer skills advancement training program for European film professionals working in animation.








New call in Autumn 2023

Application deadline


CEE Animation Workshop (CEE AW) is a year-long programme to develop projects and enhance producers skills in animation. It is primarily aimed at participants from countries with low production capacity, in particular from the CEE region. The programme also invites other EU producers to apply if they have a proven link or interest in working with the CEE region or the LCC.

The objective is to improve the competences of CEE animation professionals and give them equal access to financing and market as their Western peers, by encouraging co-productions and sustainable new business models.

The CEE Animation Workshop is tailored to the needs of producers and their creative teams who have animation projects of any format (short films, TV, feature films, hybrid films, XR) in development.

It is open to career-oriented film professionals who want to develop a long-term strategy for their business with a focus on animation. Each year CEE AW trains 12 projects with teams of 2 or 3 members and up to 4 participants without a project.

The 2022 edition of CEE AW consists of 4 modules; 3 online and 1 on-site in Poland. The programme is structured as a combination of group and individual work, masterclasses, panels and case studies. Practical focus is on making significant progress in developing scripts, visuals and production packages.

The workshop culminates in a final one-on-one presentation of a full production package and pitch to a carefully selected group of industry players. CEE AW builds on the experience of the previous successful three-year programme supported by MEDIA, which is now in its final phase. CEE AW is led by regional animation professionals with a broad network and knowledge of the CEE market.

We work within the framework of the CEE Animation network (for 9 years), which connects producers' associations, studios, regional festivals and funding bodies, with the aim of increasing skills and competitiveness and strengthening animation producers from the CEE region.

Company data

Slovene Animated Film Association (DSAF) is an animation guild, bringing together authors, producers, various film professionals and others with a view to representing our common interests in animated film in the national and international environment. Since foundation in 2011, we have been organising and executing many promotional activities aimed at the general and expert publics, building and conducting dialogue with public institutes and decision makers; we have been presenting the highest national industry awards for animated film, ensuring the exchange of information between our members, as well as organising meetings and gatherings for society members. In the national environment, we have been engaging with related organisations, since 2017 also as cofounders and members of the general assembly of the Alliance of Slovenian Associations of Filmmakers, the umbrella organisation for the audio-visual sector. We have also been forming ties abroad: as a leading partner in the CEE Animation international organization, we are organizing projects enabling access to international markets, and educational events, which have also been supported by the European Commission.

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