Animation / Project development / Company development / Production / Co-production / Post-production / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition / Management & financing / Digital & multimedia / Television series

Animation Sans Frontières


Animation Sans Frontières is a 4×2 week 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
14-25 October 2019, Filmakademie, Germany

Module 2
18-29 November 2019, MOME, Hungary

Module 3
20-31 January 2020, The Animation Workshop, Denmark

Cartoon Movie pitching event
3-5 March 2020, Lyon, France

Module 4
9-20 March 2020, Gobelins, France

FMX Conference, Animation Production Day & ITFS Festival
Cancelled due to COVID-19

ASF enables emerging animation professionals to:
  • develop their own projects/companies, work in multidisciplinary & international teams
  • learn more about the European animation industry and markets, understand coproduction
  • meet a wide variety of recognised animation film, games and new media professionals
  • network with other European young talents and initiate future trans-European collaborations
  • be positioned in the vast international animation industry
  • be guided into alternative markets and new media solutions.

A group of 15 to 16 young European animation artists, producers, scriptwriters and technical directors  travels 2 weeks to each 4 school to follow 4 separate parts of an overview of the entire animation film production process, from concept development through financing and production management to marketing and distribution. 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 new addition to the programme, there are several special collaborative events designed to meet the challenge of getting to know new technologies in order to use them to tell stories with animation. These events will include a 3-day hackathon where teams of of artists, technicians, producers and script writers will create prototypes for Animated Spaces, as well as a 2-day game jam.

As a special supplement and based on their talent and motivation, of the 16 students, 2 groups of 4 will also have the opportunity to join and represent ASF at the Cartoon Movie 2020, the Animation and Prodution Day and FMX 2020 events. All fees and costs are covered by ASF.
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.

Technical directors/programmers are required to send in a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter, links to previous works/projects and, optionally,  any available samples of personal projects they might be working on and which they would like to further developed during the workshop.

Junior | Intermediate
Included At all four schools. For 10 of the 16 participants, travel is also covered to Cartoon Movie or FMX/Animation Production Day.
Included At all four schools.
Included At all four schools.
Last updated on : 08.10.19