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ANIMARKT Pitching for Stop-Motion Projects – Call for Entries Now Open

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Stop-motion shorts and TV specials may be submitted for the first edition of ANIMARKT pitching that will take place in Lodz (Poland) in October 2017. Pitching competition will be accompanied by pitching training sessions, panel discussions, presentations, workshops and individual face-to-face meetings.  

The pitching is a part of ANIMARKT – the first in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) event of a kind, focusing on stop motion / puppet animation. Its second edition will be held in Lodz (Poland) from 2nd to 6th of October 2017. During this five day event producers, distributors, representatives of TV broadcasters, animators and other professionals will share their experience and practical knowledge on working in animation industry.

Pitching sessions

This year ANIMARKT, for the very first time, will have two pitching sessions for creators of short stop-motion projects.Taking part in a pitching training with tutors experienced in animation production will be a great way to gain practical skills on how to pitch and promote a project, while submitting a project to a pitching competition may be a chance to be awarded with the Centre of Audio-Visual Technologies’ contribution in kind in the amount of: 60 000 PLN (ca €14 200), 30 000 PLN (ca €7 100), 20 000 PLN (ca €4 700),” says Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron, ANIMARKT programmer. Information concerning the three awarded projects shall be announced on October 5th, 2017 during the Closing Gala of the International Festival of Animation Art, ANIMART.

ANIMARKT pitching competition is open for short stop-motion / puppet animation projects from all over the world. The submitted project has to meet the following conditions:

  • film duration: up to 25 minutes;
  • 80% of the film is a stop-motion / puppet animation;
  • the film must be at the development stage.

An additional asset of the project will be the artistic input of the creators (animation director, storyboard author, author of artistic designs, composer, realization of a significant part of the animation) from at least one of the following countries: Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Germany, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia.

More information about pitching, its regulations and an application form can be found on the event’s website: www.animarkt.pl/pitching. Submission deadline is August 31st, 2017.

About ANIMARKT event

The main aims of ANIMARKT event are popularization of animation (especially stop-motion / puppet animation) from Central and Eastern Europe on international arena, as well as giving support to its creators and improving networking among animation producers, aiming at international co-productions.

ANIMARKT is organized by MOMAKIN (www.momakin.pl) – a company who was born out of a great passion for animation and film, as well as out of the desire to popularize the magnificent art of stop motion animation. The co-organizer of the event and the sponsor of the main prizes in the pitching competition is the Audiovisual Technology Center (Poland). ANIMARKT is co-financed by Visegrad Fund and The Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (Poland). Among partners of the ANIMARKT are: Animánie (Czech Republic), Fool Moon (Slovakia) and PRIMANIMA World Festival of First Animations (Hungary).

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