The CEE Animation Forum, the leading pitching, financing and co-production event focusing on the animation industry in Central and East Europe was held online from 6 to 8 October 2020.
The CEE Animation Forum is usually held in the Czech Republic parallel to the International Festival of Animated Films Anifim. Due to the ongoing global situation, the event was postponed until October and finally took place online. International juries followed 28 animated projects in 4 categories. Winners were announced during an online Award Ceremony.
To pick just a few titles from the long list of award winning projects:
– CEE Animation Forum Award for Feature Films: IGI, producer: Vladimer Katcharava for 20 Steps Productions, director: Natia Nikolashvili, Georgia
– CEE Animation Forum Award for TV series: NO HAPPILY EVER AFTER, producer Mária Móťovská for Helium film, director: Gabriela Plačková & Alžběta Göbelová, Czech Republic
– CEE Animation Forum Award for Short Films: THE GARDEN OF HEART, producer: Balint Gelley for CUB Animation, director: Oliver Hegyi, Hungary (thumb picture)
– CEE Animation Forum Audience Award: BALDIES (animated series), producer: Jiri Sadek for COFILM, scriptwriter: Eliska Podzimkova, Czech Republic
The CEE Animation Forum is also about networking, and particular emphasis was placed on 1:1 industry meetings. In the course of the 3-day programme, almost 300 online meetings were realized.
Part of the programme was dedicated to young debuting authors. The selection of six short films made by promising young filmmakers from the CEE region was officially introduced. The compilation called CEE Animation Talents will be presented at numerous animated film festivals around the world.
Press release with all award winners can be found here.
All visuals and project descriptions can be found here.