Animation Production Day open for project submissions

Stuttgart | 26.01.2016 | Meet the representatives of the animation industry and upcoming talent in April 2016
Participants talking at Animation Production Day 2015 Networking and project discussions at Animation Production Day 2015 (photo: APD / Reiner Pfisterer)

The Animation Production Day (APD) will take place 28 – 29 April 2016 within the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX, Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia. For the 10th year, representatives of the German and international animation industry will meet with Germany’s big players in animation co-production and financing, to exchange new ideas and formats.

Each year, 30 to 35 animation projects from film, TV, games, and transmedia are selected to participate in the Animation Production Day. German and international producers are invited submit their projects until 22 February. A large number of APD participants successfully find production and financing partners by taking part in the event; nearly one third of participants from recent editions have seen their projects produced.

Deadline for project submissions: 22 February 2016

By participating in the APD, European and international producers and distributors with an interest in the German animation market are given the opportunity to meet the most relevant and established representatives of the country’s animation industry as well as young, upcoming talent with innovative ideas.

For the second time, the event will host “Producers for Co-Production”, featuring a stronger presence from the gaming industry. The networking series is targeted at producers and contractors searching for co-production possibilities or offering special skills and services. Screenings, studio presentations and workshops at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film as well as the extensive programme of the FMX Conference further offer opportunities for participants to inform themselves on the latest industry trends.

Animation Production Day is a business platform for the international animation industry. It is organised by the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg and the Film- & Medienfestival gGmbH. APD brings together co-production, financing, and distribution partners for animation projects in a series of one-on-one meetings and offers focused discussions and presentations on current challenges.

Source: APD
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APD 2016