Creative Europe Animation Day

27 Sep 2016, 11:00AM - 4:30PM
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Booking details:
Free, booking essential

The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH

Creative Europe offers support designed to help animation filmmakers develop their ideas, unlock funding and reach a large international audience with their projects. This event is targeted at animation producers and directors working in film, television and across digital platforms who are looking to internationalise their career.

Representatives of flagship Creative Europe-funded initiatives, such as CARTOON, Annecy’s MIFA and The Animation Workshop will showcase some of the opportunities available to UK producers on a European level and include insights from the professionals who have benefited from these initiatives.

10:30 – 11:00 Registration

11:00 – 11:10 Welcome and Introduction

11:10 – 11:30 KEYNOTE: Lindsay Watson, Animated Women UK

11:30 – 12:15 SESSION 1: Finding Your Feet

What are the benefits of attending an international training course? How can networking with professionals from across Europe and the rest of the world lead to your next project being made?

12:15 – 13:00 SESSION 2: Finding the Funds

Just exactly what do you need in order to access the non-repayable grants available through Creative Europe’s MEDIA sub-programme? What are the tricks to getting your project selected? Let the Creative Europe Desk UK team guide you through the schemes with input from those producers who got it right.

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 – 14:45 SESSION 3: Finding the Right Financiers

What does the financing landscape look like for European animation projects? How can you get your project in front of the right people, at the right time?

  • Anna Vášová, Director of TV Series and Specials, Visegrad Animation Forum
  • Mickaël Marin, CITIA Managing Director, Head of Economic Development & Mifa
  • Iain Harvey, Illuminated Films (Cartoon Forum Participant)
  • Moderated by: Julian Scott, Animation Consultant, Film London

14:45 – 15:30 SESSION 4: Finding your Audience

What are Europe’s animation festival programmers looking for? How can you make the most of the festival experience once your project is selected?

15:30 – 16:30 Breakout Sessions / One-to-ones with speakers

Image: Hoho Entertainment received €500,000 through the TV Programming scheme for their original CG animated series Shane the Chef