For Animation Filmmakers:
For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals
ANIMARKT STOP MOTION FORUM is a unique meeting venue of the field’s top artists, craftsmen, producers, distributors, broadcasters, and investors. Its diversified program offers a unique combination of workshop and vocation-oriented elements on the one hand with networking and business-to-business meetings on the other, while the pitching of short puppet animations is a unique opportunity for artists.
Apart from the Pitching Competition, the main programme will comprise workshops, masterclasses and panel discussions for students and young specialists (the Masters section), this year revolving around topics related to the making of a stop motion puppet as well as relations between animation makers and producers. The third part of the programme – Business, concentrates on establishing contacts in the industry and recruitment sessions for international animation studios or stop motion projects. This year it will be extended to include a new meeting formula (Match and Meet). Another novelty for the event participants will be a special application My ANIMARKT App which enables to directly arrange networking meetings. The 2021 event The event receivedd financing from the International Visegrad Fund and is co-financed by the Polish Film Institute.
2021 Call for Entries
The ANIMARKT Pitching section is dedicated to short stop-motion animations from around the world at the development stage. The awards include vouchers for production services in Poland or animation equipment, 2000 euro in cash to spend for the production in one of the Visegrád group countries (Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia) or Mifa Annecy 2022 accreditation.
Call for applications is open for projects from all over the world, but additional points are given to applications from following countries: Croatia, Czechia, Estonia, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lichtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
Among the experts who will conduct the training sessions we can name a recognized journalist Nancy Denney-Phelps, member of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) and juror at many animation film festivals with links to AWN.com, or Marcin Zalewski, an experienced puppet maker who created puppets for films such as "Peter and the Wolf" and "Isle of Dogs". There will be also a possibility to take part in public speaking exercises with a composer and musician Nik Phelps or discuss scripts with Anna Bielak, a screenwriter and script consultant well known in the Polish animation community.
– Pitching participants work with our experts even before the event. We make sure to help each finalist feel confident before his or her decisive performance – Paulina Zacharek, MOMAKIN
It has been proven many times that an award at ANIMARKT Pitching translates directly into the future of the artist and his or her project – Agnieszka Kowalewska-Skowron, MOMAKIN,
Finalists qualified for pitching before the presentation can take advantage of consultations regarding script work, production, project presentation, public speaking, and building the puppet.
The submitted project must meet the following conditions:
a) film duration: up to 30 minutes;
b) 80% of the film is a stop motion animation;
c) the film must be at the development stage with at least the first draft of the script.
Animarkt Pitching 2021 awards:
2020 Event Coverage
Selected Stop-Motion Projects
1. A Rede (The Hammock), dir.: Beatriz Lima, prod.: Ana Luisa Lima, country: Brazil
2. Carcassonne-Acapulco, dir.: Marjorie Caup & Olivier Heraud, prod.: 12//24 FILMS, country: France;
3. Communication Lost, dir.: Pablo Muñoz and Vicente Mallols, prod.: Leticia Montalvá - Pangur Animation, country: Spain;
4. Electra. A Poem, dir.: Daria Kashcheeva, prod.: FAMU and co-producer MAUR film - Martin Vandas, Zuzana Krivkova, country: Czech Republic;
5. Fia dir.: Luciana Martinez & Iván Stur, prod.: María Rosario Carlino, country: Argentina;
6. Isolated, dir.: Juan Soto, prod.: Juan Soto, country: Spain;
7. Kabuki, dir.: Tiago Minamisawa, prod.: Wag Films and T Minamisawa, country: Brazil / France;
8. Labra Cadabra, Klaipeda Jazz, dir.: Olga Ti, Julia Titowa, prod.: Valentas Aškinis, country: Lithuania;
9. Roxanda, dir.: Dragan Jovicevic, prod.: Predrag Azdejkovic, country: Serbia;
10. Skin, dir.: Gabriel Nunes do Carmo, prod.: Matias Boeing Eastman & A. K. McCallum, country: Brazil and U.K.;
11. Steps to Fly, dir.: Nicolás Conte, prod.: María Rosario Carlino, country: Argentina;
12. Sweater (working title), dir.: Kinga Gorak, prod.: Kinga Gorak, country: Poland, South Korea;
13. The Day Vladimir Died, dir.: Fadi Syriani, prod.: Roland Fischer, country: Germany;
14. The Family Portrait, dir.: Lea Vidakovic, prod.: Drasko Ivezic, country: Croatia;
15. Yugen: open sky, dir.: Nayelli Ojeda, prod.: Isabel Figueroa, country: Mexico.
Animarkt Pitching 2020 awards:
Recognized journalist Nancy Denney-Phelps, member of the International Animated Film Association (ASIFA) and juror at many animation film festivals with links to AWN.com, or Edwina Liard, a French producer from Ikki Films, responsible for example for the success of the animated film "Negative Space" (an Oscar nomination). There will be also a possibility to take part in public speaking exercises with a composer and musician Nik Phelps or discuss scripts with Anna Bielak, a screenwriter and script consultant well known in the Polish animation community.
2018 Event Coverage
The event is organized by MOMAKIN, which combines the world of animation filmmaking with international production, distribution and promotion. It specializes in stop motion and supports animation projects at every stage of their development: from planning and financing through production to distribution.