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Animarkt Stop-Motion Forum

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Category
PITCHING & INDUSTRY
Deadline | Event Dates (period)
05 October 2021 - 08 October 2021
City
Lodz, Poland
Email
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Edition
5
Submission deadline
2020-08-03
Submission/Registration Fee
No

Event Description:

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.

2021 Call for Entries to Follow

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:

  • vouchers worth PLN 60,000 (approx. 13500 EUR) and PLN 40,000 (approx. 9000 EUR) for using the studio and film production facilities – distinctions funded by the Audiovisual Technology Center (CeTA) in Wrocław
  • co-production contribution to the film – funded by the French studio Folimage
  • Dragonframe 4 software (with Bluetooth controller)
  • expert consultation with Marcin Zalewski – regarding the construction of a puppet
  • industry accreditation for Mifa 2021 in Annecy
  • 2-week residence at the Quirino Cristiani Animation Center in Cordoba (Argentina) – funded by APALAB including accommodation and mentoring/devlopment
  • consultancy in scriptwriting, production and art for development stage, and meetings with Argentine producers

Experts:
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.

2020 Workshops 

Check the Animarkt Masters Workshops and Apply

2019 Event Coverage

2018 Event Coverage

 2017 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.

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2020 Call For Entries (Archive)

The ANIMARKT Pitching section is dedicated to short stop-motion animations from around the world at the development stage, no longer than 30 minutes, and 80% completed in the stop-motion technique. The awards include vouchers for production services in Poland or animation equipment, festival distribution or sale of television rights to the finished film.

Since one of the goals of ANIMARKT Stop Motion Forum is to support artists from Central and Eastern Europe, entries from Poland, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Estonia, Germany, Ukraine, Lithuania, and Latvia are treated as priorities.

Finalists qualified for pitching before the presentation can take advantage of consultations regarding script work, production as well as budgeting, project presentation, public speaking, and building the puppet.

Although ANIMARKT Pitching 2020 will be held offline in Łódź, the competition is also open to all stop-motion animation creators who, due to the pandemic, prefer to avoid traveling.  Applicants can make a presentation from their home, and meet with experts online, and prepare for their pitch sessions.

Your presentation must include:
- Summary page: title, name of the director, producer and co-producers, country, format, target, stage of the project
- List of already solicited partners and the gathered financing sources and budget
- The concept of the project
- The synopsis
- 2-5 stills or concept arts
- Treatment
- Description of the characters
- Needs

Entry Form
Deadline: 3 August

 

 
 

Event Dates

  • From 05 October 2021 to 08 October 2021

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