AnimatekaPRO 2021

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AnimatekaPRO is the Animateka festival platform for animation professionals and students. It is a place where one can learn about the latest trends, be updated on the latest developments, and meet outstanding film professionals while exploring the world of animated film.

AnimatekaPRO traditionally features breakfasts with authors, where the curators of the Official Competition dive into in-depth conversations with the visiting filmmakers. For the fifth consecutive year, the AnimatekaPRO Pitch competition for projects in development will provide insight into the state of animation in ex-Yugoslav countries. The competition will be followed by Anna Vašova’s masterclass on pitching for beginners and complemented with presentations of some local works in progress.

As part of the HerStory retrospective, its curators will discuss the specifics of curating themed programmes, while a panel of speakers will talk about gender equality in animation.

Events for professionals also include masterclasses, a chance to learn more about the production activity and creative work of some of this year’s jurors, and VR case studies. The programme will wrap up with a CEE Animation Festival Network panel discussion, where representatives of five festivals from the region will talk about distribution, accessibility, and audiences.

All AnimatekaPRO events are in English and are available with free registration on the festival platform.


Tuesday, 30. 11.
10:00 AnimatekaPRO Pitch 2021: Pitching competition for projects from ex-Yugoslav countries
11:45 Masterclass: Anna Vašova (13ka, CZ), Pitching for beginners: Tips & Tricks
12:45 Regional work in progress: Zarja Menart (Finta, SI), Three birds (animated short in development)
13:30 Regional work in progress: Timon Leder: Mouse house (Invida, SI) (animated short in development)
14:15 Regional work in progress: Chintis Lundgren, Draško Ivezić (Chintis Lundgreni Animatsioonistuudio (EE), Adriatic Animation (HR), MIYU (FR)), Manivald and the Absinthe Rabbits (animated series in development)
15:00 AnimatekaPRO Pitch 2021 Award Winner Announcement

Wednesday, 1. 12.
10:00 Breakfast with authors
12:15 Discussion: HerStory – A curators’ view, Talk with Igor Prassel (Animateka, SI) and Olga Bobrowska (StopTrik IFF, SI/PL)
13:30 Panel Discussion: Gender equality in animation: Education, production and distribution, chaired by Urška Jež (City of Women, SI), speakers Tina Smrekar (Finta, SI), Maja Gherig (CH), Luce Grosjean (MIYU, FR), Matea Milić (Animafest Zagreb, HR)

Thursday, 2. 12.
10:00 Breakfast with authors
12:15 Producer in Person Dora Benousilio (Les Films d’Arlequin, FR)
13:15 Presentation: Keep festive: A festival toolbox to feel easy, not queasy, Luce Grosjean (MIYU, FR) and Clémence Bragard (AFCA/ASIFA-France)

Friday, 3. 12.
10:00 Breakfast with authors
12:15 Masterclass: Uri Kranot (DK), Process of working in non-linear immersive storytelling and the difference between the VR version and the film
13:15 Case study: Milivoj & Veljko Popović (Prime Render Studio, HR), Dislocation

Saturday, 4. 12.
10:00 Breakfast with authors
12:15 Masterclass: Maja Gehrig (CH)
13:00 Masterclass: Soetkin Verstegen (BL)
13:45 Panel discussion: CEE Animation Festival Network: Future of distribution, accessibility and audiences


30. 11. 2021 - 04. 12. 2021




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