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FNE continues to report about the critical conditions of cinemas in the region

Updated 17 June 2021

 

 

 

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • 1 June 2021
    Cinemas open - Capacity 30%
    Sale of food and drink permitted.
  • From 21 March 2021
    Cinemas in Republika Srpska closed until further notice
    Cinemas open in Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
    Sale of drinks and packaged food allowed
    Curfew in effect from 21:00
  • On 26 May 2020 cinemas reopened

Bulgaria

  • From 1 April 2021
    Cinemas open operate at 30% capacity
  • From 22-31 March 2021
    Cinemas closed
  • From February 2021
    Cinemas operate at 30% capacity
  • From 27 November 2020 to 1 February 2021
    Cinemas closed
  • From May 13 to 27 November 2020
    Open with 30% capacity
  • From 13 March to 13 May 2020
    Cinemas closed

Croatia

  • From August 2020
    Cinemas including multiplexes open
  • May 2020
  • Cinemas open
  • March 2020
    Cinemas closed

Cyprus

  • From 8 February 2021
    Cinemas open, capacity limited to 50 people
    Curfew 21:00
  • From 10 January 2021
    Cinemas closed

Czech Republic

  • 10 June 2021
    Sale of food and drink allowed
    Most cinemas reopen
  • 24 May 2021 Czech cinemas report
    Sale of food and drink in mall cinemas prohibited
    Audience must present antigen test not older than 72 hours, a PCR test not older than seven days, a confirmation that they are at least 14 days after the second dose of vaccine, or a confirmation that they are within 90 days of experiencing COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Cinemas closed since 12 October 2020

Estonia

  • 24 May 2021
    Cinemas Open
    Capacity 50%
  • From 1 March 2021
    Cinemas closed
  • From February 2021
    Cinemas open with 50% capacity
    Curfew 21:00

Georgia

  • From 8 April 2021
    Cinemas Open
  • Cinemas closed and no news on reopening date

Hungary

  • 30 April 2021
    Cinemas reopen for vaccination or immunity certificate holders when the number of vaccinated people reaches 4 million
    People with immunity certificates don’t have to wear masks for the staff masks are still required
    Cinemas can stay open until 23:00
  • From 11 November 2020
    Cinemas closed

Latvia

  • 15 June 2021
    Cinemas Open
    Maximum 300 people
  • 19 April 2021
    Cinemas reopen at 30% capacity and limit of 150 persons
  • From 9 November 2020 to 6 April 2021
    Cinemas closed

Lithuania

  • From 19 April 2021 Cinemas Open
    Capacity 30% and limit of 150 Spectators
  • From 7 November 2020
    Cinemas closed

Malta

  • 7 June 2021
    Cinemas to reopen at 30% capacity
    Masks and social distancing obligatory
  • From March to at least 11 April 2021
    Cinemas closed
  • From June 2020
    Cinemas open with contact tracing and social distancing
  • From March to June 2020
    Cinemas closed

Montenegro

  • From September 2020
    Cinemas open with 50 persons limit
    Curfew 21:00
  • 13 March to 3 September 2020
    Cinemas closed

North Macedonia

  • From 16 June 2021
    Cinemas open at 30% capacity and masks required
    No curfew
  • From 13 May 2021
    cinemas reopen at 30% capacity and masks required
    Curfew starts at midnight and ends at 4am
  • From 6 April until at least 20 April
    Cinemas closed due to 20:00 curfew
    Exception Cinplexx multiplex remains partially open
  • From 24 September 2020
    Cinemas open with 30% capacity and mandatory masks
  • 11 March to 24 September 2020
    Cinemas closed

Poland

  • June 13 2021
    Reopening of snack and drink bars in cinemas allowed
  • From June 26 2021
    Capacity for cinemas 75%
  • 21 May 2021
    All cinemas reopen at 50% capacity
  • 15 May 2021
    Open air cinemas reopen at 50% capacity
  • 20 March until at least 9 April 2021
    Cinemas closed
  • From 15 March 2021
    Cinemas closed in some regions
  • From 12 February 2021
    Cinemas open with restrictions of 50% capacity
  • From November 2020
    Most large multiplex operators have remained closed
  • 7 November 2020
    Cinemas closed
  • March 2020
    First closure of all cinemas

Romania

  • 1 June 2021
    Cinema capacity increased to 70%
    For persons who have been vaccinated, tested negative, or who were previously infected with the Coronavirus.
    Masks required
  • 27 May 2021
    Multiplexes reopen
    Cinemas operate at 50% capacity
  • 3 May 2021
    Bucharest reopens cinemas as the infection rate has fallen below three cases for 1,000 persons for three consecutive days.
    Cinemas operate 30% of their capacity
    Cinemas will operate at 50% when the infection rate decreases below 1.5 cases for 1,000 persons.
    The Ilfov county and Bucharest are the only regions where the incidence is between two and three cases for 1,000 persons
  • From March 2021
    Cinemas closed in most regions of Romania
    Cinemas open at 30% to 50% capacity in regions that meet limits for rates of infection
  • From November 2020
    Most multiplexes have remained closed
  • From 25 January 2021
    Cinemas in Bucharest reopened
  • From 20 October 2020
    Cinemas open at 30% of capacity

Serbia

  • From September 2020
    Cinemas open with restrictions
    Curfew 21:00
  • From March to September 2020
    Cinemas closed

Slovakia

  • 17 May 2021
    cinemas permitted to reopen
    Strict COVID safety measures in place
  • Cinemas closed since Christmas 2020

Slovenia

  • 3 June 2021
    Cinemas Reopen
    For PCT required (people who have recovered, have been vaccinated or tested for COVID-19)
    Capacity 50%
  • 26 April -2 May 2021
    Cinemas allowed to reopen but few cinema operators agree to open
    Maximum capacity is 10 persons per screen
  • Up to 26 April 2021
    Cinemas closed and no news on reopening
26-03-2021

Animation Industry Profile ALBANIA

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk ALBANIA

GENERAL INFO
OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYRepublic of Albania
POPULATION2876591 (as of Jan. 1. 2017)
GDP IN € (PER CAPITA)3 717
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEAlbanian National Center of Cinematography
ADDRESSAleksandër Moisiu 77, 1012-Tirana
WEBPAGEwww.nationalfilmcenter.gov.al
CHIEF EXECUTIVEIlir Butka
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS1.2 million
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATIONno specific percentage
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES
TAX INCENTIVESYES/NO
20% VATfor Albanian Producers (20% VAT)
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONYES/NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES/NO
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEAlbanian Public Radio-Television (RTSH)
ADDRESSIsmail Qemali № 11 Tirana
WEBPAGEhttps://rtsh.al/
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONNA
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSNA
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSNA
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARSNA
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016NA
NUMBER OF SCREENS9
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS3
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE66.4 % (as of June 1. 2017)
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS0
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS0
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS15
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS13
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARSNA
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILMALBANIMACION
- OFFICIAL NAMEKrijuesit e Animacionit Shqiptar – ALBANIMACION
- WEBPAGE
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEArtan Maku
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS1
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALShttp://anifestrozafa.org/
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)1975. The first animated film is made “Zana and Miri” by director Vlash Droboniku
1991. The Kinostudio “Shqiperia e Re” is riorganized into:: Albafilm-Studio, Albafilm Animacion, Albafilm Distribution and National Archive
By the 80s, the Kinostudio produced 16 animations of various lengths and techniques. The Kinostudio Fund, administrated by the Albanian National Center of Cinematography counts over 190 animated films produced in Albania and 75 foreign animated productions. 
In the following 17 years - 48 animated short films have been produced with the support of the ANCC. 2016-2017 14 short animations have been produced, 13 of which with the support of ANCC. 
As the latest big success in animationwe can mention Mr Jani Zhonga and his last short film ETHNOPHOBIA which has won over 18 international awards so far.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile HUNGARY

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk HUNGARY

GENERAL INFO
OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYHungary
POPULATION9 797 561
GDP IN € (PER CAPITA)11 587,90
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEThe Media Council of the National Media and Infocommunications Authority - Hungarian Media Patronage Program (NMHH)
ADDRESSH-1088 Budapest, Reviczky u. 5.
WEBPAGEwww.nmhh.hu
CHIEF EXECUTIVEMr. Tamás Kollarik / Ms. Monika Karas
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS27,9 M EUR (2017)
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATIONMacskássy Animated Film Grant Program - 180 M HUF (2017)
Dargay Animated Series Grant Program - 200 M HUF (2017)
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM25 000 EUR
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM1M EUR
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES14 500 EUR
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE25%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEMTVA - Media Service Support and Asset Management Fund (M1, M2, M3, M4, M5)
MTVA - Duna Television - Duna / Duna World
ADDRESSH-1037 Budapest, Kunigunda útja 64.
H-1016 Budapest, Naphegy tér 8.
WEBPAGEmtva.hu
dunatv.hu
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONMs. Éva Vass
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSn/a
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS1 233 702 311 HUF
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS7 895
Kids channelM2, webpage:  www.mediaklikk.hu/m2/
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 201614 467 218
NUMBER OF SCREENS400
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS4,7 EUR
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE75% (2015)
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS10
Macskafogó 2 (2007)
Egon és Dönci (2007)
A napkirálynő (2007)
Kis Vuk (2008)
Immigrants (2008)
Az ember tragédiája (2011)
Nyócker 8D (2012)
Manieggs (2015)
Lengemesék (2017)
Salamon király legendája (2017)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS6
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSn/a
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS4
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS140 (Hungarian Media Patronage Program)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMSn/a
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSn/a
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSn/a
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS221 (Hungarian Media Patronage Program)
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS2
MOME - Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest
MERU (Metropolitan University)
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES35
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILMn/a
- OFFICIAL NAMEn/a
- WEBPAGEn/a
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEn/a
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS3
Kecskemét Animation Film Festival (KAFF)
 Anilogue International Film Festival
 Primanima World Festival of First Animations
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALShttps://www.kaff.hu/
http://anilogue.com/2017pre/index.html
http://primanima.eu/?lang=en
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)The 1980s would prove to be a peak of Hungarian animation. Increasingly bold use of irony and allegory portrayed the Hungarian condition under Communist rule and during this period a number of Hungarian films received high accolades and prestigious awards including Ferenc Rofusz' 1981 Oscar for A Légy ("The Fly"). The decade would also mark a renaissance in technical experimentation with the exploration of many non-traditional graphic media such as plasticine, sand, coal, textiles, and computer animation. During this period the first feature-length films based on serials were created and proved to be quite popular. 
Today: 159 festival awards, 35 animation studios with permanent activities since the begining of the Hungarian Media Patronage Program  (2011), digital 2D and 3d and traditional animation as well.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile ESTONIA

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk ESTONIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYESTONIA
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEEstonian Film Istitute
ADDRESSUus 3, Tallinn, 10111
WEBPAGEwww.filmi.ee
CHIEF EXECUTIVEEdith Sepp
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS9 217 453 Euros (EFI support)
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM200 000 eur
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM3,2 mlj eur
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES -
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEERR
ADDRESSGonsiori27, Tallinn
WEBPAGEwww.err.ee
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONMarje Jurtshenko
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSno special budget for that
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSno special budget for that
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARSERR is not producing animation
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20163 290 750
NUMBER OF SCREENS87
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS5,37 eur
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS2012 - 2016  40 feature films
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS5 (2016)
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS3
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS3
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS20 (2015 - 2017)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS1
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES12
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM
- OFFICIAL NAMEEstonian Animation Union
- WEBPAGEraoheidmets(ät)hotmail.com
- CHIEF EXECUTIVERao Heidmets
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALSPÖFF shorts
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSwww.poff.ee
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile LITHUANIA

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk LITHUANIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYLithuania (LT)
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMELithuanian Film Centre
ADDRESSZ. Sierakausko str. 15, Vilnius
WEBPAGEwww.lkc.lt/en/
CHIEF EXECUTIVERolandas Kvietkauskas
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS4 619 000
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION6%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM~10 000 Eur per min. 2017 m. AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET - 86610, if 2013-17 - 137283 eur.
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILMN/A
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIESN/A
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE20
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMELithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT)
ADDRESSS.Konarskio 49, LT-03123 Vilnius, Lithuania
WEBPAGEhttp://www.lrt.lt/en/news_in_english 
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONMrs. Junita Budvytiene
Head of TV Acquisition;
Mr. Viktoras Snarskis
TV Programming Director ;
 Lolita Bytautaitė, producer.
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSNO INFO but does „pre-buy“ / „Letter  of Commitment“,
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS0
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS0
2013 m.  173 hours of animation screened;
2014 m.  262 hours of animation screened
2017 m.  289 hours of animation screened.
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20163668370
NUMBER OF SCREENS79
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS4,83
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE77.2 %
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS1
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS0
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS11 produced with the support of LFC (more independant)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS11
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS10
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS0
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLSVilnius Academy of Arts; VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; VILNIUS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES24
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILMLithuanian Animation Association (Agnė Adomėnė); ASIFA Lithuania- International Animated Film Association (Valentas Aškinis)
- OFFICIAL NAME
- WEBPAGE
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS2
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSBlon | Animation and Video games festival - blon.lt ; International Animated Film Festival "Tindirindis" www.tindirindis.lt
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)he 1909 experiments of independent film pioneers mark the beginning of the Lithuanian animation. The first animators had innovative ideas and various techniques. Mostly self-taught, working with a team of enthusiasts they interpreted film making via their own personal experience. In the beginning of the Soviet era, amateur Lithuanian animation was replaced with a more professional approach and a new generation of animators emerged. Some filmmakers graduated from various Russian film schools, others attended animators’ courses in Lithuania. These animation films were usually produced using a classical hand draw technique, though not exclusively. Since the beginning of Lithuanian animation, there is at least one significant amateur animator with an outstanding film style. The collapse of the USSR resulted in a cut of funding from Moscow. As a result classical animation encountered great difficulties. Fewer animations were produced and the quality suffered. Filmmakers started looking for cheaper, more diverse film techniques.  (https://mubi.com/lists/lithuanian-animation)

„Golden Horse” is the second Lithuanian feature-length animated film that premiered in 2014. It is a co-production with Lithuania,Latvia, Luxembourg and Denmark and directed by Valentas Aškinis and Reinis Kalnaellis in 2015 the animation and video games festival Beautiful Land of Nevermind (BLON) took place for the first time.  Lithuanian animation was featured in several important international events. At the Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Norway, the filmmaker Ilja Bereznickas received an award for lifetime achievements and contribution to the animation of Nordic and Baltic countries. The Lithuanian Animation Association represented national industry at the Visegrad Animation Forum, and the meeting for international cooperation showcasing Poland and Baltic countries organised by the German Producers Alliance.

2016, Lithuanian animation enjoys two international co-production premieres: the short film 3D animation film Junction, co-produced by Lithuania, Canada and Australia; and the short stop-motion puppet film Downfall. The best Lithuanian animation features at a number of European film festivals.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile SLOVAKIA

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk SLOVAKIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYSlovak Republic
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMESlovak Audiovisual Fund
ADDRESSGrösslingova 53,811 09 Bratislava
WEBPAGEwww.avf.sk
CHIEF EXECUTIVEMartin Šmatlák, director
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS6,75 mil EUR
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION9,57%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM90 000
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM1 750 000
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES35 000
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMERozhlas a televízia Slovenska
ADDRESSMlynská dolina,  845 45 Bratislava
WEBPAGEwww.rtvs.sk
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONHalka Marčeková
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS307
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20165 667 071
NUMBER OF SCREENS241
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS5,12
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE82,50%
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS7
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS6
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARSN/A
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMSN/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS34
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS8
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES18
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM1
- OFFICIAL NAMEAsociácia producentov animovaného filmu
- WEBPAGEhttp://www.apaf.sk/
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEKatarína Kerekesová
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS2
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSwww.festanca.sk
www.bibiana.sk
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)Slovak Animation: A Historical Overview Rudolf Urc / dramaturgist, director, pedagogue and historian of Slovak animation release of two animated feature films both by Viktor Kubal, can be regarded as the peak of Slovak animation, documented in numerous awards at home and abroad. As a consequence of political and economic changes in the early 1990s (the fall of communism), the state monopoly film institutions ceased to exist. New private companies and studios were formed slowly and many of them soon went out of business. Production for children at public television finished unexpectedly. Animation faced difficult market conditions. In the 1990s the production of film and television animation decreased almost to zero. Fresh hope was miraculously born out of the hotbed of collapse. The Department of Animation was founded at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 1993. The first graduates already showed extraordinary energies. It was particularly to their credit that the number of animation studios increased at the end of the 1990s with the ambition to follow modern art and animation trends. A new generation of young animators emerged, many of whom gained major awards on the domestic and international scene. They stood at the birth of the Homo Felix specialised journal dedicated to domestic and international animation. They contributed to teaching animation at several secondary schools, and initiated the establishment of domestic festivals and presentations. Finally, public television avowed to its finest tradition of bedtime stories and opened itself to all those who think about child audience. This was the beginning of healthy competition between animators, of mutual cooperation between animation studios in the Visegrad region, of openness towards Europe and the world. It sent out the message that animation, this beautiful art of enthusiasm and revival, is again becoming an important part of the cultural movement in Slovakia. 4 Slovak Animation on the Rise apaf – slovak association of animated film producers Today, almost thirty years after the change of political regime, the animated film industry in Slovakia is gaining a new breath, confidently showing signs of growth and development. The 1990s and 2000s were hit hard by the disruption of commissions for public television, and the non-existance of the national subsidy system. In spite of this, animation survived in Slovakia, preserved by the creative potential of students who managed to break through in Cannes, Annecy, Stuttgart, Oberhausen, and even among nominees for the Student Academy Award. Exceptional figures among former students form the core of the contemporary animation scene, run studios, produce and direct films. New talents emerge with every new generation of students, artists succeed in establishing themselves on the international festival scene. The projects are getting more ambitious. Television series are part of prime-time TV  broadcasting, enjoying great popularity among children, and even breaking into the foreign market. Feature-length projects are not an unattainable goal any more. The national subsidy system for cinema has been operating in Slovakia since 2006. The support of audiovisual industry changed fundamentally in 2010, when the Slovak Audiovisual Fund (AVF) started its full operation, and opened a separate subprogramme for animation. Public television  – Radio and Television Slovakia (RTVS)  – continuously funds the production of a number of children’s animated series, and enters into feature film co-production. Systematic financial support for animation has been reflected in an increasing number of production companies in recent years. The Slovak Association of Animated Film Producers (APAF) currently associates 13  companies and plays an important role in relation to the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, comments on its work and defends the interests of animators. It is actively involved in co-organising the Visegrad Animation Forum (VAF), the largest professional pitching forum in Central and Eastern Europe. Thanks to the negotiations of the representatives of public broadcasters and film funds of the V4 countries taking place at the VAF, 5 the opportunities for co-production of animated films are gradually increasing in this territory. Co-productions were common for state film studios in the past, but even today they are an essential part of funding ambitious projects. Co-productions are stimulated by personal contacts and the VAF offers a  place for meetings of producers and building their mutual trust, making it an ideal platform for the development of cross-border cooperation. The APAF also closely cooperates with the festival Fest Anča in Žilina, especially in the preparation for the section Industry Days. Finally, the APAF is involved in organising educational activities to help students bridge different requirements of the school environment and professional studies. Slovak animation successfully established itself in cooperation with Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland. Work on co-productions with Western Europe is hampered by the incompatibility of the allocated budget and high demands on the capacity and speed of production that the Slovak studios have been unable to fully satisfy so far. However, several signals indicate that there is a potential for growth of the animation industry. Two feature-length co-production films with an international potential and with Slovak majority input are in the pre-production stage, with secured financial support from different countries. The number of approved projects with European funding by Creative Europe MEDIA is growing. The amount of funds allocated to animation by the AVF is increasing and tax incentives in the amount of 20 % tax rebate are also available. The production environment has been stabilised and the functioning subsidy system allows longer-term planning strategies and the foundation of animation studios. With goals still to reach, however, we may say that the creative potential, artists with a unique artistic vision and cinematic statement are here and they are the most valuable investment. Astute producers can build on this a functioning industry effectively connected with foreign countries. There are indications that Slovakia is becoming a very interesting partner for international cooperation on animated films in the near future: a country to watch.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile CROATIA

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYTHE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMECROATIAN AUDIOVISUAL CENTRE
ADDRESSNOVA VES 18
WEBPAGEwww.havc.hr
CHIEF EXECUTIVEDANIEL RAFAELIĆ
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS6. 846, 083, 79 EUR
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION8,5 % /development and production/
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:2016  - 281. 628 EUR (including minority co-productions)  or 448.802 EUR without minority co-productions
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM2016- 33.841 EUR (including minority co-productions), or 35.848 EUR (without minority co-productions)
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILMnote: The Criquet and the Antoinnette - they received an approximate figure of 526. 316 EUR, however was never made!!! The  year of reference: 2012
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE20%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEHRT / CROATIAN RADIO TELEVISION
ADDRESSPRISAVLJE 3
WEBPAGEwww.hrt.hr
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONKrešimir Zubčić/This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20164. 29 mil (147.705 Croatian films)
NUMBER OF SCREENS154 screens (140 digital screens)
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS3,8 EUR
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE74,20%
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS2
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS56
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS47
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS9
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS47
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARSNote: 13 TV series episodes were supported for their development (script and project development)
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLSAcademy of Fine Arts Zagreb / Dept. of Animation and New Media
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES31 ( note: some are more active than others. Some production companies registered for animation, thus, here are taken into consideration!)
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILMN/A
- OFFICIAL NAMEN/A
- WEBPAGEN/A
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEN/A
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALSANIMAFEST ZAGREB
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSwww.animfest.hr
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)Croatia is famous for its tradition in animation related to Zagreb school of animated films- an animation film studio located in Zagreb (in 1956), Croatia and is a part of the Zagreb Film company. The first major success was a Grand Prix award in Venice for the animated short Samac (Lonely guy) by Vatroslav Mimica, and their greatest work so far is an Oscar-winning animated short Surogat by Dušan Vukotić in 1962. The new generation of animators specializes in computer animated films, yet their style is as innovative and groundbreaking as that of their illustrious predecessors. Simon Bogojević Narath (Morana - Annecy competition, Flower of Battle - Balkanima official selection)  and Veljko Popović (She who measures - FIPRESCI award in Annecy 2008, May Way - Cartoon East Award 2010, Götteborg,  Dove Sei Amore Mio - Clermont Ferrand offical competition 2011, Planemo un 2016), two highly influential figures in this new wave of Croatian animation explore new approaches to animation. In addition, it is important to highlight some other names: Michaela Müller (Miramare - Sarajevo FF 2009, Animateka), Matija Pisačić, Marko Meštrović (No Sleep Won't Kill You - Annecy 2010 -official competition, Sarajevo FF, Ottawa), Marko Dješka, Draško Ivezić, Daniel Šuljić. Among many it is important to highlight screenings, official selections at Animafest Zagreb and Animateka, supported by MEDIA. The most recent success story - 2017 (Croatian minority co-production) - Hedhogehog's Home coproduced between Canada and Croatia (Bonobo Studio) directed by Eva Cvijanović and being selected at Generation Next - this year's Berlinale.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile Bosnia and Herzegovina

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYBosnia and Herzegovina
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEFondacija za kinematografiju Sarajevo
ADDRESSObala Maka Dizdara 2, 71000 Sarajevo, BH
WEBPAGEhttp://fondacijakinematografija.ba
CHIEF EXECUTIVEIvo Čolak
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS950.000 EUR
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION0
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM20.000 EUR
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM3,2 mil EUR
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES
TAX INCENTIVESNO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSNO
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMERadio Televizija Bosne i Hercegovina (BHRT1)
ADDRESSBulevar Meše Selimovića 12, 71000 Sarajevo, BH
WEBPAGEhttp://www.bhrt.ba
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION/
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS/
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS/
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS/
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016919000
NUMBER OF SCREENS35
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS2,61
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE61,60%
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS1
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS15
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS11
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS4
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS0
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS1
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES5
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILMNO
- OFFICIAL NAME
- WEBPAGE
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS2
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALShttp://www.naff.ba
http://www.banjalukanima.org
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)Animation industry in Bosnia and Herzegovina was rather underdeveloped before the war. However, animation film festivals in Neum and Banja Luka that were initiated some ten years ago have triggered some very positive developments in this field. A very important one is the introduction of Animation Department at the Academy of Arts in Banja Luka, that brings lecturers from the entire region. It is certain that tangible results of these changes will be visible very soon.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile CZECHIA

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk CZECHIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYCzechia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEStátní fond kinematografie / State Cinematography Fund
ADDRESSVeletržní palác, Dukelských hrdinů 47, 170 00  Praha 7, CZ
WEBPAGEwww.fondkinematografie.cz
CHIEF EXECUTIVEHelena Bezděk Fraňková
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS14 538 500
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION1 827 000
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM34 200
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM1 926 000
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES103 000
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE20%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEČeská televize / Czech Television
ADDRESSKavčí hory, 140 70  Praha 4, CZ
WEBPAGEwww.czech-tv.cz
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONBarbara Johnson
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS0
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS- -
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS1 964
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 201615 621 923
NUMBER OF SCREENS470
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS5
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE88,40%
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 6 YEARS10
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS5
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS5
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARSaprox. 30
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS28
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS308
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS7
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES12
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM
- OFFICIAL NAMEAssociation of Czech Animation (ASAF)
- WEBPAGEwww.asaf.cz
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEMichal Podhradský
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS3
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSwww.anifilm.cz, www.pifpaf.cz, www.animanie.cz
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)Czech animation has been a tradition for almost 100 years. It began in 1920s and its golden era dates between 1950s and 1980s. Czech animators include Jiří Trnka, Hermína Týrlová, Karel Zeman, Břetislav Pojan, Jan Švankmajer, Jiří Barta, Pavel Koutský, Aurel Klimt, Michaela Pavlátová, Mária Procházková or Martin Duda. Czech animators have employed cutout animation, puppet animation, clay animation and only in the last years also 3D animation.  Recent successes are the international distribution and awards (Chicago IFF) of the feature film The Oddsockeaters by Galina Miklínová or the Cinekid award and MIFA Annecy participation of the short film Fruits of Clouds by Kateřina Karhánková.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile LATVIA

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYLatvia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMENational Film Centre of Latvia
ADDRESSPeitavas 10, Riga LV1050, Latvia
WEBPAGEwww.nkc.gov.lv
CHIEF EXECUTIVEMs. Dita Rietuma
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2017)7 421 327
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION (2017)1 745 436
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2016)4 390 695
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION (2016)652 191
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN € (2016 - 2017):
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM100 563
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM1 727 353
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES0
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGEup tp 25%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSNo specific quotas for animated film professionals
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEState LLC Latvian Television
ADDRESS33 Zakusalas Embankment, Riga LV1050, Latvia
WEBPAGEhttp://ltv.lsm.lv/lv/berniem/
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONMs. Zane Valeniece
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS50% of animation content acquired from France, 30% from Britain, 10% from Germany and 10% from the rest Europe (including CEE countries)
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS10-20% of the department's budget annually. In 2018, due to 100 Years Anniversary of Latvia - 50%.
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS0
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20162 516 259
NUMBER OF SCREENS62
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS4,85
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE76,30%
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS (2007 - 2016)3
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS2
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS (2012 - 2016)39
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS33
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
Without state support5
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS0
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS0
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES12
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILMLatvian Animation Association
- OFFICIAL NAMEThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- WEBPAGEwww.latviananimation.com
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEMs. Anna Zača
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS0
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS0
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)Professional animation in Latvia began in 1965 with the production of Kikerigū! / Cock-a-doodle-doo! by Arnolds Burovs (1915-2006). Since then for half a century continuous high-quality animation production has been going on. This secures that Latvia harbours a superb group of creative and skilled animation professionals working on various types of animation:
• 2 D computer, drawing, cut-out, sand, paint on glass, puppet, clay
• 3 D computer, clay
• Documentary animation
This is proven by numerous awards at the best festivals, just to mention a few:
• Nomination for The best European short film (Villa Antropoff by Vladimir Leschiov, 2012);
• Berlinale (Cristal Bear Let’s Fly!  By Nils Skapans, 1995; the Best Animation Hedgehogs and the City by Ēvalds Lācis, 2013);
• Annecy (Jury’s Prize Awesome Beetle’s Colors by Indra Sproge, 2016);
• Cannes International Film Festival (Short Film Competition To Swallow a Toad by Jurgis Krasons, 2012);
• Hiroshima (Special International Jury Prize Wings and Oars by Vladimir Leshchiov, 2010);
• Ottawa (The Best High School Animation Priorities by Gints Zilbalodis, 2014);
• Zagreb (Special Jury’s Prize Choir Tour by Edmunds Jansons, 2014);
• Clermont-Ferrand Short film festival (The Best Animated Film Insomnia by Vladimir Leschiov, 2005).
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile SERBIA

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYRepublic of Serbia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEFILM CENTER SERBIA
ADDRESSKoče Popovića 9/3
WEBPAGEhttp://www.fcs.rs
CHIEF EXECUTIVEBoban Jevtić, General manager
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION5%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM25.000 eur
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM600.000 eur
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIESx
TAX INCENTIVESYES/NO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONYES/NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES/NO
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMERTS - RADIO TELEVISION of SERBIA
ADDRESSTakovska 10
WEBPAGEhttp://www.rts.rs
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONNikola Popević
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSno data
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSno data
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARSno data
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20163 530 567
NUMBER OF SCREENS126
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS2,5
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE70%
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS2
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSx
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS51 * including student films
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMSno data
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSno data
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSno data
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS/
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS4 (Faculty of applied arts, Department for animation / Faculty of Dramatic Arts, subject: animation /Academy of arts in Novi Sad / School of animated film)
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIESwe don’t have
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM Serbain Association of Animators
- OFFICIAL NAMESerbian Association of Animators UFAS
- WEBPAGEwww.ufas.rs
- CHIEF EXECUTIVENikola Majdak
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS6 - Balkanima (Beograd), Animanima (Čačak), FESA (Beograd, studentski), Zlatni puž (Vranje, dečji), Animator fest (Jagodina, deca i mladi), Konstantinov zlatnik (Niš),
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALShttp://www.balkanima.org, http://www.animanima.org http://www.fesafestival.org                   http://saf.co.rs                http://www.animatorfest.com      http://www.scf98.rs
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)The first Serbian animated film is Solista by Nikola Majdak (1963). In Yugoslavia, animation develops, in the 1990s, due to the crisis in the country, it stagnates, and after 2000 it begins to develop again. In 2004, the Festival Balkanima was established, the Animation department at Facilty of Aplied Arts, the Animanima festival 2007, and two feature films Film Noir (2007) and Edit and Me (2009) as well as numerous short films. Among the current authors we highlight: Rastko Ćirić (professor), Vera Vlajić, Aleksa Gajić (Edit and Me), Miloš Tomić, Igor Ćorić, Ana Nedeljković & Nikola Majdak Jr. (Rabbitland, Silver Bear, Berlinale 2013)
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile SLOVENIA

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OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYREPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMESlovenian Film Centre, a public agency of the Republic of Slovenia (SFC)
ADDRESSMiklošičeva 38
SI - 1000 Ljubljana
WEBPAGEhttp://www.film-center.si
CHIEF EXECUTIVENataša Bučar
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2017)3 605 355
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATIONnot fixed
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM102 297
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM/
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES/
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE25%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES, starting in 2018
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMERadio-Television Slovenia
(RTV Slovenia or RTVS)
ADDRESSKolodvorska 2, SI-1550 Ljubljana
WEBPAGEhttp://www.rtvslo.si
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONMartina Peštaj,
Head of Children's and Youth Programme;
contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20162 343 486
NUMBER OF SCREENS114
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS5,07
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE82%
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS0
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS0
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS (2013-2017)39
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMSN/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS0
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS6

4 Universities/colleges
University of Nova Gorica School of Arts (www.ung.si/en/study/school-of-arts/)
The Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana – ALUO
(http://www.aluo.uni-lj.si/)
Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (https://feri.um.si/en/study/)
Institute and academy of multimedia – IAM
(https://iam.si)

2 Secondary schools
High School of Design and Photography Ljubljana
(www.smgs.si)
High School for Media and Graphic Design Ljubljana
(www.ssof.si)
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES20
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM: D’SAF! – Slovenian Animated Film Association
- OFFICIAL NAMESlovenian Animated Film Association 
(Društvo slovenskega animiranega filma - DSAF)
- WEBPAGEhttp://cargocollective.com/animirani-film
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEMatija Šturm
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS3
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSAnimateka International Animated Film Festival
(www.animateka.si)
Little Elephant, International Children and Youth Animated Film Festival
(www.enimation.si)
StopTrik International Film Festival
(www.stoptrik.eu)
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)Slovenian animation has seen a historical expansion in recent years. Professional projects ranging from animated shorts to new animated TV series episodes are in production or preproduction, and some projects await premiere screenings and festival tours. Some of the projects received a huge international visibility due to prestigous nominations and festival awards in the previous years, e.i. Špela Čadež's Boles with nomination for Cartoon d'Or and awards at Hiroshima, DOC Lepizig, Animafest Zagreb, Monstra and many others. Her newest project, Nighthaw,received Grand Prix Award at infamous Holland Animation Festival and at Animafest Zagreb and over 20 other festival awards till now. Also Kolja Saksida's project of short animated films Koyaa is quite an international success with selection to over 200 film festivals. 

It is encouraging to see the projects of renowed authors like Špela Čadež, Kolja Saksida, Dušan Kastelic, Grega Mastnak and others being enriched by the first professional films of younger authors (Leon Vidmar, Timon Leder).

Established in 2011, Slovenian Animated Film Association enabled animators to represent their common interests to decision makers festivals and connect on an international level (Visegrad Animation Forum).

Work with students at the university level has resulted in a raising number and quality of student films, while different educational approaches for general public achieved greater popularity of animated films among all audiences, young and old.

Festivals have played an important role by providing insight into international production and promotion of animated films − particularly Animateka.

The quality of new projects has been recognised by national funds, with the Slovene Film Center and Radio-Television of Slovenia as main sources of financial support and a few projects raising grants from other regional funds such as HAVC in Croatia and the ReAct regional fund.








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Animation Industry Profile POLAND

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk POLAND

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYPOLAND
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEPolish Film Institute
ADDRESSKrakowskie Przedmieście 21/23, 00-071 Warsaw, Poland
WEBPAGEwww.pisf.pl
CHIEF EXECUTIVEActing Director Izabela Kiszka-Hoflik
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS30 M EUR
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATIONFor development and production - 13.5%  *
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM46 078, 84 EUR
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM498,701 EUR*
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES16.468,42 EUR**/ 3.703 EUR
TAX INCENTIVESYES/NO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONYES/NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES/NO
Film with PFI funding, produced in 2016, copyright criterium 
Total number of production: 15
Number of short-lenght films: 7
Number of medium-lenght films: 4
Number of feature films: 1
Number of series: 3 (altogheter 41 episodes)
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMETelewizja Polska S.A.
ADDRESS17 Jana Pawła Woronicza Street, Warsaw, Poland
WEBPAGEwww.tvp.pl
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONN/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 201652,1 mln
NUMBER OF SCREENSapp. 1200
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS4,25
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 5 YEARS2
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS47
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS44
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS3
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 4 YEARS11
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLSAnimation Films And Film Special Effects studies at Lodz Film School
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIESapprox. 30
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM
- OFFICIAL NAMEPolish Animation Producers Association
- WEBPAGEhttp://sppa.eu/
- CHIEF EXECUTIVERobert Jaszczurowski
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS4
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSInternational Film Festival Etiuda&Anima
http://etiudaandanima.com/
International Animation Art Festival Animart
http://animart.pl/
International Animated Film Festival Animator
http://www.animator-festival.com/
OPLA!
http://www.polskaanimacja.pl/
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Polish film animation. Throughout the history there were many worldwide known and awarded Polish animators such as Szczechura, Lenica, Borowczyk, Giersz, Kucia and many more. Among the numerous international awards there are Oscar for "Tango" by Rybczynski (1983), Oscar nomination for Baginski’s “Cathedral” in 2002 and an award for “Peter and Wolf” by S.Templeton (Polish-British coproduction) in 2008. This year, after 6 years of creative development, its premiere had the world's first fully painted feature film “Loving Vincent” by D.Kobiela.
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile MACEDONIA

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk MACEDONIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYRepublic of Macedonia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEMacedonian Film Agency
ADDRESS8 March, Nr. 4, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
WEBPAGEwww.filmagency.gov.mk
CHIEF EXECUTIVEGorjan Tozija
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROSPublic funding is provided only by Macedonian Film Agency which annual budget for 2017 is approx. 6M euros
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATIONnot specified
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:Annual budget for 2017 is approx. 6M euros
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILMN/A                                                                                                  *Macedonian Film Agency has not specified budget for each separate scheme
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILMN/A                                                                                                  *Macedonian Film Agency has not specified budget for each separate scheme
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIESN/A                                                                                                  *Macedonian Film Agency has not specified budget for each separate scheme
TAX INCENTIVESYES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE20%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSYES
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEMacedonian Radio Television
ADDRESSbul. Goce Delcev b.b. 1000 Skopje, Macedonia
WEBPAGEwww.mrt.com.mk
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION/
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS/
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS/
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS/
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016366,878
NUMBER OF SCREENS13 *
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS3,5
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE1,439,089 internet users
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS/
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS/
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS/
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS/
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS (2012-2017)8
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS7
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS1
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS/
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS1 (University of audiovisual arts)
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES4
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM/
- OFFICIAL NAME/
- WEBPAGE/
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE/
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS1 festival: Animax
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALSwww.animaxskopjefest.mk
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)
* Cineplexx (9 screens), Cinema Millenium (1 screen), Cinema Frosina (1 screen), Cinema Centar of Culture Bitola (1 screen), Macedonian Cinematheque (1 screen)
02-12-2017

Animation Industry Profile BULGARIA

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk BULGARIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRYBulgaria
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS
OFFICIAL NAMEBulgarian National Film Center
ADDRESS2A Dondukov Blvd., Sofia 1000
WEBPAGEhttps://www.nfc.bg/
CHIEF EXECUTIVEMrs. Jana Karaivanova
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS6 750 000
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION6,45%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:6025 (per minute)
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILMN/A
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILMN/A
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIESN/A
TAX INCENTIVESNO
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATIONNO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALSNO
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER
OFFICIAL NAMEBulgarian National Television
ADDRESS29 San Stefano Str, Sofia
WEBPAGEhttps://www.bnt.bg/en
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATIONN/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARSN/A
DISTRIBUTION INFO
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 20165 585 000 (for entire industry) / 175 000 (Bulgarian productions
NUMBER OF SCREENS209
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS4,52
INTERNET PENETRATION RATEN/A
PRODUCTION INFO
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS81
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMSN/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS51
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMSN/A
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONSN/A
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARSN/A
EDUCATION
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS3
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIESN/A
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILMAssociation of Independent Animators
- OFFICIAL NAMEBulgarian Association of Independent Cartoon Animation and Artists - Proiko Proikov.
- WEBPAGEhttp://www.baicaa.org/en/home/
- CHIEF EXECUTIVEMrs. Nadejda Slavova
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS3
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALShttp://www.zlatenriton.bg/
http://www.varnafest.org/
http://2018.animationfest-bg.eu/bg/home/
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)Some researchers like Nadejda Marinchevska state that 1915 is the birth year of the Bulgarian animated cinema. The 80's were its strongest period.The 1984 film by Slav Bakalov "Mariage"  won the Best animation award in Cannes. The production of animated films in Bulgaria in the 1980s has doubled since the 1970s. An apotheosis of its success is the nomination for Student Oscar for "The Canfilm", created by Zlatin Radev. The last great success of an animator from the native animation school is Teo Ushev's achievement in the Oscar prize competition in 2017.

 

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