AnimatekaPRO unveils 2017 industry programme

AnimatekaPRO, taking place from 5th to 9th December, 2017 is a festival platform where you can learn about the latest in the buzzing world of animated cinema through a series of talks, round-table debates, presentations and Q&As. For the first time, animators from the countries of the former Yugoslavia will have the opportunity to pitch their works in progress to an international jury.

AnimatekaPRO is also part of the CEE Animation Workshop, a one-off networking and training event for 27 leading animation producers from the region of Central and Eastern Europe.

TUESDAY, 5. DECEMBER
Silvan Furlan Hall, The Slovenian Cinematheque, Miklošičeva 28

09:00 AnimatekaPRO Pitch

11:00 Regional works in progress: Kamila Dohnalová, Jan Saska: Hurikán

11:30 CEE Animation Workshop and AnimatekaPro Open Panel Case Study
The case study will cover, in depth, the making of the animated comedy adventure feature film Ooops! Noah Is Gone… from its earliest development stages, through financing and co-production relations to its release and subsequent market impact. It will be presented by Irish producer Moe Honan and Executive Producer Siun Ni Raghallaigh.

14:00 AnimatekaPRO Pitch award winner announcement


WEDNESDAY, 6. DECEMBER

SMEEL Union Hall, Slomškova 18

10:00 Breakfast with authors

11:30 Animated series for kids: Good practice example: Koyaa + round-table discussion
Koyaa is a series of short films that has been bringing fun and joy to young people or those young at heart for years. In 2014, the authors won the pitch at the Visegrad Animation Forum, Czech Republic. In 2017, six new Koyaa films started touring festivals and other venues worldwide. Later this year, the team will head back to the studio to complete six more films and a smartphone game. Life with Koyaa is never boring! koyaa.net

13:00 Masterclass: Eva Cvijanović on Hedgehog’s Home


THURSDAY, 7. DECEMBER

SMEEL Union Hall , Slomškova 18

10:00 Breakfast with authors

11:30 Masterclass: Nikita Diakur on Ugly (Ugly Aesthetics and Interactive Animation)

12:30 Round Table: Animation Made in Italy


FRIDAY, 8. DECEMBER

SMEEL Union Hall, Slomškova 18

10:00 Breakfast with authors

11:30 Masterclass: Robert Löbel

12:30 Masterclass: Frédérick Tremblay on Dolls Don’t Cry


SATURDAY, 9. DECEMBER

SMEEL Union Hall, Slomškova 18

10:00 Breakfast with authors

11:30 Masterclass: Igor Kovalyov

AnimatekaPRO is organised within the Animateka International Animated Film Festival, in exclusive partnership with Visegrad Animation Forum and in collaboration with :D’SAF! Slovenian Animated Film Association, Motovila (CED Slovenia) and Bunker.

Author Description

Marta Obršálová