Animation Production Day Selects 48 Projects for 2018

The selection jury for Animation Production Day has whittled down 71 submitted projects to 48 worthy participants for the 12th edition, taking place April 26 & 27. The producers of these projects will be invited to discuss co-production and financing possibilities with potential partners in a series of pre-planned, one-on-one meetings in Stuttgart’s L-Bank. The total production value of the selected projects is about 170 million euros ($200+ million USD).

Animation Production Day is the German animation industry’s biggest business platform, and takes place as part of the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Immersive Media. About one third of projects presented at APD in previous years have been produced. Registration is still open for interested investors (deadline: March 6, 2018), as are submissions for the Trickstar Business Award, a 7,500 euro prize (deadline: March 15, 2018).

Germany accounts for 17 of the projects, with another 28 from other European countries, and three from outside Europe. France, Belgium, Spain and Hungary are also strongly represented; Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Israel and Brazil also have projects in the mix. The pitches span series, movies and games targeting a variety of audiences and covering a range of themes. Cross-media formats are also strong represented this year, with 11 projects.

Some of the innovative concepts come from participants in the APD Talent Programme. Creative Europe MEDIA funding allows APD to offer 16 up-and-coming producers free participation in the event, and these fresh talents get a chance to connect with decision-makers and develop their career prospects. One of these projects is Dimitri & Kim from Serbia, which qualified for the Talent Programme as part of APD’s cooperation with the Animation Sans Frontieres training program.

The selected projects are:

Bionet AMOUR FOU; 90′ (Luxembourg)
Forces of Heaven spintop ent. GmbH & studioNICE; 81′ (Germany)
Juul Fabrique Fantastique; 90′ (Belgium)
Kamil’s Fire Mago Production; 85′ (Spain)
Little Bastards Rokyn Animation; Feature 90′, TV Series 26 x 11′ (Spain)
A Little Bullet Daniel Esposito; 120’ (Italy)
Marco Polo and the Bow of Dschingis Khan MotionWorks GmbH; 76′ (Germany)
Not a Patch Studio FILM BILDER; 75′ (Germany)
Rabbit School – The Egg Force Akkord Film Prod. GmbH; 75′ (Germany)
Richard the Stork 2 Knudsen & Streuber; 90′ (Germany)
The Stage norma productions; 90′ (Israel)
Der Traumzauberbaum Schiwago Film GmbH; 70′ (Germany)

All of Us Futurikon; 78 x 8′ (France)
Billy – The Hamster Cowboy Dandeloo; 78 x 7′ (France)
Boo the Cat and the Good Boy PAROVOZ animation studio; 26 x 5.5′ (Russia)
The Daily Fable Grid Animation; 4 x 26′ (Belgium)
Hare and the Prisoner Ink and Light; 26 x 7′ (Ireland)
Hrafn’s Academy FILM.UA Group; 12 x 26′ (Ukraine)
Mister Paper A Private View; 26 x 7′ (Belgium)
NICHTLUSTIG – The Series NICHTLUSTIG; 6 x 15’ (Germany)
Nutso Pirates Beach Park Studios; 26 x 11′ (Brazil)
Ollie Lunanime; 52 x 4’ (Belgium)
Orbiteers Wolkenlenker; 26 x 11′ (Germany)
Ormhildur the Brave Compass Film & DIGITRICK; 26 x 11’ (Iceland/Germany)
Pixie Fix and the Lost Dewrops Umatik; 13 x 11′ (Hungary)
poCats Ionart Studio; 26 x 7′ (Hungary)
The Robinsons of Atlantia Monello Productions; 26 x 26′ (France)
RuneMasters bigchild; 26 x 11’ (Germany)
Sanki Sanki Resimli Filim Animation Studio; 52 x 11′ (Turkey)
Smart Goal D3form Studio; 52 x 11’ (Spain)
Splat & Seymour Blue Spirit Prod.; 52 x 11’ (France)

The Blue Marble Woodblock; TV Series 11′ eps., Game, Mobile Content/App (Germany)
Color in Film Ulrich Seis Mediengestaltung; TV Series 10 x 1.5′, Mobile Content/App, Coloring book that will turn into a film (Germany)
Digedags – The Knight Runkel Series Mar Vista Media; TV Series 26 x 22′, Mobile Content/App (Germany)
Mini Borka Derengo Animation; Webseries (Hungary)
Mush-Mush and the Mushables Thuristar; TV Series 52 x 11′, Mobile Content/App (Belgium)
Princess Sparkly Pants Dreamin’ Dolphin Film GmbH; TV Series 52 x 11’, Game (Germany)
Robbie & Bubu anima istanbul; TV Series 52 x 7′, Game, Mobile Content/App, Books, Toys (Turkey)
Wonder Woollie Fuzzy House; TV Series 52 x 11′, Game, Mobile Content/App (Denmark)

BeBetter Max Holicki & Daniel van Westen; TV Series 26 x 11’ (Germany)
Dimitri and Kim Origin Tales; TV Series 12 x 11′, Mobile Content/App (Serbia, Montenegro)
Fields of Rape Studio Seufz GbR; TV Series 10 x 10′ (Germany)
Fjer Sønc; TV Series 8 x 6′ (Denmark)
House of Broken Hearts Studio Pupil; Webseries, Minigame, Exhibit, Clothing Line (Netherlands)
Johanne Dragonbee Ltd. & Red Kite Animation Ltd.; TV Series 12 x 22′ (UK)
Ratatoskr Lena-Carolin Lohfink & Meike Müller; Feature 90′, TV Series 26 x 11′, Game, VR Experience (Germany)
Smosh Mosh Janina Putzker & Philipp Maas; TV Series 8 x 8′ (Germany)
The Precious Gift Lenka Ivančíková; Feature 75′ (Czech Rep.)

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