History of APD

Animation Production Days was launched in 2007 by the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film and FMX – Film & Media Exchange and will take place for the 16th time in 2022.

Since its launch in 2007 with 12 projects and 35 participants, the event has grown continuously. For APD 2019, 50 projects were selected. 165 participants from 23 countries discussed financing strategies and cooperations in around 800 individual discussions. In 2020 and 2021, due to the corona pandemic, APD took place digitally. At the 2021 online edition, 167 participants from 25 countries discussed 51 selected animation projects.

The projects presented at APD show a high success rate. Around one third of the 400 projects presented at APD in the past years have now been successfully produced.