APD Talent Programme

With the Talent Programme, APD supports up-and-coming European animation producers and creatives who want to develop and realise their own project ideas.
The Programme’s goal is to connect newcomers with established experts and decision-makers in the animation industry. In pre-planned one-to-one meetings, the Talents receive valuable feedback on their projects and have the chance to convince potential coproduction and financing partners of their ideas.
Animation projects from the areas of feature film, TV series, short film, games, cross-media and transmedia projects with potential for the European and/or international market can all be submitted. Hybrid formats that mix live action with animation are also eligible.

A maximum of two people can apply to participate per project.
14 people in total are accepted onto the Talent Programme.

What does the Talent Programme Offer?

Participants receive free accreditation for the Producer Program of APD (including accreditation for ITFS and FMX). This includes:

  • Presentation of the project in the APDs catalogue
  • Talent Kick-off Meeting
  • Participation in Producers for Co-Production (one-to-one-meetings)
  • Participation in the Financing Market (one-on-on meetings)
  • Participation in the APD conference
  • Participation in all APD networking events (lunches and dinners)
  • A maximum of 3 nights hotel accommodation
  • Reimbursement of travel costs up to 200 Euros

Who Can Apply?

– European graduates from universities and film schools with animation as their main field of study
– Young professionals
– Company founders (up to 35 years of age)

Applications can be submitted via the APD online form. The online form and all information about what you need for your application can be found here. The deadline for applications is 20 February 2020.