50 Projects Selected From Over 100 Submissions!

The jury has selected 50 outstanding projects from 18 countries to take part in this year’s Animation Production Days.

Of the 50 selected projects, 15 come from Germany, followed by five from Spain and four each from Denmark and France. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czechia, Finland, Ireland, Italy, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the UK are also represented. Two of the projects were selected as part of a cooperation with the CEE Animation Workshop. Another two exciting projects are being presented this year from South Africa. Their producers are part of a South African delegation travelling to Stuttgart as part of a partnership between ITFS, FMX and APD, and the South African Cape Town International Animation Festival (CTIAF) and the Triggerfish Foundation. This initiative is being supported by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

The range of submissions was broad: environmental issues are tackled both for preschool children and in the form of science fiction for young and adult audiences, and questions of individuality, belonging and solidarity are also addressed for the youngest as well as older audiences. In addition, there are comedy series for every age group, some with philosophical undertones or which are critical of society, and lots of fantasy and adventure stories.

Eight outstanding projects have been selected from 37 submissions for the APD Talent Programme. Thanks to the APD’s cooperation with the European training programme Animation Sans Frontières, the series project “Rille and Julia” by Jonas Hjohlman (Sweden) has qualified for participation in the Talent Programme this year. And, thanks to the cooperation with the Polish Kids Kino Industry event, Ester Kasalová and Hynek Spurný from Czechia have won a place in the APD Talent programme with their project “Butterfly Quest”.

Discover the Projects!