The 2023 edition of APD successfully ended

The 17th edition of the Animation Production Days (APD), ended after an intensive three-day programme, on the afternoon of 28 April. Around 900 pre-planned meetings took place in the Landesmuseum Württemberg and online, giving producers and creatives the opportunity to present their projects to potential co-production and financing partners. This year, a total of 50 projects were selected for presentation at Animation Production Days. Representatives of the most important German and European TV channels including ZDF, KiKA, WDR, SWR, MDR, NDR, HR, ARTE, Super RTL, BBC, France Télévisions, DR, RTVE, TV3, YLE and large international corporations such as Disney and Warner Bros. Discovery, as well as global distributors like ZDF Studios, OneGate Media, Sola Media, Jetpack, Zodiak and many others headed to APD on the hunt for new material and talent and gave the producers feedback on their newly developed projects.

We thank the 175 participants from 23 countries who took part in this years edition of APDs 2023!

As part of the cooperation with the CARTOON European Association of Animation, two German producers have the chance to pitch the project they presented at APD at the CARTOON Forum held in Toulouse in September. The top-two places on the list went to the projects “Just One Day”, a TV-special by FelsFilm (Ludwigsburg) and Raumkapsel (Kassel) and “The Sorcerer‘s Apprentice“ a TV-series by bigchild Entertainment (Weimar).

Animation Production Days 2024 will take place from 24-26 April.