APD is an event for animation industry professionals. The following people can register:

  • Producers with a fresh and innovative animation project for which they are looking for co-production partners and investors (PRODUCER Programme)
  • Production companies and studios looking for projects in which they can participate (CO-PRODUCER Programme)
  • Representatives of broadcasters, SVoD platforms, distributors, publishers and investors looking for innovative animation projects (INVESTOR Programme)
  • Funding institutions for film, television and digital media (INVESTOR Programme)
  • Young talents who wish to apply for the APD Talent Programme (TALENT Programme)

The following type of projects can be submitted:

  • TV series, TV specials, feature films, games, mobile content, cross- and transmedia animation projects
  • short film projects, if they can be further developed into other formats
  • Hybrid formats (mixing animation and live action)
  • At concept and development stage
  • Suitable and open for international coproduction
  • Open to co-producers
  • With potential for brand development and international distribution

In general (and except for the talent programme), producers should have a record of having successfully produced a number of animation projects already. Only one project per company can be submitted. The APD jury selects up to 50 projects each year for participation in APD.

Important Dates For Participation

Beginning of December - Call for Projects

We open our project submission and registration

19 January - Deadline Early Bird

Those who submit a project or register by this date will receive a discounted accreditation rate

06 February – Deadline Project Submission

23 February - Information on project selection

No later than this date, we will inform all producers who have submitted a project whether the project has been selected for presentation at APD

01 March - End of the registration period for the Investor Programme & Co-Producer Programme

Our newsletter keeps you up to date on registration dates and the programme. If you have any questions regarding participation or registration, please feel free to contact us:

Marlene Wagener
Amelie Boveland-Mack
Thilo Brunk