APD Conference

Wedneday, 26th April, 13:45 – 17:15
L-Bank Rotunde

Hosts: Lilian Klages & Christophe Erbès, APD Curators

The APD Conference is an integral part of the programme and focuses on discussing current trends and challenges in the industry. One of the most challenging tasks facing the media industry is to better reflect the diversity of society in terms of content and, accordingly, to design initiatives that promote young talents in such a way that as diverse a range of voices as possible can contribute their ideas and views. How can this be achieved? What can be done to address the ever-growing shortage of skilled workers? And what are the most promising approaches in relation to the animation industry – ones that are really making a difference? At this year’s APD Conference, speakers from local companies and global industry players will be presenting best-practice examples, initiatives and programmes from Europe, Africa and North America which have the common goal of giving new artistic voices greater visibility and supporting young talents on their paths to professionalisation.

Open to FMX, ITFS & APD accredited attendees. The event will be held in English.


13:45 – 14:00 Welcome
14:00 – 15:30 PANEL 1
15:30 – 16:00 Networking Coffee
16:00 – 17:15 PANEL 2