Welcome & Roundtable
Tuesday, 4 May 2021, 14:00 – 15:00 pm (CEST), online via ZOOM

Welcoming Words:

Peter Dinges
CEO, German Federal Film
Board (FFA)

Carl Bergengruen
CEO, MFG Film Funding

Marlene Wagener
Head of Animation
Production Days

Roundtable: How it started – How it’s going


As Animation Production Days 2021 begins, over a year after the first lockdown, we want to know how European animation producers have been faring and would like to gage the current mood in the industry. What have been the positive and negative experiences? How is remote working functioning in the various phases of development and production? How is communication with colleagues, co-production and financing partners? What will remain of this year and what will change?
We have invited five producers who are presenting a project at this year’s APD to take a look back and into the future with us.


Maria Bonaria Fois
Mondo TV Iberoamérica


Tünde Vollenbroek
Co-Founder & Producer
Studio Pupil, Netherlands

Stefan Michel
Co-Founder & Producer
Studio Seufz, Germany

Irene Sparre
CEO & Head of Development
Sparre Production, Denmark

Iain Gardener
CEO & Creative Director
Animation Garden, UK

APD Lunch Lounge
Wednesday, 5 May 2021, 12:30 – 13:30 pm (CEST), online
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 12:30 – 13:30 pm (CEST), online

Join our APD Lunch Lounge and enjoy our informal networking space!

The APD Lunch Lounge offers space for informal conversation with old or new contacts.
This year, we can’t offer you a real lunch, but we’d like to offer you some informal talks and uncomplicated networking opportunities during lunch time. You’re welcome to pop into the space to make new connections, reflect the one-to-one meetings or just enjoy your lunch break together. Drop by and try it out.
We’re looking forward to welcoming you!

APD – CEEA Networking Lounge
Thursday, 6 May 2021, 18:00 – 19:00 pm (CEST), online

Grab a drink for a mix and mingle with the participants of APD and CEE Animation.

Our partners from CEE Animation have put together an extensive online event this year, with the CEE Animation Workshop followed by the CEE Animation Forum which takes place almost simultaneously with APD. And now we can take full advantage of the digital space and all get together in a relaxed atmosphere in our pan-European online networking lounge.

Enjoy the evening!