Registration and Project Submission APD 2023

Animation Production Days 2023 will take place on site in Stuttgart with hybrid elements. The programmes for the various participant groups are listed in the overview. Detailed information as well as links to the terms and conditions and the online form can be found further down on this page.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Overview

PRODUCER PROGRAMME
with Project
TALENT
PROGRAMME
with Project
CO-PRODUCER PROGRAMME
without Project
CO-PRODUCER PROGRAMME
without Project
INVESTOR PROGRAMME
without Project
 Onsite  Onsite Onsite Online Only!  Onsite
Co-Production Market HYBRID  (1:1 meetings between producers and studios)


Financing Market (1:1 meetings between producers, financiers and investors)


(no pre-booked meetings with investors!)

APD Conference

(VOD recording)

Catering


Accreditation ITFS (ONSITE)

Animated Video Market ITFS (ONLINE)


FMX Ticket (HYBRID)


FMX Online-Ticket (ONLINE)



Price per Person (incl. VAT) 650,00 €
free of charge 500,00 €
95,00 €
350,00 €
Early Bird Price per Person (incl. VAT) 580,00 €
free of charge  –  – 280,00 €
Deadline for Submissions / Registrations 09 February
09 February
02 March 02 March 02 March
Early Bird for Submissions / Registrations 20 January

20 January

Registration Details

PROJECT SUBMISSION / PRODUCER PROGRAMME
ONSITE

Producers who would like to present an animation project at APD can submit their project via our online application form and register a maximum of two people to participate in the APD Producer Programme and represent the project. Only one project per company can be submitted.

The registration only becomes effective if the submitted project is selected for APD 2023. The selection results will be announced on 28 February 2023 at the latest. At this point, payment of the participation fee becomes due for the registered person(s).

  • TV series, TV specials, feature films, games, mobile content, cross and transmedia animation projects (incl. hybrid formats containing at least 50% animation)
  • short film projects, but only if they can be further developed into other formats
  • projects should be at concept or development stage
  • they should be suitable for and open to European co-productions
  • they should have potential for IP (Intellectual Property) development and for European and international distribution

A maximum of two people per company can register. One of them should be a producer. The author / scriptwriter, creator, director, head of animation or any other member of the creative team is also welcome to apply. It is not possible to register additional company representatives after the deadline for project submissions has passed.

APD is mainly a European event and is funded by Creative Europe MEDIA. Producers / companies submitting a project to APD should therefore have a registered office in one of the 27 EU-member states or in a country associated with Creative Europe Media (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway, the Republic of Serbia, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).

APD also considers submissions from other countries if the producers can provide convincing arguments that they are explicitly looking for independent co-production partners from EU countries.

Co-producers of projects submitted for participation in APD can also register for the Producer Programme (you can choose this option at the beginning of the registration form). Here, too, the registration only becomes effective if the submitted project is selected for participation in APD 2023. The participation fee then becomes due for the registered persons.

The project submission / registration can only be made via the APD online form.
The following information, texts (in English) and files are required:

  • Company details incl. company profile (max. 800 characters).
  • Contact information for the company / project representatives you would like to register for the APD Producer Programme
  • Project details (title, project participants, format, genre, animation technique, target group, etc.)
  • Financing details (total budget, partners)
  • Synopsis (max. 500 characters)
  • Personal statements on the project by the director / producer (USP of the project, visual concept, cross or transmedia strategy etc.) (max. 900 characters)
  • Text for “What are we looking for at APD?” (max. 300 characters)

Files:

  • Photos of the registered participants (300 dpi at 3x4cm, jpg or tif).
  • At least 2 illustrations / film stills of the project (without text elements, in landscape format,145 x 91 mm, 300 dpi)
  • Filmography of the writer, director, head of animation (if already determined)
  • Company track record
  • Optional: additional documents you would like to share with the selection committee (e.g. project bible or treatment of max. 8 pages)

Up to 50 projects will be selected to be presented at APD 2023.

The selection committee’s decision is based on the following main criteria:

  • Originality, creativity and innovation in terms of content and design
  • Openness and suitability for cross-border co-productions
  • Potential for the European / international market

The selection committee also takes into account the company track record, especially with regard to European co-productions, as well as the experience and work of the creatives involved. Furthermore, we aim for at least 50% of the participants in the Producer Programme to be women.

Special attention is given to projects which promote sustainability, inclusion and diversity on the content level and the production side and to projects from EU countries that have a low audiovisual production capacity (as defined by MEDIA: Bulgaria, Cyprus, Hungary, Luxembourg, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Slovenia, Slovakia and in addition Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Republic of Serbia, and Ukraine). We also offer a reduced accreditation fee of EUR 325 per person (incl. 7% VAT) for participants from these countries.

Deadline: 09 February 2023
Early Bird: EUR 580.00* (until 20 January 2023)
Regular: EUR 650.00*
*(per person and incl. 7% VAT)

PRODUCERS FOR CO-PRODUCTION PROGRAMME

CO-PRODUCER PROGRAMME

ONSITE

This programme is available for producers and studios who are not presenting a project at APD but who would like to negotiate co-production and collaboration opportunities with the producers of the selected projects.

For onsite participation in this programme, we are only able to accept a limited number of participants. Our main selection criteria is the applicants’ experience in international co-productions, expertise and interest in becoming involved in the selected projects.

A maximum of two people per company can register. Applicants will be informed by 7 March at the latest if they have been accepted for the onsite Co-Producer Programme.

*Please note: In order to be fair to the producers with a selected project, we are not able to prebook meetings with broadcasters, streamers, distributors and world sales agents for the participants in the Co-Producer Programme.

Registration can only be made via our online form.

The following information, texts (in English) and files are required for registration:

  • Company details incl. company profile (max. 800 characters).
  • Text for: “What are we looking for at APD?” (max. 300 characters)
  • Text on special expertise of the company (max. 200 characters)
  • Photos of the registered participants (300 dpi at 3x4cm, jpg or tif)
  • Company track record (pdf)

Registration Deadline: 02 March 2023
EUR 500,00*
*(per person and incl. 7% VAT)

 

PRODUCERS FOR CO-PRODUCTION PROGRAMME

CO-PRODUCER PROGRAMME

ONLINE ONLY!

This is our online package for producers, service producers, studios, VFX producers and game studios who are not presenting a project at APD but who would like to negotiate cooperations with the producers of the selected projects or offer their services.
A maximum of two people per company can register. We are only able to accept a limited number of registrations.

Registration can only be made via our online form. A maximum of two people per company can register.
The following information, texts (in English) and files are required for registration:

  • Company details incl. company profile (max. 800 characters).
  • Text for “What are we looking for at APD?” (max. 300 characters)
  • Text on special expertise of the company (max. 200 characters)
  • Photo(s) of the registered participant(s) (300 dpi at 3x4cm, jpg or tif)
  • Company track record (pdf)

Registration Deadline: 02 March 2023
EUR 95,00*
*(per person and incl. 7% VAT)

 

INVESTOR PROGRAMME

This is our package for representatives of broadcasters, streamers, distributors, world sales agents, publishers, film and media funds and other investors in the media sector who are looking for exciting new animation projects and would like to discuss development and financing strategies with the producers of the selected projects.

The Investor Programme is primarily designed for onsite participation. However, if you cannot or do not wish to travel, we can also offer online participation. You can indicate this in the online registration form.

*Note for distributors and world sales agents: APD is a co-production and financing market for projects in development. In order to be fair to the producers with a selected project, we will always prioritize them when we prearrange meetings with broadcasters and streamers.

You can only register via our online form. The following information, texts (in English) and files are required for registration:

  • Company details incl. company profile (max. 800 characters).
  • Text for “What are we looking for at APD?” (max. 300 characters)
  • Photo(s) of the registered person(s) (300 dpi at 3x4cm, jpg or tif)

Registration Deadline: 02 March 2023
Early Bird: EUR 280.00* (until 20 January 2023)
Regular: EUR 350.00*
*(per person and incl. 7% VAT)