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For the 12th edition of Animation Production Day (APD) in Stuttgart, 48 projects from 19 different countries* were selected from 71 submitted projects. Among selected 48 projects, 17 of them come from Germany, 28 of them are from other European countries and 3 of them are from countries outside of Europe. On 26th and 27th April 2018, the producers of the selected projects will have opportunities to discuss co-production and financing with potential partners in a series of pre-planned one to one meetings in Stuttgart’s L-Bank.

*: Germany, France, Belgium, Spain, Hungary, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine, Russia, Israel and Brazil.

The trend of this year is seen not only in the increase of participating courtiers but also that the range of the projects expanded. The selected projects are in different formats such as TV series, films and games for children and comedy and science fiction projects for teenagers and adults. A total of 11 projects are in form of cross-media, which shows the great potential of animation programs to meet an increasingly diversifying market.

Another thing to note is the APD Talent Programme, which introduces innovative projects. Creative Europe MEDIA funding supports APD to offer 16 up-and-coming producers to participate in the event for free. They can discuss their ideas with experienced industry experts, establish contact with important decision-makers and develop their career perspectives in Europe after graduating from their universities. One of the examples of this initiative is the series concept Dimitri & Kim from Serbia which qualified for the APD Talent Programme as part of APD’s cooperation with the European Animation Sans Frontières training programme.

An overview of all the selected projects can be found on our website at the following link:


Would you like to see the projects in person? If you are interested in seeing and meet these projects in person you still have time. You can still register until 6th March 2018 from the link below.


Why not apply for the Trickstar Business Award?

Do you have innovative business model? In 2018, the 7,500 Euro prize is being presented for the second time at APD by the Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film (ITFS). All projects selected for APD are invited to apply for the award but companies with an innovative business model can also apply for the award irrespective of their participation in APD. The deadline is 15th March. Application form and detailed terms and conditions can be found on the ITFS website (https://www.itfs.de/branche/call-for-entries/ ).

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