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20 February 2018

animation germany @ Berlinale 2018 presents the ‚Animation Plan for Europe‘

Outlook for the German animation and VFX industry in Europe

A European action plan for the animation and VFX industry was presented in Berlin on Tuesday 20th February. It covers the topics of talent, access to markets and funding. What many people don’t know: in the film industry, animation and VFX are among the most in-demand German exports. This is a sound basis for making German producers and studios more successful – as long as the required means are available.

Animation Germany UG invited Christian Davin, the President of CARTOON (an international association to support the animation industry, funded by Creative Europe) as the keynote speaker at an exclusive industry event during the Berlinale, in oder to discuss necessary adjustments to the framework within which the industry operates.

CHRISTIAN DAVIN

Docteur en Droit (France) and Master of Law (Canada)
Christian Davin started his professional career in 1975 as an international business lawyer specialized in uranium mining. In 1989, following a dramatic career change, he became President of France Animation. After the sale of the company in 1997 to France Telecom, he founded his own production and distribution company, Alphanim, which was sold ten years later to Gaumont. From 1989 until 2007 he produced over 900 hours of animation for television and cinema. He led the Animation Producers’ Union (SPFA) from 1989 to 2009. He is now an investment partner at Monello Productions (France) and WOW Unlimited (Canada). He also acts as consultant for Monello Productions and has been the President of CARTOON since 2009.

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Mission

animation germany was founded by the industry for the sake of expanding this international business potential for German companies.

German animation films occupy some of the top spots among the hitlists of German Films, while German VFX studios are involved in not only German, but also US blockbusters.

Animation and VFX are part of the vibrant creative industry.

German Producers and Studios

Films shown in trailer

Doktor Proktors Zeitbadewanne



Co-production Norway, Germany
German producer Tradewind Pictures, Wildbunch
german studios Tradewind Pictures, Pixomondo
International SalesNordisk Film

Mullewapp - eine schöne Schweinerei


Co-production Germany, Luxembourg
German producer MotionWorks, Studiocanal Film
german studios Motionworks, Lavalabs
International SalesSTUDIOCCANAL

Ted Siegers MOLLY MONSTER - The Movie


Co-productionSwitzerland, Germany, Sweden
German producerAlexandra Schatz Filmproduktion, TrickStudio Lutterbeck, Senator Film Produktion
german studios Trickstudio Lutterbeck
International SalesGlobal Screen

Pettersson & Findus Das schönste Weihnachten überhaupt


Co-production Germany
German producer Tradewind Pictures, Senator Film München, ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
german studiosChimney, Tradewind Pictures
International SalesARRI

Knight Rusty 2 – Full Metal Racket


Co-production Germany
German producerCaligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH, Synergy Film
german studios Caligari Film
International SalesCaligari International

Rabbit School - Guardians of the golden egg


Co-productionGermany
German producerAkkord Film, Lavalabs
german studiosStudiorakete, Virgin Lands
International SalesSola Media

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2


Co-productionUSA
German producer
german studios Trixter
International Sales

Richard The Stork



Co-productionGermany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway
German producerKnudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Ulysses Filmproduktion, Senator Film Produktion, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)
german studiosUlysses, Studiorakete
International SalesGlobal Screen

Teheran Tabu


Co-productionGermany, Austria
German producer Little Dream Entertainment
german studiosLittle Dream Entertainment
International SalesCamino Filmverleih

Der kleine Vampir


Co-productionFirst Look BV (NL), Comet Film GmbH (DE), A. Film Production A/S (DK)
German producer Comet Film GmbH
german studiosAmbient Entertainment, Solid Sound/Torus
International SalesCMG - CINEMA MANAGEMENT GROUP

Hexe Lilli rettet Weihnachten


Co-productionDor Film (AT), Potemkino (BE), BE-Films (BE), Universum Film, Minifilm, MMC Movies Köln
German producer blue eyes Fiction and Trixter Productions
german studiosUniversum Film
In cooperation withWDR und ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen
International SalesGlobal Screen

Source mediabiz, brochure „Animation Made In Germany 2016“. All information is subject to change without prior notice.

Upcoming


Events

27.04.18  


Website

animation germany @ apd


L-Bank, Stuttgart Germany


Producers meet financiers


The animation production day (“apd”) is the most important coproduction and co-financing market in Germany specialising in animation projects, with over 120 coproduction, financing and distribution partners who negotiate projects starting from the treatment phase.

In the third module, the focus is on B2B talks between producers and financiers. Targeted matchmaking with German and international distributors as well as international sales and distribution companies will be scheduled. This is the platform to take the project one step further, to attract distributors and achieve financing.

12.06.18
 15:00
– 17:00


Website

animation germany @ annecy


MIFA, Hotel Imperial
Annecy, France


Germany introduces itself, case studies with its partner country, Producers Meet & Greet, German Reception


The Festival d’Animation Annecy is the largest and most important festival for animation films in the world. An active community meets and talks about worldwide developments in production technology as well as creative trends and talents.

In the first module, an overview of the German market structure and funding possibilities will be given. Afterwards, producers will introduce German production companies and studios and use case studies to illustrate their experiences of coproduction.

Finally there will be a meet & greet session exclusively for German and Italian producers. Here the aim is for each participant, via several face-to-face conversations, to expand his or her own business network and explore ideas for cooperation.

10.–13.09.18
 

Website

animation germany @ cartoon forum


Cartoon Forum, Hotel Mercure Toulouse Centre Compans, Amphitheatre
Toulouse, France


PRODUCERS MEET PRODUCERS. SPEECH: ANIMATION AND VFX: REDEFINING THE BALANCE OF POWER IN INTERNATIONAL FILM INDUSTRIES. GERMAN RECEPTION

The Cartoon Forum is the biggest European coproduction and co-financing market, and, from a German perspective, the most attractive international B2B event with nine hundred participants.

In the second module the focus of information for producers is Italy. In addition to the keynote, the event aims to further intensify networking opportunities via face-to-face pitch meetings.The goal of each meeting should be to discuss a project that is clearly aimed at an international audience. It could lead to initial exchanges of financing linked to work-split structures. This part is reserved for producers from both countries.

The event will end in the yearly reception of the German industry, which brings producers, distributors and financiers together, as well as guests from Italy.

Shareholder &


Committee

animation germany arose out of an initiative of the German Producers Alliance and Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH. Tania Reichert-Facilides (Managing Board Member of the Animation Section of the German Producers Alliance and CEO of Freebird Pictures GmbH & Co. KG) is responsible for concept and implementation. animation germany’s shareholders are the German Producers Alliance and the Verband Technischer Betriebe für Film und Fernsehen (Association of German Service Providers) and is assisted by an advisory committee whose role is to support the target-oriented continued development of the initiative. Members of the committee are the Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH, AG Animationsfilm e.V. and German Films.

animation germany is supported by the the German Federal Film Board (FFA), German Films, Film und Fernsehfond Bayern (FFF), Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg (MFG), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM), Film und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein (FFHSH), nordmedia and Creative Europe.

animation germany has a partnership with Animation Production Day (financial support of accreditation fees and travel expenses for the producers of the best project as chosen by a professional advisory board). Furthermore Animation Production Day offers three wildcards for a guaranteed presentation slot at Cartoon Forum.

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