animation germany supports experienced and emerging filmmakers and studios from Germany and those from partner countries who want to find production partners and obtain production finance in the international marketplace.
animation germany is the answer to a market trend in animation and VFX: rising budgets and the accompanying consumer demand for high production values and creativity. This international development is driving the industry towards international coproductions. The study ‘Mapping the Animation Industry in Europe’ shows that European animation films achieve almost 70% of their admissions outside of national markets.
animation germany makes the German industry visible to potential international partners. German schools have an excellent reputation and German talent on a creative as well as on a technical and industrial level is highly rated. The German market has strong consumer potential.
Co-production Norway, Germany
German producer Tradewind Pictures, Wildbunch
german studios Tradewind Pictures, Pixomondo
International SalesNordisk Film
Co-production Germany, Luxembourg
German producer MotionWorks, Studiocanal Film
german studios Motionworks, Lavalabs
Co-productionSwitzerland, Germany, Sweden
German producerAlexandra Schatz Filmproduktion, TrickStudio Lutterbeck, Senator Film Produktion
german studios Trickstudio Lutterbeck
International SalesGlobal Screen
German producer Tradewind Pictures, Senator Film München, ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen
german studiosChimney, Tradewind Pictures
German producerCaligari Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH, Synergy Film
german studios Caligari Film
International SalesCaligari International
German producerAkkord Film, Lavalabs
german studiosStudiorakete, Virgin Lands
International SalesSola Media
german studios Trixter, Rise
Co-productionGermany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway
German producerKnudsen & Streuber Medienmanufaktur, Ulysses Filmproduktion, Senator Film Produktion, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR)
german studiosUlysses, Studiorakete
International SalesGlobal Screen
German producer Little Dream Entertainment
german studiosLittle Dream Entertainment
International SalesCamino Filmverleih
Source mediabiz, brochure „Animation Made In Germany 2016“. All information is subject to change without prior notice.
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.
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.
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.
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.