The second edition of the Rise & Shine is coming your way! We are searching for young animation filmmakers to attend a two-part script and pitching event at the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb and Animateka International Animated Film Festival.
Rise & Shine is open to first and second-time filmmakers with animated project, maximum length 20 minutes, in all stages of development except concept stage.
Ten selected projects will be invited to Animafest Zagreb from 7 – 10 June 2023, where they will receive a programme of lectures, workshops, individual and group sessions with experienced film professionals in the field of animation. A special focus will be on the story of the project, which they will work on with mentors – legendary director and screenwriter Michael Dudok de Wit and award-wining screenwriter, director and producer Pedro Rivero.
The second part will take place at Animateka on 26 – 29 November 2023, where selected teams will receive lessons focused on pitching preparations and improving their presentation skills. On-site in Ljubljana, the selected teams will also participate in the pitching presentation. The winning project(s) of this regional pitching competition will be invited to the CEE Animation Forum 2024.
Find the application form at the following LINK and the guidelines HERE.
Submission deadline: 23 April 2023.