Animation Storytelling Workshop: Pitching Your Animation Project in the Global Market
EDUCATION

Animation Storytelling Workshop: Pitching Your Animation Project in the Global Market

EKOME, in collaboration with the American Film Showcase (AFS) and the U.S. Mission to Greece,  under the auspices of the Ministry of Digital Governance, and the Ministry of Culture and Sports will organize an intensive 4-day workshop for animation professionals from Greece by the title: “Animation Storytelling Workshop: Pitching Your Animation in the Global Market”. 

The program will focus on story and pitch development and offer Greek animators and animated storytellers an opportunity to develop a professional project pitch with the assistance of top U.S. industry professionals. The goal is for participants to be effectively empowered and supported in developing and promoting their animation projects across international audiences and markets.

Workshop duration and format

The workshop will be held in Athens, September 26-29, 2022.

10 animation projects will be selected to participate, with up to 3 persons per project.

The teams will spend four days working intensively on story and pitch development for their projects (series/long-form/feature-length/short/animated games).  The main deliverable for each team should be a project pitch targeting the international market.  The topics covered will include development, marketing, sales, pitching techniques, and more.  The teams will be requested to make a final pitch presentation to an audience of local professionals and stakeholders.

Who can apply?

We welcome candidates from around Greece who are developing or implementing projects in the Greek animation, gaming, or VX industries. Each application should focus on one project and may include 1-3 people per project.  The team can consist of screenwriters, directors, producers, and/or artists.

Solo projects will also be considered.

English fluency is required.

Fees and costs

Participation in the workshop is free.

Travel and accommodation costs for applicants coming from outside of Athens may be covered by organizers for up to 3 representatives of each submitted project (confirmation and more details will be provided upon final selection of participants).

Instructors

Alison Mann (CEO, BRIC Foundation and Co-President, Fourth Wall Animation) and Asalle Tanha, Senior Director of Development, Cartoon Network.

How to apply

Applications may be submitted in English, by July 17, 2022 at 11:59 pm, using the link: https://forms.gle/exxyBAg2z5uCV7KUA

Applications must focus on one project and may include up to 3 persons involved.

The application should include:

  • A one-page treatment or summary of the project submitted for consideration
  • Visual materials related to the project
  • Resume / CV for each member of the team in English
  • If you are an Artist: A digital portfolio of 10-15 images of work
  • If you are a Writer: A writing sample from a screenplay or original fiction of 10 pages or fewer 
  • If you are a Director/Producer: An online link to past produced work
  • A short personal/group statement (no more than half a page) explaining why you and this project should be selected for this workshop.

All applications will be reviewed by EKOME.

Successful applicants will be informed about their participation by July 28, 2022.

 

Contact

For more information about the application process, please contact educate@ekome.media

Inquiries : +30 214 4022522 (Irene Andriopoulou), +30 214 4022506 (Despoina Lampada)