Animation / Project development / Company development / Production / Co-production / Post-production / Audience development, marketing, distribution & exhibition / Management & financing / Digital & multimedia / Television series

Animation Sans Frontières


Animation Sans Frontières is a 4×2 week lecture/workshop-based training programme designed to give junior European animation film and production professionals an understanding of the European and international animation industry and markets, as well the space, time and tools to develop, finance and produce their own projects, careers and eventually production companies.

Module 1
11 to 22 October 2021, Filmakademie, Germany

Module 2
15 to 26 November 2021, MOME, Hungary

Module 3
17 to 28 January 2022, The Animation Workshop, Denmark

Cartoon Movie pitching event
March 2022 (exact dates TBC), Bordeaux, France

Module 4
7 to 18 March 2022, Gobelins, France

FMX Conference, Animation Production Day & ITFS Festival
April-May 2022 (exact dates TBC) Stuttgart, Germany

Application date for 2021-2022: 31 May 2021

ASF enables emerging animation professionals to:
  • develop their own projects/companies, work in multidisciplinary & international teams
  • learn more about the European animation industry and markets, understand coproduction
  • meet a wide variety of recognised animation film, games and new media professionals
  • network with other European young talents and initiate future trans-European collaborations
  • be positioned in the vast international animation industry
  • be guided into alternative markets and new media solutions.

A group of up to 16 young European animation artists, producers, scriptwriters and technical directors  travels 2 weeks to each 4 school to follow 4 separate parts of an overview of the entire animation film production process, from concept development through financing and production management to marketing and distribution. Television and feature films, games and interactive media, traditional and cross-platform production processes are all covered at various stages along the way.

As a new addition to the programme, there will be several special collaborative events designed to meet the challenge of getting to know new technologies in order to use them to tell stories with animation. These events will include a 3-day hackathon where teams of of artists, technicians, producers and script writers will create prototypes for Animated Spaces, as well as other such workshops.

As a special supplement and based on their talent and motivation, 10 of the 16 participants will also have the opportunity to join and represent ASF at either Cartoon Movie 2022, or the 2022 Animation Production Day or FMX events. All fees and costs are covered by ASF.
Target groupProducers, Scriptwriters, Directors, Content developers, Animation professionals, Technical Director
Junior | Intermediate
Included At all four schools. For 10 of the 16 participants, travel is also covered to Cartoon Movie or FMX/Animation Production Day.
Included At all four schools.
Included At all four schools.