AnimaDoc Special at APD

Documentary meets Animation. In a new and exciting collaboration with the Animation Production Day, the MFG Filmfund Baden-Württemberg and the Creative Europe Desk Munich, Documentary Campus invites doc-professionals to explore the new business field of animated documentaries (AnimaDocs).

Together with Annegret Richter, Managing Director of the German AG Animationsfilm we are going to present three exceptional case-studies that are standing for successful AnimaDocs. Our speakers will discuss the potentials and pitfalls of AnimaDoc production from both documentary and animated film perspectives.

The programme is part of the AnimaDoc Special that offers documentary professionals the best on AnimaDoc out of ITFS, Animation Production Day and FMX.

AnimaDoc Special - Programme Package

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Thursday, 28 April

10.00 – 12:30
ITFS Workshop: Animated Reality - The challenges of the animated documentary
Venue: Metropol 3, Bolzstr. 10

Documentaries and animated films are rarely combined, although there’s an increase of interest from producers and audiences. Jan-Dirk Bouw’s seminar offers participants the opportunity to become familiar with the possibilities to connect the genres. By illustrating two case studies he will reflect on the challenges of this hybridization form. After showing his animated documentary ‘I love Hooligans’ he will address artistic choices, production, workflow and talk about his latest project ‘Breaking Walls’.

  • Jan-Dirk Bouw (filmmaker, NLD)

12:30 – 13:45
APD Opening Reception
Venue: L-Bank, Börsenplatz 1

APD Conference
Venue: Bertha-Benz-Saal, Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19

14:00 – 15:15
Case studies on innovative animation projects and alternative business models identifying trends and opportunities in a changing animation industry.

Luna Petunia (TV series)

LUNA PETUNIA is a new animated Netflix original series for preschoolers, inspired by a Cirque du Soleil stage show. It’s the first TV co-production from Saban Brands and Cirque du Soleil Media. The project will be presented by screenwriter Eric Shaw and John Hardman, Vice President of Development and Production for Saban Brands, who will focus on production and the creative challenges of turning a worldwide stage show into a streaming TV series.

  • Eric Shaw (screenwriter, US)
  • John Hardman (Saban Brands, US)

Over the Garden Wall (Mini series)

OVER THE GARDEN WALL is an Emmy Award-winning mini series by Cartoon Network that will be presented by award-winning Canadian producer Nick Cross. For almost twenty years, he has been directing and producing animated content for various film and television productions. Cross will give an insight into his role as an art director both for the series and for the Cartoon Network’s shorts development programme.

  • Nick Cross (Cartoon Network, CA)

Another Day of Live (AnimaDoc feature)
The producers of the feature film share challenges faced in a European coproduction with animation and documentary aspects. The film about the famous war photographer Ryszard Kapuściński deals with his experiences during the Angolan Civil War in 1975. In Partnership with Documentary Campus.

  • Eric Goossens (Walking the dog, BE)
  • Ole Wendorff-Østergaard (Platige Image, PL)

15:15 – 16:30
AnimaDoc Case Studies by Documentary Campus

Wider Horizon (TV feature)
This 30-minute short film made for German television deals with the memories of an East German family vacation at the Baltic Sea back in 1987. The producer, director and commissioner at MDR will discuss how they rose to the challenge making a fully animated documentary for German television.

  • Heribert Schneiders (MDR, DE)
  • Ralf Kukula (Balance Film, DE)
  • Falk Schuster (Director, DE)

Cuentos de Viejos (TV series, App)
In the animated multimedia series, older people tell their childhood stories to a young audience in order to keep history alive. The episodes of five minutes, were screened at public tv in Columbia and made available online.

  • Laura Piaggio (Piaggiodematei, ES)

16:30 – 17:00
Networking Coffee
sponsored by the Creative Europe Desk Munich

17:00 – 18:00
Content Briefing Sessions

Who’s searching for what on the international market? The conference’s third part regroups representatives from German and international TV channels and distributors, who sketch their programming needs and funding models and provide an overview of current industry trends and developments.

  • Patricia Hidalgo, Senior Vice President, Chief Content and Creative Officer Kids Content, EMEA and International Kids Strategy at Turner Broadcasting Systems Europe Ltd
  • Laurence Blaevoet, Head of Children’s Channels at Canal+
  • Nina Koch, Sales Representative at Nelvana
  • Stefanie Fischer, Head of Content at WDR mediagroup GmbH

18:00 – 19:00
The Animated Quintet

The conference concludes with an “animated quintet”. Film critics and producers dissect a selection of animation films produced last year and, together with involvement from the professional audience present, discuss the films’ successes and failures, artistic standards and content quality.

  • Dr. Rolf Giesen, Film Scholar and Journalist, Die Welt
  • Daniel Kothenschulte, Journalist, Frankfurter Rundschau
  • Tony Loeser, CEO and Producer, MotionWorks, tbc
  • Gabriele Walther, CEO Caligari Film
  • Rocio Ayuso, Journalist , El Pais

Friday, 29 April

Dive into the exciting programmes of ITFS and FMX.

How to Register

For € 80,00 only, documentary professionals can register for the AnimaDoc Special before 11 April. The AnimaDoc Special pass includes access to all AnimaDoc Special events as well as a day-pass for FMX & ITFS for Friday, 29 April. Register HERE!

Hotel & Travel

Info on how to get to the event venue and where to stay in the city can be found at the APD website.

About the Animation Production Day

Further information on the event can be found at APD Stuttgart.

AnimaDoc Special is brought to you by Documentary Campus and

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With the support of:

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Apr 28, 2016 to Apr 29, 2016
Haus der Wirtschaft, Willi-Bleicher-Str. 19, Stuttgart, Germany