Arab Animation Forum 2017: May 4th – 7th

Following the great success of the Event in the last years the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) and the Robert Bosch Stiftung are glad to present the Arab Animation Forum 2017. The Forum takes place May 4th through 7th during the ITFS. 

The Arab Animation Forum connects young animation directors and artists from the Arab World (member states of the “League of Arab States”)  with upcoming producers from Germany in order to support joint animated film projects. The aim of the Arab Animation Forum is to identify interesting projects and to connect potential co-production partners directed towards a possible application for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation.

Eligible to attend the Arab Animation Forum are animation filmmakers from the Arab World looking for a producer or coproducer as well as German producers interested in producing or coproducing an animated film project.

The selected filmmakers get the opportunity to present their animation film projects to a professional jury during a pitching session and receive an evaluation of their projects.

The selected producers get to talk to the Arab directors on their projects in several personal meetings and so develop a comprehensive picture of the co-production possibilities.

Thereby the Arab Animation Forum offers a unique chance to create new co-productions. Additionally there will be several meetings, workshops, consultings and matching sessions on the agenda.

The winning project of the Arab Animation Forum is automatically nominated for the Film Prize of the Robert Bosch Stiftung for International Cooperation. (For the nomination a German producer is required. Winning a German producer for the project is still possible after the Arab Animation Forum.)


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Participants Arab Animation Forum 2017

Arab Directors

Alaeddin Abou Taleb (Tunesia, Project: Metaphor)
Antoine Antabi (Syria, UAE, Project: R.I.W. „Rest In War“)
Rand Beiruty (Jordan, Project: Nudar)
Mai Elgizoly (Sudan, Project: 4 Over 3)
Nicolas Fattouh (Lebanon, Project: Testimony of my grandmother’s transformation into a chair)
Yousria Ghorab (Egypt, Project: Beyond the Walls)
Léa Kamel (Lebanon, Project: Là-Bas)
Fadi Syriani (Lebanon, Qatar, Project: The Food Militia)
Morhaf Youssef (Syria, Project: Crowns)

German Producers

Fabian Driehorst (Fabian&Fred, Hamburg)
Michel Klöfkorn (Frankfurt/Main)
Karsten Matern (Karsten Matern Filmproduktion, Berlin)
Georg Neubert (Reynard Films, Leipzig)
Willy Rollé (Tavma, Stuttgart)
Michael Schwertel (Power-Toons, Waldbröl)
Lukas Thiele (Lukas Thiele Filmproduktion, Berlin)
Francisca Villela (Berlin)
Katharina Weser (Reynard Films, Leipzig)