Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture of ITFS and FMX, is the most important business platform for animation projects in Germany. Animation producers from over 20 countries will present their projects from the film, TV series, games and cross-media sectors to potential co-production partners and investors in one-on-one meetings planned in advance. The curated business platform brings together approximately 170 participants annually. A key part of the programme is once again the APD Conference which sees presentations of outstanding projects and the introduction of new business models and market trends. The APD Conference is open to all accredited ITFS participants.

Call for Projects

Producers wishing to present an animation project at APD have until 20 February 2020 to submit their project in the areas of TV series, TV specials, feature films, games, mobile content, cross- and transmedia animation projects. Hybrid formats (mixing animation and live action) are also eligable. A total of around 50 projects will be selected for participation.

For the “Producers for Co-Production” programme also studios and service producers who operate as contractors rather than co-producers can apply. They can establish new business contacts and initiate new cooperations in individual discussions.

APD Talent Programme

With the Talent Programme, APD supports up-and-coming European animation producers and creatives who want to develop and realise their own project ideas. For the 14th edition of APD, up-and-coming producers can apply with a project for free participation in APD. A total of 14 talent accreditations are available.