17th Animation Production Days

Business Platform for the International Animation Industry

26 – 28 April / 2023, Stuttgart

Animation Production Days (APD), a joint venture of ITFS and FMX, is a curated business platform for the European and international animation industry, taking place for the seventeenth time in Stuttgart from 26-28 April 2023.

In exclusive and carefully planned one-to-one meetings, producers from over 20 countries can evaluate the market potential of their projects in the fields of film, TV series, games, cross- and transmedia with potential co-production partners as well as broadcasters, streamers, distributors, funding institutions and investors.

At APD, around 160 participants from more than 20 countries negotiate collaborations for around 50 selected projects in around 800 pre-planned one-to-one meetings each year.

Another important part of the programme is the APD Conference. In practice-oriented case studies, technological innovations or new sales and financing strategies for animation projects will be presented and discussed. In the second part of the Conference, broadcasters and distributors will present their current programme needs and future programme strategies.

The conference is open to all ITFS accredited professionals. In addition, APD offers various networking events and roundtables with industry participants from the partner events ITFS and FMX.

Call for Projects: Submit you Project Now!

Newly developed animation projects in the fields of feature film, TV series, mobile content, game, cross- and transmedia can be submitted until 09 February 2023.

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The APD Talent Programme

With the Talent Programme, APD support young European producers and creatives from the field of animation who would like to realise their own project idea. For APD 2023, newcomers with their own project can apply for free participation (incl. ITFS & FMX tickets) at APD until 09 February 2023.

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Co-Producer Programme

Production companies and studios working in animation, games, VR and VFX who do not wish to present their own project at APD but who are looking for projects in which they can participate as co-producers or service providers have the opportunity to become accredited for the Co-Producer Programme.

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The APD Investor Programme

The APD’s carefully curated selection of newly developed projects offers everyone looking for fresh content for their portfolios an excellent opportunity to find suitable material and exchange ideas with producers and other creatives about cooperation opportunities. As of today, representatives of broadcasters, streamers, world sales agents, distributors, funding institutions and so on can register for the APD Investor Programme until 02 March 2023.

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