How (and why) to pitch a project for an animated film?
How to present the idea? Is there a template for a perfect pitch? Do I have to talk about personal motivation? How to talk about something that is still in development? How to get from introvert to extrovert in just one day? Usually, there are many questions…
In this workshop, through lectures, discussions and a lot of practical work, we will try to help you to prepare your pitch. It is important for financing and production of your film, but it also helps you a lot to understand your project better.
Ana Nedeljković graduated in painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. She was awarded a PhD in art practice at the same faculty. She is a visual artist, director, animator and educator.
Nikola Majdak Jr. has an MFA from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, camera department. For the past 20 years he has been a freelance cameraman, animator, director and lecturer.
Their first film “Rabbitland” (2013) was awarded the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale. It has received numerous other awards and has been shown at more than a hundred festivals worldwide. Their second film Untravel (2018) was screened at Berlinale, Annecy and Sundance, nominated for the Annie Award and received numerous awards. Their third film “Money and Happiness” (2022) was premiered at Locarno Film Festival and screened at Annecy and numerous other festivals. At present they are working on project development for their first animated feature film “New Rabbitland”. Working within their own studio, they also make commercial animation projects as well as conducting workshops in animation.
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This activity is implemented with the support of “SMART Balkans – Civil Society for Shared Society in the Western Balkans” regional project implemented by Centar za promociju civilnog društva (CPCD), Center for Research and Policy Making (CRPM) and Institute for Democracy and Mediation (IDM) and financially supported by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (NMFA).