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ASF - Animation Sans Frontičres

The Animation Production Workshop

Animation Sans Frontičres is a lecture/workshop-based training programme designed to give European graduate-level animation film and production students an understanding of the fine art and the business of getting an idea onto a screen.

ASF is the perfect chance for a young animation professional who would like to:
  • learn more about the European animation industry and market
  • meet many various recognised animation, film, games and new media professionals
  • network with other European young talents
  • be positioned in the vast international animation industry
  • be guided into alternative markets and new media solutions

With the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Community, Animation Sans Frontičres is an 8-week programme run by and at, in order of appearance, 4 prestigious European animation film schools:

Together these 4 partner schools aim at strengthening networks between the European animation industry and young European students and recent graduates.

A group of 16 to 18 European animation and film production students travels 2 weeks to each 4 school to follow 4 separate parts of an overview of the entire animation film production process, from concept development through financing to actual production management. Television and feature films, games and interactive media, traditional and cross-platform production processes are all covered at various stages along the way.

As a special supplement and based on their talent and motivation, out of the 16 students 2 groups of 4 students will also have the opportunity to join and represent ASF at the Cartoon Movie and FMX events. All fees and costs are covered by ASF.

Workshop structure:
Module 1 – Filmakademie, Ludwigsburg 2 weeks in October
Module 2 – MOME, Budapest 2 weeks in November-December
Module 3 – Animation Workshop, Viborg 2 weeks in January-February
Module 4 – Gobelins, Paris 2 weeks in March


The workshop is mainly composed of the following elements:
  • Overviews: various industry themes, regional, national, international markets
  • Toolbox: production tools, from pitching to line production
  • Case Studies, studio visits
  • Creative Workshops

The first two modules in Germany and Hungary concentrate on the development of project ideas for specific or multiple platforms and on design, style and sound, while the third and fourth modules in Denmark and France centre on financing and (co-)production methods as well as project presentation, director’s/producer’s intent and pitching.

You can find a more detailed description on the contents page.

Target group

Animation Sans Frontičres is open to European students from all European animation film and film production schools.

Application procedure

Applicant students are required to follow the online registration and application process as described on the ASF website.

Animation students are required to send in a curriculum vitae, a portfolio and show reel, a motivation letter and, optionally, any available samples of personal projects they might be working on and which could be further developed during the workshop.

Production students are required to send in a curriculum vitae, a motivation letter with a special focus on their view of the animation industry and, optionally, any available samples of personal projects they might be working on and which could be further developed during the workshop.

The application deadline is end of May and all applications are reviewed and the group of 16 to 18 selected during the Annecy festival in the second week of June.

Participation fee

A participation fee of 1.500 EUR covers all travel costs to all 4 schools (plus, for 8 of the 16, to Cartoon Movie or FMX), all hotel/hostel nights including breakfasts for 2 weeks at each school, all lunches and several dinners as well as a wealth of didactic material (from art supplies through various teacher hand-outs to a number of recognised film production books).

Course certificate

All students having successfully completed ASF will receive a course certificate signed by all 4 partner organising schools.

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ASF is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU.

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