Guidelines: How to apply?

Participation in the APD is only permitted to registered professionals, particularly producers, distributors, investors, buyers and sellers as well as representatives of the video/DVD, games and television market.
Animation projects are admitted at their concept, development or production stage. In general, producers should have a record of having successfully produced a number of animation projects already. The projects have to be promising commercially, and they have to have a potential for international distribution. They should also have the potential for brand development, so that they can be exploited in other applications such as feature films, TV, games and mobile formats.

APD Registration

To participate in the APD, you need to be registered. Please send the completed forms by e-mail and a signed version by mail or fax.

Producers applying with a project must register by completing the project submission form. Deadline for project submissions for the APD 2014 is February 18, 2014.

Registration will be valid in the wake of the decision of selection committee, which will take place by Febuary 25, 2014 at the latest.

Distributors, investors, broadcasters, world sales agents as well as representatives of the video/DVD, games, mobile and television industries and producers applying without a project have to register by completing the registration form.

Deadline for registration for the APD 2014 is March 4, 2014.  

Participation Fee

The APD participation fee is EUR 700.00 (incl. 7% VAT) per person. The early bird rate for submissions & registrations before January 24, 2014 is EUR 650,00 (incl. 7% VAT) per person.

The participation fee includes: 

  • Participation in the Animation Production Day 2014

  • Participation in the APD Conference 
  • Accreditation for the 21st Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film

  • Accreditation for the FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia
  • Catering: April 24 (lunch, dinner), April 25 (lunch, dinner)

Payment must be made upon receipt of the invoice. 
Accreditations are strictly individual and non-transferable. 
Travel costs and accommodation are not included in the participation fee.


Submitted registrations can only be cancelled in writing.
A cancellation fee of EUR 270.00 (incl. 7% VAT) will be levied on APD registration cancellations received after March 22, 2014.
A cancellation fee of EUR 700.00 (incl. 7% VAT) will be levied on APD registration cancellations received after April 4, 2014.


The APD has reserved a limited number of hotel rooms at the Hotel Maritim at a special APD rate.
These hotel rooms can be booked via APD.
The hotel costs will be invoiced together with the participation fee.

Photo and Film

The Organiser reserves the right to photograph, and/or to record the voice and the image of the Participant, and to communicate the same to the public worldwide, by representing, reproducing without limitation of number of reproductions, publishing of the photograph(s) and/or of the recording(s), in all formats, whether entirely or by extracts, on all existing or future material and immaterial carriers, such as paper, optic, analogical, digital or on electronic networks, (including on the Internet, on the Organiser's website and/or the Organiser's partners' website), except where the Participant has objected in writing beforehand.

Payment method

Payments may be made after accounting by bank transfer:
Film- und Medienfestival gGmbh
Baden-Württembergische Bank
Account no. 211 74 41
Bank code: 600 501 01
IBAN: DE77 6005 0101 0002 1174 41

Credit cards are not accepted.

Acceptance of Participation Conditions

Participation in the APD implies adherence to the present regulations.
The hosts of the APD has the right to settle all cases unforeseen by the Participation Regulations, and may also permit exceptions from the regulations in special, well-founded cases.