Participate

APD is exclusively an event for animation professionals.

You can apply for accreditation if you are:

  • a producer with a fresh and innovative animation project for which you are seeking co-producers and investors
  • a producer or service provider looking for projects in which you can get involved as a co-production partner (there are limited places for producers attending without a project)
  • an investor, distributor, sales agent, commissioning editor or publisher seeking fresh and innovative animation content
  • a German or international funding institution for film, TV and digital media

How to register?

Producers submitting a project

Animation projects can be submitted at concept, development or production stage. APD is looking for TV series, feature films, games and transmedia projects. In general, producers should have a successful track record in producing a number of animation projects already. The projects must contain commercial promise and have the potential for brand development and international distribution.

Deadline for project submissions: 27 February 2017 (Early Bird: 3 February)

More information and submission forms can be found here.

Funding programme for young producers

For young producers from Germany and Europe APD offers a special talent programme.

More information and application forms can be found here.

Free accreditation for best German-Irish or German-British partner project

APD 2017 offers two free accreditations for the best German-Irish or German-British partner project.

More information and application forms can be found here.

NEW: Special accreditation rate for delegations

For groups from EU countries with a low audiovisual production capacity participating for the first time as a delegation APD 2017 offers a reduced accreditation fee.

More information and application forms can be found here.

Application for the Trickstar Business Awardtrickstar_award_statue

All projects selected for APD 2017 can also apply for the new Trickstar Business Award, provided they have an innovative concept or business model, e.g. regarding financing, distribution or marketing.

For an application please fill in the additional part on the project submission form.

Producers Without a Project, Service-Producers

Producers and service-producers who want to participate in APD to find projects for co-production normally register for the one-day Co-Prodcers Programme. They also have the option of participating in the complete programme of Animation Production Day.

Deadline for registration: 27 February 2017 (Early Bird: 3 February 2017)

More information and registration forms can be found here.

Investors

Broadcasters, distributors, world sales agents, publishers, funding institutions, investors of the video/DVD, games, mobile and television industries must register by completing the investor registration form.

Deadline for registration: 13 March 2017

More information and registration forms can be found here.