12th Animation Production Day

26 – 27 April 2018

The Animation Production Day (APD) is the major co-production and financing market in Germany focused exclusively on animation. At APD the most important national and international market players negotiate cooperations for more than 40 new animation projects in exclusive one-on-one meetings.

The section “Producers for Co-Production” offers an additional coproduction platform for producers, service producers and production service providers only. The programme is rounded off with the APD Conference in which high-profile speakers discuss new trends and developments in the animation industry.

Impressions APD 2017

At APD 2017 160 participants from 24 different countries negotiated cooperations for the 44 selected animation projects showcased in over 600 one-on-one meetings. The total production volume of these projects is around 170 million Euros. 13 feature film projects , 29 series, one short film and one transmedia project have been presented. Around 40% of the selected projects are cross-media, meaning they are designed for more than one delivery format including cinema, TV, online, games, apps and books. Nineteen of the selected projects came from Germany, others were from France, Spain, the UK, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Belgium, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, Ukraine, Israel and Australia.


We mourn for Michael Schmetz, the initiator of Animation Production Day. He founded APD in 2007 and lead the event for more than 6 years to its current international significance.

We will hold Michael in grateful memory.

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