AnimaCampus Tallinn is a brand new networking platform and training event for up-and-coming young filmmakers working in the field of animation. The five-day creative summit takes place in parallel with the Animation Film Festival Animated Dreams, the sub-festival of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. 

AnimaCampus Tallinn provides young professionals from East and West the opportunity to learn from top animation experts and build international networks in the inspiring European Capital of Culture atmosphere. Young animation professionals or advanced students (age up to 35) and filmmakers with different professional backgrounds were called to submit their participation applications - directors, producers, animators, sound designers, scriptwriters, cinematographers, production designers, effects designers or multi-talented visual artists or anyone with a passion for animation.

Indie theme
In the framework of lectures, presentations, discussions, screenings and workshops international animation experts share their experience in making cinéma d'auteur animation films as well as commercial productions. AnimaCampus will be held in indie spirit and the overall thematic focus has been decided to be – Set Your Own Rules.

Making ideas happen, building up your own „business“, developing your tools, joining forces and networking worldwide are some of the key topics at AnimaCampus this year. A mix of animation art and industry! Connections between animation and other creative or commercial fields will be examined as well.     

Regions in focus
In 2011 AnimaCampus Tallinn is setting its focus on the following regions: Nordic countries (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Iceland), Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania), South Caucasus (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan) and Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan). Emerging animation filmmakers from the above mentioned countries were eligible to apply through the open call for entries. However, motivated applicants from the other European countries wishing to explore the animation scene in those regions were also encouraged to send their application.

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