The Stuttgart co-production and financing market’s 11th edition will run on May 4 and 5 this year in the L-Bank in association with the FMX Conference.
And the 2017 Animation Production Day (APD) jury has selected 45 animation projects from 17 different countries to participate in the same.
These picks were narrowed down from 65 submitted projects that showed an increase of 15% in entries from that of last year.
The selections are dominated by TV series projects (33), with roughly a third of these conceived as transmedia properties incorporating games, apps, mobile and digital platform content. There are 13 feature film projects with a few movie/TV crossovers, as well as one short film pitch and a couple transmedia/web concepts.
APD offers German and international animation producers the chance to present their projects in pre-planned, 30-minute one-on-one meetings with potential co-producers, investors, broadcasters and international distributors and financiers.
Germany is the best-represented country among the selections with 19 projects followed by the UK with four, and Spain and Ukraine with three titles each.