Animation filmmaking training course: concept & scriptwriting, April 20 – July 3, 2015

Scriptwriting and concept development training course for animated TV series/Web series.
Supported by Europe Creative MEDIA program of the European Union
April 20 – July 3 2015
Deadline for application: March 10, 2015

The 11-week module is focusing on scriptwriting and concept development for TV/Web series and TV specials, either original or based on a book.
It is open to European graduate students and active professionals who have technical experience of animation, storyboard or lay-out and wish to orient their career path towards the field of film directing. Requirements are: strong graphic skills as well as the knowledge of basic 2D animation techniques.
The number of participants is 10 to 12, working in small groups of 3 to 4 people. Each group benefits from individual supervision by 20 European industry professionals. European and Swiss citizens may get a grant for participation fee as well as travel/accommodation expenses.
Projects may be developed in either French or English.

Applications can be sent until March 10, 2015, with a covering letter, visual elements and personal animation works (films or exercises) to
For further info see the web site of La Poudriere.

Projects professionally developed by previous course participants include TV series Ariol, broadcast on TF1 French TV channel; Michel,broadcast on Canal+ Family and ZDF in Germany, Victor & la Babayaga, selected at Cartoon Forum 2013, Cheeky Anna (Cartoon Forum 2014) and The Dreadful’s Christmas, a feature film project (Cartoon Movie 2014).