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Opening: TBA
Venue: Hydra, Greece

CEE Animation Talents is intended for promotion and alternative distribution of the most talented young animation filmmakers from Central and Eastern Europe. The selection is each year made by festival directors from CEE region and presented as compilation at numerous animated film festivals around the world. It presents the best films made by students and debuting artists in the given year to a professional audience and the general public. The film selection focuses on extraordinary talents whose work promises successful future careers. The project counts on the presentation of this film compilation at selected European animated film festivals to draw attention to new talents and bring them together with experienced international producers.




(Length: 67 min. / Language: no dialogue or English subtitles)



01. BYE LITTLE BLOCK! / Pá kis panelom!, 8'

Hungary 2020

Director: Éva Darabos

Screenplay: Éva Darabos 

Animation: Domonkos Erhardt, Éva Darabos, Bálint Halasi, Vivien Hárshegyi, Bence Hlavay, Melinda Kádár, Katalin Sárdi 

Editing: Judit Czakó 

Sound: Dávid V. Bodnár 

Music: Dávid V. Bodnár

Producer: József Fülöp

Production company: MOME Anim – Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design


A young woman learns that soon she will have to move from the residential block flat she lives in. After receiving the upsetting news from the owner of the flat, she is overwhelmed with emotion. Her teardrop of farewell grows into a concrete monolith. When the drop hits the ground, a surreal panorama of the residential block area – she used to call home – unfolds ...




02. ANT HILL / Ant Hill, 13'

Czech Republic 2020

Director: Marek Náprstek

Screenplay: Marek Náprstek

Animation: Marek Náprstek

Editing: Matěj Pospíšil

Sound: Adam Bláha

Music: Kateřina Horká

Colouring: Marek Náprstek

Producers: Ondřej Šejnoha / Zuzana Kučerová

Production company: Film and TV School of Academy of Performing Arts in Prague – FAMU

Co-production company: Frame Films s.r.o.


An adolescent ant worker living on the outskirts of a dying human world wants more from her life than to accept the given fate. However, when she is cast out for accidentally causing fire, she is scared of the outside and longs to be accepted back. She has to grow up to save the world.




03. ARKA / Arka, 14'

Croatia 2020

Director: Natko Stipaničev

Screenplay: Natko Stipaničev, Maša Seničić, Damir Juričić 

Animation: Natko Stipaničev 

Editing: Natko Stipaničev 

Sound: Natko Stipaničev 

Music: A.Vivaldi – Stabat Mater, J.S.Bach – French Suite No.2 in C minor 

Producer: Igor Grubić

Production company: Kreativni sindikat


A grandiose transoceanic cruise ship sailing the seas.




04. #POLISH_WOMEN_RESISTANCE / #sprzeciw_polek, 8'

Poland 2020

Director: A group of 49 animators from Łódź

Screenplay: Collective work

Animation: Kasia Adamkiewicz, Weronika Althamer, Marcin Arcimowicz, Julia Benedyktowicz, Ala Błaszczyńska, Klaudia Bochniak, Agnieszka Borowa, Zofia Dąbrowska, Ula Domańska, Asia Dudek, Natalia Durszewicz, Mateusz Frank, Asia Jasińska, Bogna Kowalczyk, Natalia Krawczuk, Beata Krzempek, Anita Kwiatkowska-Naqvi, Marta Magnuska, Kasia Małyszko, Julia Marchowska, Marta Michalik, Weronika Michel, Piotr Milczarek, Maria Nitek, Karina Paciorkowska, Ala Palechowska, Nikodem Płaczek, Zuzia Puszkarz, Yelisaveta Pysmak, Szymon Ruczyński, Marcin Senderowicz, Kuba Siedlecki, Karolina Specht, Zuzanna Stach, Ola Szmida, Zuzanna Szor, Weronika Szyma, Asia Trejter, Marcjanna Urbańska, Pola Włodarczyk, Paulina Ziółkowska, Izumi Yoshida, Bogusz Żelech, Kacha Bińko, Joanna Szlembarska, Maja Minic 

Editing: Natalia Spychała 

Music: Pimon Lekler

Production company: LeLe Crossmedia Production Sp. z o.o.


Moved and broken by the situation in our country, we, a group of students from the Animation Department of Lodz Film School have decided to act. We strongly oppose the recent events in our country and it’s shameful that such a ruling has been pushed through during this extremely difficult time of pandemic. The Constitutional court has issued a ruling that will end legal termination of pregnancy for fetal anomaly. Many of us are afraid right now, this is why we want to express unity in a just cause.




05. CROSSING / Crossing, 5'

Slovakia 2018

Director: Agáta Bolaňosová

Screenplay: Agáta Bolaňosová

Animation: Agáta Bolaňosová

Editing: Agáta Bolaňosová

Sound: Agáta Bolaňosová

Music: Tooryanse

Colouring: Agáta Bolaňosová

Producer: Patrícia Pošová

Production company: Film and Television Faculty of The Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava – VŠMU


It´s nighttime. A group of pedestrians are waiting at a crosswalk to get to the other side. Some, however, have waited far longer than others ...




06. I'M HERE / Jestem tutaj, 15'

Poland 2020

Director: Julia Orlik

Screenplay: Julia Orlik

Cinematography: Julia Orlik

Animation: Julia Orlik

Editing: Aleksandra Rosset

Sound: Bogdan Klat

Producer: Agata Golańska

Production company: The Polish National Film School in Lodz


An elderly man is looking after his paralysed wife. Despite his old age and health problems, he's doing his best to relieve her suffering, which is getting worse day by day. His daughter helps him, trying to balance care with her work in the hospital and family life. Everyone has a different view on how to care for the sick properly, which often causes arguments.




07. A WAR OF WORDS OF RESPECTFUL SILENCE? / Vojna besed ali spoštljiva tišina?, 2'

Slovenia, Italy

Director: Leo Černic

Screenplay: Leo Černic 

Animation: Leo Černic 

Editing: Leo Černic 

Sound: Samo Jurca 

Colouring: Leo Černic 

Producer: Mateja Zorn

Production company: Kinoatelje


A War of Words or Respectful Silence? is a commissioned film made for an educational programme in schools. Through this programme, children rediscover their own history, the history of their territory, and apply this knowledge to the future.


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