LINOLEUM announces the call for Ukrainian short films and TV series in development

3 March 2024
LINOLEUM announces the call for Ukrainian short films and TV series in development

LINOLEUM Contemporary Animation and Media Art Festival, in partnership with Skwigly Animation Magazine and with the support of the British Council Ukraine and the Ukrainian Institute, announces the call for Ukrainian short films and TV series in development for the UK/UA Animation Lab.

The project aims to foster the development of the Ukrainian animation industry, especially young talent, after the stagnating effect caused by the Russian invasion. The lab will focus on helping artists understand the best industry practices when it comes to developing and promoting their animated project; from the early stages of pitching, to successful self-promotion and international distribution.

Participants will have four weeks to submit their project. From the submitted applications, mentors will select three projects, whose representatives (director or producer) will:

  • Develop their project ahead of the production period
  • Create a successful pitch deck for presentation to potential co-producers, with the participation of British producers and directors
  • Present the project at the LINOLEUM festival in Kyiv (September 4-8th)
  • Present the project at a UK animation festival T.B.C (November-December)

The deadline for project submission is April 1st.

You can fill the application via this link 

The organizers reserve the right not to inform the participants about the reasons for refusal.

Aside from the mentorship programme, the lab will include a series of free online lectures held by international speakers on: forming the team, roles and responsibilities of various team members; creating and managing a production budget; funding possibilities for co-production; ways of promoting your film, visiting festivals and forums; preparing a pitch deck/presentation.

This series of lectures will give a better understanding of how the industry works and will be valuable for all animation newcomers; both in Ukraine and internationally.

The project “UK/UA Animation Lab” is organised with the financial support of the UK/UA Creative Partnerships programme designed by the British Council and the Ukrainian Institute. The UK/UA Creative Partnerships programme aims to continue and strengthen the collaborations that have emerged between UK and Ukrainian cultural organisations as a result of or in parallel to the UK/Ukraine Cultural Season 2022-2023.