The young talented animator learned from the best on Young Horizons Industry program

In October 2023, the emerging talent Timotej Lukovič took part in the 3-day Young Horizons Industry program held in Warsaw. The program was part of the Young Horizons festival, an international film festival focused on young audience.

This year, the Young Horizons Industry program was attended by young filmmakers from the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. It aims to provide participants with information on how the international film and industry works, how to build a career in the industry and work in it at the same time.
Timotej Lukovič, a participant in the program, is a graduate from the Film and Television Faculty of the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava. His first film “The Knife” was awarded as the best animated film at the Áčko festival – student film festival in Bratislava and was screened at many film festivals around the world.

The Young Horizons Industry program included the following activities:

– With the participation of representatives of Animoon, GS Animation / Grupa Smacznego and Blue Zoo Animation Studio, who presented their company and shared some tips on how to enter and navigate the market.

– Masterclass “How to establish yourself in the film market” led by Anna E. Dziedzic of Crew United. After the masterclass, the participants knew how to best navigate and promote themselves in film markets, e.g. Cannes and smaller markets such as PÖFF.

– 8. International Co-production Forum – participants had the opportunity to meet producers from all over the world and discuss their projects.

The participants particularly appreciated the opportunity to meet other young filmmakers and experts from the film industry. It was a great way to expand their contacts and learn from the best, and with the experience they gained in the program, they have a better chance to succeed.
Follow the APAF website and social media for follow up on other opportunities for potential participants in similar programs in the future.

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