For over seven years, national associations of producers of animated film, primarily from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, have been united under the Visegrad Animation Forum. As this community and network of representatives of animated industry from the CEE region has grown larger, it has become essential to gather all our activities under one new brand: CEE ANIMATION.

CEE Animation is an umbrella of regional activities for promotion and development of the animation and its talents in more than 20 countries of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). The objective of CEE Animation is to raise the competencies of professionals and give them equal access to financing and the markets as their Western peers, by fostering co-production and sustainable business models.

Bratislava Pop Up Film Residency: November 2019





Alan Holly is an artist and filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. Alan has been working in the industry for the past ten years, as an animator, director, writer, editor and background artist. In 2010, he was one of the founders of the studio And Maps And Plans, where he has been working closely with a group of friends to produce artistically driven animated film projects, including several award winning films. His short film Coda was the short animation winner at SXSW and also shortlisted for the Oscar’s.



Piece follows the internal and external lives of a group of teenagers as they search to find their own voices amid the cacophony of messages, ideas and directions that influence and guide them towards conformity and consumerism. Through a marriage of animation and music the film will explore the mental health of young people growing up in a mad society, still struggling against ideologies and forces that disconnect people from one another and from nature.



Pierre Hodgson

Pierre Hodgson

Pierre Hodgson was born in London in 1959. After Oxford, he came to Paris where he was coordinator on Olivier Assayas’ first film and 1st AD to Raul Ruiz on TREASURE ISLAND, shot in Portugal. The next years were split between a job as a TV producer in London and screenwriting for Joao Canijo in Lisbon. Two of these films went to Un Certain Regard. He continues to combine making documentaries with screenwriting.