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

ALAN HOLLY

Director

Ireland

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

 

A group of teenagers begin what seems like another ordinary weekend in the suburbs of Dublin. It soon takes on much greater significance as their interpersonal and inner conflicts come to a head while they are trapped at a house party in the midst of a violent storm, as flooding hits the city. With their own problems thrown into stark perspective in the face of real danger and the very real effects of our fast-changing climate, these young people are brought to question their place in the world and their part in its future. 

 

Mentors

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, including Philippe Grandrieux’ SOMBRE, Randa Chahal’s INFIDELES and three features by Jerôme de Missolz. He has worked with Thomas Bidegain, Patricia Mazuy, Jean-Gabriel Periot and Marina de Van among others. He tutors at Le Groupe Ouest | European Film Lab since 2014.