ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch 2024

press release

The leading programme for Asian-European co-productions EAVE TIES THAT BIND is very proud to renew the partnership with Asia's leading entertainment content market Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) and to announce the call for entries of its second lab tailored specifically to the needs of the animation industry.

After the successful 2023 edition, TIES THAT BIND and Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) are joining forces yet again for the ATF x TTB Animation Lab & Pitch 2024. This initiative will bring together producers with projects from Asia and Europe with the potential and desire to explore new financing and co-production opportunities, new markets, and new audiences in both continents.

This unique initiative for animation producers and projects will complement the existing EAVE TIES THAT BIND Asia-Europe co-production workshop for feature projects.

What is TTB x ATF Animation Lab?

The Animation Lab brings together selected producers with animation projects from Asia and Europe and offers an insight into the animation markets, financing and co-production possibilities in both continents.

Two intensive online prep sessions in autumn followed by an onsite lab and other onsite activities with renowned industry decision-makers in December. The aim of the training is to prepare the participants for the market launch and pitch of their projects, which will take place at the Asia TV Forum & Market (ATF) in Singapore in December.

Target Group

We will select 8—10 selected animation projects (4—5 each from APAC Asia-Pacific countries and Europe). Accepted formats include feature-length animated films, as well as TV formats (series or mini-series) and short films in development or financing stage. Preference will be given to projects with great creative potential, exciting visuals, interest and potential for co-production, and potential for travel across borders and continents. The program is not open to pre-school content. Preference will be given to animated films for youth, families and adults.  

3 Sessions

1) 2-days online prep session by experts will take place October 28 – 29, 2024 online

The main objectives of the first online module are:

  • Get an insight into funding opportunities between Europe and Asia
  • Receive feedback on your financing plans and strategies

2) 2-days online prep session by experts will take place November 18 – 19, 2024 online

The main objectives of the second online module are:

  • Understand how to prepare and structure a package for the international market
  • Refine the preparation and delivery of a quality pitch

3) In-person lab @ATF will take place December 3—6, 2024 in Singapore.

The main objectives of the on-site presence at the ATF market in Singapore are:

  • Participate in lab sessions by key decision makers
  • Networking with fellow attendees
  • Participate in the ATF Open Pitch to showcase projects
  • Join in the curated matchmaking session with Asian / European experts / decision-makers

Condition of participation

The deadline is August 20th, 2024.

There is no submission or participation fee.

All selected participants should cover their travel and accommodation to Singapore during the ATF market.

Talks are ongoing with European and Asian national/regional funds and promotion agencies in order to fully cover the costs of the participants from the respective countries/regions. Please contact us for further information.

In addition, a limited number of partial travel & accommodation scholarships are available in priority for applicants from countries/regions not providing any scholarships for this kind of activities or participants in any other proven situation of need for financial support.
Selected projects will receive up to 2 all-access passes to ATF.

The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be announced by late September.

Selection procedure

We aim to be transparent and unbiased in our selection process. EAVE TTB is keen to ensure the widest possible participation in our programmes and has a strong focus on securing as diverse a selection of people and projects as possible.  Diversity is viewed as a primary focus, not only with regards to nationality, geographic spread, race, age and gender, but also type of projects, experience and background. Our experience is, that the richer the pool of people and projects, the richer the overall experience of the participants and the more dynamic the group, the mutual learning exchange and inspiration.

ATFxTTB Animation Lab & Pitch is open to applicants from all over Europe*, i.e. all countries eligible for Creative Europe - MEDIA support and from the APAC countries in Asia*.
The selected participants need to be animation producers in their respective countries and continents, possessing a solid understanding of development, funding and distribution systems within their own territories and regions. They should aspire to work on an international scale and to create long-term relationships between Europe and Asia.

Producers are required to submit a project for consideration. Projects should be short film, feature films or TV formats (series or mini-series) at development or financing stage.

The selection is based on the assessment of the applicants’ and their company’s track record and the level of professional background and suitability of the project for the lab.

The selection committee also takes into account the following two criteria:

  • the extent to which the applicant will benefit from her/his experience at ATFxTTB;
  • the extent to which the applicant’s presence will be beneficial to the rest of the group/the other participants.

The selection committee is made by approx. 3 professionals coming from Europe and 3 professionals coming from Asia. The selection is made in cooperation with CEE Animation Workshop.

The selection process will be carried out in 2 phases:

  • In the first phase, the selection committee will evaluate each of the applications received. They will separately assess their evaluation according to structured criteria in order to create a shortlist of projects.
  • The final selection is conducted by the ATFxTTB Coordinator and the ATFxTTB Curator: in a joint call they will review and discuss the shortlisted projects to shape the final group of participants.

The final selection decision is commented upon and approved by the EAVE and FVG board.

The final decision will be taken 1 month before the first online session, after which participants will be notified and required to confirm their attendance within one week.


ATF x TTB is organised by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Audiovisual Fund, EAVE, ATF and supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-programme of the European Union. It is supported by the sponsors Film Development Council of Philippines (FDCP) and Visual Industry Promotion Organisation (VIPO).
It is organised in partnership with CEE Animation Workshop and Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA).

For more information please contact: Animation Lab Coordinator – Alessandra Pastore:


* Reference:

European countries/regions eligible

APAC countries/regions eligible

Please contact RX Global – – to enquire about the countries/regions currently listed in compliance with the Economic & Trade Sanctions Policy

Page published 11 June 2024. Updated 9 July 2024.

Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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