Project Development Labs

The Project Development Labs give participants the opportunity to develop and prepare project ideas for their designated markets, with the support of multidisciplinary and international teams of experienced professional teachers, tutors and mentors, and to position themselves and their projects in the international animation, film and games industries.

Project Development Labs

The Animation Workshop runs 2 yearly Project Development Labs, for the benefit of the European animation, film and games industries: Animation Sans Frontières and AniDox:Lab. These lecture/workshop-based training programs are designed to help participants progress from fine-tuning an initial idea, through narrative development, to pitch kits and trailers. They also give European animation professionals an understanding of the European and international animation industry and markets

Project Development Labs

  • About

    The Animation Workshop, Center for Animation, Visualization, and Digital Storytelling, supports the development and financing stages of these 2 Project Development Labs, which are: Animation Sans Frontières (ASF)

    Animation Sans Frontières is a 4×2 weeks lecture/workshop-based training program designed to give junior European animation film and production professionals an understanding of the European and international animation industry and markets, as well the space, time and tools to develop, finance and produce their own projects, careers and eventually production companies. ASF is the perfect chance for emerging animation professionals to:

    • develop their own projects/companies, work in multidisciplinary & international teams
    • learn more about the European animation industry and markets, understand coproduction
    • meet a wide variety of recognised animation film, games and new media professionals
    • network with other European young talents and initiate future trans-European collaborations
    • be positioned in the vast international animation industry
    • be guided into alternative markets and new media solutions

    With the support of the Creative Europe Programme of the EU, Animation Sans Frontières is run by and at, in order of appearance:

    • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany
    • Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Hungary
    • The Animation Workshop in Denmark
    • GOBELINS, l’école de l’image in France

    Anidox: Lab Through a series of 3 professional seminars in Viborg and Copenhagen combined with individual tailor-made online consultations, ANIDOX:LAB gives talented documentary and animation filmmakers the opportunity to engage and combine their two worlds. It tackles a time-based cinematic approach, as well as digital platforms that allow for multiple stories and timelines. Additionally, ANIDOX:LAB will progressively start addressing the booming emergence of non-linear visual storytelling. The coaching seminars and collaborative workshops are designed to progress from fine-tuning an initial idea, through narrative development, to a pitch kit and a trailer. Select participating ANIDOX:LAB projects will have the opportunity to showcase their work at various prestigious International Festivals in our network. us International Festivals in our network.

  • Partners

    Creative Europe Media

    Creative Europe MEDIA


    The MEDIA sub-programme of Creative Europe supports the EU’s film and audiovisual industries financially in the development, distribution and promotion of their work. It helps to launch projects with a European dimension and nurtures new technologies; it enables European films and audiovisual works including feature films, television drama, documentaries and new media to find markets beyond national and European borders; it funds training and film development schemes

    Vision Denmark

    Vision Denmark


    Vision Denmark – Creative Business Alliance. The ambition is that Denmark will be a powerhouse for digital visual growth – a World Center of Digital Excellence. Vision Denmark is launched so that Denmark can use the competences, products and services of the digital, visual industry in all digital transition and for new digital growth.




    Arsenalet is a commercial foundation established in 2011 by Viborg Municipality, Viborg Business Council and The Animation Workshop. With a dedicated focus on visual industries, Arsenalet has a clear directive to serve as the best possible place in Denmark to grow your creative concept or company.

    The Danish Film Institute

    Det Danske Filminstitut


    The Danish Film Institute is the national agency for funding and promoting Danish film and cinema culture.

  • Testimonials

  • Contact

    Tim Leborgne is the Department Director of Professional Training and Open Workshop

    Tim Leborgne

    Department Director, Talent and Skills

    T: +45 87 55 49 52


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