Children and family channel Nickelodeon (DStv channel 305) is calling for
submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program.
Designed to identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform
for new content for kids, this year’s programme is the second annual call for
international submissions, continuing the search for new creative voices and
visionaries. In 2013, Nickelodeon received more than 1,000 pitches worldwide
for the programme.
Nickelodeon will choose a minimum of 10 pitches to be developed into short
animated films and these will appear on air and on Nickelodeon websites
worldwide. The shorts also have the potential of becoming long-form animated
series on Nickelodeon.
Said Russel Hicks, President of Content Development and Production at
Nickelodeon: “We’re on an ongoing mission to create the funniest animated
content for this next generation of kids, and find the freshest creative voices
from around the world. The shorts program has already fueled our pipeline with
new content and we’re very excited to see what comes through our door this
Artists, designers, writers, directors and comedians can present their ideas and
creators will be provided with the necessary artistic and production support
teams to help them complete their fully animated short.
Shorts must be original, humour-based and character-driven. All animation
styles are encouraged from 2D to digital 2D, stop motion, CG or mixed media.
The deadline for submissions is 14 March 2014.
Visit www.nickelodeon.com for more information.