Announcing the first projects selected to the Young Horizons Industry 2024!

still: Welcome to Vegetown

“Welcome to Vegetown” and “Rainy Days” are two first titles selected to the next edition of the Young Horizons Industry.

“Welcome to Vegetown” awarded at Animarkt Stop Motion Forum

“Welcome to Vegetown” was chosen and awarded by Zofia Horszczaruk, Head of Young Horizons Industry at the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum.

photo credit: Mikołaj Zacharow

Project description

The plot of “Welcome to Vegetown” revolves around a main character named Jane, a young teenage strawberry who dreams of becoming a famous outlaw. However, our heroine faces a major obstacle: a pretty little strawberry is expected to blush silently in her corner, to be cute and sweet, and certainly not to embark on an adventure like a spicy chili pepper! Jane would like to be obedient to please her mother, but she cannot be satisfied with the predetermined path so she escapes reality and imagines grand gallops in the desert, perhaps forgetting that in reality, she might end up as compote.

At the stage of life where one must start choosing their path, Jane will gradually discover how difficult it is to assert herself and take responsibility for her choices. While Vegetown and her family will always try to bring her back to her role as a strawberry, her dreams of adventure will push her down paths where she may risk losing what she holds dear and even giving up her values.

Additional information

“Welcome to Vegetown”
Format: stop motion animated series 11 x 13’
Target audience: 8-12 years old
Director: Sylvain Delcourt
Co-authors: Sylvain Delcourt – Olivier Odaert
Production company: TOKU (France)
Producer: Xavier Truchon

“Rainy Days” award at CEE Animation Forum

The second project which already secured the spot at the Young Horizons Industry 2024 is  “Rainy Days”. The project was chosen by our team at the CEE Animation Forum.

Rainy_Days (c) Ina Hristova

Project description

Welcome to the world of rain, summer storms, and typhoons! Up in the clouds, four little rains – Thundery, Dropetty, Roy, and Tormenta – are starting school. They dream of going down to Earth to meet real people and rabbits. But until that day arrives, the four friends must learn how to pour, create puddles, paint with rainbows and many other skills. It is unfair to wait so long. So, guided by their curious noses, they embark on a path of adventures where they will encounter new, unknown creatures and undertake seemingly impossible journeys. They will discover the meaning of friendship, courage, and the sheer joy of being a rain. What could possibly go wrong, except for some good, sunny weather?

Additional information

“Rainy Days”
Format: animated series 26 x 5’
Target audience: 5-7 years old
Production company: Ani Antonova Hristova (Austria)
Producer: Ani Antonova

About Young Horizons Industry awards at Animarkt Stop Motion Forum and CEE Animation Forum

As part of the cooperation between our events we have a chance to give Young Horizons Industry award to one project presented at the Animarkt Stop Motion Forum and CEE Animation Forum.

As part of the awards, both projects automatically qualified to the pitching sections and will be presented at Young Horizons Industry in Warsaw in 2024.


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