Development of studios for animated film, Vojin Vasović
Throughout the past decade, we have witnessed a sudden rise in the number of studios exclusively devoted to the author’s animations. The increased possibilities primarily in the field of distribution, as well as co-productions and dividing author’s and technical aspects of animation, have opened the door to the new, as some call it, “golden age of animation.”
Through a certain case study based on To Blink Animation studio, we will discuss the possibilities and potential obstacles in building domestic and regional studios of author’s animation. We will briefly review the financial and creative development of a feature-length animated film in Serbia, as well as the options of workshops, training and co-productions in Serbia and the region. The workshop will focus on establishing the team and trust between the authors, planning the strategy and finding your strengths in the market.
To Blink Animation produces short and feature-length animated films. The studio was opened in 2010 and since its beginnings, it was focused on creating authentic stories and striking animated content. The vision of the studio is inspiring the audience’s personal growth and erasing the age barriers, believing that animation can touch all hearts equally.
Vojin Vasovic is a film and theatre director and producer, born in Kragujevac in 1985. He holds and MA degree in the field of experimental theatre directing from the Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies at the University of Toronto, as well as a BA degree in TV directing from the “Sava Mrmak” Department at the University of Arts in Belgrade. He has won many awards for directing, stage movement and light design. He has directed over 40 theatre performances in Serbia and Canada. His films Dashak, Group Portrait from the Back, 5 Minutes Each and Twice Upon a Time were selected at many international festivals and won over sixty awards. He is a producer and director at the To Blink Animation studio, film company double-based in Kragujevac and Toronto. Since 2017, he works as a teaching assistant of film directing at the Academy of Arts in Belgrade. Currently, he is producing his first feature-length animated film Twice Upon a Time which was supported by the MEDIA Fund of European Union and Film Centre of Serbia through the open calls for project development.