Calling all Animation Producers, Directors & Distributors!

Posted on: Monday 25 January 2016 9:30am

Justine Bannister, Founder of JUST B. is inviting animation practitioner to Shanghai…

JustineBannister_photoJustine was the Producer of the well-received ‘Bible Studies’ workshop at the CMC in 2015, and is already working on Part II – ‘The New Testament’ for this year’s conference. For the past few years, she has also been lending a helping hand to the fast-growing International Exchange, providing connections to her network of contacts worldwide.

JUST B is Justine’s own ‘Creative Facilitation’ consultancy that provides Producers, Distributors, Festivals and Media Conglomerates with tailor-made services that are drawn from 20 years of eclectic experience in the children’s entertainment business – they include creative, commercial and marketing strategy, financing, funding, project sourcing, project evaluation, communication, press and brand building.

JUST B services are adapted to the needs of each client. The Consultancy works hand-in-hand with clients – nurturing a project from its very inception right through development to production, delivery, commercialization and building the brand.

Services include the sourcing of appropriate investment partners, Broadcasters / funding opportunities / animation, writing and voice talent / post-production services / marketing and commercial strategy / strategic negotiations, international sales, contracting and rights management.

JUST B clients include NHK Japan, Go-N Productions France, Several international funding organizations, The Shanghai TV & Film Festival, Spider Eye Studio UK and Tinker Group, a brand new European Producer Conglomerate.

Justine also works on project evaluations for funding organizations and sits on several international Animation Festival Juries, such as TIFF Toronto in 2015 and Animafest in Zagreb, June 2016.

Two major Festivals  – Don’t miss your chance to win a magnificent Magnolia Award or a prestigious Golden Goblet!

JUST B client, The Shanghai TV & Film Festival is held in June 2016

The 22nd Shanghai TV Festival 

It’s the leading international TV competition in Asia and awards prizes to best Animation and best Storytelling. Hundreds of entries are received from over 50 territories worldwide each year and the winners selected by an internationally renowned panel of judges.

So how do I win a Magnolia Award?

  • Check out rules, submission and eligibility criteria on
  • Call for Animated TV Series entries – Deadline: 10 March 2016 

The 19th Shanghai Film Festival

The only Chinese Festival approved by the International Federation of Film Producers (FIAPF). With over 2000 films entered from over 100 countries entered in 2015, SIFF has already become an important event for filmmakers worldwide.

So how do I win a Golden Goblet?

  • Check out rules and eligibility criteria for submission: on
  • Call for Feature Entries for Animated Features – Deadline: 15 April 2016

For more information and details please contact Justine Bannister at JUST B.

And if  you’re coming to the Berlinale 2016, here’s an invitation to the Shanghai Film Festival cocktail party. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.

Shanghai invitation


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