Only one TV project can be submitted per company.
The submitted project must be an animation film of a minimum running time of 26 minutes. The project can be a series destined to television or a TV-special, frame by frame or using new technologies.
Any European producer whose registered office is located in a country associated with the MEDIA Programme can present a new animation project at the Cartoon Forum.
Countries associated with the MEDIA Programme are the 27 EU countries plus the 3 EEA countries (Iceland, Norway and Lichtenstein), Croatia and Switzerland.
In its production phase, the animation project must obtain a European quota of 14 points out of 21, based on the following distribution:
|Character design||2 pts|
|Music Composition||1 pt|
|Chief Decorator||1 pt|
|Computer backgrounds||1 pt|
|50% of expenses for animation in Europe||2 pts|
|50 % of the colouring in Europe||2 pts|
The animation project must be the result of cooperation between:
The term ‘cooperation’ is used loosely here to include cooperation with any writer, director, animator, producer, studio or financial partner residing in one of the countries associated with the MEDIA Programme.
Sponsorship letters will not be considered in assessing compliance with this condition.
Beyond this mandatory cooperation, producers are free to cooperate with other European partners as well.
Each project must be accompanied by a written statement of interest from a broadcaster, a video editor or a distributor attesting to their sponsorship of the project.
The producer must respect the admission requirements and the deadlines, and must provide the required documents as mentioned in the vade-mecum.
The selection criteria upon which CARTOON’s Selection Committee will make its decision are based on the compliance with the admission requirements mentioned above and the global objectives of the MEDIA Programme, which are as follows:
The Selection Committee will therefore take into consideration, among other things:
In order to meet the objectives of the MEDIA Programme, and notably the cultural and geographical diversity, CARTOON will pay particular attention to projects from countries that have a low capacity of audiovisual production and to those from the new member states.
On the basis of the information contained in the application file, CARTOON’s Selection Committee reserves itself the right to assess the European nature of the projects received and their state of advancement before admitting them to the Cartoon Forum.
CARTOON’s selection committee reserves itself the right to limit the amount of projects accepted to Cartoon Movie in order to ensure that all projects presented will have a fair and equal chance of finding potential partners (maximum 1 project per company can be accepted). In the case CARTOON receives an excessive amount of projects, selection will be made according to the above specifications and to the overall strength of the project.
Producers will be informed of the Selection Committee’s decision. The Selection Committee’s decision is final. In case of dispute, the producers are entitled to request a written justification from the Selection Committee.
Any producer who does not comply with the information contained in the application file during the project’s production phase will be barred from participation in subsequent sessions of the Cartoon Forum.
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