Cartoon Movie is neither a fair nor a festival, but rather a co-production forum for European animated feature films. The concept is original and effective: for two intense days in March each year, European producers have the unique opportunity to pitch their animation projects to about 700 professionals in order to negotiate financing, find partners and interest distributors.
A special feature of Cartoon Movie is that it is possible to present projects at their different stages: projects in concept, projects in development, films in production, and completed films. Consequently, it is the whole industrial and economic network that takes part in the development of the film, which increases tenfold the producer’s opportunities for success.
Screening of trailers, pitching of projects, film screenings, business meetings, but also a welcome reception, nice relaxed dinners, a farewell party… all this is part of the convivial Cartoon Movie atmosphere.
Started in 1999 with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Cartoon Movie was established to increase the number of co-productions and cross-border cooperations, to speed up the financing and the production process, as well as to ensure a pan-European and international distribution of the films.
The results are considerable. Since its creation, more than 156 films have secured financing, representing a total budget of 1.2 billion EUR.
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