Cartoon Forum 2014 : submit your animated TV project

Project submission for Cartoon Forum is now closed.

But you can register for Cartoon Forum in order to discover the next generation TV series, test your project and find new partners.

1/ NEW DEADLINE to submit your project: 27 May 2014
=> only 4 months between project submission and Cartoon Forum, instead of 5

2/ LIGHTER SUBMISSION PROCEDURE

  • NO STORYBOARD: you don’t need to send a full storyboard anymore, only the concept and the treatment of your new project
  • NO European COOPERATION LETTERS anymore
  • NO European POINTS anymore

3/ ONLINE PROJECT SUBMISSION

  • No more printed files and DVD to send
  • You can fill in the online form at your own pace and save each step as you go, via My Cartoon. There will be no obligation to submit your project “immediately", you can submit it when you are ready with everything (before final deadline of 27 May)

4/ NO CATALOGUE FORM ANYMORE

  • The data entered for the online form will be considered FINAL: it won't be possible to edit the info or send new pictures once the project has been submitted
  • We won't ask you to confirm the catalogue page, we will just use the info from the online form
5/ The project files WILL NOT BEEN SENT TO THE BUYERS BEFORE the Cartoon Forum
  • We will not collect the interests of the buyers before Cartoon Forum anymore
  • This is done to give you the complete control of your presentation/pitch in front of the buyers
  • This will give more importance to your trailer and your pitch
  • Producers will still be able to choose whether they want to make their Project Files available for the buyers or not. 

6/ DEADLINES TO REMEMBER

  • 27 May: submission of the projects
  • 5 June: selection of the projects
  • 29 August: submission of your trailer
  • 12 September: schedule of the pitching sessions

 

 Which project to submit?

- An animation project in development intended primarily for television (TV series or TV special), but can also be developed for the new platforms
- of a minimum running time of 26 min (in total)
- min. 50% of animation
- European
- Please check the regulations to be sure your project is eligible.

Submit your project

  • 1. Prepare all the required elements as listed on this page (synopsis, images, project file, letter, etc).
  • 2. Go to My Cartoon (tab on top right of the page) and login or create an account
  • 3. Click to My Projects > Submit a new project
    - Each step will be saved when you click on "Next", so no need to fill it all in at once
    - You can go back to your form anytime to finalise it by clicking on "My Cartoon(your name will be displayed if you are logged in)
    - You will receive a summary by email once it is completed

STEP 1: Prepare all the elements that you will need for the online form:

1. Synopsis

Short description of the story, to be published in the official catalogue and on our website
- In English
- Max. 500 characters including spaces

2. Project File (PDF)

Prepare a file to present your project in the best way, adding the elements that best describe it in order to convince the Selection Committee.

In case of selection, you will be able to choose whether you want to make this PDF available for the buyers or not (CARTOON will not send all Project Files to the buyers, like previously, but there will be a link to your Project File in the catalogue if you want to).

You will find below some suggestions of elements to put in the file, but you are free to re-arrange them.

  • Summary page with the title, producers and co-producers, format, audience, a representative still… 
  • The concept of the project
  • The synopsis
  • Several attractive stills of the project
  • The treatment / storylines (extensive description of the story)
  • A description of the characters
  • A note of intent
  • A description of the state of progress

 Important:
- 1 single PDF
- Try not to exceed 25 pages
in English
- Max 35 MB 

Note: we no longer ask for the full storyboard, the European cooperation letters or the points table.

3. Sponsorship letter

Each project must be accompanied by a written statement of interest from a broadcaster, a video editor, a distributor or a new platform representative, attesting to their sponsorship of the project. In the online form you will need to provide:

- Name of the sponsor company
- Name of contact person
- PDF of the sponsorship letter 

4. Images

Prepare 3 nice stills of the project for a double page in the catalogue, for our website, for the press and for the giant screens at Cartoon Forum (Digital exhibition).

WARNING: please be aware that you won't be able to change the pictures once the project has been submitted.

Download an example of the catalogue or have a preview of how the projects will be published on the website (the layout of the catalogue will change, but it gives you an idea).

  • 1 square still

382x382 px, jpg only, max 1 MB

Thumbnail for our website

  • 1 horizontal still

- 1920x1150 px, RGB, jpg
- without any text, max 10 MB

- For the pop-up of your project on our website
- AND for the left page in the catalogue
- for the press 

  • 1 vertical still

- 1920x2560 px, RGB, jpg, max 10 MB
- WITH the title of your project
- WITH the logos or name of the production companies 

- For a full page in the catalogue (right)
- For the press
- For the digital exhibition at the Cartoon Forum 

STEP 2: Go to My Cartoon

Click on My Cartoon (tab on the top right of the page) and login or create an account. This will allow you to come back anytime to your form, so don't forget your log in and password.

Step 3: Click on My projects and fill in the form

- In My Projects, click on Submit a new project and fill in the form. You can navigate through the pages, save for later or go to the next page.
Don't refresh a page, it will close the form!!
- Fill in all the fields (be careful with digit-only fields and valid email addresses), and upload your PDFs and images
- At the end of the form, you will have a summary that you can review
- When you are ready, click on Submit (the button will appear ONLY if all the required fields are correctly filled out)
- WARNING: once it is submitted, you won't be able to modify the data, so make sure to review them before submitting!

If your project is selected: a trailer will needed by 29 August 2014

Read more about the trailers.

Schedule

27 MAY 2014    Deadline for project submission
5 JUNE 2014 Selection of the projects
A Selection Committee will evaluate the application files and select the projects to be pitched at Cartoon Forum. 
Producers will be informed of the decision shortly after that date
29 AUG 2014 Deadline for submitting your trailer for the Croissant & Coffee Shows (30-45 sec)
12 SEP 2014 Schedule of the pitching sessions 
CARTOON will send you the date and time of your presentation
23-26 SEP 2014 Cartoon Forum