How Cartoon Forum works
The pitching sessions
The pitching sessions will take place in 3 studios simultaneously (Pink, Blue & Purple rooms).
CARTOON will organise the sessions programme through the 3 days based on target, nationality, co-producers, content, interest... expressed by the buyers for each project.
Each producer will have 30 minutes to present all the aspects of their project, including concept, graphics, characters, production schedule, stage reached in the financial arrangements, profitability scheme and what they expect from the audience.
A few projects will be presented in the Short Pitch sessions, each project will be pitched in 10 minutes. You can’t submit your project in this category. It is the decision of the selection commission to include your project in this category.
"Extra Time" corner
A special area will be set up just outside each studio so that producers can follow up with people interested without delaying the next presentation.
An experienced and neutral animation consultant will help producers prepare their presentations beforehand. The chairperson will also be present during the pitching session, to introduce the producers and act as moderator during the questions & answers. Check out the list with short bios.
Trailers of the projects - Croissant & Coffee Shows
To start the day, all participants share an animated breakfast, the traditional "Croissant Shows", and watch on a giant screen the trailers of the projects to be presented in the morning, while sipping their coffee.
The projects to be pitched in the afternoon will have their trailers shown at the "Coffee Shows", after lunch.
These screenings will show the essence of the projects and will help attract a maximum of people to join the presentations, as they will have to choose between 3 projects for each slot.
e-Catalogue & mobile application
The catalogue will no longer be printed! It will be an e-catalogue to download on your laptop or tablet.
This interactive PDF will be available for any kind of tablet & computer, readable everywhere with direct links to websites and video online. You will be able to download it from our website (some days before the Cartoon Forum, we will inform you in time).
In Cartoon mobile application you will find all the information about the selected projects and two important elements: the feedback forms and the trailers of the projects. Next to this, you will also have the possibility to ask already for a meeting with the producer.
- As mentioned on the submission form of your project, information and images of your projects are taken from the elements you have submitted.
- You will be able to search, sort and rank the projects. You will also be able to create a customised agenda of the pitches you wish to attend and plan meetings with the producers. The feedback forms in the app will be sent directly to the producer (first name in the «Contacts on Site» list).
Each year professionals nominate their peers in three categories: Broadcaster, Investor/Distributor and Producer of the Year. Participants will vote on site for the winners of the Cartoon Tributes. The aim is to reward active contributions to the animation industry.
Another tradition of Cartoon Forum! We give you the opportunity to enjoy the jewels of the city and the region, while networking in a new setting.
Services on site
Flatscreens in the lobby will display the visuals of each project selected for the Cartoon Forum, adding nice colours and extra promotion.
Pigeonholes & press
This year (2021), due to the sanitary context, we are not able to provide pigeonholes.
It is possible to organise press briefings in collaboration with the press attaché. Please see Gerardo Michelin's contact information on the Press Page
Computers and WiFi connection will be available in the congress centre.
How to take part
Want to pitch a project? Submit it by the set deadline.
The Selection Committee will select about 80 projects. Cartoon will send the files to the buyers and will create the Cartoon Forum programme according to their interest.
You can also attend the event as an observer.