European Film Awards: submit your animated feature by 15 June
Do you have a European animated feature released between 1 July 2012 and 30 June 2013 (be it at a festival or at a regular theater)? You can submit it to compete for the European Film Awards.
All you need to do is return the submission form together with 10 DVDs, 1 press book and information about the cast and crew (nationality) by 15 June 2013.
The Awards Ceremony will take place on 7 December 2013 in Berlin where the three nominated directors will be fully invited.
Cartoon Digital: creating multiplatform entertainment brands and revenue streams
Speakers such as CBBC, Moonscoop, ZDF Ent., DR, Copenhagen Bombay, Imira Ent., Experimental Game, and others will review topics such as:
- Broadcasters' investment in the digital arena for kids' programmes
- Designing interactive content for kids
- Creating transmedia brands on the Internet and mobile markets
- Crossing the chasm: creating IP for the Web, mobile, TV and back
- Defining business models with IP digital exploitation
- Joining forces and talent with game developers
- The evolving market of video games
Which TV series will hit the screens tomorrow? Discover the projects selected for Cartoon Forum
Funny skeletons, aliens in underpants, an old lady explaining economics: European animation has no boundary in imagination. Come to the 24th Cartoon Forum in Toulouse (17-20 Sept) to see the 69 TV series projects that will be pitchedin order to find co-producers and financing.
A growing number of the TV projects are also conceived for the new platforms (43%). As for the target, 45% of the shows are aimed at children, 33% at pre-school, 12% at a family audience and 10% at the “new” target of young adults and adults.
Watch the videos about Cartoon Cine seminar: speakers and topics to be covered
Have a look at the videos of some of the topics to be covered at Cartoon Cine:
Malene Iversen (Copenhagen Bombay Sales, Denmark)
Jordi Gasull (El Toro Pictures, Spain)
Jasna Vavra (Universum Film, Germany)
Joëlle Caroline (Ubisoft, France)
Didier Brunner & Benjamin Renner (Les Armateurs, France) - video en français
A strong European delegation to meet Asian animation next week in Seoul
Over 160 participants from Europe and Asia will take part in the 4th Cartoon Connection ASIA in Seoul from 19 to 22 March. A mix of networking business meetings and conferences, the event is gaining momentum this year with the participation of Japanese, Malaysian and Thai studios, on top of strong Korean and European delegations.
Speakers will explain the European and Korean animation film market as well as tax schemes and public support from various countries.
Cartoon Movie 2013: European animation film at the top
Packed rooms, quality and emotion were the key words of this 15th Cartoon Movie where more than 700 animation professionals discovered 56 film projects.
Gathering from 250 to 350 persons in the rooms, the pitching sessions got a full house. “Louise in the Winter” leads the list of the 15 most-attended pitches, followed by “MUSIC!”; “Rise of the Zelphire”; “Beyond Beyond”; “The Island of Lost Children”; “CAFARD”; “My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill”; “The Prince and the Demon-Kings”; “Capture the Flag”; “Loulou’s Secret”; “Pinocchio”; “Christmas in Pinchcliffe”; “Oggy and the Cockroaches”; “Little Princess”; and “ALPHA”.
The 22 projects in concept, pitched in grouped sessions, also aroused a strong interest amongst potential business partners and buyers.
As animated film continues to gain force all over the world, the 15th Cartoon Movie received a record 120 distributors from Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, up 20% from last year. The fact is that recent European animation films have drawn a significant number of viewers into the theatres, despite the rough competition.
As animated film continues to gain force all over the world, the 15th Cartoon Movie received a record 120 distributors from Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia, up 20% from last year. The fact is that recent European animation films have drawn a significant number of viewers into the theatres, despite the rough competition: “Tad the Lost Explorer” made 2.7 million admissions in Spain, “Ernest & Celestine” and “Kirikou 3” are reaching 1 million each in France, Finland’s ”Niko 2” was seen by 2 million people internationally and Germany’s “Raven the Little Rascal” and “Knight Rusty” are both above 600 000. “Europe also can produce high-quality, commercial films and has nothing to envy to American productions”, feels Marc Vandeweyer, Director of CARTOON.
Peter Lord, TF1 International and Les Armateurs winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes
Aardman Animation’s founding partner Peter Lord (UK) won the European Director of the year award at Cartoon Movie 2013 for his stop-motion adventure comedy “The Pirates! Band of Misfits” in stereoscopic 3D. The film was also nominated for the Oscar awards.
Cartoon Movie participants elected TF1 International (France) as European Distributor of the year. The company co-produced its first animation feature film in 2011, “The Rabbi’s Cat”, followed by “Santa’s Magic Crystal" and “Aya of Yop City”.
Finally, Didier Brunner’s Les Armateurs (France) is the European Producer of the Year, having released two major films the same year: “Kirikou and the Men and the Women” by Michel Ocelot, and “Ernest & Celestine”, which recently received the César award for Best Animated Feature.
Ms Farida Boudaoud from the Rhône-Alpes Region gave a trophy to the Rhône-Alpes’ Personality of the Year to highlight the local animation talent. The winner is Benjamin Renner, former student of La Poudrière, who co-directed the beautiful “Ernest & Célestine”.
Crowded rooms at Cartoon Movie 2013’s first day
M. Eric Garandeau, President of the CNC and partner of Cartoon Movie, gave a enthusiastic and inspired speech to the 700 participants during the traditional animated breakfast “Croissant Show”. The day started with the beautiful and moving project by Jean-François Laguionie about an old woman alone on the beach, "Louise en Hiver". Many people attended the pitching sessions in the two studios, discovering among others the film based on “Little Princess”’ character, the adaptation of “Rise of the Zelphire” by Arthur Qwak, the second feature film by Esben Toft Jacobsen “Beyond Beyond”, many creative and interesting projects in concept like “Hieronymus”, the story of the famous Dutch painter.
The afternoon was equally intense with the new project by Patrice Leconte "Music!", "Capture the Flag" by the happy Spanish team of "Tadeo Jones", an interesting Italian film for adults about “The Art of Happiness” and the crazy “Oggy and the Cockroaches”. During the day, participants could also enjoy completed films such as the premiere of “Aya of Yop City”.
3D, fun and adventure to open Cartoon Movie: screening of Spanish hit "Tad the Lost Explorer"
With 2.7 million admissions and 3 Goya awards, "Tad the Lost Explorer" is a true phenomena in Spain. The film is due for release in France on 17 April.
Nadine Gelas (Greater Lyon) and Farida Boudaoud (Rhone-Alpes Region) will officially open the 15th edition of Cartoon Movie. El Toro Pictures and Lightbox Entertainment, 2 of the film producers, will then introduce the screening of this adventure comedy in stereoscopic 3D. Enjoy!
Cartoon Games kicks off this 6th March with keynotes and 700 speed dating sessions
Animation meets video games! This is the aim of Cartoon Games, a full day dedicated to create synergies between animation producers and gaming companies.
Keynotes by Ubisoft, Rovio Ent. and Copenhagen Bombay will open the event. The lobby of Lyon’s congress centre will then be buzzing with 700 one-to-one meetings between the two sectors to enable them to enter into business relationships.
Getting ready for Cartoon Movie 2013! Detailed programme and list of participants online
Cartoon Movie is just around the corner!
To help you prepare the event, you will find:
- the detailed programme with the pitching sessions schedule (PDf)
- the list of the 56 projets / films to be pitched
See you next week!
Happy 25th birthday CARTOON!
On 17 February 1988 in Brussels, 43 European professionals gathered together to create the European Association of Animation Film, which was later called "CARTOON".
We are very proud to have boosted and dynamised European animation, with the help of all the institutions who believed in us and thanks to the strong support of the European MEDIA Programme! Thank you very much to all of you who have participated in our activities over the years and who have presented fantastic new projects.
Nice people, fun memories, hours in buses, incredible discoveries of local specialities (viking ships, rafting, celtic dancing, naturalist saunas, so many castles) and lots of tasty food and drink.
Long life to animation! Our passion.
Cartoon Cine seminar: creativity in the financing and distribution of your film. 16-18 April in Denmark
Thinking creatively will be the theme of this year's Cartoon Cine:
• creativity in the non-traditional sources of funding such as crowdfunding
• creativity as producers in the online distribution of films
• creativity in developing and marketing films for an international audience
The Cartoon Cine seminar will take place in Denmark (Viborg) from 16 to 18 April 2013.
A huge success to open Cartoon Movie: Spanish film Tadeo Jones made 2.7 million admissions in Spain!
The 15th edition of Cartoon Movie will open next Wednesday 6th March with the screening of Spanish film "Tad, the Lost Explorer", a true phenomenon that has already conquered Spain (2.7 million admissions) and is successful in Latin America, China and South Korea. It has recently won 3 Goyas, including Best animated film.
20% increase in distributors at next Cartoon Movie
Major decision-makers, investors and broadcasters, including a record number of 120 distributors (20% increase since last year), will attend the annual pitching event for animated features in Lyon from 6-8 March. Their goal? To spot their favourite feature projects and make them come to life!
In total, over 700 animation professionals from 40 countries will gather together, managing their time between the 56 pitching sessions, the informal yet efficient meetings, the animated Croissant Shows and the tasty dinners, enjoying Lyon's fine food.
Learn all aspects of animated feature films, from concept to distribution, at Cartoon Cine
Next Cartoon Cine will take place from 16-18 April 2013 in Viborg (Denmark). This top seminar will focus on distribution, financing, new platforms, marketing and case studies.
Have a look at the video reports from the 2012 edition.
Cartoon Connection Korea: 19-21 March 2013 in Seoul
Save the date for the upcoming Cartoon Connection Korea which will welcome this year more Asian countries like Japan, Singapore and Malaysia.
The concept will remain the same: conferences and one-to-one meetings to encourage collaboration between Europe and Asia.
No registration fee!
Cartoon Games: 700 one-to-ones between animation and video games companies
Following the success of the first edition in 2012, Cartoon Games will now take place during a whole day (instead of an afternoon only) on Wednesday 6th March, in collaboration with Imaginove.
Just before Cartoon Movie, take the opportunity to meet new partners from the animation or video games sector: mutual benefit is the key.
The day will start with keynotes of Arkane Studios, Rovio Ent. and Ubisoft.
More than 700 participants already registered, including 200 buyers
The 15th edition of Cartoon Movie is more than ever the unmissable rendez-vous for the animated feature market. Over 200 distributors, sales agents and investors from Europe and across borders (India, Canada, Latin America, Russia, South Korea, USA) will attend the event to discover the new projects in the pipeline.
Sylvain Chomet, Enzo d’Alo, Arthur Qwak, Patrice Leconte and Jean-François Laguionie present their new films at Cartoon Movie 2013
Cartoon Movie 2013 will showcase an impressive line-up of 56 animated features directed by well-known directors (Sylvain Chomet, Patrice Leconte, Enzo d’Alò, Arthur Qwak, Jean-François Laguionie), confirmed talents and bright newcomers from Europe.
France will be represented by 17 projects. The Nordic countries show their vitality with 10 projects, followed by Germany (5), Spain (4), United Kingdom (3), Poland (3) and the Netherlands (3). This year, 25% of the projects aim at stereoscopic 3D and 16% of the films target young adults and adults.
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- Cesars 2013 Congrats to Ernest & Celestine by Benjamin Renner, Vincent Patar & Stéphane Aubier, winning the Cesar for Best animated feature. (Feb '13)
- Emmy nominations The Octonauts (Brownbag Films), Ask Lara (Tomavistas) and The Jungle Bunch (TAT productions) are nominated for the first International Emmy Kids Awards. (Oct' 12)
- Annie nominations Four European animated features are nominated for the 39th Annie Awards: "A Cat in Paris", "Arthur Christmas", "Chico & Rita" and "Wrinkles". In addition, Cartoon d'Or finalist "Paths of Hate" is nominated in the best short film category. (Dec '11)
- Tribute to the father of "Inspecteur Gadget" Heartfelt tribute to Bruno Bianchi, father of French hit series "Inspecteur Gadget", who has just taken his last gadget out of his hat. His talent and kindness won't be forgotten. RIP dear Bruno! (Dec '11)
- TV award Vivement Lundi! was awarded the prize of the French TV producer 2011 in the animation category at the 18th awards organised by PROCIREP. (Dec '11)
- European success in South Korea Belgian animation film "Sammy's Adventures" (nWave) made over 600 000 admissions in South Korea, while US major companies made between 1 and 2 million admissions for their latest animated features. Well done! (May '11)
- Spain At the start of April, Catalan Films & TV welcomed its new director, Àlex Navarro, who previously headed the European Union's Media Programme in Catalonia. (Apr '11)
- César winners "The Illusionist" won the César for Best animated film, while "Logorama", also nominated in this category, won the Best short film award. (Feb '11)
- Goya "Chico & Rita", Cartoon Movie's opening film, won the Goya award for Best Animated Feature Film at Spain's national film awards. (Feb '11)
CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels.
CARTOON's remit is to support the European animation industry and for more than 20 years, it has received financial support from the MEDIA Programme of the European Union to run its activities, which concentrate on 4 areas: Cartoon Masters, Cartoon Forum, Cartoon Movie and Cartoon Connection.
European Training Network
ETNA is a European training network for animation academics and students.
Initiated by CARTOON with the support of the MEDIA programme, it comprises 26 of the most prestigious animation schools and universities in Europe. Have a look!