Our mis­sion

CARTOON is an international non-profit association based in Brussels. CARTOON’s remit is to support the animation industry by organising several types of events throughout the year dedicated to animation professionals.

The association was created in 1988 with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union. As part of this MEDIA Programme, CARTOON organises 5 events a year, divided into 2 categories:

Pitching & co-production events

📺 Cartoon Forum

For TV series projects in development.


  • Find co-producers
  • Speed up financing
  • Catch the eye of broadcasters

🎬 Cartoon Movie

For feature film projects at several stages of development (concept, development, production and sneak preview).


  • Find co-producers
  • Speed up financing
  • Negotiate with distributors and sales agents

Training events (Cartoon Masters)

🔮 CartoonNext

Keynotes and pitching sessions dedicated to the future of animation.


  • Update your knowledge on new trends and innovative topics
  • Pitch your project and cross-over strategy
  • Meet up with high-level animation professionals

🎓 Cartoon Springboard

A pitching event dedicated to European young talents in animation.


  • Learn about market realities
  • Get instant practical advice
  • Network with professionals

💼 Cartoon Business

A training seminar for European professionals focusing on new business models in animation.


  • Learn about today’s funding and revenue streams
  • Benefit from business success stories
  • Engage with international key players of the industry

Each of the three training events (Cartoon Masters) focuses on specific topics related to the evolving professions in the animation industry.