Coach­ing Programme

Par­tic­i­pants of the Coach­ing Pro­gramme at Car­toon Forum 2023 © Celia Lenoir

Involving young talents from Région Occitanie to train the new generation.


DARE TO CREATE AND TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR

Each year, we invite around 80 students from animation schools of Région Occitanie to participate in the Coaching Programme during Cartoon Forum. Being still a student, the animation industry can seem intimidating to approach, so it is important to give these young people the keys to understand how it works, to open up new perspectives for them: “Yes, it is possible to start a project, even if you are a complete beginner”. It is crucial to inspire them to follow the path other creators have successfully followed before them.

That’s the reason why the Coaching Programme is organised around presentations where students can listen to young or experienced producers and creators telling the story of the genesis of their very first projects, the launch of their production company or their specific experience in this or that area.

The students have then access to all the project pitches of Cartoon Forum – giving them a very concrete vision of how a project is carried by its creators before finding the way to production, until its release on TV platforms. It is also a great opportunity for them to mingle and network with animation professionals from all over Europe. A final debriefing sequence allows them to meet at the end of the event to discuss the programme, what they have discovered and what they will take away from it.

A STARTING POINT FOR YOUNG TALENTS

The Coaching Programme is designed to be the starting point for new talents in animation. It is naturally extended with Cartoon Springboard. This event was created especially for young talents with a first project. When pitching at Cartoon Springboard, they will get advice from professionals (producers, distributors, broadcasters, streamers and publishers) allowing them to readjust their project towards a direction more in line with the market, find a producer, and then set off for Cartoon Movie or Cartoon Forum!

MINI-PITCH WORKSHOP

During the Coaching Programme, CARTOON organizes a mini-pitch workshop in which up to six selected projects are pitched to a panel of regional experts. This panel provides feedback and advice to help students improve their projects. This valuable exercise prepares students for their future professional careers, where they will be required to pitch their projects to producers and other partners.

In 2021, David Mirailles, then a student at ISCID, presented his project "The Broos" during the mini-pitch workshop. The project originated in the Occitanie Region, with Bobby Prod as executive producer, was selected to pitch at Cartoon Forum 2024.

Programme

Tues­day 16 September

Open­ing and pre­sen­ta­tion of Car­toon Forum

By Agnès Biz­zaro (Coach­ing Pro­gramme Tutor) 

Mas­ter­class: Project at Car­toon Forum: case study on Our Lil’ Adventures”

By Luc Camil­li (Xbo films/​La Ménagerie/​Les Affranchis)

How to make a good pitch?

By Agnès Bizzaro

Mas­ter­class: How to cre­ate and devel­op a TV Series: The Bible, The Pilot Script.”

By Ghis­laine Pujol (scriptwriter, writ­ing director)

Mas­ter­class TBC

By Jean-François Tosti

LIST OF SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING

  • Anaten Tarbes
  • Brassart Toulouse
  • DNMADE Cahors
  • e-artsup Toulouse
  • ENSAV Toulouse
  • ESMA Montpellier
  • ESMA Toulouse
  • ISCID Toulouse
  • LISAA Toulouse
  • Lycée des Arènes
  • MJM Graphic Design Toulouse
  • Toulouse Business School
  • Toulouse Ynov Campus