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Who can present a project?

  • Euro­pean
    Any Euro­pean pro­duc­er whose reg­is­tered office is locat­ed in a coun­try asso­ci­at­ed with the Cre­ative Europe — MEDIA Pro­gramme can present a new ani­ma­tion project at Car­toon Forum.
  • Coun­tries asso­ci­at­ed with Cre­ative Europe — MEDIA: the 27 EU coun­tries + Alba­nia, Bosnia and Herze­gov­ina, Ice­land, Liecht­en­stein, Mon­tene­gro, North Mace­do­nia, Nor­way and Repub­lic of Ser­bia.
    List of non-EU Par­tic­i­pat­ing Coun­tries in the Cre­ative Europe Pro­gramme” (pdf)
    CAR­TOON also con­sid­ers eli­gi­ble pro­jets sub­mit­ted by pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies based in Arme­nia, Geor­gia, Moldo­va and Ukraine.
  • Atten­tion: since the Brex­it, the UK is not part of the eli­gi­ble coun­tries. Pro­jets sub­mit­ted by UK-based pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies as main pro­duc­ers are not eligible.

Please note that:
- Only inde­pen­dant pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies can sub­mit a project.
- Pro­duc­tion teams of select­ed projects must afford reg­is­tra­tion fees to Car­toon Forum.

Which project can be submitted?

  • Only one TV project can be sub­mit­ted per company.
  • An ani­ma­tion project of a min­i­mum run­ning time of 26 min­utes
    The project can be a series intend­ed for tele­vi­sion (and stream­ing plat­forms), or a TV spe­cial. The total run­ning time of the project (addi­tion of all fore­seen episodes) should be at least 26 min­utes. Projects with a total run­ning time short­er than 26 min­utes will not be con­sid­ered. All new ani­ma­tion tech­niques are accept­ed (min­i­mum 50% animation).
  • In state of devel­op­ment
    The project should have com­plet­ed the pre-pro­duc­tion phase and be there­fore ready to go into pro­duc­tion and not yet all the finance assembled.


Each project must be accom­pa­nied by a writ­ten state­ment of inter­est from a broad­cast­er, a stream­ing plat­form attest­ing to their sup­port of the project.

Selec­tion procedures

The pro­duc­er must respect the admis­sion require­ments and the dead­lines, and must pro­vide the required doc­u­ments as men­tioned in our tool­box and in our website.

The selec­tion cri­te­ria upon which CARTOON’s Selec­tion Com­mit­tee will make its deci­sion are based on the com­pli­ance with the admis­sion require­ments men­tioned above and the glob­al objec­tives of Cre­ative Europe — MEDIA, which are as follows:

  • to pre­serve and enhance Euro­pean cul­tur­al and lin­guis­tic diver­si­ty and its cin­e­mato­graph­ic and audio­vi­su­al her­itage, guar­an­tee its acces­si­bil­i­ty to the pub­lic and pro­mote inter­cul­tur­al dialogue;
  • to increase the cir­cu­la­tion and view­er­ship of Euro­pean audio­vi­su­al works inside and out­side the Euro­pean Union;
  • to strength­en the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the Euro­pean audio­vi­su­al sec­tor in the frame­work of an open and com­pet­i­tive Euro­pean mar­ket favourable to employ­ment, includ­ing by pro­mot­ing links between audio­vi­su­al professionals.

The Selec­tion Com­mit­tee will there­fore take into con­sid­er­a­tion, among oth­er things:

  • the Euro­pean ori­gin of the pre­sent­ed work;
  • its tech­nique eas­i­ly assim­i­lat­ed to an ani­ma­tion film;
  • its cre­ative poten­tial, its orig­i­nal­i­ty and its place in the inter­na­tion­al market;
  • its eco­nom­ic and com­mer­cial prospects, its abil­i­ty to cre­ate jobs in Europe, its posi­tion­ing in the Euro­pean mar­ket, its prospec­tive audience;
  • the abil­i­ty of the pro­duc­er to cre­ate Euro­pean coop­er­a­tions around the project;
  • the nov­el­ty of the pre­sent­ed work.

In order to meet the objec­tives of Cre­ative Europe — MEDIA, and notably the cul­tur­al and geo­graph­i­cal diver­si­ty, CAR­TOON will pay par­tic­u­lar atten­tion to projects from coun­tries that have a low capac­i­ty of audio­vi­su­al pro­duc­tion and to those from the new mem­ber states.

On the basis of the infor­ma­tion con­tained in the appli­ca­tion file, CARTOON’s Selec­tion Com­mit­tee reserves itself the right to assess the Euro­pean nature of the projects received and their state of advance­ment before admit­ting them to the Car­toon Forum.

CARTOON’s selec­tion com­mit­tee reserves itself the right to lim­it the amount of projects accept­ed to Car­toon Forum in order to ensure that all projects pre­sent­ed will have a fair and equal chance of find­ing poten­tial part­ners (max­i­mum 1 project per com­pa­ny can be sub­mit­ted). In the case where CAR­TOON receives an exces­sive amount of projects, selec­tion will be made accord­ing to the over­all strength of the project, to the admis­sion require­ments men­tioned above and to the glob­al objec­tives of the Cre­ative Europe — MEDIA Programme.

Pro­duc­ers will be informed of the Selec­tion Committee’s deci­sion. The Selec­tion Committee’s deci­sion is final. In case of dis­pute, the pro­duc­ers are enti­tled to request a jus­ti­fi­ca­tion from the Selec­tion Committee.


Any pro­duc­er who does not com­ply with the infor­ma­tion con­tained in the appli­ca­tion file dur­ing the project’s pro­duc­tion phase will be barred from par­tic­i­pa­tion in sub­se­quent ses­sions of the Car­toon Forum.