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Cre­at­ed in 1999, Car­toon Movie is an intense and effi­cient pitch­ing event intend­ed to cre­ate a syn­er­gy between pro­duc­ers, investors and dis­trib­u­tors of fea­ture-length ani­ma­tion films.

Pro­duc­ers have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to pitch their project to all poten­tial finan­cial part­ners gath­ered in the same room, in order to find co-pro­duc­ers, speed up financ­ing and nego­ti­ate deals with dis­trib­u­tors, sales agents and game companies.

4 stages of project presentation

A spe­cial fea­ture of Car­toon Movie is that it is pos­si­ble to present projects at their dif­fer­ent stages:

  • projects in concept
  • projects in development
  • films in production
  • films in sneak preview

There­fore the whole indus­tri­al net­work can take part in the devel­op­ment of the film, which increas­es ten­fold the producer’s chances for success.

30 min­utes to con­vince the buyers

The pitch­ing ses­sions are the core ele­ment of Car­toon Movie. Par­tic­i­pants have to choose between 2 rooms where projects are pitched by the whole pro­duc­tion and artis­tic team, from 10 min­utes for projects in con­cept up to 30 min­utes for projects in devel­op­ment to films in pro­duc­tion or films in sneak preview.

To start the day, the screen­ing of trail­ers in front of all par­tic­i­pants dur­ing the tra­di­tion­al break­fast «Crois­sant & Cof­fee Shows» gives a taste of the project and encour­ages peo­ple to attend the pitch­ing sessions.

The human touch: the soul of Car­toon Movie

Around the ses­sions, Car­toon Movie cre­ates gold­en oppor­tu­ni­ties to net­work: at the Wel­come Din­ner, the buf­fet lunch­es, or even dur­ing the Farewell cock­tail. Busi­ness with­out stress!

A high­ly effi­cient formula

Since 1999, more than 400 films pitched at Car­toon Movie have secured their financ­ing and have been released.

Among them, many hits such as: Niko & the Way to the Stars, Zarafa, The Pirates, Ernest & Celes­tine, Tadeo Jones, Kirik­ou, Belleville Ren­dez-Vous, The Paint­ing, Drag­on Hunters, Chico & Rita, Shaun the Sheep, Ooops…Noah is Gone, The Bread­win­ner, Minus­cule, My Life as a Zuc­chi­ni, Ernest & Celes­tine, Big Bad Fox & Oth­er Tales, The Jun­gle Bunch, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of Tur­tles, Lov­ing Vin­cent, The Sum­mit of Gods, Check­ered Nin­ja, Where is Anne Frank?, Flee, My Sun­ny Maad, among others.

Inter­na­tion­al dis­trib­u­tors & sales agents

One of the strengths of Car­toon Movie is the net­work of dis­trib­u­tors & sales agents from Europe, South Amer­i­ca, North Amer­i­ca and Asia who come to pick the best projects and ensure a pan-Euro­pean and inter­na­tion­al dis­tri­b­u­tion & sales of the films.

Famous direc­tors and cre­ative talents

Renowned direc­tors and authors have trust­ed Car­toon Movie and pre­sent­ed their film, includ­ing: Michel Ocelot, Peter Lord, Ari Fol­man, Syl­vain Chomet, Jean-François Laguion­ie, Jacques-Rémy Gir­erd, Patrice Lecon­te, Enzo d’Alò, Ter­ry Gilliam, Jan­nik Has­trup, Math­ias Malzieu, Enki Bilal, Tomm Moore, Ben­jamin Ren­ner, Anca Dami­an, Nora Twom­ey, Jonas Poher Ras­mussen, Michaela Pavla­to­va, Ben Stassen, among others.

How­ev­er the essence of Car­toon Movie is to give the same chances to big names as to small com­pa­nies with cre­ative tal­ents: a good project with poten­tial will catch the eyes of the par­tic­i­pants wher­ev­er it comes from. And Car­toon Movie counts beau­ti­ful suc­cess sto­ries start­ing from scratch.

Who attends Car­toon Movie?

Inter­na­tion­al pro­fes­sion­als from the ani­ma­tion film industry:

  • Dis­trib­u­tors & sales agents, investors, broad­cast­ers, new media plat­forms, game com­pa­nies, video edi­tors, book publishers, …
  • Pro­duc­ers, authors, direc­tors, stu­dios, press…