Created in 1999, Cartoon Movie is an intense and efficient pitching event designed to create 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, as well as negotiate deals with distributors, sales agents, and game companies.

4 stages of project presentation

A special feature of Cartoon Movie is the possibility to present projects at various stages:

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

This allows the entire industrial network to participate in the film's development, significantly increasing the producer’s chances of 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 production and artistic team, ranging from 10 minutes for projects in concept to 30 minutes for projects in development, production, or sneak preview.

The screening of trailers in front of all participants during the traditional "Croissant Show" breakfast and "Coffee Show" lunch offers a glimpse of the projects and encourages attendance at the pitching sessions.

The human touch: the soul of Cartoon Movie

Around the sessions, Cartoon Movie creates golden networking opportunities: at the Welcome Dinner, buffet lunches, and 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 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, 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 its 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 films, 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. Cartoon Movie boasts beautiful success stories that started 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…