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Cartoon is supported by the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union.

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How it works

Car­toon Movie is very dif­fer­ent from oth­er audio­vi­su­al fairs. You will see peo­ple rush­ing from one room to the oth­er, vote for Trib­utes and eat crois­sants. What does it all mean?

The pitch­ing sessions

The pitch­ing ses­sions will take place in 2 stu­dios simul­ta­ne­ous­ly at a day and time set by Car­toon. Pro­duc­ers will be able to present their project in front of all poten­tial part­ners gath­ered in the same room, in order to find financ­ing as quick­ly as possible.


Pro­duc­ers will present all aspects of the project: first images and clips, con­cept, graph­ic design, char­ac­ters, pro­duc­tion sched­ule, stage reached in the finan­cial arrange­ments, prof­itabil­i­ty scheme and what they expect from the audience.

  • Projects in concept

10 min­utes (per project)
Sev­er­al projects in con­cept (5 to 6) will be grouped for a 1‑hour ses­sion, coor­di­nat­ed by a chairperson

  • Projects in development

30 min­utes
Pre­sen­ta­tion of 20 min­utes, includ­ing Q&A + 5 min­utes to let peo­ple in and 5 min­utes to let peo­ple out of the room

  • Films in production

30 min­utes (incl. 5 min­utes of ani­mat­ed images)
Pre­sen­ta­tion of 20 min­utes, includ­ing the screen­ing of an extract of 5 min­utes + 5 min­utes to let peo­ple in and 5 min­utes to let peo­ple out of the room

  • Films in sneak preview

30 min­utes (incl. 15 min­utes of ani­ma­tion)
Pre­sen­ta­tion of max. 3 min­utes + screen­ing of an extract of 15 min­utes (ani­ma­tion) + 5 min­utes to let peo­ple in and 5 min­utes to let peo­ple out of the room

Extra Time” Corner

A spe­cial area will be set up just out­side each stu­dio so that pro­duc­ers can fol­low up with peo­ple inter­est­ed with­out delay­ing the next presentation.


An expe­ri­enced and neu­tral ani­ma­tion con­sul­tant will help pro­duc­ers pre­pare their pre­sen­ta­tions before­hand and will also be present dur­ing the pitch­ing ses­sion, to intro­duce the pro­duc­ers and act as mod­er­a­tor dur­ing the ques­tions & answers.

Rehearsal for new pro­duc­ers (com­pul­so­ry)

Pro­duc­ers pitch­ing for the first time at Car­toon Movie will have a rehearsal set up with their chair­per­son on Tues­day after­noon, before the event.

Trail­ers of the projects — Crois­sant & Cof­fee Shows

To start the day, all par­tic­i­pants share an ani­mat­ed break­fast, the tra­di­tion­al Crois­sant Shows”, and watch on a giant screen the trail­ers of the projects to be pre­sent­ed in the morn­ing, while sip­ping their coffee.

The projects to be pitched in the after­noon will have their trail­ers shown at the Cof­fee Shows”, after lunch.

These screen­ings will show the essence of the projects and will help attract a max­i­mum of peo­ple to join the pre­sen­ta­tions, as they will have to choose between 2 projects for each slot. More info on the trailers.

Guide­book & Mobile application

The Car­toon Movie Guide­book is an inter­ac­tive PDF for any kind of tablet & com­put­er, read­able every­where with direct links to web­sites and video online.

  • It con­tains all con­tact infor­ma­tion of all participants. 
  • You will find there inter­est­ing infor­ma­tion about our partners. 
  • You will receive it by email (a few days before Car­toon Movie).

In Car­toon mobile appli­ca­tion you will find all the infor­ma­tion about the select­ed projects and two impor­tant ele­ments: the feed­back forms and the trail­ers of the projects.

  • The feed­back forms in the app will be sent direct­ly to the pro­duc­er (first name in the «Con­tacts on Site» list). 
  • You will also have the pos­si­bil­i­ty to ask for a meet­ing with the producer. 
  • You will be able to search, sort and rank the projects. 
  • You will also be able to cre­ate a cus­tomised agen­da of the pitch­es you wish to attend and plan meet­ings with the producers. 
  • You will have access to all pre­vi­ous events that you attended.

For pro­duc­ers pitch­ing a project: infor­ma­tion and images of your project are tak­en from the ele­ments you have sub­mit­ted and validated.

Car­toon Tributes

Each year pro­fes­sion­als nom­i­nate their peers in three cat­e­gories: Direc­tor, Dis­trib­u­tor and Pro­duc­er of the Year.

Par­tic­i­pants will vote on site for the win­ners of the Car­toon Movie Trib­utes. The aim is to reward active con­tri­bu­tions to the ani­ma­tion film industry.

Ani­ma­tion & Transmedia

Just before Car­toon Movie, Car­toon organ­is­es a half-day of meet­ings between ani­ma­tion pro­duc­ers and trans­me­dia com­pa­nies in order to cre­ate syn­er­gies. Only for ani­ma­tion, gam­ing and trans­me­dia pro­fes­sion­als tak­ing part in Car­toon Movie.

Social Events

Anoth­er tra­di­tion of Car­toon Movie! You will enjoy French gas­tron­o­my and meet every­one at the Wel­come Din­ner. All par­tic­i­pants have lunch togeth­er at the giant buf­fets organ­ised for lunch. And to cel­e­brate the end, join the Farewell Cock­tail.

Ser­vices on site

Press attaché

Par­tic­i­pants can organ­ise press brief­in­gs in col­lab­o­ra­tion with the press attaché.

Inter­net Café

WiFi con­nec­tion will be avail­able in the con­gress centre.