How it works

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

The pitching sessions

The pitching sessions will take place in 2 studios simultaneously at times scheduled by CARTOON. Producers will present their projects in front of all potential partners gathered in the same room, aiming to secure 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 a 5-minute extract, + 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, followed by the screening of a 15-minute (animation) extract, + 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 assist producers in preparing their presentations beforehand. They will also be present during the pitching session to introduce the producers and act as a moderator during the Q&A.

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 Show", and watch on a giant screen the trailers of the projects to be presented in the morning.

The projects to be pitched in the afternoon will have their trailers shown at the "Coffee Show" after lunch.

These screenings will capture the essence of the projects and help attract a maximum number of people to 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 the Cartoon Events mobile application:

  • You will find all the information about the selected projects and watch the trailers.
  • You have all information about networking activities.
  • You can chat with the other participants.
  • You can download your Travel voucher if booked with CARTOON (flight or train schedule, hotel voucher, shuttle schedule).
  • Participants can send their feedback on a project via the app. The feedback form will be sent directly to the producers and co-producers.
  • You will find a page dedicated to our partners.

    For producers pitching a project:
  • Information and images of your project come from the elements you have submitted and validated.
  • You can download the feedback forms for your project.

Cartoon Tributes

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

Participants will vote onsite for the winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes. The goal 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 to foster synergies. Only for animation, gaming, and transmedia professionals taking part in Cartoon Movie.

Social Events

Enjoy French gastronomy and meet everyone at the Welcome Dinner. All participants have lunch together at the buffets organised for lunch and can network at the Happy Hour. To cap off the event, join us for the Farewell Cocktail at the Palais de la Bourse.

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.