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Car­toon Movie 2022: Highlights

After 2 days under the sign of col­or­ful and enthu­si­as­tic pre­sen­ta­tions, Car­toon Movie is com­ing to an end.

57 projects of fea­ture movies were pre­sent­ed this year from 19 Euro­pean coun­tries, for a total bud­get of 266,3 Mil­lion EUR, rep­re­sent­ing 77 hours of ani­ma­tion. The coun­tries who brought the most projects are: France (15 projects), Spain (8 projects), Bel­gium and Nor­way (5 projects each), Czech Repub­lic with 3 projects, Den­mark, Fin­land, Ger­many, Italy, Poland, Por­tu­gal (2 projects each), and Croa­t­ia, Cyprus, Hun­gary, Ice­land, Ire­land, Latvia, Lux­em­bourg, Nether­lands with one project each. The CEE Coun­tries fea­tured 9 projects.

TOP 10 OF PROJECTS WHO RECEIVED THE MOST ATTEN­TION FROM THE BUYERS

Only projects in Devel­op­ment & in Pro­duc­tion – The order reflects the % of buy­ers present in the pitch­ing room
1. Lit­tle Cari­bou (IE) > 56 %
2. Marie-Louise (FR) > 51 %
3. The Amaz­ing Mau­rice (DE/UK) > 47 %
4. Ellie and the Christ­mas Creep (LUX) > 45 %
5. Flow (LV/FR/DE) > 44 %
6. Juul (BE/DE/SP/NL) > 43 %
7. Sul­tana’s Dream (SP/DE) > 43 %
8. Trip to Teu­la­da (FR/IT) > 43 %
9. Just Super (NO) > 43 %
10. Ploey 2 (IS) > 41 %

TOP 10 OF PROJECTS OF EURO­PEAN COPRODUCTIONS

1. Melvile (BE/FR)
2. Young Vin­cent (NL/FR)
3. The Amaz­ing Mau­rice (DE/UK)
4. Titi­na (NO/BE)
5. Mary Anning (BE/FR/CH)
6. Flow (LV/FR/DE)
7. Juul (BE/DE/SP/NL)
8. Starseed (FR/RO)
9. At the Ark at 8 (DE/DK)
10. Liv­ing Large (CZ/FR/SK)

PAR­TIC­I­PA­TION NUMBERS 

We were hap­py to wel­come 913 par­tic­i­pants from 42 coun­tries. Among them, 297 buy­ers were reg­is­tered, includ­ing 150 dis­trib­u­tors and sales agents. We had 35 new buy­ers (12%) com­pared to last year. 

TOP­ICSTRENDS FROM CAR­TOON MOVIE 2022

  • ADULT ANI­MA­TION. The num­ber of project tar­get­ing adults is a now a con­firmed trend with 37% of the projects (27% in 2021; 21% in 2020; 19% in 2019): Vast Blue Antarc­ti­ca”, The Migrant”, A World of their Own”, Starseed”, Where Did It Go Wrong?”, Eugène”, Suzanne”, Rock Bot­tom”, Juul”, Mars Express”, Porce­lain Birds”, among others.
  • BOOKCOM­IC ADAP­TA­TIONS. Around a third (31,6 %) of the projects were adap­ta­tions from books (comics, graph­ic nov­els and nov­els). It is now an inter­na­tion­al and Euro­pean trend. Amer­i­ca” has been adapt­ed from an unfin­ished short sto­ry from Franz Kaf­ka, In Waves” from A.J. Dun­go’s com­ic book; My Father’s Secret” from Michel Kichka’s graph­ic nov­el, Melvile” from the graph­ic nov­el of Romain Renard, among others.
  • NEW PROJECTS OF ESTAB­LISHED DIRECTORS/AUTORS. It was excit­ing to see upcom­ing works by well-known direc­tors such as Starseed” by Anca Dami­an, Born Hap­py” by Edmunds Jan­sons, Fleur” by Rémi Chayé, You’re Not the One I Expect­ed” by Claude Bar­ras, Niko – Beyond the North­ern Lights” by Jør­gen Ler­dam, The Amaz­ing Mau­rice” by Toby Genkel, My Grandfather’s Demons” by Nuno Beato, Nay­ola” by Jose Miguel Ribeiro, Fall­en” by Louis Clichy.
  • MADE IN NOU­VELLE-AQUITAINE. Nou­velle-Aquitaine Region, the Pôle Image Mage­lis and Bor­deaux Métro­pole iden­ti­fies and accom­pa­nies each year the new ani­ma­tion tal­ents. This year, 9 projects pitched at Car­toon Movie were made in the region: In Waves”, Liv­ing Large”, Marie-Louise”, Mars Express”, Melvile”, My Grand­fa­ther’s Demons”, Porce­lain Birds”, Trip to Teu­la­da” and Uni­corn Wars”.
  • YOUNG TAL­ENTS. A full day of mas­ter class­es was organ­ised dur­ing the Coach­ing Pro­gramme, ded­i­cat­ed to young tal­ents from 9 French local schools. A spe­cif­ic train­ing pro­gramme was also organ­ised for 20 stu­dents com­ing from 3 Nordic ani­ma­tion schools. Pitched at Car­toon Spring­board 2018 – our ded­i­cat­ed event for young tal­ents and grad­u­ates – Tony, Shelly and the Spir­it” was now pitched at Car­toon Movie.
  • NORDIC SPOT­LIGHT. Nordic ani­mat­ed fea­tures are rich and diverse, they all come from the same Nordic tra­di­tion for sto­ries that tran­scend gen­er­a­tions and show how peo­ple are equal, no mat­ter how dif­fer­ent. 9 projects were pitched at Car­toon Movie: Just Super”, Mag­i­cal Friends”, My True Imag­in­ery Friend – Mr. Clut­ter­buck”, Niko — Beyond the North­ern Lights”, Odd is an Egg”, Ploey 2”, Titi­na”, and Vale­mon: the Polar Bear King”.

MANY THANKS TO OUR PARTNERS

The main part­ners of Car­toon Movie are Cre­ative Europe — MEDIA, CNC (Cen­tre nation­al du ciné­ma et de l’im­age ani­mée), Nou­velle-Aquitaine Region, Bor­deaux Métro­pole, and Pôle Image Magelis.

SAVE THE DATE

Car­toon Movie 2023 will hap­pen from 7 to 9 March.

CAR­TOON MOVIE’S ACCOM­PLISH­MENT OVER THE YEARS

Car­toon Movie aims at help­ing pro­duc­ers to speed up financ­ing, find co-pro­duc­ers and attract inter­est from inter­na­tion­al dis­trib­u­tors. Since its cre­ation in 1999, 426 films found financ­ing, rep­re­sent­ing a total bud­get of 2.8 bil­lion EUR

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