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

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Before sub­mit­ting a project, make sure you pre­pared all the required elements.

More infor­ma­tion about the Projects’ sub­mis­sion in the TOOL­BOX.

Step 1: Pre­pare all the required elements

1. Syn­op­sis

Short descrip­tion of the sto­ry, to be pub­lished in Car­toon mobile App and on our web­site
- In Eng­lish
- Max. 700 char­ac­ters includ­ing spaces

2. Project file (PDF)

Pre­pare the Project File”, a PDF pre­sen­ta­tion of your project:

  • Try not to exceed 20 pages
  • It must be writ­ten in Eng­lish

> The Project File” should present your project in the best way, adding the ele­ments that best describe it in order to con­vince the Selec­tion Committee.

You will find below some sug­ges­tions of ele­ments to put in the file, as are rel­e­vant to your project but you are free to re-arrange them:

  • Sum­ma­ry page with the title, pro­duc­ers, key cre­ative and oth­er tal­ent, audi­ence, a rep­re­sen­ta­tive still, the format…
  • The con­cept / note of intent: it should explain what the project is (briefly men­tion the ori­gin of the project), why it lends itself to cross-media devel­op­ment, and which cross­me­dia devel­op­ments you are con­sid­er­ing (max. 2 pages).
  • The syn­op­sis
  • Nice stills of the project and graph­ic ele­ments: Make it attractive!

  • The treat­ment / sto­ry­lines (exten­sive descrip­tion of the story)
  • A descrip­tion of the characters
  • A descrip­tion of the environments
  • A descrip­tion of functionality
  • A descrip­tion of game play, if relevant
  • A descrip­tion of play pat­terns, if relevant
  • A descrip­tion of the state of progress
  • Sug­ges­tion for addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion: any roll-out, dis­tri­b­u­tion or mar­ket­ing plans, as known; any finan­cials and busi­ness plans, as known
  • Detail as much as you can the content/​platform that you will devel­op. Please be aware that to obtain clear and help­ful advice from our pan­el of experts, you will need to be as pre­cise as possible.

3. Images

Choose 3 nice stills of the project for Cartoon’s mobile appli­ca­tion, and for our website.

  • Pro­duc­ers will be men­tioned on the pages but we won’t add any copy­right to the stills our­selves (so please insert one your­self if you want one)
  • Have a look at the web­site pre­sen­ta­tion, and at the page in the mobile appli­ca­tion to see how the images will be displayed.

1 square still (650×650 px)
Max: 1 MB

1 ver­ti­cal still (1920×2560 px, 300 DPI, RGB, jpg)
WITH the title of your project and WITH the logos or name of the pro­duc­tion com­pa­nies. Max: 10 MB

1 hor­i­zon­tal still (1920×1150 px, 300 DPI, RGB, jpg)
With­out any text, this pic­ture must be dif­fer­ent than the ver­ti­cal pic­ture. Max: 10 MB

Step 2: Con­nect to your account

Go to My Car­toon and login or cre­ate an account.

Step 3: Com­plete the online form

Go to My Projects, choose Car­toon­Next, and click on Sub­mit a project”

  • Each step will be saved when you click on Next step”, so no need to fill it in all at once.
  • You can go back to your form any­time to finalise it by click­ing on My Cartoon/​My Project.
  • You will receive a sum­ma­ry by email once it is completed.

Accep­ta­tion of the project — Reg­is­tra­tion to the event

CAR­TOON will inform you of the deci­sion of the selec­tion com­mit­tee soon after its deci­sion (17 Feb­ru­ary 2022).
Should your project be already sub­mit­ted and approved, please do not for­get to reg­is­ter before the reg­is­tra­tion deadline.

With­draw­al of projects

Pro­duc­ers whose project has been select­ed at Car­toon­Next can’t with­draw their project after 21 Feb­ru­ary 2022, or they will have to pay the sum of 400 EUR. This rule is set in order to be fair to the oth­er pro­duc­ers who did­n’t have the oppor­tu­ni­ty to be select­ed.