Thursday, 5 May 2016

Pitch Your Idea for a TV Series at Cartoon Forum!

What is Cartoon Forum? And why should animators know about it? Well, Cartoon Forum is Europe's biggest TV pitch-fest for animation, so if you have an idea for a TV series in your head, Cartoon Forum is the place to pitch it.

The deadline to submit your TV project is 11 May. So, you have just one week to sharpen your pencils, fill out some forms - and make your pitch perfect.

What is Cartoon Forum?
Cartoon Forum is a European pitching and co-production event for TV animation. It includes 850 participants from 35 countries, including 250 buyers.

Does it work?
Cartoon Forum claims it has successfully resulted in 662 series financed for a budget of 2.2 billion Euros since its creation in 1990.

Do you have to speak French?
Toulouse, France

No. Cartoon Forum is officially bi-lingual. Everyone has headsets, and translators will translate your English language pitch into French.  Of course, it helps to parler a little franglais, but that's just good manners.

When does Cartoon Forum take place?
Cartoon Forum takes place from 13-16 Sept 2016 in Toulouse, France

When is the deadline?
The deadline to send in your pitch is 11 May.

How do you apply?
To get started, visit the Cartoon Forum application page. This supplies full details of how to enter, and the link to the online form.

To find out more, watch these videos
- Why attend? Interviews of participants
- What is it? User guide

Even the mighty Peppa Pig began as a simple idea....
Got questions?
The person who runs Cartoon Forum is Annick Maes, Cartoon Forum Director, and you can reach her by email:
or by phone: +32 2 242 93 43

Here at Animation Apprentice we encourage all our students to pitch ideas for animation, for TV series, for movies - anything that gets you thinking about the creative side of animation. Becoming an animator is not just about learning your craft, it's about thinking, creating - coming up with ideas. Who knows? Your idea could be the next Peppa Pig, Bob The Builder, or Teletubbies.


To find out more about Animation Apprentice, click here for a link to Frequently Asked Questions. To sign up for our next classroom at Animation Apprentice, follow this link.

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