Tuesday, 11 October 2016

Cartoon Movie 2017: Submit Your Project by 25 November

Do you have an idea for an animated feature film project you'd like to get off the ground?  If so, you should submit it to Cartoon Movie!

The Deadline to submit a feature film project to Cartoon Movie is 25 November 2016.  If your project gets selected, you will be able to pitch it to almost 1,000 animation and industry professionals from forty countries.

Present at Cartoon Movie will be around 200 buyers, including 120 distributors & sales agents.

But why should animation students want to pitch their feature film ideas? Because we think all our students should aim high - you could be the next Walt Disney or Jeffrey Katzenberg - an animation mogul!  Most of all...you'll never find out if you don't try.

It all happens in beautiful Lyon. Image: Wikimedia Commons
What is Cartoon Movie?
It is a pitching & co-production forum for animated feature films. There are two days of pitching sessions, 60 projects to be presented in 4 categories:
  • In Concept
  • In Development
  • In Production or 
  • Completed Film
Your project will most likely be submitted In Concept.

How do you submit a project?
First, you must prepare all the required elements as listed on the website. This includes all the usual suspects. Some artwork, a synopsis (ideally a script, but it's not vital), and a statement of what your film will be all about.
Stop! No need to speak French!

But all I have is an idea...is that enough?
Yes it is. Since you are likely pitching your idea "in Concept", this means you only really need a great idea, plus a little development. If you can get some nice stills cut together, or even a bit of animation, so much the better.

I can't go - I don't speak French
It doesn't matter!  The conference is bi-lingual, you can pitch in English, and anyway there are translators everywhere.

How do you submit a project?
To submit your project, you will need to access the official Online Form: Go to My Cartoon (tab on top right of the page) and login or create an account. Click to My Projects > Cartoon Movie > Submit a new project (if you need help, send an email to info@cartoon-media.eu)
Cuisine Lyonnaise: it's all about the food.  Wikimedia

What is the deadline?
25 November 2016

When does Cartoon Movie Take Place?
Cartoon Movie 2017 takes place from 8-10 March 2017 in Lyon, France. If you haven't been to Lyon, it's gorgeous, and the food is fabulous.

Does Cartoon Movie actually work?
It does. Since its creation in 1999, 229 films found financing, representing a total budget of €1.5 billion. So come along and grab your share of the finance pie.

For more on Cartoon Movie, follow this link.  Or, to see how it works, watch the video below:

Cartoon Movie in short: report by Euronews from CARTOON on Vimeo.

So what are you waiting for? Polish your idea, put it in writing, get your friends to do some nice artwork, and send it in!


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