Of course, financing idea projects isn't easy, but the annual Cartoon Movie event in France is a good place to begin.
|Bordeaux at night|
If have an idea for an animated feature film project you'd like to get off the ground, why not submit it to Cartoon Movie? The Deadline to submit a feature film project to Cartoon Movie is 20 November 2019. If your project gets selected, you will be able to pitch it to around 1,000 animation and industry professionals from forty countries. Present at Cartoon Movie are hundreds of buyers, distributors & sales agents.
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
Submitting a project
First, you must prepare all the required elements as listed on the official website. This includes 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!|
Submit "in concept"
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, that is enough.
English and French
The conference is bi-lingual, you can pitch in English, and there are translators everywhere.
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 email@example.com)
What is the deadline?
20 November 2019 to submit your project.
When does Cartoon Movie Take Place?
Cartoon Movie 2020 takes place from 3-5 March 2020 in Bordeaux, France.
Cartoon Movie Successes
Since its creation in 1999, almost 300 films have found financing, representing a total budget of over €1.5 billion. 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.
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