How Cartoon Movie works

Cartoon Movie is very different from other audiovisual fairs. You will see people rushing from one room to the other, vote for Tributes and eat croissants. What does it all mean?

The pitching sessions

The pitching sessions will take place in 2 studios simultaneously at a day and time set by Cartoon. Producers will be able to present their project in front of all potential partners gathered in the same room, in order to find financing as quickly as possible.

  • Content
    Producers will present all aspects of the project: first images and clips, concept, graphic design, characters, production schedule, stage reached in the financial arrangements, profitability scheme and what they expect from the audience.
  • Duration

Projects in concept 10 minutes (per project)
Several projects in concept (4 to 5) will be grouped for a 1-hour session, coordinated by a chairperson
Projects in development

30 minutes 
Presentation of 20 minutes, including Q&A + 5 minutes to let people in and 5 minutes to let people out of the room

Films in production 30 minutes (incl. 5 minutes of screening)
Presentation of 20 minutes, including the screening of an extract of 5 minutes + 5 minutes to let people in and 5 minutes to let people out of the room
Films in sneak preview 30 minutes (incl. 15 minutes of screening)
Presentation of max. 3 minutes + screening of an extract of 15 minutes (animated images) + 5 minutes to let people in and 5 minutes to let people out of the room
  • "Extra Time" corner
    A special area will be set up just outside each studio so that producers can follow up with people interested without delaying the next presentation.
  • Chairperson
    An experienced and neutral animation consultant will help producers prepare their presentations beforehand and will also be present during the pitching session, to introduce the producers and act as moderator during the questions & answers.
  • Rehearsal for new producers (compulsory)
    Producers pitching for the first time at Cartoon Movie will have a rehearsal set up with their chairperson on Tuesday afternoon, before the event.

Trailers of the projects - Croissant & Coffee Shows

To start the day, all participants share an animated breakfast, the traditional "Croissant Shows", and watch on a giant screen the trailers of the projects to be presented in the morning, while sipping their coffee.

The projects to be pitched in the afternoon will have their trailers shown at the "Coffee Shows", after lunch.

These screenings will show the essence of the projects and will help attract a maximum of people to join the presentations, as they will have to choose between 2 projects for each slot. More info on the trailers.

Cartoon Movie Tributes

Each year professionals nominate their peers in three categories: Director, Distributor and Producer of the Year.

Participants will vote on site for the winners of the Cartoon Movie Tributes. The aim is to reward active contributions to the animation film industry.

Cartoon Games & Transmedia

Just before Cartoon Movie, Cartoon organises a day of meetings between animation producers and video games companies in order to create synergies. Only for animation, gaming and transmedia professionals taking part in Cartoon Movie.

Social events

Another tradition of Cartoon Movie! You will enjoy French gastronomy and meet everyone at the Welcome Dinner. All participants have lunch together at the giant buffets organised for lunch. And to celebrate the end, join the Farewell Cocktail.

Services on site

  • Press
    Participants can organise press briefings in collaboration with the press attachés.
  • Internet Café
    Computers and WiFi connection will be available in the congress centre

How to take part?

Want to pitch a project at Cartoon Movie? You first need to submit it by the set deadline.
The Selection Committee will select projects that can be pitched. You will then need to send a trailer and prepare a pitch!