A record participation of 850 participants (+14%) at 19th Cartoon Movie!
Cartoon Movie started on Thursday 9 March with the presentations of Marc Vandeweyer, our General Director and our main partners in the presence of Virginie Calmels, Vice-President of Bordeaux Métropole and 1st Deputy Mayor, François Bonneau, President of Pôle Image Magelis and Harald Trettenbrein, Head of the MEDIA Unit at the agency. Together they officially launched 19th Cartoon Movie.
First edition in Bordeaux and already a record participation with over 850 participants from 41 countries. This represents an increase of 14% in only one edition! This increase is also confirmed with the number of buyers, that exceeds 250 this year including 125 distributors and sales agents.
Cartoon Movie had a real impact on the market. It is clearly thanks the creation of Cartoon Movie and thanks the faithful and strong support of the MEDIA Programme that the European animated features have taken off. There are 5 times more European productions in animation than before the creation of Cartoon Movie!
Marc Vandeweyer presented the "Spotlight on Flanders" with Filip D'Havé, General Representative of the Government of Flanders. As we did at Cartoon Forum, Cartoon Movie will put a specific region in the spotlight every year. The first region to go under the full glare of the media is Flanders, which has become increasingly active and is very creative in the field of animation.
The first day was really intense with presentation of projects such as "Zombillenium" (Maybe Movies), "Miss Saturne" (Prima Linea Productions), "Wolfwalkers" (Cartoon Saloon), "Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Canary" (Maybe Movies), "Kensuke's Kingdom" (Lupus Films), ... The projects in concept created great enthusiasm gathering up to 450 participants at some sessions like "The Nazis, My Father and Me" (Folivari), "The Tales of Mankind" (Nexus Factory), "Two Caravans" (Blue Zoo Animation Studios), "Unicorn Wars" (Uniko), ...
We thank our partners and wish to all participants a great Cartoon Movie 2017!