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Cartoon Springboard

Cartoon Springboard is part of a trio of short but intensive Cartoon Masters courses on improving pitching skills for young producers.

Dates: tbc for 2020
CARTOON Springboard is a pitching event where young talents of European animation schools can pitch their project in front of a panel of experts from the audiovisual world.

The 3 day-event is in two parts:

  • Presentations given by experts on market trends, buyers' expectations, etc.
  • Pitching sessions of young talents projects, including an interactive discussion with a panel of experts

The 2-1/2 days will focus on:

• Didactic presentations by key animation players (broadcasters, distributors, producers, digital players).
• Pitches made by animation young talents coming from all over Europe.

It is a unique opportunity for young talents of animation to measure the real maturity of their project, know if it is adapted to the needs of broadcasters or to the demands of distributors. The experts will point out the strengths and weaknesses of the project, what needs to improve, change or to be highlighted to make the project more consistent and in line with market requirements. 

Who can present a project?

• European young talents who want to develop and test their new animation project or property for the international market and/or to be distributed on several screens (360 approach).
• Young talents who have graduated from animation schools for a maximum of 5 years.

What kind of project?
• a TV Special (minimum 26 minutes)
• a TV series
• a feature film (minimum 60 minutes)
• an animated project dedicated to cross-media
• short films are NOT accepted

The event is also open to young talents without a project but who have a project in mind for the future and are willing to learn how to pitch and how to better prepare new

Target groupContent developers, Animation professionals, Distributors & sales agents, Funders & financiers, Graduates from animation schools with or without an animation project.
Project-based, Without project
200 EUR
Professionals from the new MEDIA countries can apply to Cartoon for a scholarship. Numbers are limited.
Except for young talents pitching their talent.