Animation / Production / Co-production / Post-production / Digital & multimedia / feature films, shorts / Management & financing

Cartoon Springboard

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

Dates: Valencia, Spain, 27-29 October 2020
Deadline for project submission: 4 September 2020
CARTOON Springboard is a pitching event where young talents who have graduated from European animation schools within the last five yearscan pitch their project in front of a panel of experts from the audiovisual world.

The 2-1/2 day event is in two parts:

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

It is an 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  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?

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
250 EUR
Professionals from the new MEDIA countries can apply to Cartoon for a scholarship. Numbers are limited.
Except for young talents pitching their talent.