Cartoon Movie 2017
08 March – 10 March 2017
Pitching & co-pro event – feature films
Cartoon Movie is neither a fair nor a festival, but rather a pitching & co-pro forum for animated feature films.
For two days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their film project in order to speed up financing, find co-producers and interest international distributors. Since its creation in 1999, 259 films found financing, representing a total budget of 1.8 billion EUR.
For next year’s edition, that can’t miss European feature animation co-production forum Cartoon Movie is pulling up stakes from Lyon and moving to Bordeaux, the ancient heart of France’s prosperous wine region. Event organizers anticipate 750 participants from 40 countries to converge on the port city to preview the latest projects from March 8-10, 2017.
Bordeaux was chosen for the vitality of its rapidly growing digital economy — a 21st century contrast to its distinction as the city with the most preserved historic buildings in France outside Paris. Another key factor is the bright, modern and easily accessible Bordeaux Congress Centre. Bordeaux is also a mere hour’s train ride from Angoulême where Pôle Image Magelis has gathered a unique cluster of 30 animation studios — internationally acclaimed films Kirikou and Ernest & Celestine were produced in Angoulême.
The event has been key in quintupling local animated feature production over 15 years (with cinema attendance for animation increasing from 20 million to 220 million). Animation is also the most widely exported audiovisual category worldwide, with 25% of features distributed in 20 or more countries (French animated films have generated almost 85M theater admissions worldwide, 50% overseas).
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