The 33rd edition of this mandatory event for the animated sector will bring together more than a thousand professionals from 40 countries and will be held from September 19 to 22 at the Pierre Baudis Congress Center in Toulouse.
Thanks to the support of ICEX and with the collaboration of DIBOOS (Spanish Federation of Associations of Animation and Visual Effects Producers), Spanish animation will be the main protagonist throughout the event, since this year Cartoon Forum dedicates its usual Spotlight to Spain with numerous networking activities and visibility actions to promote Spanish companies and projects among the attendees. Maria Pena, CEO of ICEX, will be in charge of welcoming them on behalf of Spain during the opening ceremony of the forum.
The Spotlight on Spain includes a special chapter on the eCatalogue official of the meeting in which fundamental data on the sector in Spain is collected; the benefits of Spain Audiovisual Bureau as a recently introduced informative tool; a review of the tax incentives offered by the country and some of its regions for foreign production companies; the contribution of RTVE and its children’s channel Clan as a catalyst for local production; and the promotion and access to the guide Who is Who Animation from Spain 2022which compiles national production companies, distributors and technology services companies related to animation and VFX.
For their part, two Spanish companies are nominated for the Cartoon Tributesawards that recognize the most outstanding producers, investors/distributors and networks of European animation: GoldBee en the category of best Investor/Distributor, and Peekaboo Animation as Best Producer of the Year. The winners will be announced on Thursday 22.
The Spanish presence will also be noted in the traditional project pitching sessions, the main attraction for buyers and producers who come to Cartoon Forum, with a total of 8 producers and creatives who will present their proposals in search of financing and co-production . The pitching sessions for Spanish projects are:
12:15 Best Friends Forever… Stranded! (40 x 11′) by Peekaboo Animation
Firsts (13 x 11′) by TV On Producciones – co-prod. by Tippo Creative Lab (Chile)
Polka Dot Zebra (52 x 5´) from Sygnatia – coprod. by Bro Cinema (Portugal)
Bertie’s Brainwaves (52 x 11′) by Ineffect Atlantis – coprod. by Flickerpix (UK)
My Brother is a T-ReZ (52 x 7′) by Mr. Klaus Studio – co-prod. by Lusco Fusco Animation (Portugal)
Zoey Oceans (26 x 13′) by Studio Kimchi
(26 x 11′) by Mago Production – co-prod. by Apus Animation and Content (Peru) & Chucho TV (Uruguay)
Mervyn’s Album (52 x 13′) by Kick the Door Productions – co-prod. by BigB (Germany)
In addition to the eight companies selected to participate in the official pitch, another nine Spanish production companies will show their latest projects in the promotional videos that are shown during the famous Croissant Shows and Coffee Shows:
‘The Book of Dreams’ (52 x 7′) by 3 Doubles Producciones
‘Annunaki Files’ (9 x 30′) by Barrios Producciones
‘Magic Lilly’ (26 x 22′) by DeAPlaneta Kids & Family
‘Melbits’ (26 x 11′) by Hampa Studio
‘The Wawies’ (26 x 7′) by Imagic Telecom
‘Yanco, Dina and the Dinosaurs’ (52 x 7′) by Koyi Talent
‘Taste Buddies’ (52 x 7′) by Pikkukala Barcelona
‘Jasmine & Jambo’ (52 x 7′) by Teidees Audiovisuals
‘Counting Sheep’ (52 x 7′) by Verjim Animation Studio
In its eagerness to continue promoting Spanish talent internationally, Animation from Spain will distribute the first issue of a limited collection of flipbooks, dedicated to director Alberto Mielgo, winner of two awards this year Emmy and an Oscar. The official agenda also includes the theming of the traditional Happy Hour on Wednesday 21 in the afternoon with Spanish cuisine, and the role of Animation from Spain as host of the farewell dinner on the evening of Thursday 22.
Through your brand Animation from Spain, ICEX will continue to strengthen its collaboration with the organizing entity Cartoon by supporting the next edition of Cartoon Springboard, the training seminar and pitching event for young animation talents that will be held from October 25 to 27 in Madrid.
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