Cartoon Forum 2023

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
18/09/2023 - 21/09/2023
Toulouse, France
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Event Description

The Cartoon Forum was created in 1990 by CARTOON with the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union (Creative Europe). It has dynamised European animation: from a craft industry was born a true cultural industry, diverse and at the cutting edge of technology. Since the first Cartoon Forum edition in 1990, over 833 projects (with a total budget of more than 2.89 billion EUR) presented at the Cartoon Forum have secured their financing and are now in production or being aired worldwide

2023 Event Coverage

Call for registration

Call for Projects (Archive)

Who can present a project?

  • European: Any European producer whose registered office is located in a country associated with the Creative Europe - MEDIA Programme can present a new animation project at Cartoon Forum.
    Countries associated with Creative Europe - MEDIA: the 27 EU countries + Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Norway and Republic of Serbia.  CARTOON also considers eligible projects submitted by production companies based in Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine.
    Attention: since the Brexit, the UK is not part of the eligible countries. Projects submitted by UK-based production companies as main producers are not eligible.
  • Please note that:
    - Only independant production companies can submit a project.
    - Production teams of selected projects must afford registration fees to Cartoon Forum.

Which project can be submitted?

  • Only one TV project can be submitted per company.
  • An animation project of a minimum running time of 26 minutes
  • The project can be a series intended for television (and streaming platforms), or a TV special. The total running time of the project (addition of all foreseen episodes) should be at least 26 minutes. Projects with a total running time shorter than 26 minutes will not be considered.
  • All animation techniques are accepted with minimum 50% animation.
  • In state of development
  • The project should have completed the pre-production phase and be therefore ready to go into production and not yet all the finance assembled.
  • Letter of interest: Each project must be accompanied by a written statement of interest from a broadcaster, a streamer attesting to their interest in the project.

2021 Coverage

Once again, Car­toon Forum line-up fea­tured a wide range of themes, gen­res, graph­ic styles and ani­ma­tion tech­niques, rein­forc­ing thus diver­si­ty as one of Euro­pean ani­ma­tion dis­tinc­tive fea­tures. The num­ber of projects starred by hero­ines and deal­ing with eco­log­i­cal con­cerns kept grow­ing, while diver­si­ty and inclu­sion issues con­tin­ued to rise to the fore in Euro­pean ani­ma­tion series.

Lit­er­a­ture has estab­lished itself as a fer­tile source of inspi­ra­tion for ani­ma­tion. Near­ly a quar­ter of the select­ed projects are adap­ta­tions of com­ic books or books, includ­ing ​“My Dog, God and the Pokethings” (TNZPV Pro­duc­tions), ​“Blue Wolfie” (Label Anim), and ​“Suzon” (Mon­do TV) from France; ​“Tales of Ter­ror” (Dream Log­ic) and ​“Fred­dy But­tons Wacky Mys­ter­ies” (Tree­house Repub­lic) from Ire­land; as well as ​“Hel­lo, Oscar!” (Atom Art, Latvia), ​“Wel­come to Mamoko” (Pigeon, Poland), and ​“Fio Lina and the Mae­stro” (Serien­werk, Ger­many), among others.

The line-up also includ­ed ani­ma­tion doc­u­men­tary series such as ​“Cannabiz” (Lar­dux Films & Neos Films, France), and ​“Start­ing with Hope” (Mouk­da Pro­duc­tion, France).

2020 Event Coverage

Online Only - Business First

The rebound of the coronavirus in Europe and in France during the month of August, has made organizers to organise Cartoon Forum online only. The objective still remains “Business First”, with the projects as the main priority.

2019 Event Coverage

2018 Event Coverage:

 Full programme


Event Dates

  • From 18/09/2023 to 21/09/2023



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