Cartoon Movie 2024

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
05/03/2024 - 07/03/2024
Bordeaux, France
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About Cartoon Movie

Created in 1999, Cartoon Movie is an intense and efficient pitching event intended to create a synergy between producers, investors and distributors of feature-length animation films.

Producers have the opportunity to pitch their project to all potential financial partners gathered in the same room, in order to find co-producers, speed up financing and negotiate deals with distributors, sales agents and game companies.

2024 Call for Projects



  • Any European producer whose registered office is located in a country associated with Creative Europe MEDIA can present a new animation project at Cartoon Movie. 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 independent production companies can submit a project.
    - Production teams of selected projects must afford registration fees to Cartoon Movie.
    - At least 1 representative from the main production company must attend the event.


  • Only 1 animated film per company can be submitted. If you have submitted a film in sneak preview, you're allowed to submit a second project in another category.
  • An animation film (minimum 50% animation) of a minimum running time of 60 minutes
  • Cinema quality
  • Intended for theatrical distribution
  • All new animation techniques are accepted

Each project must be accompanied by a written statement of interest from a distributor, a sales agent, or a streamer attesting to their interest in the project (optional for the projects in concept).

Registration fees for selected projects (excluding VAT): 950 EUR

2023 Event Coverage

Seasoned directors will present a project early in the process (in Concept): Cédric Babouche  (creator of the interactive animated game "Dordogne") with "Long Time A Girl: An Endless City Adventure", Léo Marchand & Anne-Laure Daffis (directors of the successful "The Neighbours of my Neighbours are Neighbours of Mine" released this year in France) with "The Roman of Renart", the trio of directors Ben Tesseur, Steven De Beul & Jeff Tudor (latest movie "Coppelia", 2021) with "'Still Life' at the Penguin Café".

➤ Live-action actor and director, Guillaume Gallienne, will present his first animation project "Cyrano".

➤ Alberto Vázquez (director of the controversial "Unicorn Wars", 2022) comes with his new opus "Decorado", as well as Hugo de Faucompret ("Mum is Pouring Rain", 2021) with "Round and Round the Wishing Well", and Jens Møller ("Ogglies", 2021) with "Yap Yap - The Secret Forest", the three of them in Development.

➤ Sneak Preview of "Four Souls of Coyote"  from Áron Gauder (winner of the Annecy Cristal Award in 2005 for "The District!"), as well as "Mars Express", directed by Jérémie Périn, and "Dragonkeeper" from Salvador Simó ("Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles", European Film Award 2019).

➤ Projects are following their development path from Cartoon Springboard to Cartoon Movie: "The Precious Gift" directed by Lenka Ivančiková (from Cartoon Springboard 2017 to Cartoon Movie 2018, in Concept) comes back this year with a version in development;  "Otis" (directed by Filip Diviak) was presented at Cartoon Springboard this Fall, and will now present a version in Concept. 

2021 Coverage

2020 Coverage

A guide to CARTOON Movie

2019 CARTOON MOVIE Coverage


Event Dates

  • From 05/03/2024 to 07/03/2024



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