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CARTOON Springboard, 27-29 Oct 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
27 October 2020 - 29 October 2020
Valencia, Spain
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Submission deadline
Submission/Registration Fee

Event Description:

CARTOON Springboard is a new pitching event where young talents of European animation schools will be able to pitch their project in front of a panel of experts from the audiovisual world.

The 3 day-event will focus on 2 parts:

  • Presentations given by experts on market trends, buyers' expectations, etc.
  • Pitching sessions of young talents projects, including an interactive discussion with a panel of experts

2020 Call for Projects


  • European young talents who want to develop and test their new animation project or property for the international market and/or to be distributed on several screens (360 approach).
  • Young talents who have graduated from animation schools for a maximum of 5 years. 

Kind of projects:

  • TV special (min. 26 minutes)
  • TV or Web series
  • Feature film (min. 60 minutes)
  • Animated project dedicated to cross-media
    Short films are NOT accepted.

1. Prepare all the required elements
Prepare a PDF presentation of your project. Written in English only. From 10 to 20 pages in total, including:
• A cover page with the project title, contact name and a nice still to illustrate the project (such as a poster of a feature film)
• The concept/note of intent: it should explain what the project is about and why you believe in it (max. 2 pages)
• Give as much detail as you can on the content that you will develop (description of the main characters, treatment/storyline: extensive description of the story)
(Please be aware that to obtain clear and helpful advice from our panel of experts, you will need to be as precise as possible).
• Nice stills of the project and graphic elements: make it attractive!
Choose 2 nice stills (1 horizontal & 1 square) for our digital publication, screen and website: high resolution (300 dpi) in .jpeg


If you are a citizen of one of the following countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Portugal, Republic of Serbia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tunisia & Ukraine), you can apply for a scholarship in order to attend the event (with or without a project).
There is no registration fee, accommodation (3 nights) and travel expenses (up to 200€) are offered to the successful applicants.

Applicants will have to:
1/ For those who want to pitch their project:
Submit their project by 4th September at the latest specifying their country of origin (nationality) through the online form (My Cartoon > My Projects > Cartoon Springboard > Submit a new project).
Note: Should your project be accepted by the Springboard Selection committee (on 5th September), your scholarship request will automatically be validated.

2/ For those who want to attend without pitching any project:
> Fill in and send the scholarship form by Friday 11th September at the latest, together with a motivation letter and CV. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


  • Tuesday 27 October 2020:Morning: arrival of participants in Valencia / Opening lunch with all participants / Afternoon: keynotes by animation experts, rehearsals of pitches with moderators. / Evening: Welcome dinner with all participants.
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020: pitching sessions and keynotes.
  • Thursday 29 October 2020: pitching sessions and keynotes. Farewell dinner with all participants in the evening.
  • Friday 30 October 2020: Departure of participants.

>  250 EUR for young talents pitching a selected project. Meals (3 lunches and 2 dinners) and accommodation (3 nights) are offered.
>  250 EUR for young talents without a project. Meals (3 lunches and 2 dinners) and accommodation (3 nights) are offered.

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Event Dates

  • From 27 October 2020 to 29 October 2020


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