For Animation Filmmakers:
For Animation and Film Festivals & Events Professionals
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:
The event is supported by the Creative Europe - MEDIA programme of the European Union, and Generalitat Valenciana, Institut Valencià de Cultura and the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
2021 Event Coverage
WHO CAN PRESENT A PROJECT?
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.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECT?
> TV special (min. 26 minutes)
> TV or Web series
> Feature film (min. 60 minutes)
> Animated project dedicated to cross-media
NB: Short films are NOT accepted.
2020 Event Coverage
19 projects have been selected at those events after their participation in Cartoon Springboard, confirming the success of this initiative.
PROJECTS TOWARDS MATURITY
The shortlist for this Cartoon Springboard’s sixth edition is defined by the originality of concepts, stories & themes, with projects about friendship, love, hope, identity quest, and environment. The projects hail from Austria, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Serbia, Spain and UK, and more than half of them have been conceived for the Young Adults/Adults audience, a growing trend in European animation. The selection also includes projects for Children, Family, Pre-schoolers, and Teenagers. Format-wise, TV Series make up the overwhelming majority followed by Web Series and Feature Films (17, 3 and 2, respectively).
France, Spain and Italy are the best represented countries at the event, with projects by graduates from L'Atelier, ESAAT, Gobelins and La Poudrière (France); Barreira, U-Tad, ESUPT and ECAM (Spain); and Scuola Internazionale di Comics and C.S.C Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia (Italy).
There are also projects from Denmark’s ASF VGIK and The National Film School of Denmark; Germany’s Filmuniversität Babelsberg "Konrad Wolf" and Animationsinstitut Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg; Ireland’s Dún Laoghaire IADT; Budapest Metropolitan University (Hungary); HKU (Netherlands); Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture (Serbia); and Royal College of Arts (UK).
The group of experts in charge of guiding the project leaders is made up of acquisition and development managers from streaming platforms and tv channels’ such as Sony Pictures Television, Adult Swim, Ketnet/VRT, France Télévisions and BBC Children, as well as consultants, scriptwriters and animation producers from companies such as Peekaboo Animation, Lightning Sprite Media, Blue Spirit Productions, Haruworks, Cartoon Saloon, Storyegg, MIAM! Animation, Dandelooo and Laïdak Films.
2019 Event Coverage: