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More from MipCom und MIP Junior 2017

Four programming experts from around the world engage in a lively discussion about acquisitions trends and offer their perspectives on how to spot hit shows and offer content to young viewers multiplatform. Speakers: Anna Carugati-Guise, Group Editorial Director, World Screen, USA (Moderator) Michael Carrington, Head of Children’s and Education, ABC-TV, Australia Patricia Hidalgo, Chief Content & Creative Officer EMEA and International Paula Taborda dos Guaranys, Head of Content and Programming, Gloob, Brazil Janine Weigold, Head of Children’s Content, Super RTL, Germany


Cyberbullying, online harassment, fake news, faker friends—let’s face it. After leaving childhood (and the gentle land of kids programming), new teenagers plunge into a world where social media is king … and not the fairest ruler. This new online universe can become a nightmare for rookies. How can the kids programming industry effectively prepare kids for the challenges of adolescence? Experts share their views. Speakers: Rachel Murrell, Journalist & scriptwriter, UK (Moderator) Alice Webb, Director, BBC Children’s & BBC North, BBC, UK Carole Bienaimé Besse, Advisor, CSA, France


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Start Date: ASAP
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Looking for an experienced previs artist for a great, short term project starting on Monday!

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Want to work on the biggest films? Check out Dneg Jobs for new Animation / Lighting / Compositing / FX roles in #Montreal.

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Are you the type of person who loves being around people? Do you enjoy having different tasks thrown at you to keep your work interesting? If your answers are YES, look no further and apply to this now! Bardel Entertainment Inc is hiring a Studio Operations PA to join our award winning studio.
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are looking for experienced Visualisation Artist’s to be based at our automotive client in Gothenburg, Sweden. The contract long term. If you are interested, please click on the link apply online. You will also need to provide a pdf portfolio no larger that 8mb. Please send your portfolio to Thanks

More of MIP & MIPJunior 2017: World Premiere TV Screening: Thomas & Friends™: Big World! Big Adventures! – MIPJunior 2017

Thomas & Friends™: Big World! Big Adventures!” (26 episodes x 11mins) sees iconic train engine Thomas traveling farther than ever before, taking kids on a journey of wonder and curiosity as he adventures around the world to experience new countries, learn about other cultures and, of course, make new international friends along the way. The show will have a more modern feel and increased global appeal for preschool viewers. Speakers: Kate Schlomann, Vice Presidnt and General Manager „Thomas & Friends „, Mattel, USA Ian McCue, Mattel Creations Director of Creative Content , Mattel, UK Micaela Winter, Producer, Mattel, UK Jeffrey Brez, Chief, NGO Relations, Advocacy, Special Events, United Nations Department of Public Information, USA Maher Nasser, Director, Outreach Division, Department of Public Information, United Nations, USA Christopher Keenan, Senior Vice President, Content Development and Production & Executive Producer, Mattel Creations, Mattel, USA


Zombillénium – Making-of – La fabrique de Zombillénium + Englischer Trailer

One of the most visually striking films screened at this past Cannes Film Festival was „Zombillenium,“ an animated adaptation of a popular European graphic novel series created by Arthur de Pins. We asked 2 Minutes, the French animation studio responsible for the film’s unique aesthetics, about the technical challenges and how they called upon Autodesk Maya, Arnold, and Shotgun to facilitate their inventive solutions.

Keynote – Fred Seibert, Frederator Networks – MIPJunior 2017

Fred Seibert is the founder of Frederator Networks, the Chief Creative Officer of WOW! Unlimited Media, and a serial media entrepreneur. He was the first creative director of MTV and the last president of Hanna-Barbera Cartoons. Frederator Networks is Channel Frederator, the leading online cartoon network, Frederator Studios, an independent production company with hits on Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, Cartoon Hangover, the home of Bravest Warriors and Bee & PuppyCat (the most funded web series Kickstarter in history), and Frederator Books. Frederator distributes hundreds of independently owned, animator operated, YouTube channels. WOW! Unlimited Media is the merger of Frederator, Rainmaker Entertainment, and Ezrin Hirsh (founded by veteran producer Bob Ezrin and animation pioneer Michael Hirsh). Speakers: Fred Seibert, President/CEO, Frederator Networks, USA Jesse Cleverly, Creative Director, Wildseed Studios, UK (Interviewer)

MIPJunior International Pitch 2017

MIPJunior’s International Pitch is open to creators and producers seeking financing for projects in development. After reviewing nearly two hundred projects, collected via the MIPJunior Screenings Library, our industry jury chose the five best programmes to pitch live on the MIPJunior stage. Don’t miss their live pitch session! Speakers: Christophe Erbes, Writer / Consultant, Kids Media (c)nsulting, France (Moderator) Jackie Edwards, Head of BBC Children’s Acquisitions and Independent Animation, BBC, UK Annalisa Liberi, RAI Ragazzi Acquisitions, RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana, Italy Janine Weigold, Head of Children’s Content, RTL Disney Fernsehen GmbH & Co.KG, Germany Alexi Wheeler, Senior Director, International Production and Development, Nickelodeon, UK Jee Eun Lee, Managing Director, Taktoon Enterprise, South Korea Bruce Kane, Company Director / Creator, Bruce Kane Productions – Bogan Entertainment Solutions, Australia Judy Whittle, Producer/Company Director, Bruce Kane Productions – Bogan Entertainment Solutions, Australia Sofia Libkind, Sales Manager, UNTREF MEDIA, Argentina Tom Buyckx, CMO, Dr. Panda, USA Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin, Producer, DANDELOOO, France




Go to My Cartoon „My Projects > Cartoon Movie 2018 > Submit a new project“

DEADLINE to submit your project: 24 November 2017


– A project of animated feature film in 3 categories: in concept, in development or in production
– of a minimum running time of 60 min
– min. 50% of animation
– Please check the regulations to be sure your project is eligible
– For the duration of the pitching sessions, have a look at „How Cartoon Movie works


  • 1. Prepare all the required elements as listed on this page (synopsis, images, project file, letter, etc) or in the toolbox English – French
  • 2. Go to My Cartoon (tab on top right of the page) and login or create an account
  • 3. Click on My Projects > Cartoon Movie > Submit a new project 
    – Each step will be saved when you click on „Next„, so no need to fill it all in at once
    – You can go back to your form anytime to finalise it by clicking on „My Cartoon“ (your name will be displayed if you are logged in)
    – You will receive a summary by email once it is completed

STEP 1: Prepare all the elements that you will need for the online form:

1. Synopsis

Short description of the story, to be published in the official e-Catalogue and on our website
 In English
– Max. 700 characters including spaces

2. Project File (PDF)

Prepare a file to present your project in the best way, adding the elements that best describe it in order to convince the Selection Committee.

You will find below some suggestions of elements to put in the file, but you are free to re-arrange them.

  • Summary page with the title, producers and co-producers, length, audience,…
  • The synopsis
  • Several attractive stills of the project
  • The treatment / storylines (extensive description of the story)
  • A description of the characters
  • A note of intent
  • A description of the state of progress

– 1 single PDF
– Try not to exceed 25 pages
– In English
– Max 35 MB 

Note: we no longer ask for the full storyboard, the European cooperation letters or the points table.

3. Letter of interest

Each project must be accompanied by a written statement of interest from a distributor, sales agent or broadcaster, attesting to their interest of the project (optional for the projects in concept). In the online form you will need to provide:

– Name of the company
– Name of contact person
– Email address of this person
– PDF of the letter

4. Images

Prepare 3 nice stills of the project for a double page in the e-Catalogue, for our website, for our agenda and for the press.

WARNING: please be aware that you won’t be able to change the pictures once the project has been submitted.

Look at a preview of how the projects will be published on the website and on the e-catalogue.

  • 1 vertical still
– 1920×2560 px, RGB, jpg, max 10 MB
– WITH the title of your project
– WITH the logos or name of the production companies 
– For a full page in the e-Catalogue
– For the press
  • 1 horizontal still
– 1920×1150 px, RGB, jpg
– without any text, max 10 MB
– This image has to be different from the vertical one.
– For the pop-up of your project on our website
– AND for the e-Catalogue
– AND for the press
  • 1 square still
650×650 px, jpg only, max 1 MB Thumbnail for our website

5. Video

Do you have some images to show? You will be able to enter a url on the online form. You can also send us a USB stick or DVD to the Cartoon office.

  • Mandatory for films in production: a pilot or extract of the film (5 min)

Optional for the other categories.

STEP 2: Go to My Cartoon

Click on My Cartoon (tab on the top right of the page) and login or create an account. This will allow you to come back anytime to your form, so don’t forget your log in and password.

STEP 3: Click on My projects and fill in the online form

– In My Projects, click on Submit a new project and fill in the form. You can navigate through the pages, save for later or go to the next page.
Don’t refresh a page, it will close the form!
– Fill in all the fields (be careful with digit-only fields and valid email addresses), and upload your PDFs and images
– At the end of the form, you will have a summary that you can review
– When you are ready, click on Submit
– WARNING: once it is submitted, you won’t be able to modify the data, so make sure to review them before submitting!

If your project is selected: a trailer will be needed by 9 February 2018

Project in concept Max. 45 sec.
Note: the trailer is not compulsory but we would strongly advise you to have one in order to avoid the discrepancy with the other projects.
Project in development 30 sec. to 1 min.
Film in production max. 1 min.

Read more about the trailers.


24 NOV Deadline for project submission
12 DEC Selection of the projects
A Selection Committee will examine the application files to make sure they conform to Cartoon Movie’s regulations and decide whether they are admissible. Producers will be informed of the Selection Committee’s decision shortly after that date.
21 DEC Participant registration deadline for Cartoon Movie & Cartoon Games Deadline for paying the participation and subscription fees
14 JAN Producers whose project has been selected can’t decide to withdraw their project after 14 January 2018, or they will have to pay the sum of 1000 EUR. This rule is set in order to be fair to the other producers who didn’t have the opportunity to be selected.
19 JAN Cartoon Games & Apps: deadline for submitting your company elements (if registered)
29 JAN Deadline for paying the travel and accommodation expenses
9 FEB Deadline for submitting your trailer for the Croissant & Coffee Shows
26 FEB Schedule of the pitching sessions CARTOON will send you the date and time of your presentation. Please note that we will not consider any special requests from producers.
7 MAR Cartoon Games & Apps
7-9 MAR Cartoon Movie


The 15th edition of VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria’s international festival for short film, animation & music video, will take place from May 29 to June 4, 2018. Submit your short via FilmFreeway, FilmFestivalLife or FestHome!
For more details please check our submission terms
for any further questions please contact

Women in Animation (WIA) Letter from WIA’s Co-President Marge Dean

Dear Friends of WIA,

It has been a tumultuous couple of weeks since the The New York Times story about Harvey Weinstein broke. Of course these kinds of stories have been surfacing about industries across the board for the past few years, and more reports are flooding in now that the dam has broken and people are speaking up. But the Weinstein story hits close to home for many of us. Read more


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