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Press Release – 22 June 2021
Cartoon Forum, the pitching and co-production forum for animated TV projects, announced the line-up for its next edition, to be held in person in Toulouse from 20 to 23 September. European animation emerges from the sanitary crisis with 84 new TV series, mini-series, and TV specials projects involving independent studios from 21 countries. For the tenth year, the capital of the French region of Occitanie will play host to this event, that since 1990 has been boosting the co-production and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms.
Pitching and networking remain at the heart of this new edition of Cartoon Forum, which will adapt itself in order to comply with the necessary sanitary measures. Projects will be presented to international animation professionals from the TV and new media industries, including broadcasters, distributors, investors, streaming and new media platforms, as well as potential co-producers, among others.
UNITED BY ANIMATION
Cartoon Forum’s statistics remain at similar levels to the previous year. Shortlisted from 141 submissions, the 84 selected projects have a total budget of 326.1 M€ with an average cost per series of 3.9 M€, though the cost per minute of animation production has slightly decreased compared to 2020 (11,887 € vs 12,250 €). In total, the projects represent 457 hours of animation, while series formats continue to diversify in response to the new demands, both in terms of number of episodes and running time.
Twenty-one European countries are involved in the projects: 13 as main producers and eight as minority co-producers. 37% of the projects (31) are co-productions between two or more European countries, and only one non-European country, Canada, participates as co-producer.
France leads the selection with 33 projects, followed by Ireland with 11, Germany with 8, Spain with 6, Belgium with 5, and Portugal with 4. Czech Republic and Denmark participate with four projects each, and Italy and Poland with three, while Finland, Latvia and Ukraine are present with one project each. With nine projects, Central and Eastern European countries keep the animation production momentum going.
Accounting for almost half of the selection (41 projects), series aimed at children 6-11 years old continue to gain ground in Cartoon Forum. With 25 projects, pre-school series represent almost a third of the selection, while Young Adults/Adults projects have increased to 17% vs 14% in the previous year.
2D remains the most widely animation technique employed by European producers (56%), although 3D series grows to 28% vs 20% in 2020.
PRODUCERS BEHIND THE SCENES
Les Armateurs (“Abyss Special Case Unit”), Autour de Minuit (“Freaked Out”), Dandelooo (“It’s Your Body!”), Vivement Lundi! (“Me and My Compost”), Xilam Animation (“Piggy Builders”), Cyber Group Studios (“The McFire Family”), Ellipsanime Productions (“Under the School”), Les films du poisson rouge (“Voro”), Magical Society (“Mister Crocodile”), and Studio 100 Animation (“Rek & Nola”) are among the French production companies presenting their new projects at Cartoon Forum.
Within the selection there are also series produced by renowned independent companies from other European countries such as Belgium’s Fabrique Fantastique (“Gardener Gavin”), Germany’s Ulysses Filmproduktion (“Butterfly Academy”), Italy’s Red Monk Studio (“Nadia”), Poland’s Animoon (“Icky & Poo”), Portugal’s Sardinha em Lata (“Pete & Bern’s” and in co-production for “The Saskatoons”), Spain’s Peekaboo Animation (“My Little Heroes”), and Ukraine’s Animagrad (“Hrafn Academy”).
The line-up also includes projects from young production companies and new talent presenting their first projects. Four of them already took their first steps at Cartoon Springboard, the pitching event for new talents, whose next edition will be held in October in Valencia, Spain: “Anselmo Wannabe” (Italy’s IBRIDO Studio), “Hygge” (Germany’s Dreamin’ Dolphin Film), “What it Takes” (France’s Les Astronautes), and “Space Ham” (Denmark’s MiniCosmos).
Meanwhile, five projects were selected directly through cooperation agreements. The Polish project “Robot and the Martians” (Badi Badi) entered the line-up after being selected by CEE Animation Forum, the German series “Lambs” (Studio FILM BILDER) and “Bugs and Guns” (Wolkenlenker) were selected from Animation Production Days (APD), and the Belgian fund “Créanimation”, with the help of FWB (Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles) and RTBF, brought 2 more projects to the mix: “Muscaria” (Galmar Films) and “Bookworms” (Mad Cat Studio).
Toulouse and Occitanie / Pyrénées-Mediterranée Region animation will be presenting the TV special „Sacha and the Christmas Creatures“ (Xbo films).
Close to 20 of the selected projects are adaptations of comic books or books, including “My Dog, God and the Pokethings” (TNZPV Productions), “Freaked out” (Autour de Minuit), “Living with Dad“ (Dupuis Edition et Audiovisuel), “Blue Wolfie” (Label Anim), “Suzon” (Mondo TV France), and “Corgi, A Royal Family” (Studio Redfrog) 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.
About Cartoon Forum
Created in 1990 to boost the co-production and distribution of European animation for television and new media platforms, Cartoon Forum has helped 866 animation series obtain financing to the tune of over 3,1 billion EUR.
The main partners of Cartoon Forum Toulouse are Creative Europe – MEDIA, CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée Region, Mairie de Toulouse, Toulouse Métropole, Casino Barrière and France Télévisions.
CARTOON – European Association of Animation Film is an international non-profit association based in Brussels that organises Cartoon Movie, together with Cartoon Forum, a co-production forum for animated TV series, and Cartoon Masters training seminars.
From writer/director James Gunn comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ superhero action adventure “The Suicide Squad,” featuring a collection of the most degenerate delinquents in the DC lineup. Welcome to hell—a.k.a. Belle Reve, the prison with the highest mortality rate in the US of A. Where the worst Super-Villains are kept and where they will do anything to get out—even join the super-secret, super-shady Task Force X. Today’s do-or-die assignment? Assemble a collection of cons, including Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, Javelin and everyone’s favorite psycho, Harley Quinn. Then arm them heavily and drop them (literally) on the remote, enemy-infused island of Corto Maltese. Trekking through a jungle teeming with militant adversaries and guerrilla forces at every turn, the Squad is on a search-and-destroy mission with only Colonel Rick Flag on the ground to make them behave…and Amanda Waller’s government techies in their ears, tracking their every movement. And as always, one wrong move and they’re dead (whether at the hands of their opponents, a teammate, or Waller herself). If anyone’s laying down bets, the smart money is against them—all of them.
Our only hope to save the world is a bunch of supervillains — what could go wrong? Check out the new trailer for James Gunn’s #TheSuicideSquad, in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max* August 6. *Only available on the Ad-Free plan. Available for 31 days from theatrical release. Films and release dates subject to change.
11:15 -11:35 Kai Zwettler „Oliver auf Kammerjagd“
11:45 – 12:05 Michel Hufenbach „Ella – eine Vogtlandsaga“
12:15 – 13 Panel mit Christoph Schweitzer (Thüringer Staatskanzlei) undZoom Anne King (MDM)
Der Anime erhielt den Preis „Bester Animationsfilm 2021″. Violet Evergarden: Der Film überzeugt mit dem einzigartigen Stil und einer großartigen Geschichte voller Poesie und Romantik.
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The 2021 Tribeca Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the winners of its competition categories. The juried awards, honors storytelling across mediums, including features, shorts, documentaries, immersive, and for the first time ever, podcasts and games.
The Jurors for the 2021 Narrative Short Competition were Justin Bartha, Elegance Bratton, Margaret Cho, Hari Nef, and Sheila Nevins.
Best Animated Short Award:
Reza Riahi, „Navozande, The Musician„, directed and written by Reza Riahi. Produced by Eleanor Coleman, Stéphanie Carreras, Philippe Pujo.
The Jurors for Games were Elijah Wood, Neill Blomkamp, Tanya DePass, Jen Zee, and Reggie Fils-Aimé.
The 2021 Games Award: Norco, from Geography of Robots, published by Raw Fury
ECFA has announced the results of their annual ECFA Awards. In an award ceremony, streamed live from the Zlin Film Festival studio, prizes were handed out to MARONA, FORWARD: TOMORROW BELONGS TO US, and MATILDA AND THE SPARE HEAD. All winning directors were present to collect their awards.
The ECFA Award for Best European Children’s Film went to MARONA by director Anca Damian (France / Romania), an animated film about an adorable street dog, reflecting on her life in her final moments. Anca Damian: “It might be unusual to start a film with the death of the main character already in the first five minutes. But this dog – inspired by a real dog that I adopted in 2014 – is teaching us a lesson in love and empathy. This film gives an important message about happiness. The process of looking around us is the first step towards a real change.”
The ECFA Short Award for Best European Young Audience Short Film of the year went to MATILDA AND THE SPARE HEAD by director Ignas Milunas (Lithuania), telling the story of a girl who wants to be the smartest person in the world. When all the things she learned no longer fit into one head, her mother buys her a spare one. Ignas Milunas: “This is a story about parents’ ambitions, putting pressure upon children. Luckily my parents were not as ‘hardcore’ as Matilda’s, but they saw the world differently from how I did, and my children again see things differently. It was my aim to search for similarities among generations, and not to emphasize who was right and who wasn’t.”
Margret Albers, President of ECFA: “The result of the voting represents an astonishing variety of forms, styles and approaches. Look at the three award winning titles: one speaks of life, death, happiness and farewell; one represents an activist approach with children addressing the world’s burning social and environmental issues; and one tells about the pressure that children experience in their everyday lives, a topic that was all too relevant in 2020. All these films have the courage to embrace some darker aspects of young people’s lives, often with a light-hearted and colourful approach. The list of nominated films is yet another proof of the richness of the European children’s film landscape.”
Das 29. Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart findet vom 3. bis 8. Mai 2022 statt.
Geplant ist es als Hybrid-Version, Veranstaltungen vor Ort in den Kinos und an anderen Orten sollen durch Online-Angebote ergänzt werden. Zum einen wird es wieder möglich sein, sich persönlich auszutauschen und gemeinsam animierte Lang- und Kurzfilme in den Wettbewerben und im umfangreichen Rahmenprogramm, Workshops, Lectures, Präsentationen, Games und Ausstellungen und vieles mehr live in Stuttgart zu erleben. Der Schlossplatz wird wieder zum zentralen Treffpunkt, auf dem das Publikum für den kostenlosen Genuss des Open-Air-Programms auf der großen Wiese zusammenkommen kann.
Zum anderen hat sich in diesem und letztem Jahr gezeigt, dass durch das Online-Angebot das Programm des ITFS von einem weltweiten Publikum gesehen wurde, das aus verschiedenen Gründen nicht nach Stuttgart kommt. So wird das 29. ITFS die Vorteile von Onsite- und Online-Veranstaltungen zusammenbringen.
Grafisch wird das ITFS 2022 durch einen Trailer „Die Prinzipien der Animation / Black is Back“ von François Chalet repräsentiert werden. Der Schweizer unterrichtet an der Hochschule Luzern Storytelling und Expanded Animation und arbeitet als Visual Artist in den Bereichen Illustration, Animation, Installation und Performance sowie an plattformübergreifenden Projekten.
Games are vehicles for empathy. It’s no surprise then, that they are often fertile grounds for thinking about politics and society. In a time when we feel more divided than ever, games can connect and help us to understand different points of view. But how do you achieve that as a dev team? Join Elle Osili Wood as she talks to BAFTA-winners and nominees to find out.
Elin Festoy (My Child Lebensborn)
Florent Maurin (Bury Me, My Love)
Imre Jele (Orwell’s Animal Farm)
Navid Khonsari (1979 Revolution: Black Friday)
Hosted by Elle Osili Wood
In collaboration with the Orwell Foundation.
THU 2021, one of the biggest events in the digital and entertainment industry, confirms it will host its eighth edition in Tróia, Portugal, from September 20 – 25, 2021.
Trojan Horse was a Unicorn (THU) is a networking ecosystem created to share knowledge, inspire and empower creators from all areas of the digital entertainment & interactive industry.
Tickets are available on THU’s official website for Pioneers (people who’ve attended the first THU edition, in 2013) and Veterans (people who’ve attended at least two editions), and starting June 24 for everyone else.
Trojan Horse was a Unicorn’s internationally acclaimed Main Event, which took place in Portugal from 2013 to 2017, will return to Tróia for its eighth edition, from September 20 – 25, 2021, after hosting its last two editions in La Valetta, Malta. Tickets are available on THU’s official website since June 21 for Pioneers (people who’ve attended the first THU edition, in 2013) and Veterans (people who’ve attended at least two editions), and starting June 24 for everyone else.
When the Portuguese Government reached out with a new strategic vision that recognizes the importance of the digital entertainment & interactive industry, THU decided that it was time to go back to the place where everything started. André Luís, THU’s founder, says, “I believe Portugal has the potential to become a reference in the industry, since it has economic, cultural and social conditions that make it an attractive
country for international talent and investors.” Founded in 2013, THU is, today, a global brand in the digital and entertainment & interactive industry, bringing together all of its areas: movies, games, visual effects, animation, VR, and more. Its Main Event is one of the world’s leading transformative experiences for digital artists and creative professionals. Everyone is welcome: artists,
programmers, entrepreneurs, industry professionals, doers, and dreamers. The last edition, in 2019, attracted over 1,000 participants from 79 countries. The guest
speaker list included Oscar-winning animation director Peter Ramsey; Art Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios Mingjue Helen Chen; award-winning painter Gregory Manchess; head of animation at VFX/animation studio Dneg Andrew Gordon; and many more. This year’s program is yet to be revealed, but it will feature a feast of inspiration and learning resources with talks, recruitment sessions, mentorships and many other
“THU is more than an event. It’s a movement,“ says founder Andre Luis. „We want to create a safe place where creators from different areas and backgrounds can meet and feel free to share ideas and be themselves. It’s all about empowering them and making them feel like they are part of something bigger: a community where they can find new perspectives, new paths and a new motivation to pursue their goals.”
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Die gemeinnützige Film- und Medienfestival gGmbH (FMF) mit Sitz in Stuttgart organisiert hochkarätige und kreative Veranstaltungsformate in der Region Stuttgart. Aufgabe und Ziele sind die Förderung hochwertiger Medieninhalte, die Konzeption und professionelle Durchführung herausragender Film- und Medienereignisse und damit die langfristige Stärkung der Kreativreagion Stuttgart.
Die größte Veranstaltung ist das jährlich Ende April/Anfang Mai stattfindende Internationale Trickfilm-Festival Stuttgart (ITFS), seines Zeichens eines der weltweit größten Animationsfestivals, das sich durch sein reichhaltiges Programm, zahlreiche Wettbewerbe und Schnittstellen zu anderen Disziplinen wie z.B. Games und Musik, Kunst und Wissenschaft zum Publikumsmagneten und MustGo für Professionals entwickelt hat. Das zweite Highlight der FMF ist Raumwelten – Plattform für Szenografie, Architektur und Medien, das führende Branchenereignis für Kommunikation im Raum in Deutschland, das jährlich im November in Ludwigsburg und Stuttgart stattfindet. Des Weiteren ist die FMF Mitveranstalterin von den Animation Production Days (APDs) und von NaturVision Filmfestival in Ludwigsburg.
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Discover what hides behind the mask. Watch the 💥 action-packed 💥 NEW trailer for #SnakeEyes.
Experience the movie on the big screen – only in cinemas August 18. Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins stars #HenryGolding as Snake Eyes, a tenacious loner who is welcomed into an ancient Japanese clan called the Arashikage after saving the life of their heir apparent. Upon arrival in Japan, the Arashikage teach Snake Eyes the ways of the ninja warrior while also providing something he’s been longing for: a home. But, when secrets from his past are revealed, Snake Eyes’ honor and allegiance will be tested – even if that means losing the trust of those closest to him.
Based on the iconic G.I. Joe character, Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins also stars Andrew Koji as Storm Shadow, Úrsula Corberó as The Baroness, Samara Weaving as Scarlett, Haruka Abe as Akiko, Tahehiro Hira as Kenta and #IkoUwais as Hard Master.
Der junge Snake Eyes (Henry Golding), ein beharrlicher Einzelgänger, wird in den ehrwürdigen japanischen Arashikage-Clan aufgenommen, nachdem er das Leben des designierten Thronfolgers gerettet hat. Nach seiner Ankunft in Japan lehren ihn die Arashikage die Kunst der Ninja und bieten ihm gleichzeitig, wonach er sich schon immer gesehnt hat: ein Zuhause. Doch eines Tages werden Geheimnisse aus seiner Vergangenheit enthüllt: Snake Eyes Ehre und Loyalität werden auf die Probe gestellt und er läuft Gefahr, das Vertrauen derer zu verlieren, die ihm am nächsten stehen.
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