5. März 2024 Johannes Wolters


5 March 2024

The French city of Bordeaux will be host to Cartoon Movie, the co-production and pitching event for European animated feature films organized yearly by CARTOON association. Fifty-five films from 16 countries will be pitched before more than 850 professionals looking to find new partners and speed up their production and international distribution. To be held on March 5-7, Cartoon Movie’s 26th edition will cast its spotlight on the publishing sector with the aim of creating new synergies with the animation film industry.

France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, and Norway lead the event’s line-up, mainly made up of in-development projects (34). The pitching sessions at the Bordeaux Congress Centre will also feature 13 in-concept projects, 4 films in-production, and 4 sneak-previews of yet-to-be-released films: “Elli” by Jesper Møller, Piet de Rycker & Jens Møller,“Kensuke’s Kingdom” by Neil Boyle & Kirk Hendry, “Living Large” by Kristina Dufková, and “SuperKlaus” by Steven Majaury & Andrea Sebastiá.
Reflecting the richness and diversity of European animation, the selection features both celebrated and up-and-coming directors. Alain Gagnol (“Dog my cats!”), Toby Genkel (“Out of Frame”), Patrick Imbert (“The Wild Inside”), Kari Juusonen & Jørgen Lerdam (“Niko – Beyond the Northern Lights”), Alessandro Rak (“The Little Prince of Shangri- La”), or Alain Ughetto (“Rose and the Marmots”) are some of the renowned helmers who will be pitching their new works at the event.
Amounting to 60% of the line-up, adventure films largely dominate a selection that also features other genres such as comedy, drama, action films, documentaries, musicals, fantasy, and sci-fi. The films address topics ranging from friendship and environmental concerns to sensitive issues such as inclusion, bullying, migration, health conditions, and  political and gender issues, among others.
The full list of projects can be found here.

About Cartoon Movie
Since its first edition in 1999, 467 films have been financially supported by Cartoon Movie with a total budget of 3.06 billion EUR. Organised by CARTOON, Cartoon Movie is an annual forum aimed at strengthening the production and distribution of animated feature films in Europe. The event has the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA, CNC (Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée), Région Nouvelle-Aquitaine, Bordeaux Métropole, and Pôle Image Magelis.

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 the training seminars Cartoon Springboard, CartoonNext, and Cartoon Business.


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