Cartoon Forum announced yesterday that it has chosen 80 projects to present at its next edition, which will take place in Toulouse, France from September 13 to 16. The forum has a solid track record of bringing together European producers, distributors, investors, and broadcasters. In the event’s 27 years, they claim to have helped over 680 animation series obtain financing valued at over 2.3 billion euros.
Cartoon Forum is a pitching & co-pro forum for animated TV projects. For 3 days, producers have the opportunity to pitch their project in front of 900 broadcasters, investors and other potential partners from 30 countries. Created in 1990 with the support of the MEDIA Programme, Cartoon Forum has dynamised European animation by creating a true network of transborder cooperation and by restoring confidence in the relationship between producers and broadcasters.The results are considerable: European animation has become the leader on its own territory, the number of productions has dramatically increased and export sales are the best of any in the European audiovisual sector.
A Gift of Sophie
“A Gift for Sophie” is a gentle tale of friendship that depicts a sense of continuity between generations, the importance of remembering and the happiness any gift can bring. It features Sophie, a 7-year-old living in a village by a beautiful lake, close to nature and surrounded by caring adults, including her uncle, Old Tom. Sophie also has a best friend, Emilio, and a cat named “Monsieur” who hunts birds. Sophie’s uncle, passed away a short while ago. He prepared her for his departure, giving her tiny gifts that carry the crumbs of answers to all of the important questions Sophie is starting to wonder about.
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