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Cartoon Movie 2020, organized by CARTOON (from 3rd to 5th March), ended successfully at Palais des Congrès in Bordeaux, France. This year’s Cartoon Movie gathered about 850 participants from across Europe.

The top 10 projects most attractive to investors

The 66 pitched projects showed a great diversity of genres and graphical styles, portraying the richness of the European animated film industry. The top 10 projects, which attracted the largest number of investors, are below.

1. Calamity, a Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary
Producer: Maybe Movies (France) / Nørlum (Denmark)

2. They Shot the Piano Player
Producer: They Shot the Piano Player (Spain) / Film Constellation (United Kingdom) / Fernando Trueba Producciones Cinematográficas (Spain)

3. Sirocco and the Kingdom of the Winds
Producers: Sacrebleu Productions (France)

4. Verte
Producers: Folimage (France)

5. The Adventures of Pil
Producers: TAT productions (France) / France 3 Cinéma (France) / SND Films (France)

6. The Inventor
Producers: Foliascope (France) / Leo and King (United States of America)

7. Detective Kibbles
Producer: La Station Animation (France)

8. Molesworth
Producers: Lupus Films (United Kingdom) / Melusine Productions (Luxembourg) / Uli Meyer Studios (United Kingdom)

9. The Neighbours of my Neighbours are Neighbours of Mine
Producers: Lardux Films (France) / Marmitafilms (France)

10. The Island
Producers: Aparte Film (Romania) / Take Five (Belgium)

Cartoon Movie Tributes 2020

The Cartoon Movie Tributes 2020, one of the most prestigious prizes for outstanding contribution to the development of European animation over the past year, were decided by the votes of participants.

The winners are:

Director of the Year: Zabou Breitman and Éléa Gobbé-Mévellec for The Swallows of Kabul (France).

Distributor of the Year: Lumière (Belgium)

Producer of the Year: Xilam Animation (France) and Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (France) for I Lost my Body.

The Eurimages Co-production Development Award

The Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund has joined forces with Cartoon Movie 2020 in order to award The Eurimages Co-production Development Award to promote Eurimages’ role in encouraging international animated co-production from the initial stages of a project. This award gives the winner a cash prize of €20,000, which must be used by the producers to cover the development expenses of the animation project.

The winner is: The project FLEAK produced by Anima Vitae (Finlande) in co-production with Animoon (Poland) and Godo Films (France).

Cartoon Movie Tributes 2020

The Eurimages Co-production Development Award 2020

Cartoon Movie 2020 Statistics

1. Projects

The selected 66 animated feature film projects from 29 countries were pitched.

2. Number of projects by country (including co-production)

France 29 United Kingdom 3 Malaysia 1
Spain 9 Hungary 2 Mexico 1
Denmark 8 Ireland 2 Norway 1
Germany 8 Luxembourg 2 Romania 1
Belgium 5 Austria 1 Serbia 1
Netherlands 4 Bulgaria 1 Slovakia 1
Poland 4 Croatia 1 Sweden 1
Canada 3 Estonia 1 Ukraine 1
Czech Republic 3 Finland 1 United States of America 1
Italy 3 Georgia 1

3. Number of projects by status

Completed films (sneak previews) 5
Films in production 6
Projects in development 27
Projects in concept 28

4. Number of projects by target audience

Young adults/adults 14
Teenagers 3
Family 37
Children 10
Pre-school 2

Spotlight on Luxembourg

Cartoon Movie 2020 put the spotlight on the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg. The spotlight on Luxembourg was supported by the Film Fund Luxembourg.

Trailers for pitched projects