A French-speaking Belgian project was presented on Wednesday as part of the Cartoon Forum in Toulouse, an essential European meeting for the co-production of animated series. The 31st edition of the event, which runs until Thursday, is being held this year exclusively online due to the rebound in the coronavirus epidemic.
The Cartoon Forum offers European producers the opportunity to present their respective creations over four days to a panel of industry players (investors, broadcasters, etc.) from many countries. This approach aims to accelerate the financing of events, to find co-production partners and to create cross-border collaborations, as well as to attract the attention of European and international buyers. “Many broadcasters have canceled their presence in Toulouse in recent days and have asked to attend the pitches (short presentations, editor’s note) of projects online. In addition, several European countries having placed France in the red zone, certain delegations of producers of these countries told us about their difficulty or their inability to come to France and their willingness to present their pitch online and not on site “, explain the organizers. A French-speaking project was highlighted Thursday during an online pitching session. This is “Giuseppe”, a 26-minute animated short film directed by Isabelle Favez and aimed primarily at toddlers. Intended initially for television but also for a theatrical release as a program, “Giuseppe” is produced by “La Boîte, … Productions” (Belgium), “Les Films du Nord” (France) and ” Nadasdy Film “(Switzerland). “The funding is almost complete. The project is already 85% funded and the last 15 percent should not be a problem”, explains Arnaud Demuynck of “La Boîte, … Productions”, estimating that this virtual edition will not carry no prejudice to the short film given that the production company already has many contacts in the industry. “For young people who are just starting out, an online presentation however allows less to create relationships”, yet essential to serve the project, he believes. (Belga)
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