Monday, 22 March 2021

Cartoon Forum Returns in September

Save the Date! Cartoon Forum is back - Europe's biggest TV pitch-fest for animation takes place in Toulouse, France, from 20 – 20 September 2021.

For all our students and graduates with an idea for an animated TV or web series, Cartoon Forum is the place to pitch it.

The deadline to submit your series project this year is in May. So, there is plenty of time to sharpen your pencils, fill out some forms - and make your pitch perfect.

About Cartoon Forum
Cartoon Forum is a European pitching and co-production event for TV animation. It includes 850 participants from 35 countries, including 250 buyers.

800 Series Financed
Cartoon Forum has successfully resulted in over 800 series financed for a budget of €2.8 billion since its creation in 1990.

Bi-Lingual Forum
Toulouse, France

Cartoon Forum is officially bi-lingual. Everyone has headsets, and translators will translate your English language pitch into French.  Of course, it helps to parler un peu Franglais, but that's just good manners.

Where and When
Cartoon Forum takes place from 20-23 September 2021 in Toulouse, France.

When is the deadline?
The deadline to send in your pitch is in May.

How do you apply?
To get started, visit the Cartoon Forum official site. This supplies full details of how to enter, and the link to the online form.

To find out more, watch these videos
- Why attend? Interviews of participants
- What is it? User guide

Peppa Pig began at Cartoon Forum
Got questions?
The person who runs Cartoon Forum is Annick Maes, Cartoon Forum Director, and you can reach her by email:
or by phone: +32 2 242 93 43

Animators are storytellers
Here at Animation Apprentice we encourage all our students to pitch ideas for animation, for TV series, for movies - anything that gets you thinking about the creative side of animation.

Becoming an animator is not just about learning your craft, it's about thinking, creating - coming up with ideas. Who knows? Your idea could be the next Peppa Pig, Bob The Builder, or Teletubbies.

For more on the experience of studying at Bucks New University, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, take a virtual tour of one of our animation studios, check out what our students think of our course, and see why we're ranked in the top 12 creative universities in the UK.

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